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Danielle Brooks, Ben Platt & More Visit Day One of 2019 US Open!

Danielle Brooks is all smiles as she holds onto her baby bump while hitting the carpet at the opening night gala for the 2019 US Open held at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Monday (August 26) in New York City.

The 29-year-old pregnant Orange is the New Black star was joined at the event by Ben Platt, Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer, Ali Stroker, Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria, Oscar-nominated director Spike Lee, Angela Simmons, Katie Couric and her husband John Molner, Chazz Palminteri, Rita Moreno, Robin Roberts, Mike Tyson and Maxwell.

Danielle Brooks and the rest of the celerity guests were in attendance to see top players like Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and reigning champion Novak Djokovic play on the first day of this year’s Open.

Also in attendance was Oscar winner Regina King and her son as they spent the evening at Tennis Channel’s Suite to enjoy the showdown between international superstars Serena and Maria.

Ben Platt took to the stage for a special headlining performance and Ali Stroker performed the National Anthem.

FYI: Regina is wearing a chic Ellesse track suit.

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Tony Winner Ali Stroker Performs with 'Oklahoma' Cast at Tony Awards 2019! (Video)

Ali Stroker performs on stage at the 2019 Tony Awards on Sunday (June 9) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The 31-year-old actress performed her character Ado Annie’s show-stopping number “I Can’t Say No” from the musical Oklahoma. She was later joined by Damon Daunno and the rest of the cast for the show’s title number.

Ali Stroker made history when she won the award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. The show also won the award for Best Revival of a Musical.

Oklahoma is running at the Circle in the Square Theatre until the end of the year. Go check it out!

Here is the full list of winners from the show.

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Ali Stroker Makes History at Tony Awards 2019, Dedicates Award to Actors with Disabilities

Ali Stroker holds up her award in the air during her acceptance speech at the 2019 Tony Awards on Sunday (June 9) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The 31-year-old actress won the award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her work in Oklahoma!

Ali is the first performer in a wheelchair to ever be nominated for a Tony Award and now she’s also the first performer to win.

“Thank you, thank you so much. This award is for every kid who is watching tonight who has a disability, a limitation, a challenge, who has been waiting to see themselves represented in this arena. You are,” Ali said during her moving acceptance speech.

Ali Stroker got her start on The Glee Project in 2012 and she made her Broadway debut in 2015.

On the red carpet, Ali was joined by her longtime boyfriend David Perlow.

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Oklahoma's Ali Stroker Is Joined By Boyfriend David Perlow at Tony Awards 2019!

Ali Stroker poses for a photo with her boyfriend David Perlow on the red carpet at the 2019 Tony Awards on Sunday (June 9) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The 31-year-old actress, who got her start as a contestant on the reality competition series The Glee Project, is nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her work in Oklahoma!

Ali is the first performer in a wheelchair to be nominated for a Tony!

Also in attendance at the event was Ali‘s fellow Tony-nominated co-star Damon Daunno.

Oklahoma is nominated for eight awards tonight, including Best Revival of a Musical.

See more photos of Ali Stroker on the red carpet in the gallery… More Here! »

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Broadway's Tony-Nominated Musical Actors Attend a Celebration for Nominees!

The nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards were announced this week and all of the nominees gathered for a big celebration on Wednesday morning (May 1) in New York City.

We’ve gathered photos of every actor nominated for a role in a musical and put them into this post! The nominees are…

Best Leading Actor in a Musical: The Prom‘s Brooks Ashmanskas, Ain’t Too Proud‘s Derrick Baskin, Beetlejuice‘s Alex Brightman, Oklahoma!‘s Damon Daunno, and Tootsie‘s Santino Fontana

Best Leading Actress in a Musical: The Cher Show‘s Stephanie J. Block, The Prom‘s Caitlin Kinnunen and Beth Leavel, Hadestown‘s Eva Noblezada, and Kiss Me, Kate‘s Kelli O’Hara

Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Hadestown‘s Andre De Shields and Patrick Page, Tootsie‘s Andy Grotelueschen, and Ain’t Too Proud‘s Jeremy Pope and Ephraim Sykes

Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Tootsie‘s Lilli Cooper and Sarah Stiles, Hadestown‘s Amber Gray, and Oklahoma!‘s Ali Stroker and Mary Testa

All of these actors are currently appearing in their shows on Broadway, so head to New York City now and go see a show. The Tony Awards will take place on June 9 at Radio City Music Hall.

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High School BFFs Ben Platt, Beanie Feldstein, & Kathryn Gallagher Reunite at 'Oklahoma' Opening!

Kathryn Gallagher, Ben Platt, and Beanie Feldstein walk the red carpet together at the opening night of the Broadway revival of Oklahoma on Sunday night (April 7) in New York City.

The three young stars all went to high school together in Los Angeles and they’ve all appeared on Broadway in the years since. Beanie‘s new movie Booksmart hits theaters next month, Ben‘s new album Sing to Me Instead was just released, and Kathryn is heading back to Broadway in the fall.

Joining Kathryn at the event were her Jagged Little Pill co-stars Elizabeth Stanley and Lauren Patten.

More stars attending the opening night included Billy Eichner with HitRecord’s Jared Geller, Rosie O’Donnell, Lea DeLaria, Phillipa Soo and husband Steven Pasquale, CNN’s Don Lemon with fiance Tim Malone, Andrew Rannells with Matthew Risch, former Hair co-stars Will Swenson and Caissie Levy, and Be More Chill‘s Will Roland.

The stars of OklahomaRebecca Naomi Jones, Damon Daunno, and Ali Stroker – all stepped out on the red carpet as well!

Oklahoma is getting glowing reviews and a lot of Tony Awards buzz!

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