Conrad Ricamora

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  • Birth Name: Conrad Wayne Ricamora
  • Birth Place: Santa Maria, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer

Fast Facts

  • Grew up the son of a Filipino father and German-Irish mother who got divorced before he turned 1.
  • Moved all the time as a U.S. Air Force brat living in Florida, Iceland, California and Colorado.
  • Started playing competitive tennis while in elementary school and eventually attended Queens University in Charlotte on a tennis scholarship.
  • Loved singing and dancing as a kid, but it wasn't until he was a junior in college that he enrolled on a whim in his first acting class.
  • Won rave reviews—and a 2013 Theatre World Award as one of the newcomers of the year—for playing Ninoy Aquino in David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Imelda Marcos rock musical Here Lives Love.
  • Made his Broadway debut in 2015 as Lun Tha in the Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning revival of The King and I.
  • Received the 2016 Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award for his portrayal of an HIV-positive, sexually active gay man of color on the ABC show How to Get Away With Murder.
  • Discovered, while using the genealogy Web site ancestry.com, that his ninth great-grandfather on his mother's side married Judith Shakespeare, the youngest daughter of the great bard William Shakespeare.

Relationships

  • Ron Ricamora — Father
  • Preston Sadleir — Significant Other
  • Debbie Bolender — Mother

College

  • Queens University, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States (BA in Psychology, 2001); University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States (MFA in Acting, 2012)

Details

  • Birth Name: Conrad Wayne Ricamora
  • Birth Place: Santa Maria, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer

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