Ali Stroker wins Tony for 'Oklahoma!' and makes history
UPI News Service, 06/09/2019
Ali Stroker won the Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her performance in Oklahoma! in New York Sunday.
This is the first time an actor or actress in a wheelchair has won the prestigious prize for excellence on Broadway, Deadline.com said.
"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," Variety quoted her as saying. "You are."
Stroker has been paralyzed from the waist down since a car accident when she was 2.
The newest Tony Award-winning actress is Ali Stroker! Congratulations for your win for Featured Actress in a Musical in @OklahomaBway. #TonyAwards pic.twitter.com/Xrd109nVik— The Tony Awards (@TheTonyAwards) June 10, 2019
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