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"Glee" Star Ali Stroker Just Made History With Her 2019 Tony Awards Win

The Glee Project and Glee alum Ali Stroker just made Broadway history.

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Yesterday at the 2019 Tony Awards, Ali became the first wheelchair user to take home a Tony Award.

She was also the first wheelchair-using actor to be nominated for a Tony Award.

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She was also the first wheelchair-using actor to be nominated for a Tony Award.

Ali won Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Ado Annie in Rogers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Oklahoma! also won Best Revival of a Musical.

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Oklahoma! also won Best Revival of a Musical.

During her acceptance speech, Ali dedicated her award to children with disabilities.

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She said, “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.”

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She went on to thank “her Oklahoma! family” for having her back and supporting her.

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Ali also thanked her friends who, “have held my hands and pulled me around New York City for years, helping me.”

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She ended her speech by thanking her parents, saying, “thank you for teaching me to use my gifts to help people.”

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In case there’s still a question about whether representation is important, this adorable video of a 6-year-old wheelchair-using boy reacting to Ali’s win says it all.

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Congratulations, Ali!

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You can watch Ali’s entire acceptance speech below!

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