Historian/Herbert in Spamalot, Original SpongeBob in The SpongeBob Musical

Ethan Slater

Ethan Slater an actor, singer, writer, and composer best known for his Broadway debut as Spongebob in SpongeBob SquarePants, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award® for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and won the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Theatre World and Broadway Beacon Award. Slater was most recently in production on Wicked (Universal, directed by Jon M. Chu), the feature-film adaptation of the record-breaking musical phenomenon, where he will star in the role of Boq. In 2022, Slater participated in Classic Stage Company’s production of Assassins playing the Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald, for which he was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award. He made his television debut on CBS’s “Murphy Brown,” and has also appeared in “Instinct” and “Fosse/Verdon” on FX, among others. Be sure to ask about crafting the perfect “special skills” section of your resume – he never thought his would come quite so in handy – but did it ever!