There’s no stopping Ali Stroker as the singer created history and achieved another remarkable milestone once again at the 73rd Tony Awards. Only four years after becoming the first person in a wheelchair to act in a Broadway play, Stroker created a buzz once again as the first actor in a wheelchair ever to win a Tony award.
The actor took home the award for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical for her role as Ado Annie in Oklahoma by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Stroker was emotional as she accepted her trophy and encouraged every child with a ‘disability’ and ‘limitation’. She further said, “This award is for every kid who is watching tonight who has a disability, a limitation, a challenge, who has been waiting to see themselves represented in this arena. You are.”
Wow. Ali Stroker’s speech is so damn inspiring. #TonyAwards2019 @OklahomaBway pic.twitter.com/GuEeRbfkvh
— Brent Lang (@BrentALang) June 10, 2019
Earlier, Ali Stroker also delighted all the audience with a crowd-pleasing performance of the song ‘I Cain’t Say No’ from Oklahoma, which was also nominated for Best Revival of a Musical. The singer and actress made her Broadway debut back in 2015 with Deaf West’s revival of the musical Spring Awakening.