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Just Don't Call Me Mom | With Gideon Glick18:26

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Mother's Day is over — for this year. Some people really look forward to those chocolates and flowers and others.....well, David Beach wrote an essay about his feelings. The title? "Just Don't Call Me Mom."

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(Courtesy of Gideon Glick)
(Courtesy of Gideon Glick)

Gideon Glick was most recently seen reprising his role as Jordan Berman in the Broadway production of "Significant Other" at The Booth Theatre.  Glick earned a 2017 Drama League Awards nomination for his performance.

Previously, Gideon was seen starring as Tom in Samuel Hunter’s "The Harvest" for LCT3/Lincoln Center.  The play followed a group of young missionaries in Southeastern Idaho who are preparing to go to the Middle East.

Since making his Broadway debut in the original cast of the groundbreaking musical "Spring Awakening," Gideon’s work has been recognized by audiences everywhere. Previously, Gideon starred as Matthew in "The Few" for the Rattlestick Theatre Company, written by Obie award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum. Other subsequent stage credits include Stephen Karam’s "Speech and Debate" for the Roundabout Theatre Company, "Into the Woods" at the Delacorte, Julie Taymor’s production of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" on Broadway, "Peerless" at the Cherry Lane Theatre, and Thomas Higgins’ "Wild Animals You Should Know" for the MCC Theater.

Gideon will next appear as Kyle McCallister in Gary Ross’ highly anticipated Ocean’s 8. The female-driven cast, led by Sandra Bullock, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Mindy Kaling, attempt to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded Met Gala. The film will premiere in June 2018.

Additionally, Gideon can also be seen in a series of films including "Song One" alongside Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn and Mary Steenburgen. Previously, Gideon appeared in the romantic comedy, "A Case of You," opposite Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood, as well as "Gods Behaving Badly" with Alicia Silverstone, Sharon Stone and Robin Weigert. Directed by Alex Steyermark, Gideon made his film debut in 2005 in "One Last Thing" starring Michael Angarano, Matt Bush and Cynthia Nixon. Additionally, Gideon recently appeared in the film adaptation of "Speech & Debate," which premiered in April 2017.

On television, Gideon was seen in the recurring role of Ty McKay in Lifetime’s “Devious Maids” in 2014. More recently, he appeared as Dennis Karig in CBS’ “Elementary,” as well as Blake Reedy in the drama series “The Good Wife.” His additional television credits include roles in “Margot vs. Lily,” “Redheads Anonymous,” “Man Seeking Woman,” “It Could Be Worse” and “Wallflowers.”

Gideon Glick currently resides in New York City.

Russell Granet, left, Sadie Granet-Beach and David Beach, right, in a family hug (Courtesy of David Beach)
Russell Granet, left, Sadie Granet-Beach and David Beach, right, in a family hug (Courtesy of David Beach)
(Courtesy of David Beach)
(Courtesy of David Beach)

David Beach has been a professional actor in NY and LA for over 25 years. His most recent credits include appearing on Broadway in "Something Rotten," (Brother Jeremiah) "It's Only A Play" (opposite Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane), "Fish In The Dark," and on television as Senator Rake on "Veep," "The Good Wife," and "Person of Inter-est." Other Broadway credits include over 1,300 performances as Harry Bright in "Mamma Mia!" as well as the original cast of "Urinetown" (also original Off-Broadway cast). He made his Broadway debut appearing opposite Carol Burnett and Philip Bosco as part of the original company of "Moon Over Buffalo."  Additional television and film credits include, "Submissions Only," "Delocated," "Blue Bloods," "The Sopranos," "Law & Order," Jonathan Parker’s "[Untitled]," "Firetrap" (HBO), "I Hate Valentine's Day," "Rescue Me," "Dharma & Greg," "Malcolm In The Middle," and "Ed," among others. Off-Broadway and Regional credits include Applegate in "Damn Yankees" at the Goodspeed Opera House, the world premier of "The Great American Mousical" (directed by Julie Andrews) at Goodspeed-at-Chester, "Room Service" at Westport Country Playhouse, the NY premiere of Michael Hollinger’s "Opus" at Primary Stages, Tim Pinckney’s "Message To Michael" at Rattlestick, Drama Dept., Theaterworks/USA, Ensemble Studio Theater, Alabama Shakespeare, the Walnut Street Theater, Adirondack Theater Festival, "Souvenir" at the Kitchen Theater, the North American premiere of "Ying Tong" at the Wilma Theater and the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the Pioneer Theater Company.

David graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College with a degree in English Literature. At Dartmouth, he was awarded the William S. Churchill prize, the Eleanor Frost Award for playwriting, the Birney Award for Excellence in Theatre Arts, and a Dartmouth General Fellowship for a year-long apprenticeship at the Actors Theater of Louisville. He was also awarded the James B. Reynolds Scholarship for Foreign Study for his postgraduate work at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

David Beach resides in Manhattan with his husband Russell Granet and their daughter Sadie Kate. They are all very fortunate to have his mother, Joan Beach, live one floor away.

Jessica Alpert Twitter Managing Producer, Program Development
Jessica Alpert is the managing producer for program development at WBUR. In this position, she develops new podcasts and programs while also launching and nurturing WBUR’s newest projects.


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