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. He is also devising a new musical on Peter Roget (founder of the Thesaurus) with Rick Elise, writer of Jersey Boys.
Benjamin Scheuer is available for in-person and online performances & interviews to discuss any of these projects/awards. He welcomes particular focus on his song writing, the power of collaboration, and indeed the process of writing a musical.
Scheuer’s individual works and collaborations span several disciplines including musical theatre, children’s books and film, with the moving 2020 song “I Am Samantha,”
about a transgender friend being viewed over 200,000 times. Scheuer recently recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios, and with Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), is currently writing a musical about Peter Roget, who wrote the eponymous Thesaurus.
In 2021, Scheuer gained mainstream attention for his song “Empty Stage”, highlighting the difficulties faced by people in the live event industry during the coronavirus pandemic. The song was co-produced with Grammy Award-winner Robin Baynton (Taylor Swift/Coldplay) and accompanied by “a dazzling short film
” — a dance lover’s dream,” (Huffington Post) created with ballet-legend Carlos Acosta and the Birmingham Royal Ballet.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Solo Show at The Phoenix Arts Club
20 October 2021
One Phoenix Street, London, WC2H 8BU
Time: 19:30 (doors 19:00)
Price: from £12 – £20 + booking fee
Songwriter Sessions at The Crazy Coqs
2 November 2021 – December TBC
20 Sherwood St, London W1F 7ED
Price: from £20 + booking fee
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About Benjamin Scheuer
Benjamin Scheuer is an American songwriter, based in London and New York City. Scheuer is one of the finest songwriters of his generation, and “plays guitar like he invented the instrument” (Los Angeles Times). He is the recipient of the 2021 Kleban Prize for Lyrics. Benjamin gave over 500 performances of his solo musical THE LION
across the United States and United Kingdom. Filmed at the Geffen, THE LION is available to stream here on www.BroadwayHD.com
In March 2020, Scheuer released the song“I Am Samantha,”
about a transgender friend. The music-video
, directed by transgender director T Cooper, features a cast of 27 people (including Samantha herself) all of whom are transgender.
In February 2021, Scheuer released the song “Empty Stage,”
co-produced with Grammy Award-winner Robin Baynton (Taylor Swift/Coldplay) and accompanied by “a dazzling short film
–a dance lover’s dream,” (Huffington Post) created with ballet-legend Carlos Acosta and the Birmingham Royal Ballet.
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, and published by Simon & Schuster. Hibernate With Me has been translated into German and French.