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'
NJ.com: "N.J.’s Ali Stroker wins Tony for ‘Oklahoma!,' becoming the first actor in a wheelchair to receive the award"