FTT Presents: Duncan Sheik and Spring Awakening

Author: Patrick Johnson

Grammy and Tony award winner Duncan Sheik, the composer of Broadway musicals Spring Awakening and American Psycho, will visit Notre Dame on Thursday, April 5th. Notre Dame’s Film, Television, and Theatre Department will present a Conversation with Duncan Sheik. Tickets are free of charge but must be reserved in advance.

Though most famous as a Broadway composer, Sheik also is known for his singing and songwriting. Winning a Grammy in 1996 for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his single, “Barely Breathing,” Sheik is a talented and versatile musician. He continues to work as a composer for both stage and screen, currently adapting the Spring Awakening soundtrack for film. This event gives musical lovers a rare opportunity to hear from and converse with a successful member of the theatre industry. 

The event will be held Thursday, April 5th at 5:00 PM at the Patricia George Decio Theatre in DPAC. You can reserve tickets by visiting performingarts.nd.edu or by calling 574-631-2800.


Notre Dame’s Film, Television, and Theatre Department will be presenting Spring Awakening later this month. Sheik’s most recognized work is described as a “musical explosion of adolescent angst and repressed sexuality.” Based on the German play of the same name, the storyline follows teenage boarding school students as they begin to explore the limits of their sexualities. 

The First Year of Studies will be giving away tickets to students interested in viewing the April 18th performance of Spring Awakening

The performances are on Wednesday, April 18 - Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, April 21 & Sunday, April 22 at 2:30 pm in the Patricia George Decio Theatre in DPAC.