American Psycho


American Psycho

Full-Length Musical, Dark Comedy  /  8w, 8m

Book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Music and Lyrics by Duncan Sheik

Based on the Novel by Bret Easton Ellis

A sexy and psychopathic new musical, based on the best-selling novel by Bret Easton Ellis and set in the epicenter of excess.

Image: 2016 Broadway Production (Jeremy Daniel)

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    8w, 8m
  • Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
  • Nominee! Two 2016 Tony Awards
    Winner! Three 2016 Drama Desk Awards
    Nominated! Two 2016 Drama League Awards
    Winner! Two 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards
American Psycho


American Psycho is a ruthless and daring new musical from Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale, The Muckle Man, The Picture of Dorian Gray). Based on the electrifying novel by Bret Easton Ellis, the musical tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a young and handsome Wall Street banker with impeccable taste and unquenchable desires. Patrick and his elite group of friends spend their days in chic restaurants, exclusive clubs and designer labels. But at night, Patrick takes part in a darker indulgence, and his mask of sanity is starting to slip…
American Psycho premiered at the Almeida Theatre in London in December 2013 and ran until February 1st 2014. The show opened on Broadway on April 21, 2016 and closed on June 05, 2016 after 27 previews and 54 regular performances.
Cast Attributes
SVETLANA, a Russian Dry Cleaner
JEAN, Patrick’s secretary
TIMOTHY PRICE, Patrick’s best friend
CRAIG McDERMOTT, co-worker, one of the foursome
DAVID VAN PATTEN, co-worker, one of the foursome
LUIS CARRUTHERS, co-worker, dating Courtney
EVELYN WILLIAMS, Patrick’s girlfriend
SEAN, Patrick’s brother
MRS. BATEMAN, Patrick’s mother
VANDEN, club kid who sings at Tunnel

CHRISTINE, a prostitute
SABRINA, another prostitute
LLOYD, Patrick’s doorman
TOM CRUISE, the actor
VICTORIA, one of Patrick’s neighbors
MRS. WOLFE, a real estate agent
ENSEMBLE, Male Wall Street-types and Female Hardbodies
  • Time Period 1980s
  • Setting New York City, 1989
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • Alcohol
    • Drugs
    • Intense Adult Themes
    • Strong Language
    • Mild Adult Themes
    • Nudity/Partial Nudity


“So smooth, so rich, so ruthless. A carnal carnival of song and dance.” – The New York Times

American Psycho slays onstage! Wonderful! Graphic sex acts, torturing, stabbing, slashing, axe-wielding, snorting coke off toilets and a marvelous score.” – The Associated Press, Read More

“Sheik's super-smart original songs match up with the show's emphasis on the superficial, materialistic pursuits of the era.” – Variety, Read More

“So smooth, so rich, so ruthless. A carnal carnival of song and dance.” – The New York Times


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  • Look Inside American Psycho on Broadway youtube thumbnail

    Look Inside American Psycho on Broadway

  • Selling Out feat. Benjamin Walker youtube thumbnail

    Selling Out feat. Benjamin Walker

  • Helene Yorke and Company Sing 'You Are What You Wear'  youtube thumbnail

    Helene Yorke and Company Sing 'You Are What You Wear'

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    Duncan Sheik On "American Psycho: The Musical"


Music Samples

  • Musical Style Pop/Rock
  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra Size Small/Combo
  • Chorus Size Medium

Licensing & Materials

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
    Performance rights for this show are currently heavily restricted in the UK and Ireland. Please submit a licence request to determine availability

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American Psycho is a unique property that requires some specialty skills from your music director.

American Psycho has electronica tracks that were run through Ableton during the run on Broadway. When you license this title from us you can either opt to use the Ableton files as originally intended or purchase performance tracks from Right on Cue Services for an additional fee. 
If you opt to use the electronica you will receive the Ableton files and a Piano-Conductor score. Your music director will play the “DJ” track as well as any live keyboard required for the show. They will use Ableton to cue the electronica and seamlessly transition in and out of vamps. 

Please reach out to your licensing representative if you need any further clarification regarding these options.

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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. His plays include: Doctor Cerberus (South Coast Rep, LA Theatre Works), The Picture of Dorian Grey (Roundhouse Theatre), King of Shadows (The Working Theatre), Good Boys and True (Steppenwolf, 2econd Stage Thea ...
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Duncan Sheik

Duncan Sheik's theatre credits include Spring Awakening (2006), Tony Awards for Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score, 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album; Because of Winn Dixie (Delaware Theatre Company, Dec. 2013); Whisper House (Old Globe, 2011); Alice by H ...
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