The WFUV Live at Zankel concert series, presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with WFUV 90.7 FM, kicks off its 11th annual series on Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 p.m. with a performance by Tony Award-winning singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik. Sheik, whose musical Spring Awakening is currently running on Broadway, performs songs from his new album Legerdemain and favorites from his theater work.
Duncan Sheik: Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 p.m.
After breaking through in the late ‘90s with his Top 20 single “Barely Breathing,” Duncan Sheik spent much of the subsequent decade focusing on albums that broke with pop music conventions as well as Spring Awakening, the Broadway sensation that won him two Tony Awards and a Grammy Award in 2007, and which returned to the Broadway stage in September.
Sheik’s extensive discography includes Humming (1998), Phantom Moon (2001), Daylight (2002), White Limousine (2006), Brighter / Later (2006), Covers 80s (2011), Covers 80s Remixed (2012), and Legerdemain (2015). His recent theater projects include Because of Winn Dixie, which premiered at the Delaware Theatre Company in spring 2015; American Psycho, which premiered at the Almeida Theatre in the UK in winter 2013 and is set to open on Broadway in March 2016; Arms on Fire, which premiered at the Chester Theater Company in summer 2013; The Nightingale, which premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse in summer 2014; and Alice By Heart, which premiered at London’s National Theatre in summer 2012. Sheik is also the owner and producer of Sneaky Studios, a full service recording studio built in 2011 on 2.5 acres in the Hudson Valley community of Garrison, New York.
The annual series, which celebrates the art of singer/songwriters and highlights the eclectic nature of their music, includes two more concerts this season by Hurray for the Riff Raff on January 29, and The Wood Brothers on March 5. WFUV’s Music Director Rita Houston curates the series with Carnegie Hall and serves as host for the concerts.
About WFUV Live at Zankel
Prior to all WFUV Live at Zankel performances, beginning at 9:00 p.m., concert-goers are invited to enjoy a laid-back pre-concert experience with drinks in the Zankel Hall lounge where they can meet others who share their passion for music. For more information please visit: carnegiehall.org/latenights<ht
The WFUV Live at Zankel series, which began in October 2005 as City Folk® Live at Zankel, is based on WFUV’s pioneering music format which blends adult rock, alternative rock, singer-songwriters, and roots music. Previous artists who have performed as part of the series include Rosanne Cash, Citizen Cope, Cowboy Junkies, Alejandro Escovedo, Richie Havens, Indigo Girls, Nick Lowe, Shelby Lynne, Aimee Mann, Nellie McKay, Joan Osborne, Jane Siberry, and Suzanne Vega, among others.