Duncan Sheik has experienced clear success in two creative fields.
As a pop singer and songwriter, he scored a top 20 hit in 1996 with “Barely Breathing,” a Grammy-nominated kiss-off that continues to resonate thanks to recent placements in youth-attuned TV series like “Glee” and “Girls.”
And as a composer of theater music, he won a Tony Award for his score for “Spring Awakening,” the 2006 smash about teenage sexual discovery that’s coming back to Broadway this fall just months before the debut of another of his shows, “American Psycho.”
Yet it wasn’t trophies or sales figures that Sheik, 45, pointed to the other day when describing the “nice thing about being in my position.” In fact, he wasn’t pointing to his success at all.
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