INTERVIEWS & PRESS QUOTES
Interview with IBJ on War Stories Radio Live
Special Feature on Big Ear Radio
Interview with Joshua Smotherman
"Ashley Wool has a voice like a diva, the soul of a punk rocker... But no, you can't just put her in a box like that. There are elements of funk and heavy rock and roll in her music, too, coy hints of Ani DiFranco and Alanis Morrisette, plus maybe even an ironic echo going back to Captain Beefheart or Frank Zappa. And through it all, there is that voice, theater trained and yet hell-bent to rock out and have fun, like a more rockin' Kelly Clarkson."
-Bryan Wilkinson, The Lust Killers
"The musical theater major combines her classical training with plenty of pop sensibilities, creating a sound like no other in music and drawing fans from almost any genre."
-Alan Ho, Musiqtone.com
"A powerful voice amid songs of various structures and moods...I suggest you have a listen to her vocal capabilities and witty, mature storytelling."
-Carmine Pascuzzi, MediaSearch Australia
"A refreshing departure from the run-of-the-mill music of mainstream singers."
-L. Anne Carrington, Indie Music Stop
EVA PERÓN, CITY ISLAND THEATRE, NYC
“Playing the challenging title role is Ashley Wool. Vocally flawless, she brought a real hardnosed persona to the character, capturing Evita’s steely ambition and sensual nature. Ms. Wool has an undeniable presence and commanded the stage. The room fell silent when her rendition of ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’ filled the auditorium at the start of the second act; a raw and breathtakingly emotional performance.”
-Maria Beltre, OnStage New York
“Eva’s character moves from cold blooded and ambitious to physically frail over the course of the show, and Ashley Wool beautifully depicted her deterioration, making a powerful connection with the audience in her reprise of ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.’ The chemistry between Ashley Wool’s Eva and Nic Anthony Calabro’s Juan Perón was a great asset to the production.”
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS, WESTCHESTER REGIONAL PREMIERE
“Ashley Wool exuded the right blend of darkness and teenage angst as Wednesday, with a set of pipes that can’t be denied.”
-Samantha Diaz, OnStage New York
ONSTAGE CRITICS AWARD NOMINEE
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Outstanding Principal Cast in a Musical
LOVE, SEX, & THE I.R.S.
KATE DENNIS, CITY ISLAND THEATRE, NYC
"Ashley Wool, as Kate, went energetically and appealingly from indecision to resolution, as she confirmed her character’s life goals.”
ONE-WOMAN SHOW, THE WINERY AT ST. GEORGE, SHRUB OAK, NY
"The show features some fantastic and brutally honest narratives on various subjects from auditioning, to working as a barista, love and even a dab of politics. These detailed and revealing anecdotes serve as clever segues into great musical performances....Ms. Wool, a 2015 OnStage Critics Award Nominee, shows off an impressive range and power with her vocals. Whether it's bringing the right amount of personality to ‘Buenos Aires’ from Evita or smoothness to ‘Easy to be Hard’ from Hair....The highlight for me was her rendition of ‘Sheridan Square,’ a little known song by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman...Ms. Wool gave this song its due with thoughtful soft vocals providing a poignant moment in the evening....While talking about the struggles of trying to ‘make it’ is nothing new to cabaret shows, Ms. Wool brings a certain authenticity and personality in her writing which is particularly memorable.”
-Chris Peterson, OnStage NY