Publicado: Mar, Junio 11, 2019
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Tony Awards 2019: Ali Stroker becomes first wheelchair victor

Tony Awards 2019: Ali Stroker becomes first wheelchair victor

On Sunday night, Bryan Cranston won the Tony award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance in "Network", a play about a dogged journalist and his struggling news broadcast program who ultimately gets assassinated.

The 31-year-old, the first actress who uses a wheelchair for mobility reasons known to have appeared on the Broadway stage, won Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her performance as Ado Annie.

The awards cap a season that showed Broadway was in good shape.

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Stroker devoted her historic win to "every kid watching tonight who has a disability". Robert Horn won for best book of a musical for "Tootsie".

Block earned her own first Tony for playing a real-life legend - Cher. "Yes, there's always backlash from the people who think it's wrong and unacceptable, but there's also always 10 times the amount of people who say, 'Thank you, we feel seen and represented; this should be the norm.' It's been incredible the amount of love and support we get". In his speech, he gave "three cardinal rules of my sustainability and longevity".

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"I am so grateful for them", she said in a May NY1 interview of her producers, who approved construction on the theater for her, "because I would never be eligible for this nomination if it weren't for all those people saying yes". "And three, the top of one mountain is the bottom of the next, so keep climbing".

The gown was made from the curtain backdrop of the Kinky Boots production on Broadway, for which Porter, 49, won the 2013 Tony for best actor in a musical for his role as Lola. The awards show also narrowly lost out to "Celebrity Family Feud" in the time period. "It was incredibly important to me as a child", Fontana also said in his acceptance speech.

"The Ferryman" also picked up the award for direction.

Some of the Broadway stars who practiced included Billy Porter, Ben Platt, Andrew Rannells, Darren Criss, Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Benanti and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

The dark retelling of "Oklahoma!" beat the crowd-pleasing, dance-heavy revival of "Kiss Me, Kate" for best musical revival.

Sexuality is at the center of best play revival nominees "Torch Song" and "Boys in the Band", but Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" or "The Waverly Gallery" may prevail. Attendance was 14.8 million - up 7.1 percent - and has risen steadily for decades.

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