Benjamin Scheuer headshot

Benjamin Scheuer is the recipient of the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance and a 2015 Theatre World Award. The animated music videos for Benjamin’s songs “Weather The Storm,“The Lion,” and “Cookie-tin Banjo” have won prizes at the Annecy Film Festival, British Animation Awards, Encounters Film Festival, Crystal Palace Festival and Buenos Aires’ ExpoToons Film Festival. The album Songs from THE LION will be released on June 3, 2016 (Warner/ADA.) With photographer Riya Lerner, Benjamin is co-creator of the art book “Between Two Spaces,” from which 50 percent of proceeds go to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society ( Benjamin has toured with Mary Chapin Carpenter and performed at venues including Royal Albert Hall in London and Lincoln Center Theater in New York. He has been a writer-in-residence at Goodspeed, Weston Playhouse and the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Workshop and been commissioned by Williamstown Theatre Festival. Benjamin lives in New York City. The Lion is on tour through February 2017.