Benjamin Scheuer

Benjamin Scheuer is an American songwriter, performer, and playwright.

He wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed one-man musical THE LION, which toured the US and Europe from 2014-2017. THE LION won the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance and the 2015 Off-West End Award for Best New Musical in London.

Scheuer released his album “Songs from THE LION” in 2016 (Warner/ADA.)    In collaboration with director Peter Baynton, Scheuer created animated videos for his songs “Cure,” “The Lion,” “Cookie-tin Banjo,” and “Weather The Storm.” These videos garnered two consecutive Public Choice Awards for Best Music Video at the British Animation Awards, Best Commissioned Film at the Annecy Film Festival, and Best Music Video at London’s Encounters Film Festival.

Scheuer wrote the song and children’s book “Hibernate With Me,” illustrated by his wife, Jemima Williams. Their next book for kids, “Hundred Feet Tall,” will be published in 2020.

Scheuer is a survivor of Hodgkins Lymphoma. With photographer Riya Lerner, he created the photography-book “Between Two Spaces,” from which 50% of proceeds benefit the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. 

Scheuer is working on new album, and writing a new musical. He lives in New York City.


Book and Title Track OUT NOW!

Benjamin wrote the song “Hibernate With Me” for his wife, illustrator Jemima Williams. Together, Jemima and Benjamin turned the song’s words into a children’s book, with pictures drawn by Jemima. Hibernate With Me follows Big Bear and Small Bear through the seasons, and shares a story of love - steadfast, gentle, and strong. Published by Simon and Schuster Kids, the book is a gentle reminder that no matter how sad, small, or scared you feel, you are always worthy of love, and that brighter days are always ahead. The book and title track are both out now. 


On Sale NOW!

Hello Jemima/Silent Giants Limited Edition 7” Vinyl

Limited-edition 7-inch vinyl, featuring two new songs written by Benjamin and performed with his band. Both songs are produced by Geoff Kraly, of the band paris_monster. 

Side A: “Hello Jemima,” a song about meeting and falling in love with British artist Jemima Williams (who designed all the artwork for this limited-edition vinyl.)

Side B: “Silent Giants” finds Benjamin and Jemima beneath the redwood trees in California.

A code to download digital versions of both songs comes with each limited-edition vinyl.




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