History Was Made Last Night! 1st Tony Award Winning Actor In A Wheelchair

Whether you are a Broadway fan or not, something big happened at the Tony Awards Sunday and everyone should hear about it.

Ali Stroker, who was paralyzed after a car accident at the age of 2, won a Tony Award last night... and she used her acceptance speech to help fuel the dreams of others:

"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. You are."

Ali Stroker's win made history; she's the first person who uses a wheelchair to win a Tony Award. She won for her role in the musical revival of Oklahoma.

Four years ago, she became the first Broadway actor to use a wheelchair for mobility.

Last month, on her Instagram page, she commented, "Last night I met a teenage girl at the stage door with a disability and we spoke about how much it meant to her to see disability represented on stage. Many many days, I do this for those kids who need to see themselves represented."

What an inspiration!!

 
 
 

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