Republic Records has announced the signing of singer-songwriter and actor Anthony Ramos. The multi-talented artist will release his forthcoming debut album later this year—with new music coming this summer. A prolific songwriter, vocalist, and performing artist, Ramos is set to cement himself as one of Brooklyn’s boldest, brightest, and bravest new voices.
Ramos first revealed his signing in the latest episode of his weekly YouTube series, “It Takes A Village,” where he shares his art and life stories. “WE all got signed to Republic Records,” said Ramos, while toasting with friends and family at the Republic Records office in NYC.
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 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. HERE is the lyric video to ‘Cry Today, Smile Tomorrow’ and HERE is the moving video about the story behind how the song came together.
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.
Ramos is repped by Modest! Management and Door 24.