June 9 (UPI) -- Ali Stroker won the Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her performance in Oklahoma! in New York Sunday.
This is the first time an actor or actress in a wheelchair has won the prestigious prize for excellence on Broadway, Deadline.com 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," Variety quoted her as saying. "You are."
Stroker has been paralyzed from the waist down since a car accident when she was 2.