Ashley Wool wrote her first song at the age of 7, to accompany a "butterfly rock star" character she conceived for Halloween that year. Her one-of-a-kind theatrical instincts have informed her artistry ever since.
A native New Yorker and graduate of SUNY Geneseo's first class of musical theatre majors, Ashley has built a dynamic resume of critically-acclaimed theatre performances in the NYC and tri-state area. She was a BroadwayWorld Award first runner-up for playing Simon Zealotes in Jesus Christ Superstar with Madison Lyric Stage, and received an OnStage Critics Award nomination for playing Wednesday Addams in the Westchester regional premiere of The Addams Family. Other favorite roles include Evita in Evita, Amy in Company, and Kira/Clio in Xanadu (twice).
When she's not playing other people, Ashley is a singer/songwriter of bold, theatrical pop-rock songs. In collaboration with producer Gabriel Pressman and industrial rock singer/songwriter Garek, 2020 spawned the singles "Half of My Life," "Automatoronic," and "Starving Artist." Her new songs are currently spinning on radio stations and podcasts across the world.
Ashley has also reached a global audience as a rising star of the neurodiversity movement. Diagnosed autistic at the age of 20, she is committed to challenging and expanding perceptions of neurodivergence, championing intersectionality within the disability advocacy community, and encouraging positive, diverse, and nuanced disability representation in the arts.
Ashley is a member of Actors' Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA and is represented by KMR Talent. She loves dancing, hiking, baking, and cuddling with her two cats.