Monday, June 04, 2018

'SpongeBob Musical' Tony Nominee Ethan Slater to Be Honored at Broadway Beacon Awards

The non-profit educational organization Inside Broadway will honor Tony Award-nominated SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical star Ethan Slater at its annual Broadway Beacon Awards Gala, set to take place June 25 at the JW Marriott Essex House!

Each year the Broadway Beacon Awards are presented to individuals who advocate for live theatre and the positive impact it has on young people—not only as audience members, but as participants in arts education programs in New York City’s public schools.

Tony nominee for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Ethan Slater is currently making his Broadway debut in the World Premiere of SpongeBob SquarePants the Musical. For this performance he has also received: 2018 Outer Critics Circle Award, 2018 Theatre World Award, 2018 Drama Desk Awards, Awards for Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical and Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male). Other credits: Diner (DTC, dir. Kathleen Marshall); Off Broadway: Baghdaddy (St. Luke's), PEMDAS (59E59), Claudio-Quest (NYMF); film: Lightning Bugs in a Jar (Cannes 2015), EVOL; web series: Redheads Anonymous, New Mayor of New York. Vassar graduate and member of OYL.

Honored alongside Slater will be The Band’s Visit lead producer Orin Wolf, Kenneth G. Alberstadt and Alexandra Kambouris Alberstadt.

The gala evening will feature a performance from the Broadway cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, as well as students from P.S. 97 in Brooklyn, who participate in Inside Broadway’s educational programs. Baruch Shemtov will host the evening.

Inside Broadway, established by Michael Presser in 1982 in cooperation with The Shubert Organization, today reaches over 70,000 New York City students in over 100 public schools each year. Their programs include an annual Equity musical production that tours to schools as well as a wide range of educational programs that allow participants to interact with professionals in the field and experience theatre hands-on in the classroom. For more information on Inside Broadway, please visit Programs of Inside Broadway are funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council, New York City Department of Education, and numerous foundations and individuals. The non-profit organization brings Broadway to young audiences through a student ticket program, Broadway show study guides, educational videos about the behind-the-scenes operations at a Broadway theatre and 50-minute versions of classic Broadway musicals. Visit

Congrats Ethan! :)

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical is now playing at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at West 47th Street). For full information, reviews and tickets, visit

SpongeBob SquarePants - The New Musical Original Cast Recording is available to purchase today at

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More Nick: 'SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical' Nominated For 12 Awards In The 72nd Annual Tony Awards!

Sources: Playbill, Broadway World.
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