Duncan Sheik

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DUNCAN SHEIK In addition to writing the music for Spring Awakening, Grammy nominated singer–songwriter Duncan Sheik is collaborating with Playwright Steven Sater on The Nightingale, a musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic which premiered during the 26th annual O'Neill Music Theater Conference. Sheik has composed original music for the Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night and for The Golden Rooms of Nero, which opened at the Magic Theater in San Francisco earlier this year. His self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records, was an enormous popular and critical success and spent 30 weeks on the Billboard 200. Other albums include Humming, Daylight, Phantom Moon (Nonesuch Records) with lyrics by Steven Sater and his latest, White Limousine (Rounder Records), Duncan’s songs have appeared in many Film Soundtracks including Great Expectations, The Saint, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Three to Tango, What a Girl Wants, Transamerica and Amazing Grace (a documentary about the late Jeff Buckley). Sheik also composed and produced the original score for the feature film A Home at the End of the World, directed by Michael Mayer and starring Colin Farrell and recently finished scoring Mary Stuart Masterson's directorial debut, The Cake Eaters.
 
Awards
Award Production
1 NOMINATED 2014 Drama Desk Awards Nomination, Outstanding Music in a Play A Man's A Man Music
2 WON 2007 Drama Critics' Circle Award, Best Musical Spring Awakening Music
3 NOMINATED 2007 Drama Desk Award Nomination, Outstanding Orchestrations Spring Awakening Music
4 WON 2007 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical 2007 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Musical Spring Awakening Music