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Benjamin Scheuer

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

Scheuer 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.

Scheuer’s album “Songs from THE LION” debuted in the Billboard top-10. In collaboration with animator 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, the award for Best Commissioned Film at the Annecy Film Festival, and Best Music Video at London’s Encounters Film Festival.

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


Benjamin’s guitar playing is like his song writing; fluid, accomplished, rich in melody and breathtaking in technique
— Mary Chapin Carpenter
Mr. Scheuer gets to the heart of the matter.
— The New York Times
Scheuer plays the guitar like it’s an extension of himself…spellbinding
— Time Out London


In collaboration with British animator/director Peter Baynton, Benjamin Scheuer has created animated films for the songs “The Lion,” “Cookie-tin Banjo,” “Hello Jemima," “Weather the Storm” and “Cure.” The films have played at festivals on five continents and garnered accolades including Best Commissioned Film at the Annecy Film Festival, Best Musical Video at London’s Encounters Film Festival, and two consecutive Public Choice Awards at the British Animation Awards.