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Ali Stroker, the Vivacious Actress on Wheel-Chair, Nominated for Tony Awards 2019

The Nominees for Tony Awards 2019 Publicized

The renowned Tony Awards announced the list of this Tony Awards 2019 nominees for the outstanding performance by actresses for a featured character in a musical.

Nicknamed as Tony Awards, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence is an annual ceremony that recognizes excellence for live Broadway Musicals, Productions & performances. The American Theatre Wing & the Broadway League present the awards to the winners at this magnificent ceremony.

Tony Awards Ceremony

The 73rd Tony Awards ceremony is scheduled for 9th June 2019, which will be held in the Radio City Music Hall of the New York City. James Corden will be serving as the host of this grand annual ceremony. The live broadcast of Tony Awards 2019 will be done by CBS Corporation, the American English language commercial broadcast television.

Tony Awards 2019 Major Highlight – the Selection of Actress Ali Stroker amongst Nominees

What has made 2019 tony awards nominations alluring is the selection of Actress Ali Stroker for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical.

Her selection amongst the nominees for Broadway musical Tony Awards 2019 has made her the first-ever Actress in a wheelchair to earn a nomination. 

Ali Stroker in Oklahoma

She has been nominated for her vivacious & exuberant role as Ado Annie in the hit Broadway Musical- Oklahoma, which is also known as “Wokelahoma”.

The musical, essentially, is an enlivening remake of the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic. It features a gallant, opulence-seeker & optimistic girl with an impressive voice & unapologetic mind-set– darting across the stage.

Ali Stroker – the Enthusiastic & Dynamic Actress

Actress Ali Stroker, who has intriguingly made her place amongst the list of nominees for Tony Awards 2019 , got paralyzed in a car accident at the tender age of 2 years.

But the strong & vivacious Ali did not let the adversity come in the way to her dreams. She amazed the world when she scheduled her very first musical theatre gig at the age of 7. Singing has always invigorated her & stirred a notion of liberty in her.

Ali was introduced to the musical world in year 2012, when she was casted in the second season of “The Glee Project”. Soon, Ali was selected for a featured role on the renowned TV Musical named as “Glee”.

Ali Stroker on stage

The Actress left an imperishable imprint on the hearts of music-lovers when she became first actress on wheel-chair to perform in Broadway musical -Spring Awakening in 2015.

And now, the 31-years old Actress Ali Stroker is winning hearts as Ado Annie of Oklahoma.

She watched year 1955’s film version of “Can’t Say No” & states that it is a paean that encourages you to live your life to the fullest. The song is the very notion of what Ali strives to live by.

The wheel-chair is the material representation of the challenges the actress has faced. However, she has always felt that the wheel-chair has opened myriad of doors of opportunities & closed the doors that were not meant for her.



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