Music and Lyrics
Work for the stage includes: Spring Awakening (Broadway / West End); Whisper House (Old Globe Theatre); Nero (Another Golden Rome) (Powerhouse Theater); Caucasian Chalk Circle (Classic Stage Company).
Sheik’s work in development includes an adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice By Heart, for the National Theatre and The Nightingale, both of which he is working on with Spring Awakening co-creator, Steven Sater. As a solo recording artist, Sheik’s self-titled debut on Atlantic Records spent 52 weeks on the Billboard 200 and earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Vocal and was Certified Gold by the RIAA. Sheik’s other albums include Humming, Phantom Moon, Daylight andWhite Limousine. Film Scores include The Cake Eaters, Little Spirit and Harvest.
He was awarded the 2007 Tony Award for Best Orchestration and Best Original Score and 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album for Spring Awakening.