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Sara Ramirez

 
Birth Place:
Mazatlan, MEXICO
Bio:
Sara Ramirez made her Broadway debut as Wahzinak in Paul Simon's The Capeman, starred in The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm, for which she received an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Actress, and was in Broadway's A Class Act as Felicia. Off-Broadway she had the honor of performing The ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: August 31, 1975 (46)

Birth Place: Mazatlan, MEXICO

Bio:
Sara Ramirez made her Broadway debut as Wahzinak in Paul Simon's The Capeman, starred in The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm, for which she received an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Actress, and was in Broadway's A Class Act as Felicia. Off-Broadway she had the honor of performing The ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
The Lady of the Lake
  [Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2001
Felicia
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Ensemble
Wahzinak

Photos

Sara Ramirez and Baratunde Thurston Photo

Sara Ramirez and Baratunde Thurston

From: 
Date:
11/02/2015
Sara Ramirez and Baratunde Thurston Photo

Sara Ramirez and Baratunde Thurston

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Date:
11/02/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
The Lady of the Lake

  [Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2001
Felicia

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Ensemble

Wahzinak

Sara Ramirez Biography

Sara Ramirez made her Broadway debut as Wahzinak in Paul Simon's The Capeman, starred in The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm, for which she received an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Actress, and was in Broadway's A Class Act as Felicia. Off-Broadway she had the honor of performing The Vagina Monologues with Tovah Feldshuh and Suzanne Bertish. Regionally Sara was in The Game as Marquise de Merteuil at The Barrington Stage Company, Anna Deveare Smith's Piano as Alicia at IACD and in starred as Josie in Barrio Babies at the Denver Center.

In 2005 she won both The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical and The Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding featured Actress in a Musical for The Lady of the Lake in Monty Python's Spamalot.

Sara has had parts in the films "You've Got Mail" as the Zabar's Cashier and "Spiderman" (C op), Washington Heights (Belkis) and the film Going Under and went on to play the part of Dr. Calliope "Callie" Torres on the television hospital drama "Grey's Anatomy." While she is best known for her role as the independent Dr. Callie Torres on ABC's popular medical drama Grey's Anatomy.

Sara spent part of her 2004 summer at The Williamstown Theatre Festival and then returned to the role of Hannah on As the World Turns. In the 2004 season finale of NYPD Blue titled "Who's Your Daddy?", she guest starred as Irma Leone (the original air date was May 11). Sara filmed the Untitled Hotel Project for ABC/Warner Brothers for the 2004 season. Her other television credits include Baseball Wives (series regular an HBO pilot), Law & Order SVU (twice), Welcome to New York, Star Patrol (Fox Pilot), Third Watch, Spin City, Talk To Me, As The World Turns (twice).

Her involvement in NY workshops includes: Lennon workshop directed by Don Scardino, Carnival (for Radio City Music Hall), The Laura Nyro Project, and MTC's The Wild Party (Kate).

Her concerts include Martinis at the Martin Sara Ramirez with Hollis Resnik at The Ravinia, Bravo! Bernstein (MTW'S 20th ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT) at the Hudson Theatre and The Barrington Stage Company Gala where she sang "Wanting Her More" from The Game. She is a Graduate of The Juilliard School's Drama Division.

Sara Ramirez Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2005 - Best Featured Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Sara Ramirez, Monty Python's Spamalot
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Sara Ramirez, Monty Python's Spamalot
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Sara Ramirez, Monty Python's Spamalot
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Sara Ramirez, The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm

Sara Ramirez News

Ianne Fields Stewart Joins A VERY QUEER HOLIDAY (CHRISMUKKAH IN JULY) at Feinstein's/ Photo Ianne Fields Stewart Joins A VERY QUEER HOLIDAY (CHRISMUKKAH IN JULY) at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, is presenting A Very Queer Holiday: Chrismukkah in July! Marie Incontrera, Megan A Zebrowski, and Dianne Gebauer are proud to bring their multi-faith, musical romcom-style celebration of queer love to Feinstein’s/54 Below!

VIDEO: Ben Fankhauser Performs Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's New Song 'Chao Photo VIDEO: Ben Fankhauser Performs Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's New Song 'Chaos'
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2022

Emmy-nominated writing team Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond have released the world premiere recording of their song 'Chaos', performed by Ben Fankhauser (Newsies) with orchestrations by August Eriksmoen (Come From Away, Bright Star), is now available.

Club Cumming Releases New Lineup of Performers for March CAST OFFS Shows Photo Club Cumming Releases New Lineup of Performers for March CAST OFFS Shows
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 5, 2022

Club Cumming (Alan Cumming, Darren Dryden and Benjamin Maisani) will present “Cast Offs” with Ben Rimalower and Daniel Nolen – the new variety and game show from Broadwayworld/Broadway Podcast Network's 'Next Year, Some Year' and 'Broken Records' co-hosts – in a new time slot every Monday evening at 8:00 PM. “Cast Offs” is proudly presented free of charge with no cover or minimum. Club Cumming is located at 505 East 6th Street in New York.

VIDEO: Watch a New Trailer For AND JUST LIKE THAT... Episode Five Photo VIDEO: Watch a New Trailer For AND JUST LIKE THAT... Episode Five
by Michael Major - Dec 28, 2021

The ten-episode Max Original series And Just Like That…, from executive producer Michael Patrick King, debuted with two episodes on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9 on HBO Max. The following eight episodes premiere weekly on subsequent Thursdays. Watch a new clip, featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Sara Ramirez, now!

SEX & THE CITY Stars Who Have Bowed on Broadway Photo SEX & THE CITY Stars Who Have Bowed on Broadway
by Michael Major - Dec 12, 2021

Sex and the City has returned for a new spin-off series, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis. Read about the many Broadway appearances from the casts of different incarnations of the beloved franchise, including Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Mario Cantone, and Kim Cattrall.

Dates and Programming Announced for DirectorFest 2022 Photo Dates and Programming Announced for DirectorFest 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2021

The Drama League has announced the dates and programming for DirectorFest 2022, a festival focusing on the art of contemporary stage directing by an exciting new generation of talent, featuring brand new productions led by its 2021 Directing Fellows.

Broadway Streaming Guide: December 2021- Where to Watch AND JUST LIKE THAT... & More  Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: December 2021- Where to Watch AND JUST LIKE THAT... & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Dec 1, 2021

2021 closes with new soundtracks, including West Side Story and Annie LIVE!, and new musical films, including Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas and Encanto, hitting streaming services. This month also features new livestream concerts from Seth Rudetsky and Jessica Vosk, with RHONY's Countess Luann streaming from 54 Below.

BWW Feature: A Cabaret Gratitude Journal for 2021 Photo BWW Feature: A Cabaret Gratitude Journal for 2021
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 24, 2021

It's been two years of ups and downs for the world and for the small venue entertainment scene. Everyone is grateful for the return to some kind of new version of 'Normal' - especially one writer who probably spends more nights in the clubs than, even, the average cabaret performer.

SEX AND THE CITY Reboot Adds Tony-Nominee Christopher Jackson Photo SEX AND THE CITY Reboot Adds Tony-Nominee Christopher Jackson
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2021

And Just Like That, the upcoming HBOMax reboot of the hit series, Sex and the City has added 'Hamilton' and 'In the Heights' alum Christopher Jackson to its cast!

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek at TAFFETA: A SHORT FILM! Photo VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek at TAFFETA: A SHORT FILM!
by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2021

Based upon Roger Q. Mason’s Kilroys Listed play Lavender Men, this short film is a searing portrait of body dysmorphia, food addiction, and queer loneliness in the age of digital intimacy. 

Sara Ramirez Videos

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek at TAFFETA: A SHORT FILM! VideoVIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek at TAFFETA: A SHORT FILM!
by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2021

Based upon Roger Q. Mason’s Kilroys Listed play Lavender Men, this short film is a searing portrait of body dysmorphia, food addiction, and queer loneliness in the age of digital intimacy. 

VIDEO: See Billy Porter, Neil Patrick Harris, & More in the Trailer for VISIBLE: OUT  VideoVIDEO: See Billy Porter, Neil Patrick Harris, & More in the Trailer for VISIBLE: OUT ON TELEVISION
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2020

Apple has released the trailer for Visible: Out on Television, a five-part documentary series that premieres exclusively on Apple TV+ February 14. 

VIDEO: Apple TV+ Shares First Look for VISIBLE: OUT ON TELEVISION VideoVIDEO: Apple TV+ Shares First Look for VISIBLE: OUT ON TELEVISION
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2020

Apple Releases a first look promo for 'Visible: Out on Television,' a five-part documentary series, coming exclusively to Apple TV+ on February 14.

#TBT: SPAMALOT Finds Its Grail on Broadway! Video#TBT: SPAMALOT Finds Its Grail on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2019

Fourteen years ago today, Monty Python officially came to Broadway with the opening of SPAMALOT at the Shubert Theatre! In honor of the occasion, we're looking on the bright side of life and throwing it back to the show's 2005 Tony Awards performance featuring Sara Ramirez in the role that won her a Tony! Check out the footage below to find your grail!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Don't Fear the Reaper' on Next GREY'S ANATOMY VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Don't Fear the Reaper' on Next GREY'S ANATOMY
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 26, 2018

On the next episode of GREY'S ANATOMY titled '(Don't Fear) the Reaper', the stress of managing the hospital and coming to terms with Ben's decision to become a Seattle firefighter pushes Bailey to her limits. The episode airs Thursday, February 1st on ABC.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Midseason Return of ABC's GREY'S ANATOMY VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Midseason Return of ABC's GREY'S ANATOMY
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 15, 2018

Jo finally faces her estranged, abusive husband Paul Stadler, while Grey Sloan continues to work with the FBI after a hacker has compromised the hospital's computer system.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Cyber Attack on Winter Season Finale of GREY'S ANATOMY VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Cyber Attack on Winter Season Finale of GREY'S ANATOMY
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 10, 2017

On the winter season finale of GREY'S ANATOMY, a hacker compromises the hospital's computer system, causing monitors, phones, labs and patient files to all go down.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Come on Down to My Boat, Baby' Episode of GREY'S ANATOMY VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Come on Down to My Boat, Baby' Episode of GREY'S ANATOMY
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 27, 2017

On the next episode of GREY'S ANATOMY titled 'Come on Down to My Boat, Baby', Jackson decides he needs some time off and invites the guys to join him on a day out at sea, while Arizona, April and Maggie treat a woman who is hiding a deadly secret.

Watch the Trailer for Next Week's All-New GREY'S ANATOMY VideoWatch the Trailer for Next Week's All-New GREY'S ANATOMY
by Emily Bruno - Sep 29, 2017

In next week's new episode of GREY'S ANATOMY, Harper Avery arrives at Grey Sloan, putting Bailey on edge. A familiar face from Meredith's past returns as a patient, and Amelia tries to manage a secret. The new episode airs Thursday, October 5th on ABC. Watch the trailer below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Ring of Fire' Season Finale of GREY'S ANATOMY
by Caryn Robbins - May 12, 2017

On the Season Finale of GREY'S ANATOMY titled 'Ring of Fire', the doctors' lives are at risk after a dangerous patient escapes the hospital room.


Sara Ramirez Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sara Ramirez been in?
Sara Ramirez has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Sara Ramirez been in?
Sara Ramirez has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Sara Ramirez been nominated for?
Best Featured Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot and Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm .

What awards has Sara Ramirez won?
Best Featured Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot.