Singer/Songwriter Benjamin Scheuer is the creator and performer of the one-man show THE LION, which won the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance when it premiered off-Broadway, where it was called “the best new musical this year” by the Huffington Post, The Stage, and Playbill. In London, THE LION won the 2015 Off-West End Award for Best New Musical. THE LION is on tour in the United States through February 2017.
With photographer Riya Lerner, Scheuer is the creator of the book “Between Two Spaces,” from which 50% of proceeds go to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.
With British animator/director Peter Baynton, Scheuer created animated films for the songs “The Lion,” “Cookie-tin Banjo” and “Weather The Storm.” The films have played at festivals on four continents, and garnered accolades including Public Choice for Best Music Video at the British Animation Award, Best Commissioned Film at the Annecy Film Festival, and Best Music Video at London’s Encounters Film Festival.
Scheuer is the recipient of a Theatre World Award, the Musical Theatre Network Award for Best Lyrics, and the ASCAP Cole Porter Award for Songwriting. He has been a nominee for two Outer Critic Awards, a Lucile Lortel Award, and an additional Drama Desk Award for Best Lyrics. (Lin Manuel Miranda beat him for that one, with Hamilton!)