Ethan Popp

Ethan Popp

music

production supervision arrangements orchestration

Grammy® Nominated Producer

Tony® Nominated Orchestrator

Ethan is currently working on:

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway

    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)
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  • Motown on Broadway

    Nominated for 4 2013 Tony® Awards!
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  • Rock of Ages on Broadway

    Nominated for 5 2009 Tony® Awards!
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Over the last sixteen years Ethan has traveled the world as a producer, music supervisor, arranger, orchestrator, conductor and pianist. He served as associate music director for the Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular (Starring The Radio City Rockettes) in Mexico City as well as music director of U.S. Tour of Forever Plaid before moving to Europe in early 2001. Over the following years in Europe, Ethan conducted and/or music directed Mamma Mia!, Disney’s Aida (for which he later served as music supervisor for the European Tour), QUEEN’s We Will Rock You, and others.

After moving back to New York in late 2005 to assist on the world premiere of Disney’s Tarzan (with music by Phil Collins) and staying with the show throughout it’s New York run, Ethan spent a number of months in Philadelphia serving as music director/pianist for Being Alive, an all-musical revue of the songs of Stephen Sondheim that included arrangements of many of his masterpieces reconceived as R&B, soul, hip-hop, gospel and jazz. The show led to two enormous achievements for him: He became a 2007 Philadelphia Barrymore Award Nominee for Best Music Direction of the show, and was introduced to the show’s beautiful associate costume designer, Vanessa, who later (in late 2009) would become his wife.

Since 2008 Ethan has served as the music supervisor, arranger and orchestrator for 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, served as music producer, arranger, orchestrator and music supervisor for the pilot of NBC’s television series, “Smash” and 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).

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 and Music Coordinator for the Broadway premiere of Hedwig and The Angry Inch.

Member, Local 802 – American Federation of Musicians

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television/film

“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

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

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 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

Glory Days
Broadway Premiere Production
Opened May 6, 2008
Music Director, Conductor, Keyboards

Being Alive
Philadelphia Premiere Production
Opened October 25, 2007
Music Director, Conductor, Keyboards

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

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