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Duncan Sheik

 
Birth Place:
Daly City, California, USA
Bio:
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. (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: November 18, 1969 (52)

Birth Place: Daly City, California, USA

Bio:
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. (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[East Haddam, CT (Regional), 2019]
Composer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[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]
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Music
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Photos

(L-R Back Row) Duncan Sheik, Skylar Astin, Jennifer Damiano, Gideon Glick, Robert Hag Photo

(L-R Back Row) Duncan Sheik, Skylar Astin, Jennifer Damiano, Gideon Glick, Robert Hager, Jonathan B. Wright, Lea Michele, Krysta Rodriguez, Lilli Cooper, Phoebe Strole, Producer Dave Sirulnick,Director Michael John Warren, Lauren Pritchard and Steven Sater (L-R Front Row) Gerard Canonico, Brian Charles Johnson, Jonathan Groff, Remy Zaken and John Gallagher Jr.

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04/26/2022
Lauren Pritchard, Steven Sater, Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, Duncan Sheik and John Ga Photo

Lauren Pritchard, Steven Sater, Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, Duncan Sheik and John Gallagher Jr.

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04/26/2022
Jonathan Marc Sherman, Amanda Green & Duncan Sheik Photo

Jonathan Marc Sherman, Amanda Green & Duncan Sheik

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02/05/2020

 

Stage

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
Music
Composer
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Music and Lyrics
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Duncan Sheik Biography

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.

Duncan Sheik Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Music
Duncan Sheik, The Secret Life of Bees
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding New Score Gold Star
Duncan Sheik, The Secret Life of Bees
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Orchestrations Gold Star
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
 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best New Musical Gold Star
Duncan SheikSpring Awakening
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2007 - Best Orchestrations Gold Star
Duncan Sheik , Spring Awakening
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2007 - Best Original Score Gold Star
Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Best Musical Gold Star
Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Orchestrations Gold Star
Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Orchestrations (tie)
Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening

Duncan Sheik News

Duncan Sheik to Release New Album 'CLAPTRAP' Photo Duncan Sheik to Release New Album 'CLAPTRAP'
by Michael Major - May 20, 2022

Duncan Sheik has shared his new single ‚ÄúMaybe‚ÄĚ from the forthcoming AntiFragile Music album Claptrap. Duncan Sheik launched his career as a singer/songwriter with is 1996 self-titled debut album which featured his chart topping hit ‚ÄúBarely Breathing.‚ÄĚ He is also the subject of the HBO Documentary ‚ÄėSpring Awakening: Those You‚Äôve Known.‚Äô

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING  at Garden Theater Photo BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Garden Theater
by Paul Batterson - May 19, 2022

It has been over 130 years since German playwright Frank Wedekind first published SPRING AWAKENING. In 2006, the play was reinvented when Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater turned it into a musical.

BWW Previews: HOUSTON'S SUMMER HEATS UP at Various Theaters around town Photo BWW Previews: HOUSTON'S SUMMER HEATS UP at Various Theaters around town
by Brett Cullum - May 18, 2022

You may know about FROZEN coming to the Hobby Center from Broadway Houston, or the Alley Theatre prepping for a new musical by Duncan Sheik named NOIR… but what are some of the gems out there from smaller companies that offer just as much air conditioning and some of the best acting in Houston? I’ve got you covered with four spotlights if you are interested.

Student Blog: ‚ÄúSong of Purple Summer‚ÄĚ: Finding a New Start Photo Student Blog: ‚ÄúSong of Purple Summer‚ÄĚ: Finding a New Start
by Student Blogger: Max Martinez - May 18, 2022

‚ÄúThe Song of Purple Summer‚ÄĚ, the last song of the show, always felt more like a coda than a conclusion to me. But what does it mean? Is it a flower that only blooms in summer? Or what if spring represents the green and innocent childhood, and the purple summer is an analogy for adulthood?

Student Blog: The Spring Awakening reunion, Was Something I Didn't Knew I Needed Photo Student Blog: The Spring Awakening reunion, Was Something I Didn't Knew I Needed
by Student Blogger: Silvana Flores - May 17, 2022

I could talk for hours and hours about why I think this as a play or a musical should be something that every teenager should watch, listen or read, because nowadays art can save lives.

Photos: Inside Short North Stage's SPRING AWAKENING OPENING NIGHT GALA Photo Photos: Inside Short North Stage's SPRING AWAKENING OPENING NIGHT GALA
by Jerri Shafer - May 16, 2022

Broadway‚Äôs hit angsty rock musical hits the Garden Mainstage in a spectacular new staging by Artistic Director Edward Carignan and New York City Choreographer Trevor Schmidt. Featuring a heart-pounding score by alternative singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik (pop hit ‚ÄúBarely Breathing‚ÄĚ), Spring Awakening is a seductive and intimate look at the challenges of adolescent lovers in strict 19th Century German society. The subject of an upcoming HBO documentary and winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, this landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is still very relevant today. Presented by a thrilling cast of up and coming talent this show will inspire, ignite, and illuminate everyone in the audience. Spring Awakening will perform from May 5th now extended to June 4th at the Short North Stage (https://www.shortnorthstage.org/) Showtimes are 7pm Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and 2pm Sundays. Tickets range From $39 - $54 with student rush tickets available for $20 at the door. Group discounts available. Visit www.cbusarts.com for more information.

Jeremy Jordan Will Perform At Theatre Royal Drury Lane In August Photo Jeremy Jordan Will Perform At Theatre Royal Drury Lane In August
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Broadway star Jeremy Jordan will be performing a solo show live in London at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Monday 29 August 2022.

Student Blog: Spring Awakening Photo Student Blog: Spring Awakening
by Student Blogger: MC Chocolate - May 3, 2022

The play that premiered as 'Spring awakening - A children's tragedy' (Spring awakening - A children's tragedy), was a blow to the society of the early nineteenth century, for openly dealing with issues such as abortion, rape, homosexuality, suicide or child abuse, all of this in the environment of young adolescents who awaken to sexuality, drowned by a hermetic environment that does not help them understand the changes and erotic fantasies that live in their body.

SPRING AWAKENING And More as The Company Theatre Announces Inaugural Season Photo SPRING AWAKENING And More as The Company Theatre Announces Inaugural Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2022

The Company Theatre, Rochester's newest performing arts collaborative, announces their inaugural 2022-2023 season.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of SPRING AWAKENING at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of SPRING AWAKENING at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

This spring Porchlight Music Theatre is presenting the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts.

Duncan Sheik Videos

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Gives Surprise SPRING AWAKENING Performance on THE TONIGHT SHOW VideoVIDEO: Jonathan Groff Gives Surprise SPRING AWAKENING Performance on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Michael Major - Apr 6, 2022

Jonathan Groff sat down with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss the upcoming Spring Awakening: Those You've Known HBO documentary. The interview also features a clip from the new documentary, which is set to premiere on May 3 on HBO. The interview concluded with Groff performing a surprise rendition of 'Totally F*cked' from the hit musical.

VIDEO: John Gallagher Jr. & Gillian Jacobs Play 'Sorry, Bye' VideoVIDEO: John Gallagher Jr. & Gillian Jacobs Play 'Sorry, Bye'
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2020

The stars of the new horror film, Come Play, play the new game, 'Sorry, Bye,' where they have to pick one item out of a grouping to get rid of forever.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE Reunite to Sing 'What I Got' VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE Reunite to Sing 'What I Got'
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2020

The cast of Because of Winn Dixie reunites to perform 'What I Got' over Zoom.

Flashback: 'What Do You Love?' From Atlantic Theater's THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES VideoFlashback: 'What Do You Love?' From Atlantic Theater's THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2020

Atlantic Theater has posted another flashback video. This time, the cast sings 'What Do You Love?' from The Secret Life of Bees!

VIDEO: Molly Gordon, Colton Ryan and the Cast of ALICE BY HEART Sing 'Down the Hole' VideoVIDEO: Molly Gordon, Colton Ryan and the Cast of ALICE BY HEART Sing 'Down the Hole'
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2020

The cast of MCC Theater's ALICE BY HEART has virtually recreated a song from the show! Watch the artists from the musical break out their cameras, travel back to Wonderland and perform 'Down the Hole', together virtually. 

VIDEO: Check Out 59E59 Theaters's WHISPER HOUSE VideoVIDEO: Check Out 59E59 Theaters's WHISPER HOUSE
by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2020

Written by Grammy and Tony winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening, American Psycho) and Tony-nominated and Obie winner Kyle Jarrow (Spongebob Squarepants, The Broadway Musical, The Wildness) and directed by The Civilians' Artistic Director Steve Cosson, Whisper House combines a lush original score with a haunting story of loss, love, and forgiveness.

BWW TV: Watch Jennifer Damiano Sing from BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE VideoBWW TV: Watch Jennifer Damiano Sing from BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 29, 2020

The New Group will soon present Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, a world premiere production arriving as part of The New Group's 25th Anniversary Season.  With Book by Jonathan Marc Sherman, Music by Duncan Sheik, Lyrics by Duncan Sheik and Amanda Green and Musical Staging by Kelly Devine, this production features Jennifer Damiano, Jamie Mohamdein, Ana Nogueira, Joél Pérez, Suzanne Vega and Michael Zegen.  Scott Elliott directs.  Previews began January 16 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Tuesday, February 4.  A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through March 15 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). 

VIDEO: Watch a New TV Spot for UNDERWATER, Starring Kristen Stewart & John Gallagher  VideoVIDEO: Watch a New TV Spot for UNDERWATER, Starring Kristen Stewart & John Gallagher Jr.
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

UNDERWATER is a film that follows a crew of underwater researchers who must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. Directed by William Eubank, UNDERWATER stars Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Vincent Cassel and John Gallagher Jr..

VIDEO: Alex Brightman Sings Drew Gasparini's 'A LIttle Bit' at Feinstein's/54 Below VideoVIDEO: Alex Brightman Sings Drew Gasparini's 'A LIttle Bit' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2019

Feinstein's/54 Below presented a Re-release Party for Drew Gasparini's album I COULD USE A DRINK: THE SONGS OF DREW GASPARINI on Monday, September 9th, 2019.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE at Goodspeed Musicals VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE at Goodspeed Musicals
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed Musicals's Because of Winn Dixie. This touching tale based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo will run through September 1 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. Check out the video!


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?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The Secret Life of Bees , Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Secret Life of Bees , Outstanding Orchestrations (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Secret Life of Bees , Outstanding New Score (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for American Psycho , Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Man's a Man , Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Spring Awakening , Best Orchestrations (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Spring Awakening , Best Original Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Spring Awakening , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Spring Awakening , Best Orchestrations (Tony Awards) for Spring Awakening , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Spring Awakening Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Spring Awakening and Outstanding Orchestrations (tie) (Drama Desk Awards) for Spring Awakening .

What awards has Duncan Sheik won?
Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Secret Life of Bees, Outstanding Orchestrations (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Secret Life of Bees, Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Spring Awakening, Best Orchestrations (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Spring Awakening, Best Original Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Spring Awakening, Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Spring Awakening, Best Orchestrations (Tony Awards) for Spring Awakening Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Spring Awakeningand Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Spring Awakening.