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Spring 2020 Commencement Speaker

Conrad Ricamora

Conrad Ricamora

Conrad Ricamora completed his MFA in acting at UT in 2012. Since then, he has become a distinguished actor, performing both on and off Broadway, in film, and on television.

He has been featured as Oliver Hampton for all six seasons of the ABC legal drama How To Get Away With Murder. He was the lead in Soft Power, a musical produced in Los Angeles and San Francisco, at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre in New York, and which is also slated for a Broadway production. He received a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical for his role as Ninoy Aquino in the hit musical Here Lies Love, also at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre. In 2015, he played the role of Lun Tha in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of The King and I at Lincoln Center, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Principal Soloist.

In film, Ricamora can be seen in the 2017 film The Light of the Moon as well as the 2006 Will Ferrell movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

Ricamora is a prominent and outspoken advocate for equality and human rights for all people. He was the recipient of the 2017 Los Angeles Equality Awards “Equality Visibility Award,” and in 2016, he was awarded the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award.