Ali Stroker becomes first actress who uses wheelchair to win Tony

The New Jersey native, 21, who was paralyzed at the age of 2 in a car accident, won the award for her role in the musical "Oklahoma!"
1:49 | 06/10/19

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Finally tonight here, America strong. It was an incredible moment at the tonys. The actor on Broadway who is breaking boundaries, leading the way for so many. And her work, if you've seen her, well, it speaks for itself. She had already made history. The first Broadway performer to be a wheelchair user in "Spring awakening." Then came her role in Rodgers and hammerstein's "Oklahoma." And last night, she performed one of her songs. I'm just girl who can't say no I'm in a terrible fix Reporter: She has been acting since she was a little girl. She lost the use of her legs in a car crash when she was just 2. And last night, she was up for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical. And the Tony award goes to Ali stroker. 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. Reporter: And the children she was speaking to, they were watching. That's me. That is you, buddy. Reporter: 6-year-old Henry from Louisville. And this 15-year-old, Sidney, from Milwaukee. And so was her hometown, ridgewood, New Jersey. Mom and dad, thank you for teaching me to use my gifts to help people. I love you. We did it. And so we salute Ali stroker. I was lucky enough to see her on Broadway, it was amazing. Thank you so much for watching I'll see you right back here tomorrow.

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