Benjamin is an innovator in the field of documentary musicals for TV and has composed and directed a large number of award-winning musicals for television. He is perhaps best known as the composer, conceiver and one of the grooms of the BAFTA- nominated, OUR GAY WEDDING: THE MUSICAL. The show won the Grierson award for Best Entertaining Documentary 2014, a Prix Italia and a Rose D’Or. It was nominated for ten major awards including ‘TV Moment of the Year’ in the Guardian TV Awards.
Benjamin also wrote the stage musical BRASS which won the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production in 2014. The show is published by Rogers and Hammerstein Theatricals and returned to the London stage in 2018 at the Union Theatre, directed by Sasha Regan, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. Concurrently it was directed by Benjamin at Mountview and both productions were highly acclaimed. Previously it was produced in August 2016 at the Hackney Empire staged by the National Youth Music Theatre.
He has also written incidental music for theatre and choral work performed at the Royal Albert Hall and also composed for Sir Arnold Wesker in a number of collaborations.