Ethan Popp

Ethan Popp

music

production supervision arrangements orchestration

Grammy® Nominated Producer

Tony® Nominated Orchestrator

Ethan is currently working on:

  • Tina

    Performances begin February 20th, 2020 - Opera House, Manchester, UK
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  • Tina

    Now playing @ The Aldwych Theatre, London, UK
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    Now playing @ The Stage Operettenhaus, Hamburg, Germany
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    Coming to Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Fall 2019.
    First Preview October 12th, 2019, Opening Night November 7th, 2019
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  • The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman, Starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Zendaya and more!
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  • Motown on Broadway

    Nominated for 4 2013 Tony® Awards!
    Nominated for the 2014 Grammy® Award for Best Original Cast Recording!
    Now playing a sold-out UK Tour.
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  • Rock of Ages on Broadway

    Nominated for 5 2009 Tony® Awards!
    10th Anniversary Production now returning Off-Broadway starting June 19th!
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With a career spanning more than two decades, Grammy® Award and Tony® Award Nominee Ethan Popp has served as the music supervisor, arranger and orchestrator for the hit musical Rock of Ages (Off-Broadway, Broadway, U.S. Tour, Toronto, Australia and London productions) for which he also produced the highly acclaimed Original Broadway Cast Recording. He served as the original music producer, arranger, orchestrator and music supervisor for NBC’s musical television series, “Smash” and in became a 2013 Tony® Award Nominee for Best Orchestrations for his work on Broadway’s Motown The Musical (for which he also serves as the show’s music supervisor and arranger). In the summer of 2013 he had the incredible opportunity, with Motown co-orchestrator Bryan Crook, to reconceive some of the show’s arrangements for The National Symphony Orchestra for “A Capitol Fourth” (PBS). Motown also garnished Ethan a 2014 Grammy® Award Nomination for Best Musical Theater Album (as producer of the Original Broadway Cast Recording, along with co-producer Frank Filipetti). The show is now playing a sold-out U.S. National Tour and at London’s Shaftesbury Theater.

In 2014 Ethan became the Music Supervisor and Music Coordinator for the Broadway premiere of Hedwig and The Angry Inch, which earned four Tony® Awards including the 2014 Tony® Award for Best Musical Revival, 2014 Tony® Award for Best Actor in a Musical (Neil Patrick Harris), and the 2014 Tony® Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Lena Hall).

In 2015 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock on Broadway to rave reviews and sold-out houses, and the production has already announced future companies in London’s West End (Autumn 2016), a U.S. Tour (2017) and Australia (2019).

In 2016 Ethan served as Music Director and Music Production Supervisor for the upcoming 20th Century Fox feature film, “The Greatest Showman” starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michele Williams, Zendaya and more. The film was released on Christmas, 2017, and the soundtrack broke numerous records around the world and won a 2018 Grammy® Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, as well as a Golden Globe® Award for Best Original Song for “This Is Me."

In 2017 he served as Vocal Coach and Piano Coach to Rami Malek for his Oscar® Award winning portrayal of legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the 20th Century Fox hit film “Bohemian Rhapsody."

Ethan currently serves as orchestrator for the hit Tina Turner bio-musical, Tina The Musical, which opened in London’s West End in April 2018. The production currently also runs in Hamburg, Germany, and will open on Broadway in November of 2020.

The upcoming stage adaptation of Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis’ hit 1980’s classic film “Back To The Future” will feature orchestrations by Ethan. The show’s world premiere will open in March of 2020 at the Opera House in Manchester, UK.

With multiple projects in development in the recording studio as well as for television, film and theater, Ethan is also currently serving as Music Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator for the upcoming stage adaptation of the 90’s hit film “Mrs. Doubtfire” with legendary stage director Jerry Zaks.

Member, Local 802 – American Federation of Musicians

Full Resume Available Upon Request.

television/film

“Bohemian Rhapsody” - 20th Century Fox
Vocal Coach/Piano Coach to Rami Malek

“The Greatest Showman” - 20th Century Fox
Music Director, Music Production Supervisor

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” - HBO
Season 2: Episode 46 “D.C. Statehood”
Music Director, Arranger, Pianist

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” - HBO
Season 2: Episode 48 “Televangelists”
Music Director, Composer, Arranger

“Smash” (Pilot) - NBC/Universal
Music Producer, Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator

“The 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” - NBC
Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator
Performance with Motown The Musical

“The 2013 Tony® Awards” - CBS
Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator
Performance with Motown The Musical

“The 2011 Primetime Emmy® Awards” - FOX
Conductor, Opening Number
“T.V. Is a Vast Wonderland” (with Jane Lynch)

“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” - NBC
Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator, Keyboards Performance with Rock of Ages

“The 2009 Tony® Awards” - CBS
Producer, Arranger, Engineer
Opening Medley with POISON & the cast of Rock of Ages
Music Producer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Keyboards
Performance with Rock of Ages

“Late Night with Conan O’Brien” - NBC
Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator, Keyboards
Performance with Rock of Ages

“Allianz Arena Opening Spectacular” - ZDF
Music Producer, Engineer, Keyboards
Performance with We Will Rock You

“Wetten, Dass…?” - ZDF
Music Director, Keyboards
Performance with QUEEN and the cast of We Will Rock You

recordings

Tina The Tina Turner Musical (Original London Cast Recording)
Ghostlight Records
Orchestrator

Motown The Musical (OBC Recording)
Motown Records/Universal
Music Producer, Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator
2014 Grammy® Award Nomination, Best Musical Theater Album

Rock of Ages (OBC Recording)
New Line Records/Sony Music
Music Producer, Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator

Disney’s Tarzan (OBC Recording)
Walt Disney
Associate Conductor, Keyboards

We Will Rock You (Orig. German Cast Recording)
EMI Records
Music Director, Conductor, Keyboards, Production Consultant

We Will Rock You – Around The World EP
Apple iTunes Release
Music Director, Conductor, Keyboards (with QUEEN)

Disney’s Aida (Orig. German Cast Recording)
Ariola/Sony BMG
Associate Music Director

theater

Back To The Future The Musical
World Premiere Production
Opening February 20, 2020
Orchestrator
www.backtothefuturemusical.com

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Broadway Premiere
Opening November 7, 2020
Orchestrator
www.tinaonbroadway.com

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
World Premiere Production
The Aldwych Theatre, London, UK
Opened March 8, 2018
Orchestrator
www.tinathemusical.com

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
U.S. National Tour
Opened October 5, 2016
Music Supervisor, Music Coordinator
2014 Tony® Award: Best Revival of a Musical
www.hedwigonbroadway.com

Motown The Musical
London West End Premiere
Opening March 8, 2016
Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator
www.motownthemusical.co.uk

School of Rock
Broadway Premiere Production
Opened December 6, 2015
Music Supervisor
www.schoolofrockthemusical.com

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Broadway Premiere Production
Opened April 22, 2014
Music Supervisor
2014 Tony® Award: Best Revival of a Musical
2014 Tony® Award: Best Actor in a Musical (Neil Patrick Harris)
2014 Tony® Award: Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Lena Hall)
www.hedwigonbroadway.com

Motown The Musical
Broadway National Tour
Opened May 8, 2014
Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator
www.motownthemusical.com

Motown The Musical
Broadway World Premiere Production
Opened April 14, 2013
Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator
2013 Tony® Award Nomination, Best Orchestrations
2014 Grammy® Award Nomination, Best Musical Theater Album
www.motownthemusical.com

Rock of Ages
Broadway Premiere Production
Opened April 7, 2009
Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator
2009 Tony® Award Nomination, Best Musical
www.rockofagesmusical.com

Disney’s Tarzan
Broadway Premiere Production
Opened May 10, 2006
Associate Conductor, Keyboards

Disney’s Aida
European Tour
Opened November 22, 2005
Supervising Music Director, Sound Design Consultant

We Will Rock You
German Premiere Production
Opened December 12, 2004
Music Director, Conductor, Keyboards

Disney’s Aida
German Premiere
Opened October 5, 2003
Associate Conductor, Keyboards

Mamma Mia!
German Premiere
Opened November 3, 2002
Assistant Conductor, Keyboards

Representation

Mark D. Sendroff, Esq.
Sendroff & Baruch, LLP
1500 Broadway, Suite 2201
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212.840.6400

Direct

[email protected]

PoppCulture, Inc.
4017 22nd Street, Unit 4
Long Island City, NY 11101

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