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about benjamin
about benjamin
Benjamin Scheuer is a songwriter and performer. He is the recipient of the Kleban Prize for Lyrics.

His show A MOUNTAIN FOR ELODIE premiered at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, directed by Olivier Award-winner Polly Findlay.

For his show THE LION, Scheuer won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, and an Off-West End Award for Best New Musical. THE LION toured the United States, and Scheuer performed the show over 500 times. Filmed at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, THE LION is now streaming on BroadwayHD.com . Scheuer’s album Songs from THE LION was released in 2016 (Warner/ADA), along with four music videos (directed by Academy Award-winner Peter Baynton) which won prizes including Best Commissioned Film at the Annecy Film Festival, and two consecutive Public Choice for Best Music Video at the British Animation Awards.

For the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Scheuer and Carlos Acosta made the film Empty Stage, “a dazzling short film--a dance lover's dream,” (Huffington Post) accompanying the eponymous song of Scheuer’s. Scheuer produced the song with Grammy Award-winner Robin Baynton (Taylor Swift/Coldplay).

The Old Vic commissioned and produced Scheuer’s short solo piece Water From Dust.

Scheuer is the author of two songs-turned-into-children’s-books: Hibernate With Me and Hundred Feet Tall, both illustrated by his wife, Jemima Williams. The books are published by Simon & Schuster USA, and translated into French, German, and Welsh.

With playwright Melis Aker, Scheuer has adapted Hundred Feet Tall into a musical. With Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Star Catcher ) Scheuer is writing a musical about Peter Roget, creator of the eponymous Thesaurus. Originally from New York, Scheuer lives in London.
previous works
  • The Lion
    THE LION is an autobiographical show that Benjamin wrote and performed. It opened in New York City in 2014, winning a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance; and then toured the United States and the UK, winning the Off-West End Award for Best New Musical in London.
  • Hundred Feet Tall
    “Hundred Feet Tall” is the second children’s book written by Benjamin and illustrated by his wife, Jemima Williams. The story follows a family of rabbits as they help a small seed grow into a big tree. The book is accompanied by a song of the same name.
    “Hibernate With Me” is the first children’s book written by Benjamin and illustrated by his wife, Jemima Williams. The book shows the steadfast love of Small Bear and Big Bear through the seasons. Benjamin wrote the words as a song for Jemima.
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