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 show premiered off-Broadway in June 2014, and was called “the best new musical this year” by the Huffington Post.
The animated music video for Scheuer’s song “The Lion” has won prizes at the Annecy Film Festival, The Crystal Palace Festival, and the British Animation Awards. (director/animator Peter Baynton) See Video
With photographer Riya Lerner, Scheuer is co-creator of the book “Between Two Spaces.” For details, and to purchase the book, (50% of proceeds from which go to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society) visit www.BetweenTwoSpaces.com
Scheuer has been a writer-in-residence at the Goodspeed Theatre, the Weston Playhouse, and the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Workshop, and is the curator of the Cornelia Street Cafe Songwriter Series in New York.
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.
Find the album on iTunes HERE.
Scheuer lives in New York City