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
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
and revealing vaudevillian chops that sit quite hilariously on his bean-pole frame." - Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"Ally, tall, beanpole thin and a masterfully agile and expressive physical clown in his flamboyant plaid suit
easily steals every scene as Ali Hakim." - Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times
"Usman Ally steals every one of his scenes." -Kris Vire TimeOut Chicago
Usman Ally is outstanding as the comic lover-peddler Ali Hakim. - Tom Williams ChicagoCritic.com
Usman Ally is hysterical - Around the Town Chicago
METAMORPHOSES at Lookingglass, Chicago.
"Usman Ally is an enormous asset to the show, Ally brings both an emotional potency and playfulness,
and a richness of language to all that he does" - Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
to the tale of Alcyone and Ceyx. - Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times.
THREE SISTERS at Steppenwolf, Chicago.
"Usman Ally, ideally bristling and volatile as the strange, angry, covertly romantic captain" -Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times
"Usman Ally stands out Solyony, painting him as a man whose social anxieties manifest in wry aggression- Kris Vire (Timeout)
"Usman Ally gives Solyony a psychopathic edge that chills the viewer every moment he is on stage - Dan Zeff (Stage and Cinema)
"Ally is particularly droll...fine actors abound" - Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune)
DISGRACED at American Theater Company, Chicago.
"Ally, working through an astonishingly complex web of motivations and emotions leads a uniformly terrific cast." - Kris Vire (Timeout)
"Usman Ally is on fire throughout"- Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune)
"Ally's powerhouse performance." - Windy City Times
"Played with brilliant intensity" - NewCity Stage
"Usman Ally is dynamic" -Chicago Stage Style
"Usman Ally's strong, nuanced and highly charged emotional performance anchors this wonderful, scary work."- Chicago Critic.com
"Usman Ally is vivid...a master of the emotion...the role is made for him." - Tony Adler. Chicago Reader
"Usman Ally goes from triumph to triumph on the theatre scene." Stage and Cinema.com
THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY at Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles
THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON at Lookingglass Theatre Chicago
"Usman Ally uses his characteristic intelligence, intensity, and wit to provide crucial leavening" -CHICAGO READER
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.
"Chief among them: Usman Ally, one of Chicago’s consistently fascinating actors, indelible here as a foolish puritan who pays dearly for his self-important piety in a shockingly clever revenge scheme. (Talk about range a team player: Ally also portrays a camel.) - Catey Sullivan, The Examiner
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