Performer Ali Stroker made history at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards Sunday night, becoming the first person in a wheelchair to take home Broadway’s most coveted trophy. She won the Tony for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for her role as Ado Annie in the revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”

During her acceptance speech, Stroker took the time to recognize any children at home with a disability who have dreams to be in show business: “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.” She also thanked her “Oklahoma!” “family,” parents and friends, among others.

Stroker was injured in a car accident at 2 years old and said she’s been in a wheelchair since. With an “unbelievable” support system, including her parents, she has been able to pursue her passion after being introduced to musical theater at age 7.

“Performing for me has been a moment where I felt like I was my most powerful self, and so I became hooked. I just wanted to be on stage,” Stroker told “CBS This Morning” during an interview in May. “Growing up in a chair, I was used to people staring and looking at me, and, you know, that was difficult. And then when I got on stage, people were staring and looking at me for the reason that I wanted, and I felt powerful.”