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Ali Stroker Nominated for a Tony Award

Ali Stroker, best known for her guest-starring role as Betty Pillsbury on the TV show Glee, has become the first wheelchair-using actor ever nominated for Broadway’s highest honor. She received the nod for her role as Ado Annie in the 2019 revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! The role wasn’t originally written for a wheelchair user, but “they said I was the best person for the role and I happen to be in a chair,” says Stroker.