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Groundbreaking performer Ali Stroker made history as the first actress in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway when she originated the role of ‘Anna' in Deaf West's acclaimed 2015 revival of Spring Awakening. She continues her extraordinary career starring as ‘Ado Annie’ in this fall's production of Oklahoma at St. Ann’s 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’s exceptional ability to improve the lives of others through the arts, disabled or not, is captured in her motto: “Turning Your Limitations Into Your Opportunities.”

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Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2022

Broadway Revival, 2019
Ado Annie

St. Ann's Warehouse Production, 2018
Ado Annie

Transport Group Concert Production, 2018

Deaf West Broadway Revivial Production, 2015

Ali Stroker Movies

[2015]Everyday Miracles Jeanie

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Faking It Wendy

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Museum of Broadway Adds Costumes Worn By Lea Michele and Ben Platt Plus More Exclusive Artifacts

Guests visiting the Museum of Broadway can view new artifacts including the “Don’t Rain On My Parade” costume worn by Lea Michele in Funny Girl and a suit worn by Ben Platt in the 2023 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Musical Parade.

Hailey Kilgore, Derek Klena, Javier Muñoz & Ali Stroker to Join The New York Pops Season Opening Concert at Carnegie Hall

The New York Pops—led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke— will open its 2023-24 season with a brand-new concert program, featuring Hailey Kilgore, Derek Klena, Javier Muñoz & Ali Stroker. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Ali Stroker, Elizabeth Stanley & More to Join Arts Education Benefit Honoring Raúl Esparza

Broadway performers and award-winning artists under the direction of acclaimed conductor, music director, orchestrator, composer, arranger, and Arts Ignite Founder, Mary-Mitchell Campbell will gather for an arts education benefit GLOW! Celebrating our Arts Education Champions.

A LITTLE BROAD Starring Gloria Bangiola is Coming to Don't Tell Mama

Join Gloria Bangiola for a zany and heartfelt cabaret show, A Little Broad, at Don't Tell Mama on October 17th and 18th. Don't miss this fun and heartfelt exploration of the multitudes we all contain.

Ali Stroker, HADESTOWN & More Lead the San Francisco/Bay Area September 2023 Top Picks

San Francisco / Bay Area is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. September 2023's top picks include Ali Stroker, Hadestown, 42nd Street, and more!

A LITTLE BROAD Starring Gloria Bangiola Comes to Don't Tell Mama in October

Don’t Tell Mama will present A LITTLE BROAD STARRING GLORIA BANGIOLA on October 17th and 18th at 7 pm (doors open at 6:15). There is a $20 cover charge ($15 for MAC members) and a $20 minimum (must include 2 drinks) per person. A food menu is also available.


Broadway’s Next Generation generated big hope for the future as these worth-discovering young artists sang of their own big hopes.?

Betsy Wolfe to Star in The New York Pops Underground Cabaret at 54 Below

Get ready to be mesmerized by Betsy Wolfe as she takes the stage in The New York Pops Underground Cabaret at 54 Below. Find out when and where you can catch this special performance, and secure your tickets for an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment.

Derek Klena and Ali Stroker Join 21ST CENTURY BROADWAY And More Announced At Carnegie Hall

Derek Klena and Ali Stroker will now join The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke for its season opening concert, 21st Century Broadway, on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.

Derek Klena and Ali Stroker Join The New York Pops' 21ST CENTURY BROADWAY

Don't miss out on the incredible performances by Derek Klena and Ali Stroker in The New York Pops 21ST CENTURY BROADWAY. Get all the details about this must-see event in New York City and secure your tickets now.

Review: RENT IN CONCERT at The Kennedy Center

What did our critic think of RENT IN CONCERT at The Kennedy Center?

Wake Up With BWW 7/28: Patrick Page and Sarah Paulson on Stage, Plus MATILDA International Tour, and More!

Top stories: Patrick Page returns to New York, Sarah Paulson returns to Broadway, Matilda the Musical international tour, and more!

Photos: First Look at Ali Stroker, Andrew Barth Feldman, Alex Boniello, and More in RENT at the Kennedy Center

The National Symphony Orchestra opened the three-night run of the symphonic  World Premiere performance of RENT in Concert, directed by Sammi Cannold, on Wednesday, July 26 2023 at 8:00 PM. Check out photos from inside the big night!

Lachi Releases 'Lift Me Up' Single With James Ian Ft. Gaelynn Lea

Lachi and acclaimed songwriter James Ian have released a new single and video, “Lift Me Up” featuring Broadway musician Gaelynn Lea, to honor the renowned disability rights activist Judy Heumann who passed away earlier this year. Tony-winner Ali Stroker starts the video with an audio description for blind and low-vision audiences.

Students Selected to Star in WE WILL ROCK YOU Concert as Part of Paper Mill Playhouse's Summer Musical Theater Conservatory

Paper Mill Playhouse has selected students to be a part of its prestigious Summer Musical Theater Conservatory for 2023.

Tilles Center Unveils Star-Studded 2023/24 Season Lineup

Discover the incredible lineup of the 2023/24 season at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. From star-studded concerts to captivating dance performances and Broadway shows, this season promises entertainment for everyone. Get your tickets now and experience world-class performances right in your own backyard.

Jordan Donica and Awa Sal Secka Join the Cast of RENT at the Kennedy Center

Additional casting has been revealed for the symphonic world premiere of RENT in Concert at the Kennedy Center, taking place next month. Jordan Donica will play Collins with Awa Sal Secka as Joanne.

Interview: Ali Stroker on Feeling 'Free' Doing Voiceover Work in BIG NATE

Ali Stroker is inspiring the next generation by voicing the role of Amy in the new season of Big Nate. Stroker discusses how she feels that she can be 'free' while voicing a character like Amy, how disabilities make everything better, and returning to the stage in Rent. Plus, watch an exclusive video clip from Big Nate!

Wake Up With BWW 6/29: CAMELOT Closing, RENT at Kennedy Center Cast, and More!

Top stories: Rent at Kennedy Center casting (Ali Stroker, Myles Frost, Jimmie Herrod, Andrew Barth Feldman, and Alex Boniello), plus Camelot will close next month, and more!

Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2023 - Where to Watch HAMILTON SING-ALONG & More

This July, Broadway fans can beat the summer heat with a cool new lineup of television shows and movies to binge. From the new sing-along version of Hamilton to some Broadway favorites starring in new streaming shows, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!


Ali Stroker has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Ali Stroker has not appeared in the West End

Ali Stroker has been nominated for several awards for her role in the Broadway musical Oklahoma!. She was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards.

Ali Stroker has won several awards for her performances in the Broadway musical "Oklahoma!" She received the Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical award at the Drama Desk Awards and the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical award at the Tony Awards.

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