TURNING YOUR LIMITATIONS INTO OPPORTUNITIES
Using movement and vocal performance, 2019 Tony Award winner Ali Stroker (Oklahoma!, Spring Awakening) teaches a master class leading participants to celebrate differences and overcome challenges. Stroker will share her perspective on interpreting material and navigating the business of theater, while recognizing the qualities that make each performer unique.
Front & Center studio events run approximately one hour and 30 minutes.
Artists were chosen through an online audition process. Auditions are now closed.
ABOUT ALI STROKER
Ali Stroker won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Ado Annie in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! She made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway in Deaf West’s acclaimed 2015 revival of Spring Awakening. Stroker starred in 12 episodes of the talent competition The Glee Project, winning a guest role on Fox’s Glee. She recurred in the Kyra Sedgwick ABC series Ten Days in the Valley and guest starred on Fox’s Lethal Weapon, CBS’ Instinct, and Comedy Central's Drunk History. She’s performed her cabaret act at Green Room 42 and soloed at New York’s Town Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Stroker is an honorary board member of The National Disability Theatre. Her mission to improve the lives of others through the arts, disabled or not, is captured in her motto: “Turning Your Limitations into Your Opportunities.”
Now in its fourth season, Front & Center gives audiences the chance to watch award-winning musical theater artists as they coach emerging performers on skills that are vital on and off the stage. This season’s other Front & Center artists are Kate Baldwin (March 16, 2020) and Alex Brightman (October 21, 2019).