Filipino talent is yet again proving to be world-class as Fil-Am Tony Award-winning set and costume designer Clint Ramos vies for another Tony award.
The competition will be for Broadway musical “Once On This Island” top-billed by the country’s Tony winner Lea Salonga. The play is also vying for yet another Tony award for outstanding revival of a musical.
Fellow qualifiers for the category are Gregg Barnes of “Mean Girls,” Ann Roth of “Carousel,” and David Zinn of “Sponge Bob Square Pants.”
The Cebu native won a Tony award in 2016 on top of many other awards and recognitions under his belt.
According to his website, Ramos is the first person of color to receive a Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play.
He is also a two-time recipient of the Ani ng Dangal presidential medal for dramatic arts from the president of the Philippines.
Ramos has designed over a hundred theater, opera and dance productions.
Broadway’s 72nd annual Tony awards is set to happen on June 10 at the Radio City Music Hall in New York, USA. CLARIZEL G. ABANILLA