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Glee Actress Ali Stroker Becomes First Wheelchair User To Win A Tony

June 10, 2019

Ali Stroker has become the first person in a wheelchair to ever win a Tony Award.

Stroker, 31, won the award for best featured actress in a musical on Sunday night for her role as Ado Annie in the acclaimed, edgy revival of Oklahoma!.

The performer is paralysed from the chest down due to a car crash when she was two.

She booked her first musical theatre gig at the age of seven, when she was cast as the title role in Annie in a friend’s backyard production in a New Jersey beach town.

When she sang, she says she “felt so free”.

After graduating from New York University, Stroker was in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, as well as The Glee Project and Glee on TV. 

Stroker made her Broadway debut in a revival of Spring Awakening in 2015, becoming the first Broadway actor who uses a wheelchair.

She dedicated her win on Sunday to every child who has a disability and has been waiting to see themselves represented in theatre.

The 31-year-old has said she believes it’s high time disabled people are represented on stages and sound stages authentically, noting that one in five Americans lives with a disability.

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  1. Nathiya Manoj permalink
    June 17, 2019 6:55 am

    Hey very nice job dude, it’s very good work and i appreciate you work, thanks for sharing such a great information with us.
    FS Transit Wheelchair

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