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Ethan Popp

Ethan Popp


Ethan is a Grammy Award nominated music producer and Tony Award nominated orchestrator. With a career spanning over the last twenty years, his work as a music supervisor, arranger, orchestrator and music producer has been seen and heard worldwide.

Since 2013, Ethan has served as the music supervisor, arranger and orchestrator for Broadway’s Motown The Musical, which earned him a 2013 Tony® Award nomination for Best Orchestration (along with co-orchestrator Bryan Crook), and can currently be seen at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre and on a U.S. National Tour. Motown also earned Ethan a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Theater Album (as music producer of the show’s Original Broadway Cast Recording, along with co-producer Frank Filipetti).

He is currently serving as music supervisor, arranger and orchestrator for the 2008 Tony® Award nominated Best Musical, Rock Of Ages (Broadway, Toronto, U.S. Tour, Australia, London), for which he also co-produced the highly acclaimed Original Broadway Cast Recording. Ethan also serves as the music supervisor for the Broadway world premiere and 2016 Tony® Award nominated Best Musical School of Rock and for the Broadway premiere and 2015 Tony® Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Ethan has also served as the music director of the U.S. Tour of Forever Plaid, and as Associate Music Director of the Mexico City production of Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes.

While living in Europe from 2001 through 2005, Ethan conducted the German premiere of MAMMA MIA!, Disney’s Aida, and Queen’s We Will Rock You.

On television, Ethan’s has served as a music producer, arranger and orchestrator on NBC/Universal’s Smash and HBO’s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. Ethan’s upcoming work includes serving as Music Producer, Music Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator for the musical stage adaptation of the 1990’s classic film Clueless, as well as serving as Music Director and Music Production Supervisor for the upcoming 20th Century Fox film, The Greatest Showman on Earth starring Hugh Jackman.