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Tony highlights: A historic win and a strong night for women

Updated : June 11, 2019 11:15 AM IST

When effervescent actress Ali Stroker came onstage to accept her historic trophy as the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony, it wasn't just the feel-good moment of the night. It may have been one of the most joyous Tony moments in years.

Ali Stroker, of
Ali Stroker, of "Oklahoma!," performs at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Ali Stroker accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for
Ali Stroker accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!"at the 73rd annual Tony Awards. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
The cast of
The cast of "Hadestown" performs at the 73rd annual Tony Awards. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Andre De Shields , left, of the cast of
Andre De Shields , left, of the cast of "Hadestown" perform at the 73rd annual Tony Awards. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Billy Porter speaks at the 73rd annual Tony Awards. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Billy Porter speaks at the 73rd annual Tony Awards. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Bryan Cranston accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play for
Bryan Cranston accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play for "Network" at the 73rd annual Tony Awards. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Audra McDonald presents the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical to Stephanie J Block for
Audra McDonald presents the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical to Stephanie J Block for "The Cher Show." (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
The company of
The company of "Hadestown," accept the award for best musical at the 73rd annual Tony Awards. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Jez Butterworth, and the company of
Jez Butterworth, and the company of "The Ferryman," accept the award for best play at the 73rd annual Tony Awards. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Sergio Trujillo accepts the choreography award for
Sergio Trujillo accepts the choreography award for "Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations" at the 73rd annual Tony Awards. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Celia Keenan-Bolger accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play for
Celia Keenan-Bolger accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play for "To Kill a Mockingbird" at the 73rd annual Tony Awards. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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