Micky Dolenz was born into a showbiz family and was starring in his first TV series, ‘Circus Boy’ when he was six; under the name of Mickey Braddock.
Exactly ten years later he was starring as the wacky drummer in the Emmy Award- winning show ‘The Monkees’ which he describes as “a half-hour Marx Brothers musical on TV.” A series of albums, featuring the songs of Carole King, Boyce & Hart, Neil Diamond, and Harry Nilsson followed. The Monkees have sold in excess of 65 million records.
The post-Monkee years found him working in the U. K. as an actor, (Harry Nilsson’s ‘The Point’) and as a director/writer/producer for the BBC, LWT and Central TV.
He had the pleasure of writing/directing the West End production of, ‘Bugsy Malone,’ starring a fourteen year old Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Upon his return Stateside, he vigorously pursued a career in musical theater, including: most recently Nat Tour/West End production of ‘Hairpsray’ essaying Wilbur Turnblad; portraying Zozer in the Nat Tour/Broadway production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s ‘Aida’; the Goodspeed revival of ‘Pippin’’ (Charlemagne); and, the Nat Tour/Broadway production of ‘Grease’ (Vince Fontaine) and ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum (Pseudolus),’ as well as a re-grouped Monkess as a result of MTV-airing The Monkees show again and a new recorded album, entitled Justus.
Micky has also been a popular radio DJ (WCBS-FM in New York City); a children’s book author and “anthromythologist” (Gakky Two-Feet, G.P. Putnam & Sons); and has most recently released three critically-acclaimed solo albums ‘King for a Day’; ‘Remember’; and, ‘A Little Bit Broadway; A Little Bit Rock & Roll.’
Last year, the 50th Anniversary of The Monkees, saw both a new world-tour and a critically acclaimed new album, entitled ‘Good Times.’
Victory Productions is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, arts outreach mission that operates under St. Paul National Catholic Church. Part of the proceeds from every production go to benefit several programs that serve underprivileged children in our local communities and abroad. Current programs include: The Backpack Program in Sumter, Marion, Lake and Orange Counties; Ongoing support of Wildwood Elementary and ChildFund International.