“Everyone in the room knew immediately: This is special.”
Hamilton star Anthony Ramos
is talking about that room where it happened. From workshop presentations at The Public to sold-out crowds at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers
Theater, Ramos was part of Lin-Manuel Miranda
’s musical phenomenon from the beginning in 2014, playing John Laurens and Alexander
Hamilton’s son Philip for over two years. “We knew we were about to be a part of something that was going to change all of our lives,” Ramos tells Et.
Now, like other stars from the original cast, Ramos is seeing his life change dramatically as his career reaches new heights. This year, the 26-year-old actor and musician landed his first starring role on TV, working with filmmaker Spike Lee
, no less, playing Mars Blackmon on the Netflix TV adaptation of She’s Gotta Have It, based on Lee’s debut 1988 film about a polyamorous woman artist living in Brooklyn. Lee originated the role