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Ethan Slater is an American actor, singer, writer, and composer best known for his role as SpongeBob SquarePants in the musical of the same name, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical category.


Other credits include the World Premiere of SpongeBob in Chicago (BroadwayWorld Chicago Best Actor Award), and "Modell" in Diner at DTC (Dir. Kathleen Marshall); Off-Broadway: Baghdaddy (St. Luke's), PEMDAS (59e59), Claudio Quest (NYMF), What We Know (Teatro Circulo), Independents (FringeNYC); Film: "Lightning Bugs in a Jar" (Cannes 2015), "EVOL"; Web Series: "Redheads Anonymous", "New Mayor of New York". Ethan is a Vassar graduate and member of OYL. More at EthanSlater.com.

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Ethan Slater STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2023
The Historian

Prince Herbert

[Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Off-Broadway Revival, 2021
Lee Harvey Oswald/The Balladeer

[Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
SpongeBob SquarePants

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival at St. Luke's Theater, 2017
Performer

[Chicago]
World Premiere Chicago Production, 2016
SpongeBob SquarePants

[Regional (US)]
Delaware Theatre Company World Premiere Production, 2015
Modell


Ethan Slater Movies

Evol
[ 2016 ] Ronny Goldstein
The Man Behind the Camera
[ 2021 ] Gerald

Ethan Slater Awards and Nominations


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BroadwayWorld Awards - 2018 - Best Leading Actor in a Musical

Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants


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Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants


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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants


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Theatre World Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance

Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants

Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

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Ethan Slater News


Video: Jon M. Chu Shares Mashup of Reactions to WICKED Movie Trailer

Following the release of the first full Wicked trailer in May, director Jon M. Chu has taken to X/Twitter to share a compilation video featuring the numerous trailer reactions that arrived following its debut. Watch the mashup here!
Video: Ariana Grande Recalls Keeping WICKED Casting a Secret

Pop star Ariana Grande appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday to talk about her latest album and her highly anticipated performance as Glinda in the Wicked movie, arriving later this year. Watch the full interview, where she also talks about her initial experience seeing Wicked for the first time and meeting Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel!
Lineup Set for Williamstown Theatre Festival's WTF IS NEXT Featuring Adam Kantor, Britton & The Sting and More

The lineup has been revealed for Williamstown Theatre Festival's “WTF IS NEXT,” Lear more about programming and see how to purchase tickets.
CSC to Present Nick Blaemire and Ethan Slater's EDGE OF THE WORLD in Concert

Classic Stage Company will present a one-night-only concert presentation of Edge of the World, a new musical with a book, music, and lyrics by Nick Blaemire and Tony Award nominee Ethan Slater. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Video: Watch the WICKED Trailer Made Entirely Out of LEGOs

An all new version of the trailer for the forthcoming Wicked movie has been released - and this time it has been made entirely out of LEGOs! 
Kristin Chenoweth Reveals Vocal Tip She Shared with Ariana Grande for WICKED Movie

In a new interview, Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth shared one of her favorite practices for keeping her singing voice healthy- a tip she also shared with Ariana Grande, who plays Glinda in the upcoming Wicked film. She and Grande have known one another for years since Grande attended the original Broadway production of Wicked at age 10.
WICKED Movie to Collaborate on New Products With Funko, Hasbro, & More

It looks like LEGO won't be the only Wicked product that will be available to purchase this fall. It has just been announced that a plethora of Wicked-themed merchandise will hit shelves to coincide with both entries of the highly-anticipated film adaptation. The merchandise spans several categories including apparel, accessories, footwear, home décor, beauty, toys, role play, publishing, collectibles, and more. 
Andy Nyman to Play Governor Thropp in WICKED Movie

Actor Andy Nyman took to social media on Monday to reveal that he will be playing the role of Governor Thropp in the upcoming Wicked movie. In the musical, Thropp is the 'father' of Elphaba and Nessarose and the governor of Munchkinland. He appears in the opening number 'No One Mourns the Wicked,' which serves as a flashback of Elphaba's birth.
Video: LEGO Teases New Sets Inspired by the WICKED Movie

In October, LEGO Group will introduce four sets inspired by the first film that will allow fans to delve deeper into some of the most iconic scenes straight out of Oz and explore core themes, characters, and songs from the upcoming film. On the official LEGO X/Twitter page, the fan-favorite building block toy company teased the new line of products. In the 15-second video, pink, white, and green LEGO pieces spill out the words 'Pink clicks good with green,' with background music playing the song Popular, sung by Glinda in the musical. Watch the teaser here!
Jeremy O. Harris Will Be Creative Director of Williamstown Theatre Festival's Creative Collective

It was announced today Jeremy O. Harris will be the inaugural Creative Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Creative Collective, a new artistic leadership model that will ensure boundary-breaking and diverse programming, create new opportunities for emerging artists, and foster shared ownership of the creative vision for the Festival. 
Photos: Ariana Grande Shares Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Filming of WICKED

Following the released of the latest Wicked movie trailer yesterday, #ArianaGrande shared BTS photos from the filming process, featuring her co-star @CynthiaErivo
WICKED Cast Recording Streams Continue to Increase Ahead of Film Following New Trailer

As we prepare for the highly-anticipated Wicked movie musical, fans are returning to the iconic Original Broadway Cast Recording. The day after the new trailer dropped, over a dozen songs from the album received significant spikes on Spotify in the U.S. Check out how songs like 'Dear Old Shiz' and 'No One Mourns the Wicked' have increased in streams!
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld May 16, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is May 16, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Video: The Cast of WICKED on Broadway Reacts to New Movie Musical Trailer

Earlier today, the movie musical adaptation of Wicked released a new trailer for the film Watch as the Broadway cast of Wicked reacts to the new teaser!
See the Poster and New Promo for WICKED Movie With Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo Ahead of Tomorrow's Trailer

A new poster and promo for part one of the Wicked movie has been released, ahead of the new trailer coming tomorrow. The poster features a new look at Ariana Grande's Glinda and Cynthia Erivo's Elphaba reaching for one another, with Emerald City in the background. Look at the poster here!
A Guide to the WICKED Movie Trailer: Here's What's New

Check out a look at the new Wicked movie musical trailer, showcasing what's new for the film adaptation and what you may have missed on your first watch, including new scenes for the film, what may be expanded, and what we can assume are iconic moments from the stage show brought to the big screen.
Video: Watch Preview of New WICKED Trailer With Jon M. Chu, Ariana Grande & Cynthia Erivo

Watch a preview of new footage and a behind-the-scenes look at the film has been revealed. The video opens with director Jon M. Chu discussing his dream project: 'Whenever anyone asks me, 'What's the one movie you want to do?' If there was one, I'd always say that it'd be Wicked.' Watch the preview now!
New Trailer for the WICKED Movie to Debut Later This Week

New reports suggest that an extended first look at the Wicked film, totaling between three and four minutes, will premiere online later this week. The new footage was first shown to ad buyers at Radio City Music Hall on Monday during NBCUniversal's upfront presentation. The footage in question showcased new visual effects as well as the dynamic between Ariana Grande's Glinda and Cynthia Erivo's Elphaba. It reportedly received a 'warm response' from the audience.
Ariana Grande & Cynthia Erivo Will Host WICKED MOVIE Behind-The-Scenes Special on NBC

NBC will be airing a brand-new behind-the-scenes special, centered on the upcoming film adaptation of Wicked. Headlined by stars Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande, the special will air on November 25, two days before Part One premieres in theaters. In celebration of the generation-defining, cinematic event of the year, international superstars Erivo and Grande will lead an all-star cast in a journey through a dazzling new vision of Oz, created for Universal Pictures’ Wicked.
Jon M. Chu Says Cynthia Erivo 'Blew Us Away' on Set of WICKED Film

In a new interview with Variety, Wicked director Jon M. Chu discussed his first meeting with Cynthia Erivo and their time together on the set of the highly anticipated movie. He highlighted the magic of Erivo's performance in the film, specifically citing the powerful anthem Defying Gravity.

Ethan Slater FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Ethan Slater been in?

Ethan Slater has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Ethan Slater been in?

Ethan Slater has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Ethan Slater been nominated for?

Ethan Slater has been nominated for several awards for his role in "SpongeBob SquarePants" on Broadway. These include Best Leading Actor in a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards, Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance at the Theatre World Awards, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical."

What awards has Ethan Slater won?

Ethan Slater has won several awards for his performance in "SpongeBob SquarePants" on Broadway. These include Best Leading Actor in a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards, Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance at the Theatre World Awards.

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