Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) Press Release
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TO ACCEPT JOSÉ FERRER HOLA TESPIS
AWARD AT 2009 HOLA AWARDS
New York, New York – Luis Antonio Ramos, star of the upcoming movie The Ministers (directed by Franc. Reyes) and the hit TV series “The Huntress,” “Early Edition,” “In the House,” “Martin,” and “Roc,” will accept the José Ferrer HOLA Tespis Award at the tenth annual HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 6:30pm at The Players, America’s oldest theatrical club, at 16 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan.
The HOLA Awards honor Latino professionals in the entertainment and media industries, as well as hand out award for outstanding work in New York’s Latino theater. The José Ferrer HOLA Tespis Award is given to an actor in midcareer lauding their past work as well as anticipating the great work that is yet to come. Named after legendary actor José Ferrer, the award has been given in the past to Tony nominees Olga Merediz and Raúl Esparza; Kamar de los Reyes and John Ortiz.
Luis Antonio Ramos is an actor of stage and screen. Born in Puerto Rico, he was raised in the Bronx. He can be seen in the upcoming film The Ministers opposite John Leguizamo (directed by Franc. Reyes). Other film credits include The Sun and the Moon (opposite the award's namesake, José Ferrer), The Ruins, Checking Out, Imagining Argentina, Out of Sync, Do the Right Thing, Sea of Love, Moscow on the Hudson, The Secret of My Success and The Return of Superfly. Television credits include recurring roles on “The Huntress,” “Early Edition,” “In the House,” “Martin,” and “Roc;” and guest appearances on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “CSI: Miami,” “The Shield,” “The Closer,” “NYPD Blue,” “New York Undercover,” “Arli$$,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Friends,” “Law & Order,” “Mad About You," “Alias,” “Strong Medicine” and “The Division.” He was nominated for an Alma Award for best supporting actor for his work in “The Huntress.” In addition, he received the Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor for his performance in the play Stand Up Tragedy. His theater credits include Dancing on her Knees (by Nilo Cruz), Cloud Tectonics (by José Rivera), Romeo and Juliet, Tears Will Tell It All, Widows, Richard II, Henry the IV, Pendragon, The Sound of Music, A Midsummer's Night's Dream and Latins from Manhattan. In addition, he has been the Goodwill Ambassador for The National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York, the Godfather for The Puerto Rican Day Parade in Los Angeles and the Godfather for the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, log on to www.luisantonioramos.net.
Also being honored at the 2009 HOLA Awards are Sara Ramírez (TV's "Grey's Anatomy"), Julie Arenal (choreographer of the original Broadway production of Hair); David Álvarez (star of Broadway’s Billy Elliot: The Musical), Ricardo Gómez (star of TV Española’s “Cuéntame cómo pasó”), Pregones Theater (for their 30th anniversary) and Univisión 41 (for 41 years of service to the community) with special recognition awards; and actor/producer Silvia Brito and actor René Sánchez for lifetime achievement. For a complete list of awardees, click here.
Luis Antonio Ramos, noted film and television actor, will accept the José Ferrer HOLA Tespis Award at the tenth annual HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 6:30pm at The Players, America’s oldest theatrical club, at 16 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan. Tickets for the 2009 HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit are $95 and can be bought through calling HOLA at (212) 253-1015 or online at www.hellohola.org.