“Scheuer’s style of composing and performing exhibits flashes of jazz, bluegrass, Dylan, Jeff Buckley, maybe even a little Morrissey in its lyrical mix of the whimsical and the achingly personal.”




“The first must-see of the season.”

“An irresistible winner. Benjamin Scheuer beams charisma.”

NY Daily News

“Benjamin Scheuer might be singing about his life, but really, he's singing about all of us.”


“Sweet and satisfying, with songs you’ll find yourself humming for days!”


“SPELLBINDING! See it now. See it again. The best musical I've seen this year!”

The Huffington Post

“Poignant and unexpected! Benjamin Scheuer’s songs are powerful, charismatic, and easy to become lost in.”

NBC New York


The New Yorker

Recalling Dad and Disease With a Roar

Benjamin Scheuer is the center of attention. After a performance of “The Lion,” his coming-of-age solo musical, audience members mill about Manhattan Theater Club’s studio space, where the show is playing. The ladies flock to him first, perhaps attracted by his linen suit, mop of sandy hair and slight British lilt, a product of his bicontinental heritage. He swiftly diverts the focus to his admirers, chatting with anyone who stops to flirt or offer congratulations.

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A Singer-Songwriter’s Coming-of-Age Story in Song

Benjamin Scheuer is a New York City singer-songwriter and the star — in fact, the only performer — in a new Manhattan Theater Company production called The Lion directed by Sean Daniels. In this autobiographical show, Scheuer, who’s just 32, reflects on the ups and downs of a fairly turbulent life as told through story and song.

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In Performance: Benjamin Scheuer of ‘The Lion’

This week’s video features the composer and musician Benjamin Scheuer singing the number “Cookie-tin Banjo” from “The Lion,”his coming-of-age solo show about his relationship with his father, who died when Benjamin was 13. In the song Mr. Scheuer remembers how his love of music was inspired by a “simple homemade toy” crafted for him by his father.

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Benjamin Scheuer Gets Personal About The Lion
Benjamin Scheuer begins the return engagement of his autobiographical solo show The Lion on February 3 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater. The show receives its second New York production, following a run at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Studio at Stage II in June 2014.


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STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with THE LION’s Benjamin Scheuer

Benjamin Scheuer’s solo musical The Lion is returning off-Broadway on February 3rd at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project. Click below to watch Scheuer talk about the show and perform parts of one of the songs!

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Watch Ben Scheuer Get Personal in Off-Broadway Return of Solo Musical The Lion

The Lion is Benjamin Scheuer’s autobiographical coming-of-age musical, about what it means to become a man. Following a critically acclaimed run this past summer, the show returns Off-Broadway Feb. 3 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater.

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