Conrad Ricamora, who stars as Ninoy Aquino in the smash hit Here Lies Love at the Public Theater, has quickly become one of our brightest new stars. When he is not wowing theater audiences in New York City, he can seen on the small screen this coming season in Shonda Rhime's much anticipated new ABC show “How To Get Away with Murder” starring Viola Davis. Conrad's rich and varied talents have allowed him to play other classic roles in productions like Romeo and Juliet, The Glass Menagerie and Tartuffe. We are honored to get this rising star on the couch!
What do you consider to be your best asset?
My ability to wear glasses – both of my characters in “Here Lies Love” and “How To Get Away With Murder” wear them.
What was your proudest moment?
Jumping off the high dive at the swimming pool when I was 6.
What is your favorite drink?
Iced mocha from Amy's bread (but you have to get the sticky bun too).
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite condiment?
What is your current obsession?
About to be season 2 of “The Comeback.”
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Work for the Royal Shakespeare Co.
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Fancy pants coffee.
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Looking at apartments I can't afford.
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
What in the world most thrills you?
Having butterflies in your belly about someone.
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
Just the general tearing people down.
What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?
Wait till September 25th… you'll see…
What is your favorite place in the world?
There's a pizza place on the beach in Seaside, FL called “Bud & Alleys”… that place.
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Just a feeling of connection… I don't know… to be continued…
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Both equally… although some cats are too sassy.
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
Coffee and great conversation… oh wait, that happened!…yay I did it!
What is your personal motto?