"In the Heights" star Anthony Ramos

Published on Jun 13, 2021
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The actor and singer who was featured in the original cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash hit, "Hamilton," now stars in the film version of Miranda's first Tony Award-winning musical, "In the Heights." Anthony Ramos talks with correspondent Kelefa Sanneh about life in Brooklyn before "Hamilton," Latino representation in musical theater, and the joys and distractions of filming in New York's Washington Heights.

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  • marco B

    marco B

    18 hours ago

    Great Interview

  • Daniella Auguste

    Daniella Auguste

    Day ago

    Loved In the heights

  • Maddy

    Maddy

    4 days ago

    I love Anthony's New Yorker/Brooklyn accent, thank god for Lin's advice to Anthony.

  • Jocelyn Payton

    Jocelyn Payton

    5 days ago

    I know he reminds me of home....growing up in Brooklyn in Bushwick and his talent is undeniable. I fell in love with him in Hamilton like so many did and anxiously I'm waiting to see what he will do next.

  • Amber Luckes

    Amber Luckes

    11 days ago

    I’m sorry

  • Amber Luckes

    Amber Luckes

    11 days ago

    3:01

  • SouthafricanPride

    SouthafricanPride

    12 days ago

    Y’all are weird for not mentioning his work on she’s gotta have it: just shows y’all don’t like black people. That’s how a lot of black people know him!

  • Bethany Villero

    Bethany Villero

    14 days ago

    I met him a few years ago and he is the absolute sweetest! And he has this charisma and charm in person that's hard to describe. Glad he's getting the recognition he deserves!

  • Yani Tucker

    Yani Tucker

    17 days ago

    Love Anthony Ramos

  • Carmen Diaz

    Carmen Diaz

    20 days ago

    I truly love Anthony Ramos 💙 he is super humble and authentic. Many blessings 🙌🙏

  • Mary Valli

    Mary Valli

    20 days ago

    Beautiful

  • Great Horned Owl

    Great Horned Owl

    24 days ago

    A handsome, talented, young man, seems very cool, no attitude. Wish you nothing but the best

  • Carmen Rosa

    Carmen Rosa

    27 days ago

    Who doesn’t know what a bodega is lol 😆

  • Carmen Rosa

    Carmen Rosa

    27 days ago

    He’s a true talented star ⭐️

  • Hey Now LS

    Hey Now LS

    29 days ago

    Anthony is great in the movie. Nomination for sure! Captivating. Love the flick.

  • Manuel Orozco

    Manuel Orozco

    29 days ago

    I first heard his voice in Trolls World Tour, then saw Hamilton on Disney Plus. And now yesterday i saw Anthony as Usnavi. Anthony is a true young triple threat in training. And i will be watching his future with interest.

  • xiomana xoxoxo

    xiomana xoxoxo

    Month ago

    He needs media training he should consider it, he doesn't sound articulate. He can't freestyle these interviews, he is the narrator of his life. You have to be the narrator not the character when you do these interviews,( you have to be mad quiet, I was mad hyped...I was mad..)..he needs to expand his vocabulary. But I hope for his success. he needs to grow beyond the hood and not wear it as such a badge of honor but more of a launching pad.

    • xiomana xoxoxo

      xiomana xoxoxo

      22 days ago

      @Jada Aurie Not if you want to evolve as a human being . Everyone should aspire to communicate so that many can understand and take on your message . He’s a lot more more uncultured than i imágenes and it’s not “white “ to speak well . Articulation. belongs to all of us .

    • Jada Aurie

      Jada Aurie

      22 days ago

      He’s who he is… he doesn’t try to hide it to fit into the stereotypical white Hollywood role. It’s always good to stay true to yourself no matter where you are in life.

    • Lisa H

      Lisa H

      23 days ago

      You sound stupid and ignorant. You want him to be fake?

  • Jason Laboon

    Jason Laboon

    Month ago

    how many times can you say Like

  • dieyoung

    dieyoung

    Month ago

    One good thing happens and 2 bad things happen is an understatement. It is still a profound statement.

  • Bill Lozier

    Bill Lozier

    Month ago

    In the Heights is gonna win a lot of awards. A great film & Ramos could take home an Oscar.

  • Angelica Shipps

    Angelica Shipps

    Month ago

    He is amazing! Admirable young man!

  • dabpcc

    dabpcc

    Month ago

    What a lovely man. 😍

  • John Steinberg

    John Steinberg

    Month ago

    This crappy movie flopped so hard.

  • Anna Lugo

    Anna Lugo

    Month ago

    I think the interviewer is too cute 😍

  • Mona Jenks

    Mona Jenks

    Month ago

    Washington Heights is a awesome movie. I loved it.

  • Loraine Spencer

    Loraine Spencer

    Month ago

    Bodega means warehouse in Mexico, funny they use it to mean a small neighborhood store.

  • A B

    A B

    Month ago

    Why didn't they mention his role in She's Gotta Have It? Kinda strange...He was amazing.

  • Mark R.

    Mark R.

    Month ago

    Good grief, he’s hot😝

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    mosae boqou

    Month ago

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  • Franchesca Speaks

    Franchesca Speaks

    Month ago

    He got a hella New York accent😂 respect

  • Jessica Lindeke

    Jessica Lindeke

    Month ago

    He's cute

  • Red Papi

    Red Papi

    Month ago

    If ever a man is beautiful with freckles and eyes, this is one.

    • Maddy

      Maddy

      4 days ago

      his eyes and freckles are the cutest part about him- i mean the freckles just make his face look even cuter lol

    • Courtny E.

      Courtny E.

      Month ago

      When I saw him I was excited because I have freckles too

  • terrinyc29

    terrinyc29

    Month ago

    He still so Hood.. I Love it. He will never change.

  • Juan Doe

    Juan Doe

    Month ago

    He did a great job but damn….the movie was too long

  • Daniel Puerta

    Daniel Puerta

    Month ago

    I thought he was the one in "chump street" is he?

    • Amna Abdi

      Amna Abdi

      Month ago

      Yeah he was ☺️

  • SummerLoveQT

    SummerLoveQT

    Month ago

    LOVE HIM!! Thank you for sharing part of his story!

  • MR. Reconstruction

    MR. Reconstruction

    Month ago

    G-A-F!

  • Yolanda Rosado

    Yolanda Rosado

    Month ago

    Anthony Ramos he is a down to earth person. He is a very humble guy I meet him at the beach a couple of weeks ago in Bklyn. No one spotted him out except for me my friend was like who's that..lol.. I said really you don't know who he is well he called him over and I said ain't you guy from Hamilton he said yes Anthony Ramos...lol..I told my friend you see that was him..We took a pic he was calling my name like he knew me for years. He was on Jetski at that beach with his friends. A wonderful friendly guy! I hope he stays humble I hope Hollywood doesn't change him. The funny thing too my daughter went to school with his fiance Jasmine very nice girl as well a actress herself and she use to spend nights at my house when they were in JHS. I told him that too.. he was like Word!!! Lol.. what a small world!! He will DEFINITELY go far with his personality!!!!

  • Simba Hunter

    Simba Hunter

    Month ago

    Anyone who says this film is "whitewashed" is blind or just straight up lying,

    • Manuel Orozco

      Manuel Orozco

      29 days ago

      There is no major weak link in this cast

    • Lani Alvarado

      Lani Alvarado

      Month ago

      That’s Twitter for you. :/

  • Clint Morgan

    Clint Morgan

    Month ago

    Be sure to watch him in Season 4 of HBO’s “In Treatment.” Heartbreaking performance.

    • rm brooklyn

      rm brooklyn

      Month ago

      He's so good!

  • Gail Gonzales

    Gail Gonzales

    Month ago

    I love watching him in TREATMENT on HBO!!!! A true star!!

  • Clayann Said

    Clayann Said

    Month ago

    Another version of West Side Story

    • Manuel Orozco

      Manuel Orozco

      29 days ago

      But more upbeat

  • Top Shot

    Top Shot

    Month ago

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  • peter snyder

    peter snyder

    Month ago

    Anthony Ramos is such a likable dude. Happy for all his success!

  • Jacob Brown

    Jacob Brown

    Month ago

    Anthony is my favorite actor and singer-songwriter! He is super talented! I’m the biggest Anthony Ramos fan forever! Even his songs are incredible!

  • Live Life

    Live Life

    Month ago

    He reminds me of a young Smokey Robinson

  • John Kim

    John Kim

    Month ago

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  • Massachusetts01

    Massachusetts01

    Month ago

    I've seen In The Heights 3 times. I over the play. Looking forward to seeing the film.
    Mr. Ramos is very charismatic. Can't wit to see him play Usnavy.

    • Manuel Orozco

      Manuel Orozco

      29 days ago

      I saw the stage version 2 times

  • Megan Dunklin

    Megan Dunklin

    Month ago

    He's way too hot too handle 😍 Lawd 🥵

  • CJ LL

    CJ LL

    Month ago

    Is he the crooked cop from power - ghost ?

  • Garrett Meadows

    Garrett Meadows

    Month ago

    One of the best actors to come along in the past 10 years.

  • Anon132

    Anon132

    Month ago

    He's annoying. I though he would have a coolness about him before I watched this interview but he's just annoying.

  • Maria Lewis

    Maria Lewis

    Month ago

    What an amazing young man ... Wishing you every good thing ❤️

  • MOISE PICARD, THE GOD OF THE FRENCH SPECIES 🇫🇷

    MOISE PICARD, THE GOD OF THE FRENCH SPECIES 🇫🇷

    Month ago

    🇫🇷🇫🇷

  • Janet M

    Janet M

    Month ago

    Loved the movie! Anthony is a very talented singer and dancer and a great role model for those kids growing up in the projects.

  • Rumi

    Rumi

    Month ago

    Is this just me? He reminds me of young Benicio Deltoro

  • Richard Gerson

    Richard Gerson

    Month ago

    He was absolutely amazing in season 4 of In Treatment!

  • Dave Barrientos

    Dave Barrientos

    Month ago

    MOVIE BLOWS

  • Hans Solos

    Hans Solos

    Month ago

    what is his onlyfans profile?

  • Sharon Monson

    Sharon Monson

    Month ago

    He's definitely on the road to Oscar. Phenomenal talent.

  • Amy10 N

    Amy10 N

    Month ago

    Am 46, doing well, but still feel like I could end up losing it all. That fear drives you. From southside of brooklyn.

  • Kellyn Barnes

    Kellyn Barnes

    Month ago

    Loved him as Philip and Laurens. Didn’t think I could love him more. I was wrong.

  • Brenna Gifford

    Brenna Gifford

    Month ago

    He has made my life completely different I have had tears and smiles with his music I have lifted my life with him.

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    qukrubu kitiqno

    Month ago

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  • BG 92

    BG 92

    Month ago

    Your star is rising keep going baby, represent the most kind hearted, passionate, fiery people on the planet. ❤️😘🤩

  • xxOOxx

    xxOOxx

    Month ago

    I enjoy him so much as a person. I really really hope he blows up big.

  • seriliaykilel

    seriliaykilel

    Month ago

    Such a great movie and such a great adaptation. Strongly recommended -- really hope Anthony Ramos sees new opportunities after this because he is a star

  • Milgrine Genio

    Milgrine Genio

    Month ago

    Rise up, anthony!

  • Michiel Morssinkhof

    Michiel Morssinkhof

    Month ago

    What a great actor and nice guy. Superstar!

  • Arcana73

    Arcana73

    Month ago

    Like, like, like, like, like, like

  • Rick Gould

    Rick Gould

    Month ago

    Talent, charisma, energy, and a great attitude! Hope he has a great career!

  • D. W.

    D. W.

    Month ago

    ✊🏾🤍

  • Noah Champagne

    Noah Champagne

    Month ago

    🤢BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Savannah C

    Savannah C

    Month ago

    Great film, watched in the big screen.

  • Cristina Bierman

    Cristina Bierman

    Month ago

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  • Juls

    Juls

    Month ago

    Yo boricua! Represent our home..,Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 Hamilton was a start for you. Show ‘em what Puerto Rican’s can do! ♥️

  • Lady Phoenix

    Lady Phoenix

    Month ago

    This movie says it ALL !! From the Fred Astaire dance on the bdlg side to the play on the word 'prowerless' yet they light up the night....the dancing, the colorful outfits, the unique personalities....The Heights has it ALL 👾🌷💥😎😍

  • Julie Rose

    Julie Rose

    Month ago

    his parts were the best they got you the most hyped up you could tell how much passion he had for the show and his craft. so happy to see him doing big things

  • Sheridan Kinsey

    Sheridan Kinsey

    Month ago

    I ❤️ abortions peeps

  • C. Saul Espinosa

    C. Saul Espinosa

    Month ago

    I was so glad of him taking the role.

  • Erick Z

    Erick Z

    Month ago

    A young John Leguizamo vibes 😎 He's going places! 👏👏👏

  • Fashionably Late

    Fashionably Late

    Month ago

    I’m Latina and I wasn’t impressed with this movie 😔 I also can’t believe Marc Anthony made an appearance and he didn’t sing 😩

    • Lisa H

      Lisa H

      23 days ago

      I didn't care about Marc Anthony. People weren't there to see him.

    • Cecilia

      Cecilia

      Month ago

      That’s your opinion lol I didn’t care about Marc Anthony lol

  • Lisa Riv

    Lisa Riv

    Month ago

    The play was GREAT and so it the movie!!!

  • Truth Reigns Forever

    Truth Reigns Forever

    Month ago

    Anthony Ramos is the “ new Benicio Del Toro” ☝️😎

    • LatinMOjO

      LatinMOjO

      Month ago

      @Percy Miller yeah but I least he won an academy award

    • Salsero

      Salsero

      Month ago

      @Percy Miller NOT raul julia.

    • Percy Miller

      Percy Miller

      Month ago

      Benicio del toro all he did was play mexican roles he's entire career, same with Antonio banderas

  • Zjon Hogge

    Zjon Hogge

    Month ago

    Okay 60 mins.... 🤣

  • To Be Honest

    To Be Honest

    Month ago

    He’s so Brooklyn it’s not even funny.

  • Lucas Eller

    Lucas Eller

    Month ago

    Anthony Ramos has the most beautiful personality in the world right now! And his voice is so sweet that I could hug it!

  • claudiamador

    claudiamador

    Month ago

    Anthony, thank you for representing us and taking part in telling our story.

  • purodesmadre1

    purodesmadre1

    Month ago

    OMG this interviewer was CRINGEWORTHY.

  • J C

    J C

    Month ago

    Que lindo mi compatriota 🇵🇷

  • Michael Tudda

    Michael Tudda

    Month ago

    the crown royal guy!!!

  • Y T

    Y T

    Month ago

    With his fly self. 🥰
    He deserves all good things coming to him 👍🏾

  • Courtney Brown

    Courtney Brown

    Month ago

    Anthony is most known in the theatre world and general public for Hamilton but he was in the original cast of in the heights

    • Michael Coluccio

      Michael Coluccio

      Month ago

      Not on Broadway...he did a regional production

  • claudia dc

    claudia dc

    Month ago

    Very talented young man. Wish him much success.

  • Phil V

    Phil V

    Month ago

    Hamilton the musical, literally, was one of the single most boring productions I sat through. It seemed that the entire show was basically the same song over and over in a slightly different key and pacing. Maybe it would be a good movie.

  • Joel Shoemaker

    Joel Shoemaker

    Month ago

    Love you in that movie! That's $20!

  • hottleggs1

    hottleggs1

    Month ago

    I felt him when he said when you see that 212 area code on the caller ID you answer the phone and New Yorkers ain’t givin nothin for free

  • Alexandra Jackson

    Alexandra Jackson

    Month ago

    And don't forget his episode on Law and Order SVU.

  • Adventures By Cafi

    Adventures By Cafi

    Month ago

    Anthony will also be starring in Transformers 7, he is talented for sure.

    • Maddy

      Maddy

      4 days ago

      i might go watch transformers *just* because anthony is in it lol

    • Elisaxtina

      Elisaxtina

      Month ago

      Yep that what he got his license for 😂 🥰

    • Adventures By Cafi

      Adventures By Cafi

      Month ago

      @lenora lol yes he is actually

    • lenora lol

      lenora lol

      Month ago

      he is?

  • M M

    M M

    Month ago

    Such a great movie. Perhaps one of the best musicals in the last few years.

    • Manuel Orozco

      Manuel Orozco

      29 days ago

      @Lady Phoenix My mom ended up enjoying both a bit more than i did.

    • Lady Phoenix

      Lady Phoenix

      Month ago

      Agree, similar vibe as jingle jangle 💥😎