Ali Stroker is the first Wheelchair-bound actress to receive a Tony Award

The award for the role of Ado Annie in the revival of the musical ‘Oklahoma!’, played for the first time by a disabled actress

Ali Stroker, 31, has been in a wheelchair since she was two, following a car accident she left her paralyzed from the waist down. After graduating in theater from New York University, she made her stage debut in 2011 in the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and in the same year he participated in the reality show The Glee Project, finishing second and still having the opportunity to act in a episode of the TV series Glee, which aired in 2013. In 2015 she was the first actress in a wheelchair to act on Broadway, making her debut in the revival of the musical Spring Awakening directed by Michael Arden. In 2018 she returned to the New York scene in the acclaimed Oklahoma revival! in the role of Ado Annie, never played before by a disabled actress: her performance won critical acclaim and the victory of the Drama Desk Award which is now joined by the Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

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