Inside ATC Artist: Benjamin Scheuer

Benjamin Scheuer

is an American songwriter. He is the recipient of the 2021 Kleban Prize for Lyrics. Scheuer gave more than 500 performances of The Lion across the United States and the UK, winning a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance and an Off-West End Award for Best New Musical. Filmed at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, his performance of The Lion is available to watch on Scheuer’s album Songs from The Lion was released alongside four animated music videos, which garnered prizes including Best Commissioned Film at the Annecy Film Festival and two consecutive Public Choice for Best Music Video Awards at the British Animation Awards. Scheuer is the author of two children’s books: Hibernate With Me and Hundred Feet Tall, both illustrated by Jemima Williams. With playwright Melis Aker, he has adapted Hundred Feet Tall into a family musical. With book writer Rick Elice, Scheuer is writing a musical about Peter Roget, creator of Roget’s Thesaurus. With director Polly Findlay, he is developing a new autobiographical musical piece about being a parent. Originally from New York, Scheuer lives in London with his family. @BenjaminScheuer