‘American Psycho’ Duncan Sheik Talks Evolution from “Barely Breathing” to Tony Winner

By James Knight on Mar 19, 2016 08:37 AM EDT

Duncan Sheik is known to many for his 90’s hits like “Barely Breathing.” However, ask any theater geek about Duncan Sheik and you can expect to have the entire soundtrack to Spring Awakening performed for you acapella. Pretty soon fans are going to have an all new soundtrack to sing for you. Sheik wrote the music for American Psycho the Musical about to open on Broadway and the Original London Cast recording is getting ready to be released alongside the Broadway debut. Recently, Sheik spoke to up about the evolution from alt indie rocker to Tony winning, Broadway fav.

Recently, Duncan Sheik spoke to Entertainment Weekly about how his music has evolved over the decades:

“I wrote Spring Awakening between 1999 and 2006, and during that time I was still making what you would call kind of mostly organic, alternative indie rock albums with some string arrangement and different kinds of orchestrations, but mostly acoustic and organic orchestrations with some synthesizers here and there. And basically starting in 2009, I started to kind of get interested in using more technology in my music making process and I made this album of 80’s covers, and then I did a remix album of the 80’s covers.”

Those 80’s cover definitely helped Sheik prepare for American Psycho.

Previews for American Psycho begin on March 24, 2016 with the Original London Cast recording being released on March 25.

American Psycho officially opens on April 21, 2016.

American Psycho the Musical is Directed by Rupert Goold and will be performed at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre located at 236 West 45th Street. Tickets are on sale now at

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