NEWS AND UPDATES
Events and things
Third person bio, coming at ya: Ethan is an actor/writer living in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently Ethan starred as SpongeBob in SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway, directed Tina Landau, for which he won Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, TheaterWorld Awards (and others) and earned a Tony Nomination. As a writer, he has a number of pieces in development including the film Write Me In, and the musical Edge of the World. His work has been seen in Washington DC at 1st Stage, The Kennedy Center, the Capital Fringe Festival and Vassar College. Hopefully there is more news to report here pretty soon, too.
On July 11th, I will be performing a night of new music at the JCC - including the release of my new EP entitled "Wanderer" (with Mike Dobson). Get tickets here!
Roof Top Concert / Wanderer EP
(and check back July 11th to hear the EP on Spotify, Amazon, anywhere you get music)
Album Art by Olivia McGiff
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.
TODAYTIX CONCERT AT THE W
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.
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!
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.
Fosse/Verdon (FX) - Joel Grey
Law and Order: SVU (NBC) - Riley Porter
Murphy Brown (CBS) - Officer Reynolds
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