Ali Stroker Makes Tony Awards History as First Person in a Wheelchair to Win

Stroker won a Tony for her performance in 'Oklahoma!'


Ali Stroker made history at the 2019 Tony Awards on Sunday when she took home the award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in Oklahoma!

The 31-year-old Broadway star is the first person who uses a wheelchair to be nominated for and to receive a Tony Award for acting.

"This award is for every kid who is watching tonight who has a disability, who has a limitation or a challenge, who has been waiting to see themselves represented in this arena," Stroker said during her acceptance speech. "You are."

Stroker stars as Ado Annie in the acclaimed revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical.

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