Anthony Ramos

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Anthony Ramos Martinez[2] (born November 1, 1991) is an American actor and singer. After graduating in musical theatre from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, he began working in stage musicals. In 2015, he originated the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the Broadway musical Hamilton. He received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance in the 2020 stage recording of the play.

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Ramos in 2017
Anthony Ramos Martinez

(1991-11-01) November 1, 1991 (age 31)[1]
EducationAmerican Musical and Dramatic Academy
Occupation(s)Actor, singer
Years active2010–present

Ramos has also played a supporting role in the 2018 film A Star Is Born and starred in the 2021 musical film In the Heights. The latter earned him a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

Early life and educationEdit

Ramos was born Anthony Paul Ramos Martinez on November 1, 1991, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. He is Afro-Latino and is of Puerto Rican descent.[3] He grew up with his mother, older brother, and younger sister.[4][5]

Ramos attended Halsey Junior High School, where he sang Motown songs at school assemblies in a student group called the Halsey Trio.[5] He is a 2009 graduate of New Utrecht High School.[5] His ambitions at the time centered around baseball, including plans to play NCAA Division III college baseball, followed by a coaching career.[4]

After high school, Ramos attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, a conservatory for the performing arts, on a full scholarship.[5] He graduated from its musical theatre program in 2011.[2][5]

Acting careerEdit

Starting in 2011, Ramos earned roles in a variety of regional and touring musical productions, including Usnavi de la Vega in a 2012 production of In the Heights.

In 2014, Ramos performed in Heart and Lights at Radio City Music Hall, a dance show with the Rockettes which was canceled during previews.[4][6] During rehearsals for Heart and Lights, Ramos auditioned for the off-Broadway production of Hamilton at The Public Theater.[4]

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 This American Life.[4]

Ramos (left) performs with Hamilton castmates at the White House

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.[7] Ramos left the production on November 20, 2016.[8]

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.[9]

Ramos played the role of Ramon in the 2018 remake of A Star Is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, and directed by Cooper.[10]

In 2018, Variety reported that Ramos had been cast as Usnavi de la Vega in the film adaptation of In the Heights.[11] The movie was released in 2021 to significant acclaim, but was a box-office bomb.

In April 2021, Ramos was cast in the lead role in the next installment of the Transformers film franchise, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.[12] The film is currently scheduled to be released on June 7th.[13]

In February 2022, Ramos was cast in a key role in the upcoming superhero streaming series Ironheart, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[14]

In April 2023, Ramos was cast in the sequel to the hit 1996 film Twister.[15]

Recording careerEdit

Ramos 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.[16]

Ramos in 2017

On November 8, 2017, two tracks, "Freedom" and "Common Ground", from his first solo EP, titled The Freedom EP, were released.[17] The release was produced by Will Wells, who had previously worked with Logic and Pentatonix. The Freedom EP was released on January 20, 2018.[17] In addition to the previously released singles the EP included two new songs, "When The Bell Tolls" and "PRayer" [sic].

On June 13, 2019, it was announced that Ramos had signed to Republic Records.[18] The signing was documented on his YouTube series, It Takes A Village, where he revealed that new music would be released that summer.[19] His debut album, The Good & The Bad, was released in the autumn on October 25, 2019. Although it did not chart on the US Billboard Top 200 album chart, it did debut at number 21 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart.[20]

On June 25, 2021, Republic released his second album Love and Lies. The album debuted and peaked for one week at number 36 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.[21]

Personal lifeEdit

Starting in 2014, Ramos began a relationship with actress Jasmine Cephas Jones, whom he met during rehearsals for the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton. On Christmas Eve 2018, the couple became engaged. [22] They are no longer together.



  Denotes works that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2016 White Girl Kilo
10 Crosby Younger Doorman Short film
2017 Patti Cake$ Recording Engineer
2018 Monsters and Men Manny Ortega
Summer Days, Summer Nights Frankie
A Star Is Born Ramon
2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters Staff Sergeant Anthony Martinez
2020 Trolls World Tour King Trollex (voice)
Hamilton John Laurens / Philip Hamilton Filmed recording of 2016 Broadway musical
Honest Thief Ramon Hall
2021 In the Heights Usnavi de la Vega
2022 The Bad Guys Mr. Piranha (voice)
2023 Transformers: Rise of the Beasts   Noah Post-production
Dumb Money   TBA Post-production
2024 Twisters   TBA Filming[23]
TBA Distant   Andy Ramirez Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Younger Julio Episodes: “Liza Sows Her Oates”, “IRL”
2016 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Juan Flores Episode: "Forty-One Witnesses"
2017–2018 Will & Grace Tony 4 episodes
2017–2019 She's Gotta Have It Mars Blackmon 19 episodes
2019 Elena of Avalor Tito (voice) Episode: "Team Isa"
2021 In Treatment Eladio Restrepo 6 episodes
Blindspotting Yorkie 2 episodes
2023 Ironheart   Parker Robbins / The Hood Upcoming Disney+ miniseries


Year Production Role Location Notes
2011 Grease Sonny LaTierri Surflight Theatre
June 22 – July 15, 2011
2012 Damn Yankees Henry / Ensemble Various National tour
In the Heights Sonny de la Vega

u/s Usnavi de la Vega

Pioneer Theatre Company
September 14 – 29, 2012
2014 Hamilton John Laurens / Philip Hamilton The 52nd Street Project
May 2014
21 Chump Street Justin Laboy Brooklyn Academy of Music
June 7, 2014
2015–2016 Hamilton John Laurens / Philip Hamilton The Public Theater
January 20 – May 3, 2015
Richard Rodgers Theater
July 13, 2015 – November 20, 2016[8]
2015 Alice by Heart Caterpillar / Angus / Knave of Hearts MCC Theater
December 2015
2018 In the Heights Usnavi de la Vega John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC
March 21–25, 2018[24]


Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected information
Title Details
The Good & the Bad
Love and Lies
  • Release date: June 25, 2021
  • Label: Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming

Extended playsEdit

List of extended plays, with selected information
Title Details
The Freedom EP

Soundtrack and cast albumsEdit

List of soundtrack albums, with selected information
Title Details Peak chart positions
21 Chump Street: The Musical
  • Release date: June 19, 2014
  • Label: 5000 Broadway Productions
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  • Release date: September 25, 2015
  • Label: Hamilton Uptown
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Trolls World Tour (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Release date: March 13, 2020
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
In The Heights (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Release date: June 10, 2021
  • Label: Atlantic Records/WaterTower Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming


List of singles, with selected information
Title Year Album
"Cry Today, Smile Tomorrow" 2019 Non-album single
"Dear Diary" The Good & the Bad
"The Good & the Bad"
"Mind Over Matter"
"Figure It Out"
"Relationship" 2020
"Stop" Non-album single
"If You Want Me to Stay" (Sly and the Family Stone cover)
(with Ari Lennox)
"Say Less" 2021 Love and Lies
"Lose My Mind"
"Good Time" 2022 Non-album single
"Échale (Eydren Remix)"

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
Grammy Awards Best Musical Theater Album Hamilton Won [32] Audience Awards Favorite Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Nominated [33][34]
Favorite Male Breakthrough Performance Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture A Star Is Born Nominated [35]
Gold Derby Awards Best Ensemble[a] Nominated [36]
Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role In the Heights Won [37]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie Hamilton Nominated [38]
People's Choice Awards The Drama Movie Star of 2021 In the Heights Nominated [39]
Hollywood Music in Media Awards Song - Onscreen Performance[b] (for "96,000") Nominated [40]
Golden Globe Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Nominated [41]
Black Reel Awards Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male Won [42]
Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical Nominated [43]


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