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An unstoppable star, Ali Stroker made history as the first Broadway actress to use a wheelchair when she re-conceived the role of Anna in Deaf West’s acclaimed 2015 revival of Spring Awakening. Her Broadway follow-up was even more groundbreaking: Stroker won instant acclaim and a devoted following for her stunning turn as Ado Annie in Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Oklahoma! The high-spirited, vocally glorious performance earned her the 2019 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Whether the New Jersey native is wowing the judges of The Glee Project or captivating crowds at the Kennedy Center or Town Hall, Stroker is a force to be reckoned with. With her unbridled spirit and powerhouse pop soprano, she now makes her American Songbook and Appel Room debut in a dazzling evening of song. Stroker’s character Annie calls herself “a girl who can’t say no,” but it’s the audience who won’t be able to resist!
“Stroker…is incredible, her charisma and powerhouse voice shining through.”– Rolling Stone on Oklahoma!
“[A] vocal powerhouse.”– Variety on Spring Awakening
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 8:30 pm The Appel Room