THE SCREENING ROOM: Looking Back at the Tony-Winning Spring Awakening (Video)

By Playbill Staff
December 10, 2013

Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning rock musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, opened Dec. 10, 2006. Here, Playbill.com looks back at the hit coming-of-age story.



The musical, which starred "Glee" actors Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff, took home eight 2007 Tony Awards, including Best Book (Sater), Best Choreography (Bill T. Jones), Best Direction (Michael Mayer), Best Featured Actor (John Gallagher, Jr.), Best Lighting Design (Kevin Adams), Best Orchestrations (Sheik), Best Score (Sheik and Sater) and Best Musical.

Here are performances from the Broadway company of Spring Awakening, including highlights from the show, various television appearances and New York concert performances.

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The musical's performance at the 2007 Tony Awards:

"The Bitch of Living" music video:

The cast performs "Touch Me" on "The View":

Original cast member Lauren Pitchard singing "Blue Wind":

The cast performs a medley of songs from the musical on "Good Morning America":

Spring Awakening's performance on "The Late Show With David Letterman":

"The Guilty Ones" music video:

Lea Michele and the girls of Spring Awakening perform "Mama Who Bore Me" at the Drama Desk Awards:

The cast performs "My Junk" at Broadway in Bryant Park:

Hunter Parrish, who closed the show, sings "All That's Known" in concert:

The cast sings "Mama Who Bore Me" outside the Eugene O'Neill Theatre during the 20007 Broadway Local One strike:

Jonathan Groff sings "Left Behind" in concert:

Matt Doyle and Emma Hunton sing "Touch Me" in concert:

John Gallagher, Jr. and Pritchard sing "Don't Do Sadness/Blue Wind" at Broadway in Bryant Park:

 Michele sings "Touch Me" in concert:

 Hunton sings "Whispering" on Sirius XM:

Duncan Sheik, the show's Tony Award-winning composer, sings "Mama Who Bore Me":

Skylar Astin and Pritchard sing "Those You've Known" in concert:

The cast sings "Totally F*cked" at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square:

Tony nominee Groff's performance of "Mirror Blue Night":

Michele and Groff perform "Word of Your Body":

Original cast members Jonathan B. Wright and Gideon Glick perform "Word of Your Body (Reprise)":

Spring Awakening cast members perform "The Song of Purple Summer" at Joe's Pub: