Talleri A. McRae
Advisory Company Members
(Paralyzed Wheelchair User), from Glee and Broadway’s Spring Awakening and Oklahoma. Ali is the first wheelchair user to perform on Broadway.
(Cerebral Palsy), TED speaker with over five million views. She is set to star in ABC’s new comedy Can-Can. Has appeared with John Stewart, Keegan-Michael Key, Meredith Vieira, Rachel Maddow, on As The World Turns, CNN, OWN, and more
(Dwarfism), from Seinfeld, SAG-AFTRA Disability Committee Chair, and Ruderman Family Foundation International Council on Disability.
(Amputee), Miss Iowa, was one of the first and only to compete in the Miss America Pageant with a physical disability. You know her from The Today Show or her viral bionic hand videos.
(Deaf), from Broadway’s Children of a Lesser God and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, currently on Broadway in King Lear. John is an Eastern Principal Councillor for the Actor’s Equity Association.
(Deaf), from Broadway’s Spring Awakening, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and as Romeo in ACT’s Romeo and Juliet.
On Broadway: Grey Gardens (original Broadway cast), Sunday in the Park with George, Bonnie and Clyde (original Broadway cast), and Marry Poppins.
Ryan J. Haddad
(Cerebral Palsy) You know him from The Public Theatre, La Mama, Huffington Post, New York Times, and more.
(Cerebral Palsy) you know him as JJ DiMeo on ABC’s Speechless, as well as from Labor Day, Blues Clues, and Sesames Street.
(Cerebral Palsy Wheelchair User), Writer and actor on ABC’s Speechless, host on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and SoulPancake.
(Deafblind), the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change.
(Cerebral Palsy), from Teenage Dick at The Public and The Cost of Living at Manhattan Theatre Club.
(Down Syndrome), from American Horror Story and as the lead in Roundabout’s Amy and the Orphans.
(Double Below the Knee Amputee), Paralympian, TED Speaker, and star of Manhattan Theatre Club’s The Cost of Living.
(Cerebral Palsy) His blend of popular culture, public policy, and personality have generated groundbreaking media coverage for disability issues in respected outlets like USA Today, Associated Press, the New York Times, The Daily Show, the BBC and CNN among other notable news sources.
(Dwarfism), from Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Saturday Night Live, and The Last Five Years.
National Disability Theatre (NDT), as one voice within the larger umbrella of the disability community, acknowledges that the experience of disability occurs alongside other identities, and that disabled people who are black, brown, trans, queer, gender non-conforming, or non-binary gendered have been historically marginalized within the mainstream disability rights movement. NDT aims to change that, and strives to create a brave, creative, theatrical space as free from oppression as possible.