Ethan Slater (born June 2, 1992) 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.
|Alma mater||Vassar College|
|Occupation||Actor, singer, writer, composer|
Lilly Jay (m. 2018)
Early life and educationEdit
Slater grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, with two older sisters, Sara Slater and Tamara Slater. His mother died when he was 7. His father, Jay Slater, is remarried, and Slater has two step-brothers. His family is Jewish. He attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and Georgetown Day School. He attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
|2016||EVOL: Theory of Love||Ronny Goldstein|
|2018||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Riley Porter||Episode: "Revenge"|
|2018||Murphy Brown||Officer Reynolds||Episode: "Thanksgiving and Taking"|
|2015||Diner||Modell||Delaware Theatre Company||Regional|
|2016||SpongeBob SquarePants||SpongeBob SquarePants||Oriental Theatre|
|2017||Baghdaddy||Jerry Samuel||St. Luke's Theatre||Off-Broadway|
|2017–18||SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical||SpongeBob SquarePants||Palace Theatre||Broadway|
|2019||Camelot||Mordred||Lincoln Center Theater||Off-Broadway |
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2018||Tony Award||Best Actor in a Musical||SpongeBob SquarePants||Nominated|
|Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Actor in a Musical||Won|
|Outer Critics Circle Award||Outstanding Actor in a Musical||Won|
|Theatre World Award||Honoree|
|Broadway.com Audience Awards||Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male)||Won|
|Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical||Won|
- Haun, Harry (December 25, 2017). "Ethan Slater on How He Prepares Each Night to Be 'SpongeBob' on Broadway". Observer. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
- Schleier, Curt (December 24, 2017). "The happy-go-lucky 25-year-old Jewish guy who plays SpongeBob on Broadway". The Times of Israel. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
- Jackson, Dory (April 16, 2018). "Ethan Slater Talks About Playing SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway". Newsweek. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
- Tietjen, Alexa (December 22, 2017). "Ethan Slater Is SpongeBob SquarePants". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
- Deb, Sopan (November 22, 2017). "He Knows Bikini Bottom. Now He Gets to Swim There". The New York Times. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
- Engel, Margaret (April 2, 2018). "Showstopper". Bethesda Magazine. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
- Slater, Ethan (November 22, 2018). "feeling thankful. . . . . #tbt #nationalpark #married #notinthispictho". Instagram. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
- Lefkowitz, Andy (November 19, 2018). "Norbert Leo Butz, Laura Osnes, Ethan Slater, Kelli Barrett & More Join FX Series Fosse/Verdon". Broadway.com. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
- "Mean Girls Leads Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Winners; Ethan Slater, Hailey Kilgore Also Take Top Prizes". Broadway.com. May 17, 2018. Retrieved May 17, 2018.