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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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Ali Stroker 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


Ali Stroker Movies

Everyday Miracles
[ 2015 ] Jeanie

Ali Stroker TV Shows

Faking It
Wendy
Only Murders in the Building
Paulette

Ali Stroker Awards and Nominations


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Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

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!


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Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!

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ABC Casting Unveils D-DAY: AN ORIGINAL WORKPLACE COMEDY Talent Showcase

For the first time in its 22-year history, the Disney Television Discovers: Talent Showcase will debut an ensemble piece – “D-DAY: An Original Workplace Comedy” – born out of ABC Casting’s continued commitment for rising artists to be discovered, nurtured and celebrated.
Interview: Ali Stroker Shares a Sneak Peek Into Houston Symphony's 21ST CENTURY BROADWAY Concert

For this weekend only, the Houston Symphony will be housing New York artists Rodney Ingram, Hailey Kilgore, Derek Klena, and Ali Stroker to perform showstoppers from today’s hottest musicals in their concert, '21st Century Broadway'! BroadwayWorld Houston was able to speak to Stroker about what we can look forward to at this one-of-a-kind concert.
Video: Christian Borle Sings 'Chip on My Shoulder' from LEGALLY BLONDE on the Broadway Cruise

In this video, Christian Borle sings 'Chip on My Shoulder' from LEGALLY BLONDE on the Broadway Cruise, while discussing a failed audition for Stanley Tucci, his famous Ebay commercial, and more!
Broadway Podcast Network Debuts THE DRAMA BOOK SHOW! Podcast

Broadway Podcast Network introduces a new podcast, THE DRAMA BOOK SHOW! Tune in for engaging discussions on drama literature and insightful interviews with industry professionals.
Ang Lee, Corey Stoll and Madison Love to be Honored at NYU Tisch School of the Arts' 2024 Gala

New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts will honor world-renowned film director Ang Lee, critically acclaimed film, television and Broadway actor Corey Stoll, and multi-platinum singer and songwriter Madison Love. Learn more about the honorees and about the gala!
Alex Joseph Grayson Will Make 54 Below Solo Debut Next Month

Alex Joseph Grayson makes his solo debut at 54 Below with 'Why Have I Never Heard of You?' this March. Learn more about the performance here!
The Public Theater Sets Traveling Free Shakespeare in the Park Schedule for Summer 2024

The Public Theater will present GO PUBLIC! A Festival of Free Shakespeare in the Park, featuring a suite of free summer programming taking place across all five boroughs. Learn more about The Public's summer 2024 season.
ITheatrics And Junior Theater Group Celebrate Record-Breaking Junior Theater Festival Atlanta

iTheatrics and Junior Theater Group are celebrating a record-breaking Junior Theater Festival Atlanta.
A LITTLE BROAD Starring Gloria Bangiola Returns to Don't Tell Mama Beginning Next Month

A LITTLE BROAD Starring Gloria Bangiola returns to Don't Tell Mama on Feb. 1, 9, and March 8 at 7pm. Directed by Scott Robertson and featuring Musical Direction by John Fischer, this cabaret show explores the multitudes we all contain through a mix of classical music, American songbook, musical theater, rock, folk, and original songs by Gloria Bangiola.
Abigail Hawk to Host ADAPT Leadership Awards; Ali Stroker, Cara Buono & More Named Co-Chairs

Abigail Hawk to host ADAPT Leadership Awards gala in NYC, supporting non-profit organization.
Last Chance to Vote for the BWW San Francisco / Bay Area Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld San Francisco / Bay Area Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Arielle Jacobs, Adam Jacobs, Taylor Iman Jones and More To Appear at 2024 Junior Theater Festival Atlanta

iTheatrics and the Junior Theater Group has revealed the full line up of performers, adjudicators, playwrights, songwriters and educators who will take part in the 2024 Junior Theater Festival Atlanta.
2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW San Francisco / Bay Area Awards; The DROWSY CHAPERONE, KING LEAR, Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld San Francisco / Bay Area Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
BroadwayWorld San Francisco / Bay Area Awards December 5th Standings; The DROWSY CHAPERONE Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld San Francisco / Bay Area Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld San Francisco / Bay Area Awards; KING LEAR Leads Best Play!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld San Francisco / Bay Area Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Applications Open For Songbook Academy 2024

Applications are now open for Songbook Academy 2024, a national summer music intensive for high school vocalists. This transformative program offers professional mentoring and lifetime connections in America's musical heritage. Apply now!
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld San Francisco / Bay Area Awards; The DROWSY CHAPERONE Leads Best Musical!

The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 20th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld San Francisco / Bay Area Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Photos: Go Backstage at the New York Pops with Kelli O'Hara, Sutton Foster, and More!

BroadwayWorld is taking you backstage at Carnegie Hall with Tony Award winners Sutton Foster and Kelli O'Hara! The pair joined The New York Pops—led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke for a one-night-only concert on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Check out the photos below!
Photos: Kelli O'Hara and Sutton Foster Share the Stage with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall

The New York Pops—led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke—was joined by Tony Award winners Sutton Foster and Kelli O'Hara for a one-night-only concert on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the performance. Check out the photo from the performance below!
Award Winning Musician, Author, Disability Rights Advocate Lachi Secures Publishing Deal With Tiny Reparations Books

Award-winning musician, author, and disability rights advocate Lachi has secured a publishing deal with Tiny Reparations Books.

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?

Ali Stroker has been nominated for several awards for her role in "Oklahoma!" including 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.

What awards has Ali Stroker won?

Ali Stroker has won the Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards and the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for her role in Oklahoma!.

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