The Lion's Benjamin Scheuer Receives the Jamie deRoy & Friends Songwriting Award
Scheuer's autobiographical solo show is currently playing at Culture Project.
Benjamin Scheuer, writer and performer of his autobiographical solo show, The Lion, has been recognized with the 2015 ASCAP Foundation Jamie deRoy & Friends Songwriting Award. The honor will be presented on December 9 at the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
The Jamie deRoy & Friends Songwriting Award, which recognizes "outstanding work, dedication, and craftsmanship," is awarded annually to a songwriter whose work has been of a "high and consistent level of professionalism." A panel, including representatives from ASCAP, selects the recipient. Scheuer will receive a grant of $1,250.
The Lion is currently running at the Lynn Redgrave Theater through March 29, following a 2014 run at Manhattan Theatre Club's New York City Center - Stage II. The show recently announced that it would tour the U.S.
The Lion is a story of love, loss, family loyalty, and the power of music, which looks back on Scheuer's youth and how he dealt with a verbally abusive father and a diagnosis of cancer in his 20s.
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