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Ali Stroker

 
Bio:
Groundbreaking performer Ali Stroker made history as the first actress in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway when she originated the role of ‚ÄėAnna' in Deaf West's acclaimed 2015 revival of Spring Awakening. She continues her extraordinary career starring as ‚ÄėAdo Annie‚Äô in this fall's ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Groundbreaking performer Ali Stroker made history as the first actress in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway when she originated the role of ‚ÄėAnna' in Deaf West's acclaimed 2015 revival of Spring Awakening. She continues her extraordinary career starring as ‚ÄėAdo Annie‚Äô in this fall's ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2022
Anne
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2019
Ado Annie
  [Off-Broadway]
St. Ann's Warehouse Production, 2018
Ado Annie
  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Concert Production, 2018
Performer
  [Broadway]
Deaf West Broadway Revivial Production, 2015
Anna

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2022
Anne

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2019
Ado Annie

  [Off-Broadway]
St. Ann's Warehouse Production, 2018
Ado Annie

  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Concert Production, 2018
Performer

  [Broadway]
Deaf West Broadway Revivial Production, 2015
Anna

Ali Stroker Biography

Groundbreaking performer Ali Stroker made history as the first actress in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway when she originated the role of ‚ÄėAnna' in Deaf West's acclaimed 2015 revival of Spring Awakening. She continues her extraordinary career starring as ‚ÄėAdo Annie‚Äô in this fall's production of Oklahoma at St. Ann‚Äôs Warehouse under the direction of Daniel Fish.



After graduating from Tisch, Stroker starred on 12 episodes of the talent competition, The Glee Project. She placed second and won a guest role on Fox's Glee. She then recurred in the Kyra Sedgwick ABC series, Ten Days in the Valley. She also guest starred on Fox’s Lethal Weapon and CBS’ Instinct.



Stroker earned a Barrymore Award nomination for starring as Olive Ostrovsky in The Twenty-Fifth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. In addition to her work on and off-Broadway, she's soloed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, New York's Town Hall, and Lincoln Center for Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall. She's also the first actress in a wheelchair to graduate from the NYU Tisch drama program.

A humanitarian and advocate, Stroker has been a co-chair of Women Who Care, which supports United Cerebral Palsy of New York City. She's a founding member of Be More Heroic, an anti-bullying campaign which toured the country connecting with thousands of students each year. Her devotion to educating and inspiring others brought Stroker to South Africa with ARTS InsideOut, where she held theater workshops and classes for women and children affected by HIV and AIDS.



Stroker‚Äôs exceptional ability to improve the lives of others through the arts, disabled or not, is captured in her motto: ‚ÄúTurning Your Limitations Into Your Opportunities.‚ÄĚ

Ali Stroker Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!
 
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Performance Award
Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!

Ali Stroker News

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati And Partners To Host NEA BIG READ: GREATER CINCINNATI Fro Photo Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati And Partners To Host NEA BIG READ: GREATER CINCINNATI From September 2022 ‚Ä" June 2023
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2022

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) and several community partners will host the NEA Big Read: Greater Cincinnati, sponsored in part by grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts through Arts Midwest.

Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, and Cush Jumbo Star in New Audible Theatre Releases Photo Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, and Cush Jumbo Star in New Audible Theatre Releases
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022

Audible Inc., the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, has announced a new slate of six Audible Original theater titles, debuting exclusively on Audible on September 8, 2022. These releases continue to deliver the theater experience to a wider audience, through audio.

Ali Stroker to Star in Theresa Rebeck's DOWNSTAIRS at Arc Stages Photo Ali Stroker to Star in Theresa Rebeck's DOWNSTAIRS at Arc Stages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2022

Pleasantville theater company Arc Stages will present Downstairs as a free presentation, to celebrate the beginning of their 10th anniversary season. The performance will be held at Arc Stages on Saturday, September 10th at 7pm.

Tony Award Winner Actress Ali Stroker & Stacy Davidowitz Will Sign A CHANCE TO FLY At Photo Tony Award Winner Actress Ali Stroker & Stacy Davidowitz Will Sign A CHANCE TO FLY At The Drama Bookshop
by Alan Henry - Aug 20, 2022

The Drama Book Shop will be hosting an in-person reading and signing from A Chance to Fly by Tony award-winning actress Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz on September 12th at 5:30pm.

LaChanze, Ali Stroker & More Join FIREBUDS on Disney Channel Photo LaChanze, Ali Stroker & More Join FIREBUDS on Disney Channel
by Michael Major - Aug 16, 2022

From Emmy¬ģ Award-winning creator and executive producer Craig Gerber (Disney's 'Elena of Avalor' and 'Sofia the First'), the music-filled series follows a group of friends, all children of first responders, who embark on adventures to help their community and learn what it truly means to be a hero.¬†

VIDEO: Ali Stroker, Matt Bomer & More Star in Netflix's ECHOES Limited Series Trailer Photo VIDEO: Ali Stroker, Matt Bomer & More Star in Netflix's ECHOES Limited Series Trailer
by Michael Major - Jul 26, 2022

Watch the new video trailer for the Netflix's new limited series, Echoes. The series stars Michelle Monaghan, Matt Bomer, Daniel Sunjata, Ali Stroker, Karen Robinson, Rosanny Zayas, Michael O'Neill, Celia Weston, Gable Swanlund, Tyner Rushing, Hazel and Ginger Mason, Alise Willis, and Maddie Nichols.

Babes With Blades' RICHARD III Joins The Movement Towards Equitable Theatre, August 2 Photo Babes With Blades' RICHARD III Joins The Movement Towards Equitable Theatre, August 25- October 15
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2022

Babes With Blades Theatre Company¬†(BWBTC) launches into their 2022 season with¬†Richard III, in partnership with the University of Illinois Chicago‚Äôs Disability Cultural Center and directed by Richard Costes, August 25 ‚Äď October 15,¬†at The Edge Theater

Paper Mill Playhouse to Present A WHOLE NEW WORLD: A TRIBUTE TO ALAN MENKEN This Mont Photo Paper Mill Playhouse to Present A WHOLE NEW WORLD: A TRIBUTE TO ALAN MENKEN This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

Members of Paper Mill Playhouse's competitive Conservatory are directed and choreographed by Paper Mill Playhouse’s professional artistic staff in a fully produced, original concert titled A Whole New World: A Tribute to Alan Menken. The concert features over 90 talented young performers, on July 29 at 7:30 PM and July 30 at 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM.

Photos: BROADWAY RISING STARS Returns to The Town Hall Photo Photos: BROADWAY RISING STARS Returns to The Town Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 19, 2022

The 14th Annual Broadway's Rising Stars concert was held at The Town Hall on Monday, July 18 at 8:00pm, serving as the national showcase event for recent graduates of Performing Arts schools from all across the country. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the event here!

Wake Up With BWW 7/19: WICKED Film Update, BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK Returns, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/19: WICKED Film Update, BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK Returns, and More!
by - Jul 19, 2022

Today's top stories include an update on the Wicked movie, which begins principal photography in November ahead of a year-long filming process! Plus, the Broadway revival of Into The Woods will get a cast recording, Broadway in Bryant Park returns next month, Erich Bergen will join the cast of Chicago, and more!

Ali Stroker Videos

VIDEO: Watch Jonathan Groff in a New AND JUST LIKE THAT... Preview VideoVIDEO: Watch Jonathan Groff in a New AND JUST LIKE THAT... Preview
by Michael Major - Jan 3, 2022

Jonathan Groff plays a plastic surgery doctor who meets with Anthony (Mario Cantone) and Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) in the new episode. The new series has also featured Broadway names like Sara Ramírez, Ali Stroker, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Isabelle McCalla, Julie Halston, and more. Watch the new preview now!

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of WICKED IN CONCERT on PBS VideoVIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of WICKED IN CONCERT on PBS
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2021

Rejoycify! It's just a matter of days until PBS presents Wicked IN CONCERT: A Musical Celebration of the Iconic Broadway Score. The special will air on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 9pm ET (check local listings) on PBS. Check out a sneak peek!

VIDEO: Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Rannells and More Take Part in Bryant Park's Broadway-Boun VideoVIDEO: Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Rannells and More Take Part in Bryant Park's Broadway-Bound Initiative
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 3, 2021

Yesterday, Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells (Girls, The Book of Mormon), Tony Winner Ali Stroker (Oklahoma!), BroadwayEvolved co-founder Betsy Wolfe (Waitress, Falsettos), and more were on the Bryant Park stage as part of the Bryant Park Corporation’s Broadway-Bound Initiative.

BWW Exclusive: Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz Open Up About Their New Book, A CHANC VideoBWW Exclusive: Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz Open Up About Their New Book, A CHANCE TO FLY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 23, 2021

Ali Stroker made history as the first person in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway and win a Tony Award. Her experience is infused into  the new middle-grade novel that she wrote with Stacy Davidowitz, titled The Chance to Fly. Now available from Amulet Books, A Chance to Fly is about a theater-loving girl who uses a wheelchair for mobility and her quest to defy expectations-and gravity-in her town's production of Wicked.

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Sings Reimagined 'Shall We Dance?' For R&H Goes Pop! VideoVIDEO: Ariana DeBose Sings Reimagined 'Shall We Dance?' For R&H Goes Pop!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2021

In celebration of the¬†R&H Goes Pop!¬†album drop this coming¬†Friday, March 26,¬†the video of¬†Ariana DeBose‚Äôs¬†pop-fueled reimagination of ‚ÄúShall We Dance?‚ÄĚ has been released.

VIDEO: Joel Grey, Harvey Fierstein, Alex Brightman, and More Perform 'I'm Still Here' VideoVIDEO: Joel Grey, Harvey Fierstein, Alex Brightman, and More Perform 'I'm Still Here' to Commemorate One Year Since Broadway Shut Down
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2021

A group of Broadway stars came together, virtually, to commemorate one year since Broadway shut down. The video from Thomas Ellenson features the performers singing Stephen Sondheim's 'I'm Still Here.'

VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE VideoVIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2021

A quarter century ago, Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical, RENT, opened at New York Theatre Workshop. From its humble beginnings at NYTW, this rock musical went on to shape a generation. What began in the East Village traveled to Broadway, across the nation and around the world. While we await showtime, check out a trailer for the big event!

BWW TV: Audra McDonald, Glenn Close, Billy Porter & More Call For You to Vote! VideoBWW TV: Audra McDonald, Glenn Close, Billy Porter & More Call For You to Vote!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 27, 2020

Broadway favorites Lonny Price and Leigh Silverman have come together with the best of Broadway to inspire you to get out there and VOTE. We all might be feeling a little down right now, but there is reason for hope as we  inch closer to the election! 

VIDEO: Dyllón Burnside to Sing 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered' for R&H GOES POP VideoVIDEO: Dyllón Burnside to Sing 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered' for R&H GOES POP!
by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2020

Today The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization announced the next video in their YouTube series R&H Goes Pop! - At Home. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Harta??s first professional collaboration, upcoming R&H Goes Pop! episodes will feature new performances from across the legendary duoa??s catalog.

VIDEO: Ali Stroker, Beanie Feldstein & Aly Raisman Talk Being AerieREAL Role Models o VideoVIDEO: Ali Stroker, Beanie Feldstein & Aly Raisman Talk Being AerieREAL Role Models on TODAY
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2020

On Thursday's episode of TODAY, Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman, Tony-winning actress Ali Stroker, and actress Beanie Feldstein sit down with Maria Shriver and Sheinelle Jones to talk about what it means to be part of Aerie's inclusive campaign spreading the message of self-love.


Ali Stroker Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ali Stroker been in?
Ali Stroker has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Ali Stroker been in?
Ali Stroker has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Ali Stroker been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Oklahoma! , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Oklahoma! Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Oklahoma! and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Oklahoma! .

What awards has Ali Stroker won?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Oklahoma!and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Oklahoma!.