Reviews

BASKERVILLE at THE OLD GLOBE, SAN DIEGO
"In what must be a welcome break from smoldering antagonists in Ayad Akhtar dramas, Ally delivers a lightfooted, totally plausible Watson" - Variety

THE INVISIBLE HAND at New York Theatre Workshop, New York
"The audience is held in thrall...by Ally's energetic performance." - The Guardian
"Ally is superb as the explosive Bashir" - Village Voice
"Ally and Kirk do a mesmerizing dance in contrasting styles" - Hollywood Reporter
"The totally commanding Usman Ally" - Variety
"Deftly played with a simultaneous scowl and a puppy eagerness" - Newsday
"Mr Ally's Bashir possesses a boyish swagger that suggests a more complicated man under the brutal facade" - New York Times

LET ME DOWN EASY at American Theater Company, Chicago
"An Astonishing Tour De Force Performance"- Windy City Times
"Ally marvelously embodies it's 20 characters with remarkable specificity and empathy." - TimeOut Chicago
"Ally crosses racial lines with an ease that alludes most actors"- Chicago Tribune. 

THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON at the Falcon Theatre, Los Angeles
"Ally's portrayal is masterful" - Broadway World 
"Played with affecting constraint by Ally, the veteran actor or note" - Glendale News Press
"Ally meets every snap with spot on timing." - LA Times
"Ally's portrait is as powerful as performances get." - Stage Scene LA

THE JUNGLE BOOK at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago and The Huntington Theatre, Boston

Usman Ally cuts a sympathetic and heroic figure, balancing the proud panther's kind hearted nature with intelligent diplomacy - Broadway World.
Bagheera, played with rich honesty by Usman Ally (who truly holds this show together)- Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune)
The panther Bagheera, played with just the right balance of sympathy and impatience by Usman Ally - Variety

OKLAHOMA! at Lyric Opera, Chicago
Usman Ally is hysterical - Around the Town Chicago


METAMORPHOSES at Lookingglass, Chicago.

THREE SISTERS at Steppenwolf, Chicago.

DISGRACED at American Theater Company, Chicago. 

THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY at Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles

THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON at Lookingglass Theatre Chicago

ARABIAN NIGHTS by Mary Zimmerman at ARENA STAGE, DC
WASHINGTON POST REVIEW


THE FOUR OF US by Itamar Moses at Theater Wit, Chicago.





THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY by Kristoffer Diaz at Second Stage, Off-Broadway

Backstage interview on Broadway.com






THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY byKristoffer Diaz at Victory Gardens, Chicago. WORLD PREMIERE







THE ARABIAN NIGHTS by Mary Zimmerman at Lookingglass Theater Chicago.



CELEBRITY ROW by Itamar Moses at American Theater Company

 "Ally acts the tar out of this thing" - Nina Metz       
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AMERICAN ETHNIC by Usman Ally, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai and Idris Goodwin at Remy Bumppo, Chicago

 "Ally performs with an exuberance that draw you in..." - Newcity Stage  
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