Bill Bowers

actor, mime, and teaching artist

William Esper Studio

New York University - Tisch School of the Arts

Stella Adler Conservatory

141 East 3rd Street 2H
NYC, NY 10009
United States


As an actor, mime and educator, Bill Bowers has traveled throughout all 50 of the United States, Europe and Asia.  His Broadway credits include Zazu in <strong><em>The Lion King,</em></strong> and Leggett in <strong><em>The Scarlet Pimpernel,</em></strong> and he has appeared on the stages of Theatre for a New Audience, St. Anne’s Warehouse, EST, Radio City Music Hall, The Kennedy Center, Steppenwolf, LaMaMa, New York Fringe, and HERE.    Bill has written and performed his own plays Off Broadway and in theaters around the world.  His newest solo play,<em><strong> All Over the Map, </strong></em>opened Off Broadway at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row in April of this year.   Bill's other plays include <em><strong>‘Night Sweetheart ‘Night Buttercup</strong></em> at HERE, <strong><em>Under a Montana Moon</em> </strong>at Urban Stages and the Kennedy Center, <em><strong>It Goes Without Saying</strong></em> at Rattlestick Theatre, and<em><strong> Beyond Words</strong> </em>at Urban Stages. His ensemble play, <em><strong>Heyokah Hokehay</strong></em>, has been produced in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and the Edinburgh Festival. Bill is currently adapting the Dalton Trumbo novel,<em><strong> Johnny Got His Gun, </strong></em>for the stage.   It will be produced as part of the Harold Clurman Festival of New Works this Fall in NYC, and again in early 2017  by the NYU Tisch Graduate Acting Program. Bill has been hailed by critics as “a great American mime”, winning the Grand Prix Award in the International Thespis Festival in Germany,  the Dallas Ft Worth Critics Award, Best of the Berkshires, Best Performance in the International United Solo Festival and International Fresh Fruit Festival. The NEW YORK TIMES writes,  “To watch Bill Bowers’ UNDER A MONTANA MOON, is to see the technical elements of a style that brings Marcel Marceau readily to mind, joined to the American West. Mime can be wonderful - the air between him and us is his palette.” He is featured in the film TWO WEEKS NOTICE, and on television in Disney’s OUT OF THE BOX, REMEMBER W.E.N.N., ONE LIFE TO LIVE,  ALL MY CHILDREN., and the ONION NEWS NETWORK. Bill holds an MFA from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, and an Honorary PhD from Rocky Mountain College.  Bill is a student of the legendary Marcel Marceau.   <strong></strong>

Movement Specialties:

Creative Dramatics

Devised Theatre


Movement for the Actor

Physical Theatre

Solo Performance

Sound and Movement

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