Ali Stroker made history as the first actor who uses a wheelchair to appear on Broadway and again when she won a Tony Award in 2019 for playing Ado Annie in the revival of Oklahoma! She has guest starred in TV shows like Glee and Blue Bloods and played disability rights activist Judy Heumann in Drunk History.
Now, Stroker can add author to her list of accomplishments. The Chance to Fly, which she co-wrote with Stacy Davidowitz, is a middle-grade novel about a theater-loving girl who uses a wheelchair and her quest to defy expectations. In our interview, Stroker shares what it was like writing a book that is personal to her and reveals her favorite performance mishap. Stroker, who got engaged last year, also weighs in on the term “interabled.” Watch the full NM Live online at bit.ly/3980Fu4. The Chance to Fly is available wherever you buy books. Meanwhile, here are five quick Q’s for Stroker: