Meet Duncan Sheik

Fine Arts Building Cellar Theatre (Room 55)
Duncan Sheik, the Grammy and Tony Award winning singer/songwriter who composed Spring Awakening, is coming the UGA to see our production! On Friday, April 11, 4:00-5:30 pm in the Cellar Theatre, Duncan Sheik will discuss his work in the theatre, and answer questions about his career. All department faculty and students are invited to attend! ABOUT DUNCAN SHEIK In 1996, Sheik’s self-titled Atlantic Records debut spent 52 weeks on the Billboard 200 and earned him a Grammy nomination for “Best Male Vocal,” RIAA Certified Gold. His hit song “Barely Breathing” gained him a Grammy nomination for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.” His albums include Duncan Sheik (1996), Humming (1998), Phantom Moon (2001), Daylight (2002), White Limousine (2006), Brighter/Later (2007), Whisper House (2009), and Covers 80s (2011), with his next solo album due out in fall 2014. Sheik began to write music for theatre, beginning in 2006 with Spring Awakening at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. Spring Awakening received eight 2007 Tony Awards (including “Best Orchestration,” “Best Original Score,” and “Best Musical”) and a 2008 Grammy Award for “Best Musical Show Album.” Sheik went on to write music for The Nightingale at La Jolla Playhouse, and Nero (Another Golden Rome) at Powerhouse Theater followed by Whisper House at The Old Globe in 2010 and Alice by Heart at The National Theater in London 2012. In 2013, Because of Winn Dixie debuted at the Arkansas Repertory Theater and American Psycho debuted at the Almeida Theatre in London.
  • Friday, April 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm