Filipino American theatre designer Clint Ramos has been nominated for a Tony in the category of Best Costume Design for his work on Once on this Island, reports reports Inquirer.net.
Ramos, a Cebu native, broke barriers in 2016 when he became the first person of color to win a Tony Award for “Best Costume Design of a Play,” according to Rappler.
Once on This Island stars Lea Salonga, a Filipina actress and singer who became the first Asian woman to win a Tony Award when she won the “Best Actress in a Musical” category for her portrayal of Kim in Miss Saigon. In an email about Ramos, Salonga wrote that “He is from the motherland, just like me, so already we share many experiences unique to being Filipino, as well as artists of color. I also automatically speak in Filipino once I see his face, which in its own way keeps us tethered to home, despite being so far away from it literally and experientially,” according to Inquirer.net.
— clint ramos (@clintramos) November 6, 2017
Also nominated for the category are Gregg Barnes of Mean Girls, Ann Roth of Carousel, and David Zinn of Sponge Bob Square Pants.
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