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Ethan Lipton BIO

Ethan Lipton is a playwright, songwriter and singer. Produced plays include TUMACHO, RED-HANDED OTTER, LUTHER, GOODBYE APRIL HELLO MAY, 100 ASPECTS OF THE MOON, and MEAT. His musicals NO PLACE TO GO (Obie award) and THE OUTER SPACE (Lortel nom.) were produced by the Public Theater in Joe’s Pub, and have toured the U.S. and Europe. A 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, Alpert Prize Fellow at MacDowell, alum of the Public’s Emerging Writers Group and Space at Ryder Farm’s Working Farm, a Playwrights Realm Page One Fellow, a Joe’s Pub New York Voices and NYFA grantee, and a Clubbed Thumb associate artist. Plays have been published by Samuel French and Theater. With his band, Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra, he has released four albums and played NYC and beyond, including Celebrate Brooklyn, MASS MoCA, Grand Performances, Theatre de la Ville and All Tomorrow’s Parties. As a performer he appeared in Anne Kauffman's ASSASSINS at City Center and in ERS' original production of GATZ.

Ethan Lipton Photos


Encores! Off-Center Revival, 2017
The Proprietor

New York Premiere at Joe's Pub, 2017



Ethan Lipton Awards and Nominations

The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Solo Show

Ethan Lipton, The Outer Space

Obie Awards - 2012 - Special Citation

Ethan Lipton & His OrchestraNo Place to Go

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Ethan Lipton News

Manhattan Theatre Club Reveals New Sloan Playwrighting Commissions & Evening of Excerpts at the American Museum of Natural History

The latest recipients have been announced for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions for new theatrical works surrounding themes of science, math, and technology.

The Playwrights Realm Extends World Premiere of Emma Horwitz's MARY GETS HERS

The Playwrights Realm will present a one-week extension of the world premiere production of 2021/22 Realm Writing Fellow Emma Horwitz’s Mary Gets Hers.

The Playwrights Realm Unveils 2023-24 Cohort of Writing Fellows and Scratchpad Playwrights

The Playwrights Realm has revealed its 2023-2024 cohort: a dynamic group of storytellers participating in its Writing Fellows program.

Mad Horse Theatre Reveals 38th Season

The 2023 - 2024 season at Mad Horse Theatre Company is filled with lively, provocative, plays. Learn more about the lineup here!

The Orchard Project Arts Festival Comes to Saratoga Springs This Month

The Orchard Project Festival weekend will include work-in-progress showings of new work as well as free workshops, concerts, and conversations that share a joy of storytelling, creativity, and process that The Orchard Project is known for.

New Musicals by Jason Robert Brown, Gavin Creel & More Set for MCC's 2023/24 Season

MCC Theater just announced their 2023-2024 season and we have all the details on their slate of world premiere musicals here!

The Orchard Project Reveals Artists and Companies For 2023 Lab Programs

The Orchard Project announced the artists and companies selected to participate in its 2023 Lab programs.

Initial Casts Set for SUMMERWORKS at Clubbed Thumb - Featuring Three New Plays

Clubbed Thumb has announced initial casting for the 26th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. Learn how to purchase tickets!

PlayCo's LUNCH BUNCH Extended Through Late April

PlayCo has extended Sarah Einspanier’s Lunch Bunch, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad and presented with Clubbed Thumb.

The Playwrights Realm to Present 2023 INK'D Festival of New Plays This Month

The Playwrights Realm will present the 2023 INK’D Festival of New Plays (April 24–27), the annual culmination of their Writing Fellows program.

Complete Programming Set for Clubbed Thumb's 2023 SUMMERWORKS

Clubbed Thumb has announced the complete line-up for the 26th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. SUMMERWORKS will run May 18 – July 1, 2023 at The Wild Project.

Celebrate Women's History Month at Joe's Pub with Shaina Taub, Jackie Hoffman, Carol Lipnik & More

Celebrate the intersectionality of femininity during Women’s History Month in March with Shaina Taub, Annahstasia, Carol Lipnik, Ladama, Emily Scott Robinson, Alisa Amador, Violet Bell, Jackie Hoffman, Generation Women, and more!

Louisa Jacobson, Ugo Chukwu & More to Star in Sarah Einspanier's LUNCH BUNCH at PlayCo & Clubbed Thumb

PlayCo has announced the cast and creative team of Sarah Einspanier’s Lunch Bunch, a playful comedy surrounding a group of public defenders’ occasionally outsized emotional investment in the meals they share, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad and presented with Clubbed Thumb.

MTC's 2023 Ted Snowdon Reading Series to Feature Work by Lloyd Suh, Else Went & More

Manhattan Theatre Clubhas announced the lineup for the 2023 Ted Snowdon Reading Series.

Exclusive: Watch Lindsay Mendez Sing Ryan Scott Oliver's 'Map of Scars'

Starting Friday, February 10 at 8PM, the 2023 Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre ceremony will stream, for free, on the Broadway On Demand SmartTV channel. 

Exclusive: See A Preview of the 2023 Kleban Prize Ceremony, Streaming On Broadway On Demand

Starting Friday, February 10 at 8PM, the 2023 Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre ceremony will stream, for free, on the Broadway On Demand SmartTV channel. 

Photos: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Alex Brightman, Lindsay Mendez, and More Attend the Ceremony For the Kleban Prize

The 2023 Kleban Prize was presented on February 6 at BMI’s New York City headquarters, 7 World Trade Center. The 2023 Kleban Prize winners are most promising musical theater lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver, and most promising musical theater librettist, co-librettist Ethan Lipton. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos here!

Lineup Set for 2023 Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series at The Public Theater

The Public Theater has announced the line-up for the Emerging Writers Group’s Spotlight Series, a collection of invitation-only performances where members of the current cohort present their full-length plays.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Alex Brightman, and More Join Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre Presentation

The Kleban Foundation will present the 33rd annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre on Monday, February 6 at 5PM in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at BMI's New York City headquarters (7 World Trade Center).

2023 Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre Will Be Presented To Ryan Scott Oliver and Ethan Lipton

The Kleban Foundation has announced the recipients of the 33rd annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. The 2023 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Ryan Scott Oliver.


Ethan Lipton has written 2 shows including The Outer Space (Composer/Lyricist), TUMACHO (Playwright).

Ethan Lipton has been nominated for the Outstanding Solo Show award at The Lortels for his work in "The Outer Space". He has also received a Special Citation at the Obie Awards for his performance in "No Place to Go".

Ethan Lipton has won the Special Citation at the Obie Awards for his show "No Place to Go."

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