Ashley Wool was born and raised in Westchester County just north of NYC--as George M. Cohan would say, "only 45 minutes from Broadway." She is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo, where she was one of five students in the inaugural class of the school's newly-redesigned musical theatre major.
Since then, she has amassed a resume of dynamic and versatile roles in the NYC and tri-state area. She received a BroadwayWorld Award nomination for playing a gender-bent Simon Zealotes in Jesus Christ Superstar with Madison Lyric Stage, as well as an OnStage Critics Award nomination for playing Wednesday Addams in the Westchester regional premiere of The Addams Family. Some of her other favorite roles include Eva Perón in Evita, Amy in Company, and Kira/Clio in Xanadu (twice).
A cabaret regular, Ashley's one-woman show, Character Breakdown, was praised for its "fantastic and brutally honest narratives" and "great musical performances," and she can often be found performing at various open-mics and benefit concerts in NYC and Westchester. Ashley also has an extensive choral music background; at Geneseo, she served as vice-president of the internationally-renowned Geneseo Chamber Singers, and was the only student in the school's history to participate in all three campus choral organizations in the same semester! In recent years, she has performed in symphonic choirs at Radio City Music Hall and the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center.
When she's not onstage, Ashley works as a health insurance advisor (ask her anything!), writes and performs her own pop-rock songs, and authors a performing arts blog. She also enjoys birdwatching, coffee, and cuddling her two rescue kitties, Chevron and Texaco.