Singer/Songwriter Benjamin Scheuer is the creator and performer of the one-man show “The Lion”, which won the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance when it premiered off-Broadway, where it was called “the best new musical this year” by the Huffington Post, The Stage, and Playbill. In London, “The Lion” won the 2015 Off-West End Award for Best New Musical. “The Lion” is on tour in the United States through February 2017.
Scheuer is the recipient of a Theatre World Award, the Musical Theatre Network Award for Best Lyrics, and the ASCAP Cole Porter Award for Songwriting. He has been a nominee for two Outer Critic Awards, a Lucile Lortel Award, and an additional Drama Desk Award for Best Lyrics. Scheuer’s debut album Songs from “The Lion” was released June 3rd, 2016 and reached #10 on the Broadway chart.
What the press is saying about "The Lion."
• “Mr. Scheuer gets to the heart of the matter.” — The New York Times
• “It’s hard to take your eyes off Scheuer … He makes his guitars whisper, laugh or roar alongside the ebbing roll of his singing. The effect is spellbinding - sad and joyful.
It will creep under your skin and bring you near to tears.” — Time Out London
• “The magic of The Lion is that it is real, intimate and wonderfully moving with simplicity and without traditional theatricality.” — The Huffington Post!
• “Those songs are awfully well-constructed…there’s a hint of Paul Simon in Scheuer’s easy, knowing lyrics and disciplined musicianship.” — The Washington Post
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