Photo: Sara Ramirez on Grey's Anatomy
Sara Ramirez—better known as Dr. Callie Torres on TV’s Grey’s Anatomy—soared in a special ‘musical’ episode of the Emmy Award winning ABC drama Thursday night.
Ramirez—an accomplished singer who won a Tony in 2005 for her show-stopping role as the Lady of the Lake in Broadway’s hilarious Spamalot—literally took center stage in the episode titled “Song Beneath the Song.”
The episode prominently featured the very talented Ramirez, but several castmates also sang, including Broadway vet Chandra (Dr. Miranda Bailey) Wilson, Kevin (Dr. Owen Hunt) McKidd, Chyler (Dr. Lexie Grey) Leigh, and Daniel (Nurse Eli) Sunjata.
(‘Grey’s’ leads including Patrick Dempsey, Jesse Williams, and Sandra Oh apparently opted not to belt out a tune).
The episode began with an extremely graphic scene of pregnant Callie near death - and having an out-of-body experience—after a horrifying car accident, shortly after her lover, Arizona Roberts (played by Jessica Chapsaw) proposes.
The episode ends with Callie, who’s premature baby survives an early birth waking up to accept Arizona’s proposal.
While Ramirez is getting good reviews for her performance, overall reviews for the show have been mixed.