From Hardship To Hamilton To Hollywood | Anthony Ramos: storybooth Stars

  • Published: 10 September 2019
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    Anthony grew up in Bushwick, Brooklyn in the projects. When he was little, he used to sit by the window and look out at his neighborhood and talk about how he didn't want to be there anymore. His mom - a strong, single mother - would laugh and ask him, "Where do you wanna be?" But Anthony couldn't put his feelings into words. He didn't know exactly why, but he just felt like he was destined for something else. He felt like he was locked inside a box he couldn't escape from.

    Anthony always loved to sing, so he decided to audition for a talent show during his junior year of high school. But to his surprise, he was actually auditioning for the school play! The school's drama teacher and director inspired him to continue auditioning, and Anthony decided to take her advice. He was later cast as one of the lead roles, and as he was up on stage, he felt an overwhelming sense of joy. He felt like he finally found his true calling - he felt like he became a superhero on stage. As time went by, Anthony continued to perform throughout high school.

    One day, as he was at rehearsal for a community theater play, Sara Steinweiss came to visit him. She urged him to apply to a competitive musical theater program. As much as Anthony would have loved to attend that school, he didn't think he'd ever have a chance getting in, as he had no formal training. But with Sara's advice, and through his family's support, he decided to give it a shot. He auditioned for the program, and to his surprise, he got in!

    However, reality set in when the school sent over their welcome packet. He quickly learned that, in order to attend the school, he would have to take out a huge loan from the bank. He felt incredibly discouraged and crushed.

    When Sara Steinweiss learned about the situation, she wrote to The Jerry Seinfeld Foundation and told them all about how special Anthony was. The organization decided they wanted to meet Anthony, so he had an incredible meeting with a wonderful woman from the foundation - Kate Fenneman. Kate was inspired by Anthony's story and talent, so they decided to offer him the opportunity of a lifetime - they decided to pay for his college tuition, and Anthony was able to go to musical theater school.

    From them on, Anthony worked as hard as he possibly could to pursue his dream and become a professional performer. Since then, he has starred in Hamilton on Broadway, Bradley Cooper's "A Star Is Born," and many other incredible projects. He signed a record deal with Republic Records, and he is currently working on the upcoming film "In The Heights" as the lead role.

    Without a doubt, Anthony's life has been an incredible journey - from hardship, to Hamilton, to Hollywood!

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Comments • 4 274

  • Tales Of Merlia
    Tales Of Merlia  2 minutes back

    Hamilton changed my life. It honestly saved my life and saved me from making the biggest mistake in my life. And I’m glad that such wonderful people like Anthony were involved, and hearing his story just lifted my heart.

    Seriously though, can’t wait for In the Heights movie!

    • Ann E
      Ann E  8 hours back

      I loved it! Everyone has a story and this is a great one!

      • Strawberry Cakes
        Strawberry Cakes  17 hours back

        I just came cause it said Hamilton

        • babycakes
          babycakes  1 days back

          Stream man over matter

          • Randomness 101
            Randomness 101  1 days back

            0:11 *exists*
            Me: AHHHHHHHHHHHH

            • Hamiltrash owo
              Hamiltrash owo  2 days back

              I know I’m late but when I saw this I clicked faster then Justin agreeing to get Naomi drugs

              • RainbowKittyStudios
                RainbowKittyStudios  2 days back

                “Gimme a shot. Then she’s crying I’m crying and I’m like alright peace” I died lol

                • Wolfie Zingz
                  Wolfie Zingz  2 days back

                  Video nice video nice video

                  • Jammy The Artist
                    Jammy The Artist  2 days back

                    I guess he was willing to wait for it

                    • Sama H
                      Sama H  2 days back

                      his name is anthony ramos 💁

                      • ilyvirgil
                        ilyvirgil  2 days back

                        sometimes i just like to come back because
                        1) it's anthony ramos, who wouldn't
                        2) it inspires me to carefully push myself out of my comfort zone and live out my dreams

                        • Guy & kakashi FOREVER
                          Guy & kakashi FOREVER  2 days back

                          0:35 Wait are u left handed?!

                          • Strawberry Milk TV
                            Strawberry Milk TV  3 days back

                            oh my gawd

                            • Life with a chinchilla Jackson

                              I LOVE HAMILTON

                              • Vanessa_ Gacha
                                Vanessa_ Gacha  3 days back


                                *laughs in hamiltrash*

                                • DiamondGypsy
                                  DiamondGypsy  3 days back

                                  I knew Anthony Ramos in 21 Chump Streets

                                  • musician guitarist
                                    musician guitarist  3 days back

                                    What time is it show time like i said lol i love Hamilton

                                    • Ashlynn Norton
                                      Ashlynn Norton  3 days back

                                      Where my fellow Hamilfans at?
                                      And more importantly...
                                      JEFFMADS SHIPPERS!!!

                                      • versaucy
                                        versaucy  3 days back

                                        Everyone: *i feel so bad and now hes not struggling*

                                        Me: *HES LEFT HANDED?!*

                                        • Leslie Vazquez
                                          Leslie Vazquez  4 days back

                                          Me:YAASSS HAMILTON KING YAAAAH!!!!
                                          My friend who’s staying over:(See who this story this is)OMFG YAAAHHHH KINGGG!!!!!
                                          We both love Hamilton!!!!!

                                          • Leslie Vazquez
                                            Leslie Vazquez  4 days back

                                            “I don’t need a hand out I need a shot” me and my friend dyeing of fangirlisam

                                        • bellamoon
                                          bellamoon  4 days back


                                          • Hamilton Lover101
                                            Hamilton Lover101  4 days back

                                            Yo I can't believe that Anthony Ramos is on storybooth. Next Lin Manuel-Miranda!!

                                            • eliza hamilton
                                              eliza hamilton  4 days back

                                              My son

                                              • A Potato Macey
                                                A Potato Macey  4 days back


                                                • Eaglefeather 21
                                                  Eaglefeather 21  4 days back

                                                  *I A M N O T T H R O W I N G A W A Y M Y S H O T*

                                                  • Slap Me
                                                    Slap Me  4 days back

                                                    Aight but his voice is🤤

                                                    • Fame Plays
                                                      Fame Plays  4 days back

                                                      I saw Daphne

                                                      • Darcy Playz
                                                        Darcy Playz  5 days back

                                                        "Laurens, do not throw away your shot."

                                                        • TSM Carpal._.
                                                          TSM Carpal._.  6 days back


                                                          • Caught Lackin’
                                                            Caught Lackin’  6 days back

                                                            Brooklyn gang out here

                                                            • t o g a
                                                              t o g a  6 days back

                                                              *I’m crying, she’s crying and then I’m like aight, peace, I gotta go.*

                                                              • kid A.H.I
                                                                kid A.H.I  6 days back

                                                                Him: I'm crying, she's crying- Alright, peace, I gatta go.

                                                                Me: Hold up, weren't they just crying?


                                                                • Gamer bro 1
                                                                  Gamer bro 1  7 days back

                                                                  Who know Zeus liked to dress up James Charles

                                                                  • Alexander Hamilton
                                                                    Alexander Hamilton  7 days back

                                                                    Ohmygod *y e s*

                                                                    • kitty DA COSPLAYER
                                                                      kitty DA COSPLAYER  7 days back

                                                                      I LOVE HAMLITON (sorry if I didn't spill this right (

                                                                      • of society

                                                                        Okay but I saw the Hamilton costume in the thumbnail and I don’t think I’ve clicked a video so quickly in a very long time

                                                                        • Sam Tzo
                                                                          Sam Tzo  1 weeks back

                                                                          Let's start a chain!

                                                                          *Raise a glass to freeedom,*

                                                                          • Bobbi Ross
                                                                            Bobbi Ross  1 weeks back

                                                                            I love Hamilton I want to see it or work there

                                                                            • Alien :
                                                                              Alien :  1 weeks back

                                                                              A A A A A A. A A A A A A A. A A A A THIS VIDEO EXCITES ME FOR SOME REASON

                                                                              • Swaggy Kitty101
                                                                                Swaggy Kitty101  1 weeks back

                                                                                Things like this inspire me to want to be famous lmao

                                                                                • laa la
                                                                                  laa la  1 weeks back

                                                                                  The moment when you are not a hamilton fan

                                                                                  • aly s
                                                                                    aly s  1 weeks back

                                                                                    all the way from london?


                                                                                    • Briana Vina
                                                                                      Briana Vina  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Bro Anthony Ramos was legit one of my favs from Hamilton!!!! You did a really good job on Hamilton!!!

                                                                                      • H A I L E Y
                                                                                        H A I L E Y  1 weeks back

                                                                                        “I need a shot”

                                                                                        *screams in Hamilton*

                                                                                        • SUPREME SHAGGY
                                                                                          SUPREME SHAGGY  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Story booth: “real story’s that are original”
                                                                                          Fake weird channels: omfg my mom is my brother and my sister is my dad

                                                                                          • Susana Wagner
                                                                                            Susana Wagner  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Philip? Is that you?

                                                                                            • Nyen is H E R E
                                                                                              Nyen is H E R E  2 weeks back

                                                                                              When I was gonna watch this video there’s a ad story like “I mAdE a ProJeCt BuT tUrNs OuT tHaTs My SiStEr”

                                                                                              • Baka Chan
                                                                                                Baka Chan  2 weeks back

                                                                                                OMG! When I’m an adult I wanna audition for Hamilton! I could be Eliza because I know all her songs! It’s so awesome that he was Philip though!