Born outside Chicago and raised 45 minutes north of New York City in the small village of Pleasantville, Ali has loved performing for as long as she can remember. She made her Broadway debut as Cosette in the 1st Broadway Revival of Les Miserables and starred as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway for over two years including during the show’s 30th Anniversary celebration. Ali’s mother was born and raised in The Philippines, which made Ali the first Asian-American woman to play Christine on Broadway.
She appeared in Lincoln Center’s recent Tony Award Winning revival of The King and I and as Luisa in The Fantasticks Off-Broadway, the world’s longest running musical. Her other credits include: The Secret Garden (Rose) at CTG in Los Angeles, Chicago (Mary Sunshine), 1776(Martha Jefferson) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Philia) at The Muny in St. Louis, Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown) at Sacramento Music Circus, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s The King and I (Tuptim), McCarter Theatre’s A Christmas Carol (Fan/Mrs. Bonds) and a one-woman adaptation of Anne of Green Gables Off-Broadway.
Ali performed her solo cabaret at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York and has sung in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in PhilDev Celebrates Broadway: Suites by Sondheim and The Town Hall with Adam Jacobs. She made her NY Pops Carnegie Hall debut with Matt Doyle and Maestro Steven Reinecke and her other concert work includes The American Pops Orchestra under the direction of Luke Frazier, The Houston Symphony, Modesto Symphony, Kaohsiung Symphony, Danville Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Music in the Mountains Orchestra and the Boston Pops with Maestro Keith Lockhart. Her TV/Film credits include The Michael J. Fox Show, Yield, Drama: The Web Series and the short film Mia.
Ali has a BA in psychology from Yale University, which has proved surprisingly relevant to her career 😉 Her most current updates can be found on FB and Instagram: @aliewoldt