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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After making history at the #TonyAwards, Ali Stroker shares her hopes for future strides on Broadway: "I would ask theatre owners and producers to really look into how they can make the backstage accessible" https://t.co/i1I8f8G7R4 pic.twitter.com/8ValiZvtS1— Ryan McPhee (@rdmcphee) June 10, 2019
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"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 — you are," Ali Stroker said while accepting her Tony for “Oklahoma!.” https://t.co/a8nRtro4iC— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 10, 2019
Ali Stroker Dedicates Historic Tony Win to Kids with Disabilities: You Are 'Represented' https://t.co/SDyF0a5V8V— People (@people) June 10, 2019
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The Glee Project's Ali Stroker dedicates historic Tony win to kids with disabilities: You are 'represented' https://t.co/2BeZqKPGrh— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) June 10, 2019
I love watching dreams come true. Congrats to @ALISTROKER She is the first wheelchair-using Tony winning actor who just gave hope to so many. Dream big, angels. The way is being paved for you.— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) June 10, 2019
Ali Stroker Accepts Tony in her Wheelchair, Making History https://t.co/4Aa7v8Mm4d
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