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Andrew Shearer Gehling (born October 16, 1982)[2] is an American stage and screen actor, best known for his role as Dr. Pomatter in the Broadway musical Waitress,[3][4] Garry Marshall's Billy & Ray,[5] and as the voice of Gord in the 2006 video game Bully from Rockstar Games.

Drew Gehling
Born
Andrew Shearer Gehling

(1982-10-16) October 16, 1982 (age 36)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materCarnegie Mellon University
Columbia University[1]
OccupationActor
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)Sara Jean Ford (m. 2009-sep. 2015)
Children1

BiographyEdit

Gehling grew up in Sedgefield, North Carolina, performing as a child in several shows with the Greensboro Children's Theatre and Livestock Players Youth Theatre. He attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.[6]

Gehling made his Broadway debut as Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys and went on to play Warren Smith in the Broadway revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.[7] He has performed Off-Broadway in A Minister's Wife and[8] Anne of Green Gables.[9] In 2016, he originated the role of Jim Pomatter in the musical Waitress on Broadway, where he remained until April 2, 2017.[10] He returned to star alongside Betsy Wolfe on June 27, 2017.[11] In May - June 2017, he starred as Joe Bradley in Roman Holiday at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco.[12]

He began starring in a new musical Dave at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., on July 13, 2018, in the dual roles of Dave Kovic and President Bill Mitchell. The musical has music by Tom Kitt, lyrics by Nell Benjamin, and the book by Benjamin and Thomas Meehan.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

Gehling married fellow performer and Carnegie Mellon graduate Sara Jean Ford in 2009. They have one daughter together named Anne Kelly Gehling.[14][15]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Television Show Role
2006 Bully Gord Vendome
2012 30 Rock Bradley Tarkin Jr.
2013 67th Tony Awards Himself - Presenter
2013 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Marshall's Clerk
2013 Smash Bartender
2016 Elementary Caden Barrymore
2018 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Danford
2018 The Good Fight Bartender
2018 Dietland Jack
2018 Succession Business Alchemist
2019 The Code Lt. Zephyr 'Tank' Tarkanian
2019 Untitled Desert Project Dr. Petro Stein
2019 The Day Shall Come Bank Manager

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/drew-gehling-21222450/
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Suburban, Mike Cohen The. "New York City in the Summer: Broadway smashes, top restaurants and a great place to stay". Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  4. ^ "Waitress : original Broadway cast recording". worldcat.org. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  5. ^ "Billy & Ray". worldcat.org. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  6. ^ Leslie Mizell. "Oh, what a leap: Local boy to ‘Jersey Boy’" greensboro.com, August 2, 2007
  7. ^ Profile broadway.com
  8. ^ "A minister's wife". worldcat.org. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  9. ^ "Anne of Green Gables : original off-Broadway cast". worldcat.org. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  10. ^ " 'Waitress' Premiere Kicks Off rehearsals at ART Full Cast Announced" broadwayworld.com, June 22, 2015
  11. ^ "Drew Gehling Will Return to Waitress This Summer" broadwayworld.com, May 18, 2017
  12. ^ Zednick, Jason. " 'Roman Holiday', Starring Stephanie Styles and Drew Gehling, Begins Performances" theatermania.com, May 26, 2017
  13. ^ Gans, Andrew. "World Premiere of 'Dave' Musical, Starring Drew Gehling and Mamie Parris, Opens at Arena Stage July 27" Playbill, July 27, 2018
  14. ^ Broadwaycom (2016-07-22), My Space: Drew Gehling of WAITRESS, retrieved 2017-09-08
  15. ^ It's a New Age at Phantom in Sara Jean Ford's Calming Dressing Room" broadway.com, October 20, 2010

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