Sara Ramirez

Birth Place: Mazatlan, MEXICO

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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.

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Original Broadway Production, 2005
The Lady of the Lake

New York Concert, 2001

Broadway Transfer, 2001

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1999

Original Broadway Production, 1998


Sara Ramirez Movies

[1998]You've Got Mail Rose, Zabars Chier

[2002]Washington Heights Belkis

[2002]Spider-Man Cop at Carjacking

[2002]Chicago Female Ensemble

[2004]Going Under Lisa

[2016]Loserville producer

Sara Ramirez TV Shows

And Just Like That... Che Diaz

As the World Turns Hannah, Valeri Meridez

Grey's Anatomy Dr. Callie Torres

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lisa Perez, Mrs. Barrera

Madam Secretary Kat Sandoval

Sofia the First Queen Miranda

Sara Ramirez Awards and Nominations

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Sara Ramirez, The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm

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Review Roundup: SPAMALOT Opens On Broadway

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Comedy Monty Python's Spamalot celebrates opening knight tonight at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street).   Read the reviews!

Photos: Get a First Look at SPAMALOT on Broadway

Get a first look at photos of Spamalot on Broadway! See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

SPAMALOT Partners With SPAM For a Collector's Can and More Collaborations

The Broadway revival of SPAMALOT is partnering with Hormel Foods, the maker of the SPAM® brand, who will serve as an Opening Knight sponsor. A limited edition SPAM can featuring SPAMALOT art has also been revealed, alongside more fun collaborations!

Video: Eric Idle Announces Steve Martin is 'God' in SPAMALOT on Broadway

Watch Eric Idle announce that Steve Martin will be God in Spamalot on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon!

Jeff Cohen's SQUEAKY Will Receive Developmental Readings This Month

As part of its new Building the Box Developmental Reading Series, Out of the Box Theatrics will present readings of SQUEAKY, a poignant autobiographical comedy by Drama Desk Award winner Jeff Cohen.

Photos: Go Inside the First Preview of SPAMALOT on Broadway

See photos from the first performance of Spamalot's return to Broadway!

SPAMALOT to Offer $39 & $44 Tickets Through Rush and Lottery

Discover how to secure discounted tickets for the uproarious Monty Python musical, SPAMALOT on Broadway. Learn about the rush and lottery options available, so you don't miss out on this hilarious show.

Photos: Get a First Look at the Cast of SPAMALOT on Broadway

Discover the first photos and cast details from the highly anticipated production of SPAMALOT on Broadway. Get a sneak peek at the cast and their characters in this iconic musical comedy.

Full Cast Set for SPAMALOT on Broadway Starring Iglehart, Kritzer, Urie, Killam & More

Casting is complete for the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Comedy Monty Python’s Spamalot. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Taran Killam Will Play Lancelot in SPAMALOT; Alex Brightman To Succeed Him in 2024

Taran Killam will join the Broadway company of Spamalot as Lancelot when the production begins previews on Broadway. He will remain with the company through January 9th, 2024 - at which time Alex Brightman will take over the role, reprising his run from the Kennedy Center production.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld August 31st, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is August 31, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Photo: Bonnie Milligan Guest Stars In AND JUST LIKE THAT

Bonnie Milligan will be appearing in the upcoming episodes of And Just Like That..., the popular Sex & the City spinoff on Max. Milligan plays Lela, Charlotte York's new boss at a New York City art gallery. The season also features Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Christopher Jackson, Sara Ramirez, and more. Check out a photo from the episode!

Up on the Marquee: SPAMALOT

Spamalot is coming back to Broadway! Performances begin Tuesday, October 31, 2023, and the official opening knight is Thursday, November 16, 2023 at Broadway’s St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Check out photos of the new marquee here!

James Monroe Iglehart, Michael Urie, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer Will Lead SPAMALOT; Ethan Slater & Christopher Fitzgerald Join Cast

The court of the St. James Theatre has assembled! The Tony Award-winning Best Musical comedy Monty Python’s SPAMALOT has just announced its cast and we have the full list!

A SPAMALOT Recap- Everything You Need to Know!

The search for the grail will continue on Broadway this fall! Direct from a sold out run at the Kennedy Center, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical comedy Monty Python’s SPAMALOT will return to Broadway at the St. James Theatre.

Kennedy Center's SPAMALOT Is Coming to Broadway

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical comedy Monty Python’s SPAMALOT will return to Broadway this fall at the St. James Theatre. We have all the details!

Listen: Natalie Weiss Sings New Kooman & Dimond Song From F***ING OTHER PEOPLE

Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond (Romantics Anonymous, Disney’s Vampirina) share the world premiere recording of their NSFW song “F***ing Good”, from the new musical F***ING OTHER PEOPLE. The song is performed by Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Wicked, American Idol) with orchestrations by August Eriksmoen (Come From Away).  

Natalie Weiss to be Featured on 'F***ing Good' Single From New Musical F***ING OTHER PEOPLE

Emmy-nominated writing team Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond announced that the world premiere recording of their NSFW song 'F***ing Good', from the edgy new musical F***ING OTHER PEOPLE, will be available Friday, January 20th.

Photos: Whoopi Goldberg, Queen Latifah, Billy Porter, and More Show Up to Support AIN'T NO MO

Last week, Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Ramirez, Billy Porter, and members of the New York Jets showed up to support Ain't No Mo, which is currently scheduled to close on Friday, December 23rd. Check out the photos here!

Video: Go Inside the Belasco As AIN'T NO MO' Announces Its Broadway Extension!

Jordan E. Cooper, the youngest Black American playwright on Broadway, has announced that the history-making and critically-acclaimed Broadway production of Ain’t No Mo’, presented by Lee Daniels, will extend through Friday, December 23, 2022 at the Belasco Theatre.


Sara Ramirez has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Sara Ramirez has not appeared in the West End

Sara Ramirez has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards for her role in "Monty Python's Spamalot." She also received a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same production. Additionally, Ramirez was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for her performance in "Monty Python's Spamalot." She received another nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her role in "The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm."

Sara Ramirez has won several awards for her performance in the Broadway musical "Monty Python's Spamalot." She received the Best Featured Actress in a Musical award from the BroadwayWorld Awards, the Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical award from the Tony Awards.

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