The 73rd Tony Awards took place on Sunday and one acceptance speech stood out.
Ali Stroker, who won the Tony award for Best Actress In A Musical for her performance inOklahoma!,used her acceptance speech to send a message.
With the award Stroker became the first ever wheelchair user to win a Tony. In her speech Stroker, who lost the use of her legs in a car crash at age two, spoke directly to those watching who have faced similar challenges, saying:
â€śThis 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.â€ť
In addition to thanking her fellow Oklahoma! cast members and her representatives, Stroker thanked her friends or as she put it: â€śMy home team. My best friends who have held my hands and pulled me around New York City for years, helping me.â€ť
Incredibly, according to the BBC, Stroker is also the first wheelchair user to appear on Broadway.
You can watch Strokerâ€™s complete acceptance speech below.
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