Spring Awakening


Eugene O’Neill Theatre
First Preview: Nov 16, 2006
Opening Date: Dec 10, 2006
Closing Date: Jan 18, 2009


Spring Awakening is the story of kids trying to break loose and adults trying to hold on; it’s the story of young people everywhere. This coming of age tale is primarily seen through the eyes of three teenagers: the handsome rebel, the innocent woman-child, and the misunderstood loner.



Cast & Creative Team

Steven Sater(Book)
Duncan Sheik(Music)
Christine Jones(Scenic Design)
Michael Mayer(Director)


Skylar Astin (George)
Gerard Canonico (Ensemble)
Lilli Cooper (Martha)
Jennifer Damiano (Ensemble)
Christine Estabrook (The Adult Women)
John Gallagher Jr. (Moritz)
Gideon Glick (Ernst)
Jonathan Groff (Melchior)
Robert Hager (Ensemble)
Brian Charles Johnson (Otto)
Lea Michele (Wendla)
Lauren Pritchard (Ilse)
Krysta Rodriguez (Ensemble)
Stephen Spinella (The Adult Men)
Phoebe Strole (Anna)
Jonathan B. Wright (Hanschen)
Remy Zaken (Thea)

Awards & Nominations


DRAMA DESK AWARDS
Michael Mayer, Outstanding Director of a Musical
Steven Sater, Outstanding Lyrics
Duncan Sheik, Outstanding Music
Duncan Sheik, Outstanding Musical

DRAMA LEAGUE
Distinguished Production of a Musical
Outstanding New Broadway Musical

NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS’ CIRCLE
Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater,, Best Musical

OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE
Michael Mayer, Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Outstanding New Score

TONY AWARDS
Steven Sater, Book of a Musical
Bill T. Jones, Choreography
Michael Mayer, Best Direction of a Musical
John Gallagher, Jr., Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Kevin Ddams, Best Lighting
Duncan Sheik, Best Orchestration
Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater,Bbest Original Score