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Duncan Sheik

Birth Place: Daly City, California, USA

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Duncan Sheik is perhaps best known as the Tony and Grammy winning composer behind SPRING AWAKENING. As mentioned, he also wrote the music and lyrics for AMERICAN PSYCHO.

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Duncan Sheik Productions

 
[East Haddam, CT (Regional), 2019]
Composer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Orchestrations
 
[Regional (US), 2018] [Replacement]
Music[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Original Music
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Original Music
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Orchestrations
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Original Music
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Orchestrator

Writing

Composer
Lyricist
Music and Lyrics

Duncan Sheik Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Music

Duncan Sheik, The Secret Life of Bees


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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding New Score

Duncan Sheik, The Secret Life of Bees


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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Orchestrations

Duncan Sheik, The Secret Life of Bees

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding New Score (Broadway or off-Broadway)

Duncan Sheik, American Psycho

Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Music in a Play

Duncan Sheik, A Man's a Man


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Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best New Musical

Duncan SheikSpring Awakening


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BroadwayWorld Awards - 2007 - Best Orchestrations

Duncan Sheik , Spring Awakening


winner
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2007 - Best Original Score

Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening


winner
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Best Musical

Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening


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Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Orchestrations

Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening


winner
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Music

Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening

Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Orchestrations (tie)

Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening

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Get an Advanced Look at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 21st Annual New Works Festival

Hundreds of lovers of new theatre will gather this August for an advance look at tomorrow’s hits at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s 21st Annual New Works Festival.
Video: Watch Rehearsal Footage from SPRING AWAKENING at Fifth Avenue Theatre

Watch rehearsal footage of Totally F*cked and Mama Who Bore Me from Fifth Avenue Theatre's upcoming production of Spring Awakening in the videos here!
SPRING AWAKENING to be Presented at FIM Flint Repertory Theatre

Experience the Tony Award-winning musical SPRING AWAKENING at FIM Flint Repertory Theatre this summer. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.
Peter Friedman, Mary Beth Peil & More to Star in ASSISTED Reading

Peter Friedman, Mary Beth Peil, Barbara Walsh, and Tina Fabrique join the cast of ASSISTED, a new production exploring themes of aging and care. Learn where and when you can see the production and learn how to purchase tickets.
Video: 'Mama Who Bore Me (Reprise)' From SPRING AWAKENING at 5th Avenue Theatre

Take a peek into the rehearsal room of Spring Awakening and watch this clip of 'Mama Who Bore Me (Reprise)' performed by Ciara Alyse Harris, Anabel Chacón, Caitlin Sarwono, Lauren Drake, and Anteia DeLaney. Check out the video here!
SPRING AWAKENING Comes to the 5th Avenue Theatre

The highly anticipated Seattle production of Spring Awakening is set to take the stage at The 5th Avenue Theatre from June 7 to 30, 2024.
Photos: EPIC Players Theatre Presents Neuro-Inclusive Production Of SPRING AWAKENING

EPIC Players Theatre, New York's Premiere Neurodiverse Theater Company, will present a first-of-its-kind neuroinclusive Spring Awakening, from Wednesday, May 9 - Sunday, May 12, 2024, and Wednesday, May 16 - Sunday, May 19, 2024 at ART/ NY’s The Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W. 53rd Street, 2nd floor. See photos from the production.
Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Seacoast Repertory Theatre

What did our critic think of SPRING AWAKENING at Seacoast Repertory Theatre?
Review: Student Spotlight on ALICE BY HEART at The Stage At Burke Junction

I had a unique opportunity last weekend to experience a completely student-run production of a show that has intrigued me since I first heard of it. Alice by Heart is a musical with music by Duncan Sheik and lyrics and book by Steven Sater (with Jessie Nelson), the duo responsible for Spring Awakening. Neely Hebert, who was interviewed by BroadwayWorld about this production earlier this month, produced and directed Alice by Heart as a labor of love for her contemporaries and the local theatre community before she leaves for college this summer.
AMERICAN PSYCHO Comes to Monumental Theatre Company in June

Monumental Theatre Company will stage Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s American Psycho this summer.
Full Cast Announced For Kokandy Productions' ALICE BY HEART At The Chopin Theatre

Discover the full cast for Kokandy Productions' Midwest premiere of ALICE BY HEART, running from July 18 to September 29, 2024, at The Chopin Theatre.
The Kennedy Center & Renée Fleming VOICES to Present John Gallagher Jr. And Band

Renée Fleming VOICES at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present an additional program this season: John Gallagher Jr. and Band. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Photos: The Stars of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Visit The Museum Of Broadway!

Yesterday, The Museum of Broadway welcomed the Outer Critics Circle and Merrily We Roll Along stars Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez to announce the 2024 Awards nominations live from the Museum. Check out photos from their visit!
TheatreWorks Reveals Lineup For 2024-25 Season of World and Regional Premieres, Commissions, and More

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has announced its 54th season—a lineup of works to be presented October 2024 through July 2025. Learn more about the full lineup here!
Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Theatre On The Bay And Pieter Toerien Montecasino Main Theatre

At its core, SPRING AWAKENING is a coming-of-age tale that resonates across generations. The play follows a group of teenagers as they navigate the turbulence of adolescence, longing for knowledge about the mysteries of womanhood, the trauma of abuse and the challenges of societal norms. This production breathes new life into a timeless story of adolescent rebellion, sexual awakening and the search for identity.
Adam Chanler-Berat And Julian Hornik Selected For Rhinebeck Writers Retreat's Triple R Program

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat announced that ASSISTED, by Adam Chanler-Berat and Julian Hornik, was selected for this year’s Triple R program.
Interview: Student Spotlight - Neely Hebert Directs Alice By Heart

The future of theatre is in good hands. Neely Hebert, a senior at Rio Americano, is making a name for herself in the world of entertainment. While her focus is on film, she is also forging a path on the stage. In our first Sacramento Student Spotlight, BroadwayWorld talks to Neely about her new show and her upcoming journey beyond Sacramento.
Tisch New Theatre Will Present ALICE BY HEART This Month

Tisch New Theatre's production of Alice by Heart will take place at Theater for the New City from April 26th - April 28th, 2024. Directed by Juliette Markman, Choreographed by Erin Amstein, Music Direction by Chelsea Melnick, and Produced by Leah Frantz, this adaptation of Alice by Heart asks the question: can we ever truly escape our reality?
Photos: First look at Worthington Community Theatre After Dark Presents SPRING AWAKENING

Join WCT in Germany, 1891 in a world where the grown-ups hold all the cards, and a group of students navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion. Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. This musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is sure to exhilarate audiences!
Jack Wolfe and Richard Southgate Join SPRING AWAKENING Concert

Final casting has been announced and additional tickets have been released for the 15th Anniversary reunion concert of the original West End production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Tony, Olivier and Grammy award-winning musical SPRING AWAKENING, based on the play by Frank Wedekind.  

Duncan Sheik FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Duncan Sheik written?

Duncan Sheik has written 9 shows including Twelfth Night (Music), Songs From An Unmade Bed (Composer), Spring Awakening (Composer), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Composer), A Man's a Man (Composer), American Psycho (Music and Lyrics), Alice By Heart (Composer), Because of Winn Dixie (Composer), Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Composer).

What awards has Duncan Sheik been nominated for?

Duncan Sheik has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout his career. These include Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Secret Life of Bees," Outstanding New Score and Outstanding Orchestrations at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Secret Life of Bees," Outstanding New Score (Broadway or off-Broadway) at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "American Psycho," Outstanding Music in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "A Man's a Man," Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards for "Spring Awakening," Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "Spring Awakening," Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for "Spring Awakening," Best Orchestrations at the Tony Awards for "Spring Awakening," and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for "Spring Awakening." Additionally, he received Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards and a tie for Outstanding Orchestrations at the Drama Desk Awards for "Spring Awakening."

What awards has Duncan Sheik won?

Duncan Sheik has won several awards for his work in Broadway productions. These include Outstanding New Score and Outstanding Orchestrations at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for The Secret Life of Bees. He also won Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards, Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score at the BroadwayWorld Awards, Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, Best Orchestrations at the Tony Awards, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards, and Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards, all for his work on Spring Awakening.

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