Mickey Rowe was the first autistic actor to play Christopher Boone in the Tony Award winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This also made him the first autistic actor to get to play any autistic character ever professionally. He has been featured in the New York Times, PBS, Teen Vogue, Playbill, NPR, CNN, Huffington Post, Salon, has keynoted at organizations including Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Yale School of Drama, The Gershwin Theatre and more.
Mickey Rowe is the founder and co-executive director of National Disability Theatre. His company National Disability Theater has partnered with La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego and the Goodman Theatre in Chicago to create new professional productions written by playwrights with disabilities, including Pulitzer Prize finalists playwright Christopher Shinn, which will feature only artists. artisans, and designers, with disabilities, and use universal design not only to create full audience access around disability, but also re-imagining disability culture and universal design as key storytelling and design elements.
Up next he will be starring as Mozart in Peter Shaffer's Tony Award winning play Amadeus. He is completing his MFA in Artistic Leadership. Mickey is a juggler, stilt walker, unicyclist, hat manipulator, acrobat, and more.
What People Are Saying
“Mr. Rowe plays Christopher with an agile grace, an impish humor and a humanizing restraint. On Broadway, where the play was a Tony Award-winning hit, it ran eight times a week, with two actors alternating the demanding role of Christopher, a 15-year-old with autism who sets out to solve a mystery. Mr. Rowe — thought to be the first openly autistic actor to play the role — does all nine shows a week.”
— The New York Times
"A mesmerizing and flawless performance. [...] Rowe’s portrayal of Christopher almost immediately has the audience eating out of his hand."
— A Seat on the Aisle
“Rowe masterfully brought a treasure trove of emotions – joy, sorrow, pressure, humor, wit, and curiosity – and even athleticism."
— You Are Current
“Rowe’s vocal tone and physical grace in representing Christopher’s vexed self-assurance and awkwardness seemed magical.”
— Up Stage
“A stellar intellectual play performed with quick wit, near-perfect timing, and smooth physicality. . . Within the first ten minutes of the play I was not only transfixed, but also incredibly impressed. . . Spectacular”
— City Arts Magazine
“Recalling the great Shakespeare director Peter Brook. . . unmistakably alive.”
— The Seattle Times
“Perfect Summer Night in Seattle . . Pier Pleasure”
— Seattle Magazine
“Wickedly entertaining. . . ingenious”
— The Stranger