Ali Stroker
Ali Stroker

Ali Stroker makes history as first person on wheelchair to win Tony Award

ANI | Updated: Jun 10, 2019 21:19 IST

Washington DC [USA], June 10 (ANI): Ali Stroker made history by becoming the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony Award.
The 31-year-old won best-featured actress in a musical award for her outstanding role as Ado Annie in Rogers and Hammerstein's 'Oklahoma!'
The actor dedicated her prestigious award to disabled children. "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," she said during her acceptance speech.
The award night was also a memorable one for her entire team as the musical's production also won the award in the best revival of a musical category, reported E Online.
She debuted in the year 2015 playing Anna in the musical 'Spring Awakening'.
According to The Los Angeles Times, Stroker was left paralyzed from the chest down after she met with an accident at the age of two. (ANI)