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Ashley Wool is an actress, singer, and songwriter with over 20 years' experience in musical theatre. A native of Westchester County, New York, she was one of the first B.A. musical theatre majors to graduate from SUNY Geneseo, where she also performed as a vocal soloist with the jazz ensemble and served on the executive board of the school's internationally renowned Chamber Singers. She has since established herself as one of the tri-state area's most dynamic and versatile stage performers, most notably garnering an OnStage Critics Award nomination for her performance as Wednesday Addams in the Westchester regional premiere of The Addams Family and being the runner-up for a BroadwayWorld Connecticut award for her gender-bent Simon Zealotes in Jesus Christ Superstar. Other favorite roles include Kira/Clio in Xanadu, Amy in Company, and the titular roles in Evita and Sweet Charity.
Currently, Ashley is originating the role of Jessica in How to Dance in Ohio, a new musical receiving its world premiere at Syracuse Stage in the fall of 2022. As an outspoken autistic advocate and a champion of arts accessibility and equitable representation, Ashley considers it a particular honor to create the canonically autistic character of Jessica.
Some of Ashley's favorite things include: her cats Chevron and Texaco, coffee, baking, hiking, writing, and anything rose gold.