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Duncan Sheik

Duncan Scott Sheik was born on November 18, 1969, in Montclair, New Jersey. His mother was single, so he was raised by her and his grandparents in Hilton Head, South Carolina. He has one younger sister. His father lives in New Jersey. Duncan was raised Catholic, but converted to Buddhism later in life. He is a very serious practicing Buddhist and ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Saint Soundtrack
Transamerica Soundtrack
Great Expectations Soundtrack
What a Girl Wants Soundtrack


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  Spring Awakening (music: "Mama Who Bore Me", "Mama Who Bore Me (Reprise)", "All That's Known", "The Bitch of Living", "My Junk", "Touch Me", "The Word Of Your Body", "The Dark I Know Well", "And Then There Were None", "The Mirror-Blue Night", "I Believe", "Don't Do Sadness/Blue Wind", "The Guilty Ones", "Left Behind", "Totally Fucked, "The Word Of Your Body (Reprise)", "Whispering", "Those You've Known", "The Song of Purple Summer") (pre-production)
  Rise (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2018) (music - 1 episode, 2018)
- Opening Night (2018) ... (lyrics: "All You Desire") / (music: "All You Desire")
 2016 XXII Premis Butaca (TV Special) (music: "L'has ben cagat (Totally Fucked)")
 2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jared Leto/John Turturro/Bishop Briggs (2016) ... (writer: "The Guilty Ones" - uncredited)
 2016 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Steve Buscemi/Benjamin Walker/Cast of Broadway's "American Psycho" (2016) ... (writer: "Opening (Morning Routine)" (uncredited), "Selling Out")
 2015 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
 2013 Sing Along (Short) (music: "Mama Who Bore Me")
  Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Bad Friend (2013) ... (performer: "Barely Breathing") / (writer: "Barely Breathing")
 2012 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Break-Up (2012) ... (writer: "Barely Breathing" - uncredited)
 2010/I Harvest (performer: "Laugh Till I Cry", "Come Out", "The Everyday Parade", "The Drifter", "Buildings & Bridges") / (writer: "Laugh Till I Cry", "Come Out", "The Everyday Parade")
 2008 90210 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Wide Awake and Dreaming (2008) ... (writer: "Mamma Who Bore Me" - uncredited)
- The Bubble (2008) ... (writer: "Mamma Who Bore Me" - uncredited)
 2007 Then She Found Me (performer: "For You") / (writer: "For You")
 2007 The 61st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Mama Who Bore Me", "The Bitch of Living", "Totally Fucked")
  Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- The Good Death (2007) ... (performer: "Barely Breathing") / (writer: "Barely Breathing")
 2007 The Cake Eaters (performer: "I Wouldn't Mind") / (writer: "I Wouldn't Mind", "As Shadows Do")
 2006 911 Octopus (Video documentary) (performer: "On a High" - uncredited)
 2005 Transamerica (arranger: "I Am a Pilgrim") / (performer: "I Am a Pilgrim")
 2004 A Home at the End of the World (music: "Something Somewhere", "There's a Home") / (performer: "Something Somewhere", "There's a Home")
 2003 What a Girl Wants (performer: "Half Life") / (writer: "Half Life")
 2002 Birds of Prey (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Premiere (2002) ... (performer: "On a High" - uncredited)
 2002 American Dreams (TV Series) (performer: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 2000 Jeff Buckley: Goodbye and Hello (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "A Body Goes Down") / (writer: "A Body Goes Down")
 2000 Boys and Girls (performer: "Now or Never")
 2000 Friends (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The One That Could Have Been (2000) ... (performer: "View from the Other Side" - uncredited)
 1999 Three to Tango (performer: "That Says It All") / (writer: "That Says It All")
 1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle (performer: "Alibi") / (writer: "Alibi")
 1998 Great Expectations (performer: "Wishful Thinking") / (writer: "Wishful Thinking")
 1997 Fall (performer: "Serena") / (writer: "Serena")
 1997 The Saint (performer: "In The Absence Of Sun") / (writer: "In The Absence Of Sun")
 1996 Party of Five (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Spring Breaks: Part 2 (1996) ... (performer: "Barely Breathing")
- Spring Breaks: Part 1 (1996) ... (performer: "Barely Breathing")
Show Show Composer (12 credits)
Show Show Music department (3 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Actor (8 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (17 credits)

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(October 29 to December 7, 2008) He was composer for the musical, "Spring Awakening," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Steven Sater wrote the book and lyrics. Frank Wedekind wrote the original play. Bill T. Jones was choreographer. Michael Mayer was director. Jared Stein was music director. See more »

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Personal Quote:

When I'm on stage I'm not a big entertainer, and I'm the first one to admit that. For me I don't want to be the entertainer. I'm not there to entertain you; I'm there to hopefully make music that will move you.


He was awarded the 2009 Back Stage Garland Award for Music for "Spring Awakening" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. See more »

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