An American Grammy-and Tony-winning singer-songwriter and composer. Duncan Sheik initially found success as a singer, most notably for his 1996 debut single "Barely Breathing". Years later, he expanded his work to include compositions for motion pictures and the Broadway stage, leading him to involvement in the multiple award-winning musical Spring Awakening.
Working continually with Steven Sater, Sheik wrote the music for the Tony award winning musical "Spring Awakening" over a period of eight years. The musical, which premiered off-Broadway in New York in May 2006, opened on Broadway to much critical acclaim in December 2006. Spring Awakening is based on the controversial German expressionist play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind. Sheik won two Tonys for his work on the musical for Best Orchestration and Best Original Score and the show won the Tony for Best Musical. The original cast recording album, released in December 2006, received the Grammy Award in 2008 for Best Musical Show Album. The guitar Sheik used to compose songs for Spring Awakening is on display at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
In 2009 he released "Whisper House" with singer-keyboardist Holly Brook and in 2012, "Covers Eighties Remixed" with Samantha Ronson, El-P, Gabriel & Dresden and Chico Mann. He is now working in his recording studio in Garrison, NY on a new album of original material which should be out by the time of this show.
Duncan will be accompanied on this tour by keyboardist Jason Hart and drummer Doug Yowell.