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My View: No Shortage Of Tony & Grammy Winners in Cafe Carlyle Last Night

My View: No Shortage Of Tony & Grammy Winners in Cafe Carlyle Last Night

Duncan Sheik  the Grammy and Tony Award-winning artist made his Cafe Carlyle debut last night.  Sheik launched his career in 1996 with his Grammy nominated self-titled debut album. Sheik is the composer for the critically acclaimed musical Spring Awakening, which went on to win eight Tony Awards in 2007, including awards for Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score. The album earned Sheik a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.

There wasn’t a shortage of Award Winners in the Cafe Carlyle audience enjoying Duncan’s show.  TV & Stage Actress Tamara Tunie who has a bunch of them for her performances in As The World Turns and Law and Order shared a table with Actress Ellen Dolan who was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress.  Tunie was recently the recipient of A Berkshire Theatre Award (Berkie) for her performance in “American Son” at Barrington Stage Co. Tony Nominated actor Peter Gallagher was joyfully watching his daughter Kathryn Gallagher share some vocals with Duncan Sheik.

Grammy Award Winner Billy Stritch was at a table with Award Winning entertainer Jim Caruso.  The Duo will be in their Sunday home Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle in November & December.

Three timeTony Award Winning producer and Variety Show Host Jamie deRoy brought her guest Sophia Anne Caruso (no relation to Jim) who was in Duncan Sheik’s “The Secret Life of Bees” at Vassar College.

Sheik has released multiple albums, most recently Legerdemain in 2015 and American Psycho: Original London Cast Recording. The latter, with lyrics and music written by Sheik, premiered on Broadway in 2016 after a sold-out London run. He is currently working on several theatre projects including Secret Life of Bees and Because of Winn Dixie. Sheik is also the owner of Sneaky Studios in Garrison, NY.

Duncan Sheik   Cafe Carlyle  October 3-7

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Tamara Tunie, Duncan Sheik, Eda Sorokoff

Jamie deRoy, Peter Gallagher, Kathryn Gallagher

Peter Gallagher & Eda Sorokoff

Sophie Ann Caruso, Duncan Sheik, Jamie deRoy

Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso

Jamie deRoy, Sophia Anne Caruso, Eda Sorokoff, Stephen Sorokoff




Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is thrilled to be the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor. email:

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