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#SummerofFUV Music Guide

Duncan Sheik and the cast of "Spring Awakening" - Words and Music- 2007

Duncan Sheik (photo b WFUV staff)

Duncan Sheik (photo by WFUV staff)


Ten years after Duncan Sheik burst on the scene with his debut album (which included the Grammy-nominated song, "Barely Breathing"), he earned Tony and Grammy awards for his work on the Broadway musical, "Spring Awakening," Soon after it opened, Duncan brought the four, then-unknown leads (Jonathan Grof, Lea Michele, John Gallagher, Jr., and Laura Pritchard) to WFUV for a studio session. They talked about its long journey to becoming a hit and performed several songs, accompanied by piano and cello. It remains one of my all-time favorite sessions!