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Gonna write this in third person. Ethan is an actor and a writer. He recently starred as SpongeBob in The SpongeBob Musical on Broadway (and now on Paramount Plus!), for which he won Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, TheaterWorld Awards (and more) and earned a Tony Nomination. Starting in November, he will be seen in Assassins at CSC as The Balladeer and Lee Harvey Oswald. (You can also see him on TV in things like Fosse/Verdon, Murphy Brown, Law and Order: SVU and more. It's all on  As a writer, he has a number of things in development including the musical Edge of the World written with Nick Blaemire (the concept album starring Norbert Leo Butz, Lilli Cooper and Ethan is available wherever you listen to music), the upcoming films the Interveners (with Nadja Leonhard-Hooper), Silent Mode (with Marshall Pailet), and more. You can check out more of his music on Spotify or wherever you listen. Thanks for visiting! Feel free to look around!




The concept album written by Ethan Slater and Nick Blaemire, starring Norbert Leo Butz, Lilli Cooper and Ethan Slater - anywhere you listen to music!

Edge of the World

Or go to to listen to the album and learn about the amazing team that put it together all across the continent. From Aaron Ankrum producing in Minneapolis to Mike Dobson recording in Brooklyn, Marco Paguia on the keys in NYC, just to name a few. 



I'm releasing the first single from my musical film "Write Me In" on 2/5/2019! It's called "Richmond Rewrites." Check it out on Spotify, iTunes, etc or by clicking the link below

"Write Me In" is a film with music following two brothers, both writers. Seth is a singer-songwriter whose career has stalled; Luke, an aspiring novelist who, since his cancer diagnosis five years ago, has only had the energy to write in his therapeutic journal. When Seth's writer's block hits it's fifth year, he ends up using the words out of Luke's journal as lyrics to write his new album. At it's core "Write Me In" is about the appropriation of someone else’s story for personal and professional gain. "Richmond Rewrites" is one of the first moments where Luke's lived experience becomes Seth's music.

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January 12 at 7pm

TodayTix presents a concert of my music on January 12 at the W Hotel. Featuring friends Nick Blaemire, Lilli Cooper and Mike Dobson. Most of the music will be from Edge of the World, a musical about growing up in rural isolated Alaska and using imagination to cope with loneliness. Tickets are currently sold out online, but look out for more.



Coming 2019

Created with Allan K Washington, and produced by Vasthy Mompoint, Roasted is a new project about one man's day at work at a coffee shop in gentrifying Brooklyn. I directed this short, and we are now in post-production. Excited to share in 2019!

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May 2012 - September 2018

After 6 years of development and an amazing broadway run, SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway has come to an end. I learned more from this project than anything else in my life. It helped me cultivate my deep love for physical comedy, my appreciation for approaching any project with passion and creativity, and introduced me to life long friends and collaborators. I cannot thank everyone involved, from producers to crew to fans, enough. SpongeBob forever.

Music director, conductor, magician._📷_




SpongeBob: Live Onstage (Nick / Paramount+)     -       Spongebob

Fosse/Verdon (FX)                                                       -       Joel Grey
Law and Order: SVU (NBC)                                         -       Riley Porter
Murphy Brown (CBS)                                                    -       Officer Reynolds

Instinct (CBS).                                                                 -       Noah


Kurt.    (upcoming)           -    dir. Michael Perrone 

Lightning Bugs in a Jar  -    dir. Sara Wolkowitz and Ian Simpson
Evol                                   -    dir. Michael Perrone
Newsworthy                    -    dir. Jeremy Robbins


SpongeBob SquarePants                  -                  SpongeBob SquarePants     -         dir. Tina Landau

Who's Your Baghdaddy....                  -                 Jerry                                          -         dir. Marshall Pailet

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally  -                 Red                                           -         OYL Theater Co. 

Diner                                                      -                 Modell                                      -         dir. Kathleen Marshall

...and more.


Ethan is represented by A3 Artists Agency (646) 486-4600 

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