With ‘In the Heights,’ Anthony Ramos Finds Stardom on His Own Terms

Teachers urged him to cultivate a more ethnically ambiguous image. He refused, and now he’s having a breakout moment.

Anthony Ramos in Bushwick. Spike Lee said of the actor: “He was not handed this artistic life. He had to put the work in.”Credit…Camila Falquez for The New York Times

Supported by

By Dave Itzkoff

The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive,” that classic dance-floor ode to doing whatever it takes to keep your head above water, was playing in a coffee shop in Brooklyn when Anthony Ramos sidled in one chilly April morning.

Source: Read Full Article