Ali Stroker Becomes The First Wheelchair Bound Tony Award Recipient

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.”

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.

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