About Bill Bowers

Department of Theatre and Dance



As an actor, mime and educator, Bill Bowers has traveled throughout all 50 of the United States and Europe.  His original mime shows, ‘NIGHT SWEETHEART ‘NIGHT BUTTERCUP and UNDER A MONTANA MOON have been produced Off Broadway to critical raves.

Bill’s latest play, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING, enjoyed a sold out run Off Broadway, and continues to tour throughout the country, with recent performances in Colorado, Wyoming, Washington, and Alaska.  Bill has been hailed as “ a great American mime”, winning the Dallas/Ft Worth Critics Forum Award, Best of the Berkshires, and the NEW YORK TIMES Pick of the Week.  Margo Jefferson of the The NEW YORK TIMES writes,

To watch Bill Bowers 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 was his palette.”

His Broadway credits include Zazu in THE LION KING, and Leggett in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL.  He appeared with John Turturro and Aida Turturro Off Broadway in THE SOULS OF NAPLES, as well as in Naples Italy.  He has also appeared in New York at Ensemble Studio Theater, Here, LA MA MA, St. Anne’s Warehouse, and the NY Fringe Festival.  Bill’s regional credits include Berkshire Theater Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Rep of St. Louis, Northshore Music Theater, Two River Theater, Arkansas Rep, George Street Playhouse, Montana Rep, PaperMill Playhouse, the Denver Center, Tennessee Rep, and the Eugene O’Neill Center.

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, and ALL MY CHILDREN.

Committed to introducing MIME to new audiences, Bill has performed in such disparate settings as one room schools in Montana and Nebraska, Amish Colonies, the Flathead Indian Reservation, Homeless shelters in New Jersey, as well as The Kennedy Center in DC, and Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater.  In the past year he has performed and taught in Norway, Romania, and Italy as well.

Bill works extensively with young people as a guest artist for organizations such as City at Peace, Operation Smile, Very Special Arts, Make-A-Wish-Foundation,  Camp Comfort (for children who have lost a parent to cancer),and the Boston-based In the Best Interests of the Children, (an advocacy for children and teens living with HIV/AIDS.) Bill holds an MFA in Acting from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, and an Honorary PhD from his alma mater, Rocky Mountain College.

He presently teaches at NewYork University, PaperMill Playhouse, and the Actors Movement Studio.  He has studied with the legendary Marcel Marceau.      www.Bill-Bowers.com


A troupe from the celebrated Actors From The London Stage will give two performances of MACBETH Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on the BCPA Main Stage.

Actors from the London Stage

AFTLS video
Hands-on learning with the AFTLS
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Dept. of Theatre and Dance

Dept. 3951

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2199

Email: theatre_dance@uwyo.edu

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