UT-trained Broadway actor wins award

A Broadway and TV actor who got his master's degree at the University of Tennessee has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign.

Conrad Ricamora, who received a master's in fine arts from UT in 2012, appeared last year in a Broadway revival of "The King & I," playing the role of Lun Tha. The show won a Tony award for, among other things, best revival.

Ricamora also has appeared in the TV network show "How to Get Away With Murder" as the character Oliver Hampton.

On Aug. 27, the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT civil rights advocacy group, gave Ricamora its Visibility Award, which recognizes public figures who are open about their sexuality. Past recipients have included actor Colton Haynes.

Ricamora grew up in Florida and came to UT to get a master's in fine arts in acting. He was featured in a 2014 article in UT"s Torchbearer magazine.

In 2012 he appeared in a Clarence Brown Theatre production of "Kiss Me, Kate." Ricamora also was part of the cast of the Off-Broadway show "Here Lies Love," a collaboration that included David Byrne, former lead singer for the Talking Heads.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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