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Benjamin Scheuer

 
Bio:
Songwriter performer BENJAMIN SCHEUER is the recipient of the 2013 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award for songwriting, and the 2013 Musical Theatre Network Award for Best Lyrics. He is the writer/performer of the one-man musical THE LION. The music video for his song ‚ÄúThe Lion‚ÄĚ has won prizes ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Songwriter performer BENJAMIN SCHEUER is the recipient of the 2013 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award for songwriting, and the 2013 Musical Theatre Network Award for Best Lyrics. He is the writer/performer of the one-man musical THE LION. The music video for his song ‚ÄúThe Lion‚ÄĚ has won prizes ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway, 2015
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2014
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Writer

Photos

Jim Dale, Barry Klienbort, director, Larry Gatlin, Rupert Holmes, Julie Gold, Jamie d Photo

Jim Dale, Barry Klienbort, director, Larry Gatlin, Rupert Holmes, Julie Gold, Jamie deRoy, Chuck Cooper, Ron Abel, Music Director, Penny Fuller, Frances Ruffelle, Judy Gold, Benjamin Scheuer

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Date:
04/12/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway, 2015
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2014
Performer

Productions

Writer

Benjamin Scheuer Biography

Songwriter performer BENJAMIN SCHEUER is the recipient of the 2013 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award for songwriting, and the 2013 Musical Theatre Network Award for Best Lyrics. He is the writer/performer of the one-man musical THE LION. The music video for his song ‚ÄúThe Lion‚ÄĚ has won prizes at the Annecy Film Festival, The Crystal Palace Festival, and the British Animation Awards. (director/animator Peter Baynton) Scheuer has been a writer-in-residence at the Goodspeed Theater, the Weston Playhouse in Vermont, and the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Workshop, and is the curator of the Cornelia Street Cafe Songwriter Series in New York City. He records and performs with his band Escapist Papers, whose second album The Bridge (produced by Geoff Kraly) was released in 2014, and features music from THE LION. Scheuer lives in New York City

Benjamin Scheuer Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Lyrics
Benjamin Scheuer, The Lion
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Benjamin Scheuer, The Lion
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - John Gassner Playwrighting Award
Benjamin Scheuer, The Lion
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Benjamin Scheuer, The Lion
 
Theatre World Awards - 2015 - Theatre World Award Gold Star
Benjamin Scheuer, The Lion

Benjamin Scheuer News

Feature: Transatlantic Team Revives Powerful One-Man Musical Photo Feature: Transatlantic Team Revives Powerful One-Man Musical
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Jun 16, 2022

'I see THE LION very much about what it was like for me to turn thirty, about how I became myself. When I began writing the show, in 2012, I was very much the-son-to-the-father. As of now, in London 2022, my wife and I are expecting our second child, a son. When I performed THE LION one last time (Southwark Playhouse, May 2022), it was the first and only time I've performed the show as a father. During that performance, I understood the character of 'Dad' in a very different way. I also realized that young-writer-me wrote Dad and Cancer as very similar characters; quasi-mythical external forces that controlled Ben and couldn't be reasoned with.'

Photos: First Look at THE LION, Now Playing at Southwark Playhouse Photo Photos: First Look at THE LION, Now Playing at Southwark Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

All new production photos have been released from The Lion, opening tonight at Southwark Playhouse.

THE LION at Southwark Playhouse Cancels Upcoming Performances Due to Non Covid Medica Photo THE LION at Southwark Playhouse Cancels Upcoming Performances Due to Non Covid Medical Emergency
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022

THE LION at Southwark Playhouse has canceled press night tonight and Saturday’s matinee due to a non covid medical emergency.

Arizona Theatre Company Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo Arizona Theatre Company Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

Arizona Theatre Company's 55th season is taking the stage! Productions will take place in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art, followed by a Phoenix run at the Herberger Theater Center. Find out all the schedules and how to get tickets.

Crazy Coqs Presents The Americans In London Series With Lillias White, Lorna Luft, an Photo Crazy Coqs Presents The Americans In London Series With Lillias White, Lorna Luft, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2022

For the first time, Broadway star and Tony Award-winner Lillias White takes to the Crazy Coqs stage; Crazy Coqs regular and favourite Lorna Luft returns with a new show celebrating the Great American Songbook, as well as songs made famous by her mother, Judy Garland, and more!

Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Comes to Southwark Playhouse in May Photo Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Comes to Southwark Playhouse in May
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2022

The Lion is a one-man folk musical telling a true story of survival. With a guitar in hand, Ben confronts his turbulent life's journey from a rift in his childhood to his own brush with mortality.

Joe's Pub Announces New and Rescheduled Winter Programming Photo Joe's Pub Announces New and Rescheduled Winter Programming
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2022

Joe’s Pub announces the updated performances for their winter programming that starts today, January 31 through July 16, including rescheduled dates.

Benjamin Scheuer Will Perform New Works in London Photo Benjamin Scheuer Will Perform New Works in London
by Stephi Wild - Oct 6, 2021

Drama Desk Award Winner for Off-Broadway show 'The Lion' performs works from a forthcoming record this 20 October 2021 at The Phoenix Arts Club. Scheuer is the recipient of the 2021 Kleban Award for Lyrics. He is running monthly 'songwriter sessions' featuring esteemed special guest songwriters at Crazy Coqs, Piccadilly.  

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for 33rd   Annual FESTIVAL OF  Photo National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS on Thursday October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2021. This year, NAMT ‚Äės Festival of New Musicals will be presented as a unique digital and in-person hybrid, allowing wider accessibility for attendees.

Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Participants Announced Photo Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Participants Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2021

The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University will continue their partnership with the 16th annual Songwriters Project.

Benjamin Scheuer Videos

VIDEO: Benjamin Scheuer Performs 'Weather the Storm' from THE LION VideoVIDEO: Benjamin Scheuer Performs 'Weather the Storm' from THE LION
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020

Benjamin Scheuer performed his acclaimed solo musical The Lion at The Old Globe in 2016. Now he performs one of the show's songs, 'Weather the Storm,' for Globe audiences.

VIDEO: Benjamin Scheuer Performs 'Weather the Storm' from THE LION VideoVIDEO: Benjamin Scheuer Performs 'Weather the Storm' from THE LION
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2020

Goodspeed Musicals has released a video of Playwright, Composer & Lyricist Ben Scheuer performing from his award-winning one-man show THE LION, which he wrote while in residence at Goodspeed Musicals.

VIDEO: Watch Geffen Playhouse Alumn Benjamin Scheuer Sing 'Weather the Storm' VideoVIDEO: Watch Geffen Playhouse Alumn Benjamin Scheuer Sing 'Weather the Storm'
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2020

Geffen Playhouse alumn Benjamin Scheuer posted a video of himself singing 'Weather the Storm' from his one man show, 'The Lion,' in a special performance for Geffen Stayhouse.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala with Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Danny Burstein & More!
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2015

Below, check out highlights from the special night, which included performances by Criss, Danny Burstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Ben Platt and more!

BWW TV: Broadway Welcomes New Talent at the 71st Annual Theatre World Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2015

The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards -- the first award created in 1945 to recognize a debut theatre performance on or off-Broadway -- just honored the legacy of Betty Comden and On The Town with a special recognition for 'Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre World.' The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards took place Monday night, June 1, 2015 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W. 42nd St, New York, NY 10036).

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2015

Benjamin Scheuer's solo musical The Lion is returning off-Broadway on February 3rd at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project. Click below to watch Scheuer talk about the show and perform parts of one of the songs!

STAGE TUBE: THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer Releases Music Video for 'Cookie-tin Banjo'
by Stage Tube - Jul 7, 2014

Songwriter Benjamin Scheuer, currently appearing in his one-man musical theater piece THE LION at Manhattan Theatre Club's The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street), announces the release of the animated music video "Cookie-tin Banjo," which is featured in THE LION. Check it out below!


Benjamin Scheuer Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Benjamin Scheuer been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion , John Gassner Playwrighting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Lion Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Lion and Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for The Lion .

What awards has Benjamin Scheuer won?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lionand Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for The Lion.