At the event, Sheik will also discuss the musical experiences that have shaped his life.
In addition to Spring Awakening, Sheik has written and performed several rock albums and the Grammy-nominated single "Barely Breathing." He composed the score for the film "A Home at the End of the World," which was produced by Spring Awakening producer Tom Hulce. Sheik's songs have also been heard on various soundtracks, including "Transamerica," "What a Girl Wants," "Great Expectations," "Three to Tango" and "Teaching Mrs. Tingle." He composed original music for the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night and for The Golden Rooms of Nero at the Magic Theater in San Francisco.
Another of Sheik's upcoming projects is his next collaboration with Steven Sater — Spring Awakening's book writer and lyricist — on The Nightingale, a musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic, which will premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in the fall of 2007.
As previously announced, Sheik will also perform in New York City May 15. Metropolitan Talent presents the one-night gig, which will play the Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (located at 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West) at 8 PM.
The McCarter concert is presented in association with the Princeton Triangle Club. For more information visit www.mccarter.org. *
Spring Awakening opened at Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre Dec. 10 after previews beginning Nov. 16. It transferred from its world premiere at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company, where it opened June 15.
The musical, directed by Michael Mayer with choreography by Bill T. Jones, is based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play, which was scandalous in its day for addressing sex, violence and suicide.