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The Lion

Written & Performed by Benjamin Scheuer

Benjamin Scheuer is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award and London’s Off West End Award for Best New Musical. The official cast recording “Songs from The Lion” (produced by Geoff Kraly) is available on iTunes, CD and vinyl. Animated music videos for Scheuer’s songs “The Lion,” “Cookie-tin Banjo,” “Weather The Storm” and “Cure” (all directed by Peter Baynton) have won prizes at the Annecy Film Festival, the British Animation Awards, the Encounters Film Festival and Buenos Aires’ ExpoToons Film Festival. With photographer Riya Lerner, Scheuer is co-creator of the photography book Between Two Spaces, from which 50% of proceeds go to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society (betweentwospaces.com). Scheuer has toured with Mary Chapin Carpenter and has performed at venues including the Royal Albert Hall in London and Lincoln Center in New York. He has been a writer-in-residence at the Goodspeed Theatre, the Weston Playhouse and the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Workshop, and has been commissioned by the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Scheuer lives in New York City. BenjaminScheuer.com, Instagram/Twitter: @BenjaminScheuer