Actor who starred in GLEE and critically acclaimed & Tony Award-nominated revival of Spring Awakening on Broadway
Last year, Ali made her Broadway debut in the critically acclaimed & Tony Award-nominated revival of Spring Awakening, also performing with the cast of the show on this year’s Tony Awards telecast. An advocate for people with different abilities, Stroker was the first-ever performer in a wheelchair to appear in a Broadway show (and also The Tony Awards); she also guest-starred on Season 4 of the Emmy Award-winning FOX show Glee and appeared as a finalist on the TV reality show competition The Glee Project. A graduate of New York University, Ali was also the first person in a wheelchair to graduate from The Tisch School of the Arts’ prestigious Drama Program.
Stroker has had solo performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and New York's Town Hall, in addition to concert performances at Lincoln Center and Feinstein’s/54 Below in NYC. Most recently, Ali performed on Broadway at the Nothing Like a Dame Benefit for The Actors Fund where she shared the stage with Tony Award-winners Bebe Neuwirth, Christine Ebersole, Donna Murphy, LaChanze, Tonya Pinkins, Karen Ziemba & Phyllis Newman.
Ali also travels to South Africa with the non-profit organization ARTS InsideOut, where she leads theater classes & workshops for women & children affected by HIV & AIDS. She also a Co-Chair of Women Who Care, which supports United Cerebral Palsy of NYC and she’s a Founding Member of BE MORE HEROIC, an anti-bullying campaign which tours the U.S. connecting with thousands of students each year. Ali was born & raised in New Jersey.
She will also be offering a special arts & theater workshop in NJ in November for aspiring teenage musical theater performers.