|This article's lead section may not adequately summarize key points of its contents. (December 2015)|
|Born||Phoebe Kathryne Strole
January 22, 1983
Fort Worth, Texas
Strole graduated from Southwest High School in Fort Worth, Texas. While in high school, Strole performed in several productions at Casa Mañana Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas, including Evita, Violet and Bye Bye Birdie. In 2001, Strole starred as Jean in A Different Moon at the Penguin Repertory Theatre in Stony Point, New York. Additional Penguin Rep credits include Animal of the Year.
Strole is perhaps best known for her role in the Broadway musical Spring Awakening in which she played the role of Anna and understudied the roles of Wendla and Ilse. She played the role from the musical's Broadway debut on December 10, 2006 through July 19, 2008. She also played the same role in the original Off Broadway production earlier during the summer of 2006. Phoebe shared her final performance in Spring Awakening on July 19, 2008 with fellow costars Skylar Astin, Remy Zaken, Brian Charles Johnson and Lilli Cooper. She was the eldest OBC playing a principal role, having been 23 when cast.
Strole played the role of Vera Dundee in The Metal Children, written and directed by Adam Rapp, from May 5 to June 13, 2010 at the Vineyard Theatre. From March through April 2012, she appeared in Dan LeFranc's The Big Meal at Playwrights Horizons.
She was seen alongside Edie Falco in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of The Madrid, which began previews on February 5, 2013, and opened on February 26, 2013. The show ran until May 5, 2013, after it had been extended.
Strole appeared in the Signature Theatre Company production of Kung Fu by David Henry Hwang. The play ran from February 4 through April 6, 2014 at the Pershing Square Signature Center. In October 2014, Strole played Lena in The Other Room, a solo show performed as part of Premieres' Inner Voices series.
Film and television
Strole starred in The Time Travelers Convention, an original musical podcast about her trying to travel back in time into the dinosaur age. The musical premiered on YouTube on January 11, 2011.
In 2006, she narrated an audiobook version of The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
Strole starred as Sara in the 2009 film Sorority Wars. Strole starred as Epiphany Sellars in the 2008 film Hamlet 2 alongside Steve Coogan and her Spring Awakening co-star Skylar Astin. She sang "Raped in the Face" and "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" on the soundtrack with Astin and Coogan. Additional movie credits include Descent and My One and Only.
Strole's friend, Lea Michele, announced on Twitter on August 22, 2013, that Strole was set to appear on Glee during its fifth season. Her character, Penny Owen, was a sophomore in college and Sam Evans' new love interest. She appeared in two episodes.
- Nomination/Win 2008: Best Musical Show Album Spring Awakening (Musical)
|2001||A Different Moon||Jean||Penguin Repertory Theatre|
|2006-2008||Spring Awakening||Anna||Atlantic Theater Company
Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Broadway)
|2009||Mourning Becomes Electra||Hazel Niles||The New Group|
|2009||Parade||Essie||Center Theatre Group (Los Angeles)|
|2010||The Metal Children||Vera Dundee||Vineyard Theatre|
|2011||F2M||Lucy||New York Stage and Film|
|2012||The Big Meal||Nicole||Playwrights Horizons|
|2013||The Madrid||Sarah||Manhattan Theatre Club|
|2014||Kung Fu||Linda||Signature Theatre Company|
|2014||The Other Room||Lena||Premieres|
|2008||Hamlet 2||Epiphany Sellars|
|2009||My One and Only||Wendy|
|2009||Sorority Wars||Sara Snow||Television film|
|2011||The Lonely Pair||Short film|
|2004||Rescue Me||Jennifer||3 episodes|
|2005||Stella||Teenage Girl||Episode: "Amusement Park"|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Alexis Kippes||2 episodes|
|2009||30 Rock||Becca||Episode: "Goodbye, My Friend"|
|2010||Mercy||Lily||Episode: "We're All Adults"|
|2013||Glee||Penny Owens||2 episodes|
|2014||Submissions Only||Jill Peters||Episode: "Box of Dirt"|
|2007||Manhunt 2||Daniel's Daughter, Asylum PA|
|2008||Grand Theft Auto IV||Business Woman|
- Marton, Andrew (December 8, 2006). "It's Springtime for Local Actress". Star-Telegram.
- The Metal Children - Off-Broadway (2010-06-02). "Phoebe Strole on Spring Awakening Memories and Seducing Billy Crudup in The Metal Children | Broadway Buzz". Broadway.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
- James F. Cotter,For the Times Herald-Record (2002-08-16). "Penguin's 'Moon' full of emotion". recordonline.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
- "Spring Awakening - Tickets | Broadway's Best Shows | Broadway's Best Shows". Broadwaysbestshows.com. 2014-03-07. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
- Original Cast biographies, Spring Awakening, Broadway Musical Playbill. December 10, 2006.
- Mourning Becomes Electra (2008-12-18). "Casting Complete for New Group's Mourning Becomes Electra | Broadway Buzz". Broadway.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
- "Parade | Sept 24 - Nov 15, 2009 | Mark Taper Forum | Center Theatre Group | Los Angeles". Center Theatre Group. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
-  Archived August 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Anita Gillette, Phoebe Strole, David Wilson Barnes and More Will Bite Into The Big Meal in NYC". Playbill.com. 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
- Brantley, Ben. "The Madrid-2013 - nytimes.com". Theater.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
- "Phoebe Strole, Jon Rua and More Join David Henry Hwang's Kung Fu; Complete Casting Announced". Playbill.com. 2014-01-09. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
- "Andrea Frierson & Phoebe Strole Set for Premieres' INNER VOICES, Begin. 10/4". BroadwayWorld.com. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2014-12-23.
- "The Time Travelers Convention" thetimetravelersconvention.com. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
- "Nick Blaemire & Phoebe Stole to Appear in THE TIME TRAVELERS CONVENTION" broadwayworld.com', January 11, 2011. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
- Michele, Lea (August 22, 2013). "Such amazing news that two of my very best friends are going to be on #Glee this year! @ddlovato & @PhoebeStrole!". Twitter. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
- "Glee: Meet Sam's Season 5 Love Interest". Retrieved August 23, 2013.