Ali Stroker

Biography

Ali Stroker is an American actress and singer.

She is the first actress who uses a wheelchair for mobility to appear on a Broadway stage, and to be nominated for and win a Tony Award.

Stroker was a finalist on the second season of The Glee Project, and later appeared as a guest star on Glee in 2013. She played the role of Anna in Deaf West's 2015 revival of Spring Awakening. She won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in Oklahoma!

Ali grew up in New Jersey. When she was two, Ali was in a car accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed from the chest down. She currently uses a wheelchair.

Stroker trained with the Summer Musical Theater Conservatory program at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey.


In 2009, Stroker became the first actress who uses a wheelchair to earn a degree from the New York University  and went on to leading roles on Broadway. Currently, Ali Stroker is preparing a new concert, which premiers at the famed Lincoln Center American Songbook Series in winter 2020.