Sleeping At Last is the moniker of Chicago-based singer-songwriter, producer and composer, Ryan O’Neal.

Film & TV:

Sleeping At Last can be heard frequently on popular TV Shows and Films such as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1Grey’s Anatomy, American Idol, The Fault In Our Stars (trailer)Jane The Virgin, So You Think You Can DanceCriminal MindsBones, SupergirlThe Vampire Diaries, The Ellen Degeneres Show and many more. (Click here for complete list)

Sleeping At Last’s cover of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles.)” was featured in Budweiser‘s popular “Lost Dog” Super Bowl XLIX Commercial.

Sleeping At Last's cover of Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love" was featured in the popular Mercedes-Benz TV Commercial "Snow Date."

Sleeping At Last's music has also been featured in adverts for Publix, Panasonic, Snapchat, Securian Financial, Nationwide and more.

Two versions of Sleeping At Last’s song “Turning Page” appear on the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Official Motion Picture Soundtrack, which has exceeded Gold Record status.


Sleeping At Last has collaborated with Van Dyke Parks, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), David Hodges, Aqualung, Jon Foreman (Switchfoot), Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sarah Brightman, Ryan Francesconi (Joanna Newsom), Paul Von Mertens (Brian Wilson, Wilco), Natasha Bedingfield, Alan Moulder, Rita Wilson, Mia Maestro, Chris Mann, Jonas Myrin and more.


Sleeping At Last has performed with Christina Perri, Switchfoot, Alanis Morissette, The Format, Something Corporate, Phantom Planet and many more, and has toured extensively.


Ryan scored the feature documentary film, Many Beautiful Things, which debuted in 2015, along with an official motion picture soundtrack.He also enjoyed the role as composer for the TV show, Kid President: Declaration of Awesome (Soulpancake), executive produced by Rainn Wilson. (Reviews: New York TimesLos Angeles Times)  Ryan scored the short film, The Spring for Charity: Water, which debuted in 2016, along with an official soundtrack. Ryan scored several short films for the Global Citizen Festival in NYC.


In 2016, Sleeping At Last began, The Sleeping At Last Podcast, in which Ryan explains the process and inspiration behind his music, one song at a time. 


Sleeping At Last has released three full-length albums: Ghosts (2003 – Interscope Records), Keep No Score (2006) & Storyboards (2009). 

In 2011, Sleeping At Last began the innovative 36-song project, Yearbook, which consisted of writing, recording, and releasing three new songs every month for one year. Offered in both a subscription format or as individual EPs for sale, Sleeping At Last challenged the traditional model of music releases.

In 2013, Sleeping At Last began the long-form concept project, Atlas, which is an ongoing series of new music (EPs, Singles, etc) to be released over the course of many years. Atlas: Year One (30 songs) was completed in early 2014. Sleeping At Last is currently working on Atlas: Year Two.

In 2014, Sleeping At Last released Covers, Vol. 1, a collection of eight cover songs commissioned by and featured in Grey’s Anatomy on ABC. In 2016, Sleeping At Last released Covers, Vol. 2, a collection of ten cover songs commissioned by and featured in Grey’s Anatomy on ABC and other TV shows and adverts.

in 2016, Sleeping At Last released Christmas Collection, Vol. 1, a 18-song album of Christmas music. 

in 2016, Sleeping At Last launched Astronomy, an ongoing series of mostly instrumental music inspired by upcoming astronomical events.

Sleeping At Last is currently hard at work on Atlas: Year Two25 new songs which explore the themes of human development; senses, emotions and a song for each of the nine unique Enneagram types.