Born and raised in Bushwick and of Puerto Rican descent, Anthony Ramos first made his mark originating the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the TONY and GRAMMY Award-winning Broadway smash Hamilton. In 2018, Ramos ignited his music career as an independent solo artist on his own terms. Not only did he lend his voice to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” benefit single, but he also began architecting a sharp and soulful signature take on contemporary music. He teamed up with producer Will Wells[Logic, Pentatonix] for The Freedom EP, which garnered acclaim from Billboard and many others.
Ramos has recently signed with Republic Records, which he announced on the latest episode of his weekly YouTube series, “It Takes A Village.”
Ramos currently stars in the critically-acclaimed series She's Gotta Have It, created by Spike Lee, based on his 1986 film. He has contributed multiple songs to the show’s soundtrack, including the poignant new original song “Cry Today, Smile Tomorrow.” The song was inspired by Anthony working with a patient at Katie's Art Project, an organization that connects children facing life-threatening illnesses with artists through collaborative programs to create a lasting legacy through art.
Anthony is currently in production as the lead in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s highly-anticipated In the Heights movie directed by Jon W. Chu for Warner Bros. to be released in May 2020. Most recently, he starred in the Academy Award-winning film A Star Is Born, directed by Bradley Cooper and starring Lady Gaga where he played ‘Ally’s’ (Gaga) best friend and appeared in the worldwide box office smash hit Godzilla: King of Monsters.