Born in Seattle, WA, and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Bruce Dow is an American/Canadian actor, director, composer/librettist, cabaret artist, and theatre educator, best known for his 5 featured roles on Broadway; his 12 seasons in leading roles at the Stratford Festival; and his Dora Award Winning performances at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre — the world’s largest and longest running LGBTQ2IA+ theatre — and his Helen Hayes Award nominated work with the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.
He also has a surprise fan base for voicing a number of favourite cartoon voices including: Max in Total Drama Pahkitew Island, Sir Topham Hat / Harold the Helicopter in Thomas & Friends, Uncle Phil in Peg + Cat, to name a few.
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Non-binary, and genderqueer —
- Bruce is a member of outACTRAto, a consulting committee addressing the needs of LGBTQ2IA+ actors in Canada’s film industry.
- He is also a member of AACE, the Association of Acting Coaches and Educators, a group upholding the finest standards and practices in private teaching for the performing arts
Bruce marched in the very first Gay Pride Parade in Vancouver, Canada and knows what Pride is truly all about. Now a community Elder and Educator, Dow is openly non-binary, gender queer, pronoun-indifferent, and speaks often on issues of sexuality, sexual health, gender-identity, LGBTQ2IA+ youth and mental health.
Bruce is currently enrolled at Knox College, University of Toronto School of Theology, as a Master of Pastoral Studies student — Psychotherapy / Spiritual Care Emphasis.
He has a keen interest in the mental health and self-care of performing artists and people of all genders and identities.