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June 09, 2019

Ali Stroker wins Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Powerhouse actress and singer, Ali Stroker, broke barriers and made history as the first wheelchair user to win a Tony Award for her incredible performance as Ado Annie in Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!  She was was also the first wheelchair user to receive a Tony nomination.

Ali accepted her award, the highest honor in live theater, on behalf of all kids with disabilities "“This award is for every kid who has a disability, a limitation or a challenge who has been waiting to see themselves represented in this arena,” she said.

Here are some links to coverage of her win!  All links will open in a new window.

The Los Angeles Times: "Ali Stroker wins a Tony Award and makes history with her wheelchair trip to the podium"

People: "Ali Stroker Dedicates Historic Tony Win to Kids with Disabilities: You Are 'Represented' "N.J.’s Ali Stroker wins Tony for ‘Oklahoma!,' becoming the first actor in a wheelchair to receive the award"