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.’