Anthony Ramos Biography – Anthony Ramos Wiki
Anthony Ramos (born Anthony Ramos Martinez) is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. In 2015, he originated the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the Broadway musical Hamilton. He also featured in the 2020 DreamWorks Animation film Trolls World Tour as techno ruler King Trollex, and in the film version of In the Heights as Usnavi. Starting in 2011, he got roles in a variety of regional and touring musical productions, including Sonny de la Vega in a 2012 production of In the Heights. In 2014, he performed in Heart and Lights at Radio City Music Hall, a dance show with the Rockettes which was canceled during previews. During rehearsals for Heart and Lights, he auditioned for the off-Broadway production of Hamilton at The Public Theater. After being cast in Hamilton, Ramos played Justin Laboy in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s short musical 21 Chump Street, a 14-minute, one-time performance on June 7, 2014, that was recorded for NPR’s This American Life.
Hamilton opened off-Broadway in early 2015, with Ramos originating the dual roles of John Laurens and Alexander Hamilton’s eldest son Philip Hamilton. The musical moved to Broadway on July 13, 2015, in previews, and opened on August 6, 2015. Ramos left the production on November 20, 2016. In September 2016, it was announced that Ramos had been cast in director Spike Lee’s Netflix comedy-drama series She’s Gotta Have It, in the role of Mars Blackmon. He played the role of Ramon in the 2018 remake of A Star Is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, and directed by Cooper. In 2018, Variety reported that Ramos had been cast as Usnavi in the upcoming film adaptation of In the Heights.
He appeared on the original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton in 2015, in the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton. He reunited with Lin-Manuel Miranda in October 2017 as one of the vocalists on Miranda’s song “Almost Like Praying”, a release to benefit Hurricane Maria victims. On November 8, 2017, he released two tracks, “Freedom” and “Common Ground”, from his first solo EP, titled The Freedom EP. The release was produced by Will Wells, who had previously worked with Logic and Pentatonix. Inspired by the 2016 election, The Freedom EP was released on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, January 20, 2018. In addition to the previously released singles “Freedom”, “Common Ground”, and “Alright”, the EP included two new songs, “When The Bell Tolls” and “PRayer” On June 13, 2019, it was announced that Ramos had signed to Republic Records. The signing was documented on his YouTube series, It Takes A Village, where he revealed that new music would be released that summer. His debut album, The Good & The Bad, was released on October 25, 2019. It debuted at number 21 on the US Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart.
He attended Halsey Junior High School, where he sang Motown songs at school assemblies in a student group called the Halsey Trio. He is a 2009 graduate of New Utrecht High School. His ambitions at the time centered around baseball, including plans to play NCAA Division III college baseball, followed by a coaching career. After high school, he attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, a conservatory for the performing arts, on a full scholarship. He graduated from its musical theatre program in 2011.
Anthony Ramos Age
He was born on November 1, 1991 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He is of Puerto Rican descent.
Anthony Ramos Girlfriend
Since 2015, Ramos has been in a relationship with his girlfriend actress Jasmine Cephas Jones, whom he met during rehearsals for the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton. In December 2018, the couple became engaged.
Anthony Ramos Family
He grew up in the borough of Brooklyn in the Bushwick neighborhood where he lived with his mother, older brother, and younger sister.
Anthony Ramos Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.75 m) tall.