Clint Ramos is a scenic and costume designer. He is the recipient of a TONY Award for Best Costume Design of a Play (the first person of color to win in his category) and is also a three time TONY nominee, 2 OBIE Awards including one for Sustained Excellence in Design, 3 Lucille Lortel Awards and 6 nominations, 2 American Theater Wing Henry Hewes Awards and 8 nominations, TDF Irene Sharraf Young Master Award, Helen Hayes Award, Craig Noel Award, and 3 Drama Desk nominations, among other awards.
He is also the recipient of the Ani ng Dangal Presidential Medal for dramatic arts from the President of the Philippines-he received this honor twice.
He has designed sets and/or costumes for over a hundred theater, opera and dance productions. Selected credits include the Broadway productions of Burn This with Adam Driver and Keri Russel, Torch Song, Once On This Island, Six Degrees of Separation with Allison Janney, Sunday in the Park With George with Jake Gyllenhaal, In Transit, Eclipsed with Lupita Nyong’o, Violet with Sutton Foster and The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper (also West End). New York highlights also include Slave Play, White Noise, Wild Goose Dreams, Bella, Kid Victory, Sweet Charity, Bootycandy, Barbecue, Here Lies Love (NY, Seattle and at the National Theatre, London), Dry Powder with Claire Danes and John Kazinsky, TheGood Person of Szechuan, Appropriate, Angels in America, Wild With Happy, and many more. He is the principal costume designer for City Center Encores! Off-Center having designed all 7 seasons since its inception under Jeanine Tesori’s leadership. In New York, his designs have been seen at the Public Theater where he has designer over 20 shows, New York Theater Workshop, Roundabout Theatre Company, Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Signature Theater, Classic Stage Company, Ma-Yi, NAATCO, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Women’s Project, Soho Playhouse, Mint Theater, Red Bull Theater, The Asia Society, and many others.
Regional and opera credits include designs for Alliance Theater, Asolo Repertory Company, Arena Stage, Alley Theater, American Repertory Theater, Baltimore Centerstage, Barrington Stage, Berkeley Rep., California Shakespeare Theater, Chautauqua Theater Co., Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Commonwealth Shakespeare Co., Dallas Theater Center, Denver Center Theater, Folger Theater, Geva Theater, Geffen Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Huntington Theater Company, Kansas Repertory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Roundhouse Theater, Shakespeare Theater, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Steppenwolf, Signature, Williamstown Theater Festival, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Boston, Prince Opera Theater and many others. International credits include designs for The National Theatre, West End and the Barbican (London), O’Reilly (Dublin), Kanon (St. Petersburg), Rijksteatern (Stockholm), Thalia (Bucharest), and Tanghalang Pilipino (Manila).
Mr. Ramos is a Professor of Design and Head of Design and Production at Fordham University. He was professor of scenic design at SUNY Purchase and has been a visiting professor/artist at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Georgetown University.
In addition to his work in the theater, he sits on the board of SLAM NYC–working towards creating NYC’s first ever recovery high school and most recently sat on the board of FIERCE NY, an organization that is devoted to building the leadership and power of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth of color.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Philippines and a Master of Fine Arts from New York University where he attended on the Gary Kalkin Memorial Scholarship. He was born and raised in Cebu, the Philippines.