Ricky Martin Cast as Antonio D'Amico, Gianni Versace's Longtime Partner, In Versace: American Crime Story
Grammy (R) Winning Television and Stage Actor Joins All Star Cast of Third Installment of
American Crime Story Franchise
LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2017 - Grammy (R) Winning Television and Stage Actor Ricky Martin will play Antonio D'Amico, the longtime partner of murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace, in Versace: American Crime Story. Versace: American Crime Story is the third installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Martin joins an all star cast which includes édgar Rarmirez as Versace, Penélope Cruz as his sister Donatella and Darren Criss as serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
Production of Versace: American Crime Story is scheduled to begin later this month and air in 2018.
Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson serve as Executive Producers on Versace: American Crime Story, which is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
Multiple GRAMMY winner Ricky Martin has sold over 70 million albums and continues to perform to sold-out stadium and arena audiences throughout the world. Martin is also an accomplished actor, with guest appearances on Ryan Murphy's "Glee," and runs on Broadway in "Evita" and "Les Miserables."
Martin's tenth studio album, A Quien Quiera Escuchar, debuted at No. 1. The album won "Best Latin Pop Album" at the 2016 Grammy(R) Awards.
A dedicated global advocate for tolerance. Martin's charitable work is spearheaded through the programs of the Ricky Martin Foundation - which advocates for the wellbeing of children around the globe in critical areas such as social justice, education and health.
Currently Martin can be seen in Las Vegas at his residency in the Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Ricky Martin's "ALL IN," runs through September 2017.
Martin is represented by CAA, managed by Rebecca Drucker and Jose Vega and attorney Garret Glass.
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of 21ST Century Fox. FX Networks is comprised of FX, FXM and FXX. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in 90 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, The Strain, Taboo, Legion and the upcoming Snowfall; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD: Bette and Joan and the upcoming Trust; and acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Baskets, Better Things and Atlanta. In 2016, FX received a basic cable record 56 Emmy(R) Award nominations and a basic cable record 18 wins, including 9 for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy and Justified. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network.
ABOUT FOX 21 TELEVISION STUDIOS
Fox 21 Television Studios is a production unit housed within Fox Television Group devoted to making creatively ambitious scripted and unscripted series for all distribution platforms. Fox 21 Television Studios is responsible for the for the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning sensation from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson "The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" (with FX Productions), the Emmy and Golden Globe winning "Homeland," starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, the critically acclaimed "The Americans" (with FX Productions) starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, and Ryan Murphy's latest anthology, "FEUD: Bette and Joan," starring Oscar winners Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon. Additional series include "Dice," from Scot Armstrong, Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Richard Shepard, Bruce Rubenstein and Andrew Dice Clay, "Queen of the South," executive produced by David T. Friendly and Natalie Chaidez, and "Chance" from Kem Nunn, Alexandra Cunningham, Lenny Abrahamson, Michael London, and Brian Grazer. Upcoming projects include "Genius" (with Imagine, OddLot Entertainment and EUE/Sokolow) from Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Gigi Prtizker, Rachel Shane, Sam Sokolow, Jeff Cooney, Ken Biller and Noah Pink, "Seven Seconds" from Veena Sud, and the next two installments in the "American Crime Story" anthology entitled "Katrina" and "Versace."