December 19, 2007 

Click below to see youtube clip of “Bring Hanukah Home,” performed by Kathy Morath with Music by Steven Silverstein & Lyrics by Andrew Zachary Cohen


December 18, 2007

Bring Hanukah Home.mp3
Audio clip from Donnell Christmas Concert on December 16, 2007 Enjoy!
Singer: Kathy Morath
Music: Steven Silverstein
Lyrics: Andrew Zachary Cohen
(c) 2007 Silverstein & Cohen


Christmas With the In-Laws.mp3
Audio clip from Donnell Christmas Concert on December 16, 2007 Enjoy!
Singer: Regina O’Malley
Music: Steven Silverstein
Lyrics: Drew Fornarola
(c) 2007 Silverstein & Fornarola


December 10, 2007 

Katie Simon was picked second in THE LITTLE MERMAID CONTEST. For more information, cut and paste this link:


December 07, 2007 

It finally aired. On December 5, the episode titled, Hi, Society! aired on Gossip Girl. In the first minute, you can see Steven’s hair and the back of his head! Stardom!


December 01, 2007

Steven will be playing a cocktail party for Barbara Hauptman, Executive Director at SSD&C (Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers) on December 10th at the Yale Club.


November 30, 2007

Drew Fornarola and Steven Silverstein’s “CHRISTMAS WITH THE INLAWS” will be performed by Regina O’Malley (Blood Brothers) at the Donnell Library Christmas Concert, produced by John Znidarsic. The event will take place on December 16, at 2:30pm, at 20 West 53rd Street opposite MOMA. Also in the concert will be Steven’s BRING HANUKAH HOME, with lyrics by Andrew Zachary Cohen, sung by Kathy Morath (NICK AND NORA & PERSONALS). For more info,copy and paste: or (


November 29, 2007 

Steven is currently music directing THE ADVENTURES OF THE CHRISTMAS ELF. The show was produced at The Westchester Broaday Theater in 1991 with book by Bob Fitzsimmons and Music by Steven & Lyrics by Barbara Campbell. The current production is being produced by the Actors Conservatory Theater and Directed by Armand Paganelli with Steven P. Riedel as Santa Claus (from Westchester Community College). For more information call 914-391-6558 (Dates are Dec 8 and Dec 9). Steven co-produced the orchestral accompanying CD that will be used at the show. Two of the selections (That’s Christmas and A Little Bit More) have been recorded by Christopher Hanke (CRY BABY) and John Jellison (most recently, WALMARTOPIA). Audio MP3’s are linked below!


Steven served as sub rehearsal pianist for the Time Warner Singers last night for their annual concert on December 19th. The conductor was Beth Knauer and rehearsal pianist was David Strickland. The arrangements and the singers are top notch. Songs rehearsed included a Manhattan Transfer arrangement of The Christmas Song.


November 17, 2007

One of Steven’s students, Katie Simon recorded “Part of Your World” (the reprise) in his apartment as part of the Broadway World contest (GIVE US YOUR VOICE) for “Little Mermaid.” To see the clip, please click this link ( and VOTE for her! In the background, is the poster of The Chocolate Soldier from Goodspeed starring Victoria Clark!


November 16, 2007

Steven is very proud to announce that Gretchen Reinhagen will be performing arrangements of How HIgh the Moon/Anything goes and Just in Time (from her recently performed “Back to Basics”) when she heads out to her family’s home town of Indio, CA for a very special performance of “Back to Basics” on December 22nd @ the Indio Performing Arts Center. Musical Director for this special event will be long-time Reinhagen family friend and musical collaborator John Salerno. This show is a fundraiser for the Coachella Valley High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Academy. Gretchen so beautifully sang my song STRONG WIND, with lyrics by Ruth Williamson that helped Steven get a nomination for a MAC award!


November 08, 2007

Steven’s student Hannah Shankman was recently hired as Maureen in the National Tour of Rent!!!! Also, Steven’s gig at Bob Egan’s Cosmopolitan Club in New Hope, PA, with Steven Brimberg (simply Barbra Streisand) was cancelled because the club was unexpected closed. Check here for future dates!


October 22, 2007 

Steven will be appearing on an upcoming episode of GOSSIP GIRL – sometime after Thanksgiving. In the episode, he plays a “pianist!” at a rehearsal for a debutant ball. Included in the episode as the Mistress of Ceremonies is Broadway performer Beth Fowler (the original Mrs. Potts in Beauty & The Beast.) The episode #109 was filmed at 80 Fifth Avenue on the Penthouse. The music heard in the scene is called The Secret by The Pierces. The episode, entitled, “Hi, Society” is scheduled to air on 11/28.


October 20, 2007 

Steven is proud to announce the debut of a new song written with a new collaborator Andy Zachary Cohen, graduate of NYU’s writing program. The song “BACK TO BOBBY,” will be presented at the Donnell Library (20 West 53rd) in the Songbook program entitled Tomorrow’s Broadway TODAY directed by John F. Znidarsic on October 30 at 6pm. For more information,please check this out Please be there on time because Steven’s song is first — He has to jet to play Gretchen Reinhagen’s final performance of BACK TO BASICS! For more information, check out Hope you can make it Thanks!


October 15, 2007 

On October 16, at the New York Historical Society, Steven will be the accompanist for Brad Oscar (Nathan Lane’s replacement in The Producers) at THE BCA TEN: Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America. Brad is scheduled to sing I Can See It, Old Devil Moon, Fireworks, among others…


September 30, 2007

Steven has been hired by Fordham University for the second year as music director/pianist for their class entitled “Song As Theater,” taught by Richard Armstrong, who is a faculty member at NYU


September 24, 2007

Steven is scheduled to play for Christine Pedi, (from Forbidden Broadway and, most recently, Talk Radio) who is hosting the Cab Calloway Lifetime Achievement Awards on Monday 9/24/07 at Westchester Broadway Theater in Elmsford, NY. Also scheduled to perform include Robert Hager (Spring Awakening) and Craig Schulman (Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables). Christine is scheduled to perform her renditions of “I’m Not Going,” “I Dreamed A Dream,” and “When You’re Good To Mama.”


September 17, 2007

Steven is filling in for his friend Rick Hip Flores at New World Stages (340 w. 50th between 8th & 9th avenue)– the current home of Naked Boys Singing– on September 17 from 9:30-11 PM for Open Mic Mondays. For more info:


Steven will be music director for Gretchen Reinhagens fourth Cabaret show, entitled “Back to Basics,” at Don’t Tell Mama. The dates are 10/10 at 9;15 pm , 10/15 at 9 pm 10/21 at 8:15 pm and 10/30 at 7 pm. Gretchen sang Steven’s mac nominated song last year , “A Strong Wind.” Hope you can make it!

September 11, 2007

Monday September 10, Gretchen Reinhagen performed “Mother Nature’s Lament” (written by Steven and Ruth Williamson) at Cast Party with Jim Caruso at BIRDLAND (on w. 44th St, in New York City).


September 05, 2007

Steven Silverstein played piano again on the Joey Reynolds show (WOR 710 AM) live on 9/4/07 at 1 AM with guest performer Neva Small. Steven is currently subbing on Neva’s show “Not Just An Ingenue” at the Actors Temple. On Joey Reynold’s show, Neva sang Amanda McBrooms’s song Portrait. In addition, Neva and Steven created a parody for Joey Reynolds, to the tune of Tradition.
On the radio we can hear,
Our favorite nighttime host.
The colonel of nocturnal-
Joey Reynolds �coast to coast.”
He broadcasts when it rains,
He broadcasts when it snows.
He�s always on the air,
Yes on and on he goes.
Joey Reynolds
Joey Reynolds

To hear Neva sing these lyrics and more on the Joey Reynolds show, click here


September 03, 2007

Some reviews from Neva Small’s one woman show, “Not Quite An Ingenue,” are in: Karl Levett from, says “strong musical support is given by musical director Steven Silverstein on piano”. Oscar Moore from Talk Entertaunment, says, “what helps immensely (is the) … piano accompaniment of Steven Silverstein.”

For the complete reviews, check out the below links:


August 25, 2007 

Steven Silverstein’s song (written with Ruth Williamson) – A Strong Wind – was mentioned in the July/August issue of THE DRAMATIST (Published by The Dramatist Guild), located on p. 51 in the Dramatists Diary.


August 07, 2007

Steven is scheduled to play for Neva Small at the Actors Temple (339 w. 47th) for her one woman show, “Not Just An Ingenue.” on August 30, September 1st, September 6, September 20th and Septemer 29th. For more details, please click here.


August 04, 2007 

On August 3, the Neighborhood Playhouse Junior School Summer Intensive presented Take Your Turn! with songs (How To Pass the SATs?; What’s My Cue; and Time to Take Your Turn) co-written by Steven and David John Madore.
The piece was directed by Darleen Jaeger Hickok with Choreography by Heather LoSchiavo.


July 21, 2007 

Tonight, July 21, Steven and Melissa Dye (Rapunzel, Into the Woods, 2001) performed a special arrangement of Bryan Adam’s “Heaven” on “The Princess-World Yacht,” for groom Vinod Tonangi wedding reception.


July 11, 2007

Neva Small performed Steven’s song “A Pumpkin’s Just A Pumpkin,” at the Fort Salem Theater in upstate New York on July 8 as part of a program called: “Neva and Friends: Backyard Children’s Show.”


July 07, 2007 

On July 20, Steven will be the pianist for the cabaret act –
Everything But The Kitchen Sink,with Rachel Menconi
and Dawn McCoy at 7 pm. at the Duplex in NYC.


June 06, 2007 

Steven Silverstein & Ruth Williamson will present three of their songs as part of THE MAC/ASCAP CABARET SHOWCASE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at The West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street on June 6th at 6 PM with special guest Carol Hall. Songs scheduled to presented will be Path You Choose (sung by John Treacy Egan), Strong Wind and Mother Nature’s Lament (sung by Gretchen Reinhagen). Other songwriters that evening include Robert Maddock & Joe Iconis and Benj Pasek & Justin Paul.


June 02, 2007

On June 2nd, Steven will be music director for John Treacy Egan solo cabaret act with special guest Renee Feder (soon to be seen in the Broadway musical Young Frankenstein). John will be in the new Disney musical The Little Mermaid opening on Broadway in the Fall of 2007. Steven created the arrangements with fellow musicians Kerry Meads and Paul Ivory. John & Renee are performing How’d You Like To Love Me and The Prayer together. John will be opening the show with Orange Colored Sky. It will be at the Westchester Country Club.


May 23, 2007 

Tonight Steven provided background music for the premiere broadcast of “At Martha’s Table,” with Martha Stewart, at Sirius Radio. On this broadcast, Martha interviewed chef Jean-Georges. Steven played Martha’s favorite classical music — music of Chopin, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Verdi and Bach.


May 12, 2007

Steven just completed pre-production work on a recording of THE GREEN HEART, music by Rusty Magee.


May 03, 2007

Steven has created background organ music for an upcoming production of “Our Town,” in Yonkers, NY. To hear this music, please email him! Thanks.


April 07, 2007 

Steven played piano on March 26 at the Kaplan Penthouse in the Samuel Rose Building at Lincoln Center. The recipient of the Abbott Awards this year is Dan Sullivan currently represented on Broadway in Prelude To A Kiss. The Awards are being presented by SSDC (Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers).


March 24, 2007 

Steven is music directing for Annie Edgerton in LOVE BITES.
(No more sappy love songs – this time the Broken Heart gets put up on a pedestal so we can see the unrequited, jilted, nitty-gritty and often hysterical down-side of romance. On Wed, April 25th @ 7:00pm and Thurs. April 26th @ 7:00pm at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre – 61 Christopher St. @ 7th Ave. $15 cover, 2 drink minimum. Reservations Necessary: 212-255-5438.or at Industry comps available.


March 23, 2007 

Gretchen Reinhagen has recorded AN amazing rendition of “A Strong Wind,” performed at Don’t Tell Mama. Strong Wind is nominated for a MAC Award. Please check it out!


March 21, 2007 

Steven’s song, “Strong Wind”, with lyrics by Ruth Williamson, was nominated for a MAC award. Announcement of Nominees for the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs 21st ANNUAL MAC AWARDS were announced at Barnes & Noble today 3/21/07 (1972 Broadway at 1:30 PM). An mp3 of the song is on my website. A video clip sung by Gretchen Reinhagen at Dont Tell Mama will be posted on my website soon! Please vote for my song if you’re a MAC member! Hope to see you at BB KIngs on May 1st! (For a complete listing of the MAC nominees, check out


February 26, 2007 

I wanted to extend an invite to you all to come out and catch the latest performances of “Redefined” the first weekend of March @ Don’t Tell Mama (343 W46th St., NYC, 212-757-0788). I am again the Musical Director and Gretchen and I are bringing the show back one more time. Show times are Saturday, March 3rd @ 4pm & Sunday, March 4th at 8pm. These are perfect times to catch a show, I tell ya!!! You can go to a late brunch on Saturday and then come see me – or maybe catch Gretchen’s show before dinner and a Saturday night on the town…OR…you could wrap-up your weekend by catching the Sunday evening show! And here’s the BEST PART – NO COVER CHARGE*!!! What more could you ask for??? 😉


Steven just conducted a second seminar of his FEARLESS AUDITION at Pima Community College. It took place in the recital hall of the West Campus in Tuscon Arizona on February 24 from 10-3:30. There were twelve participants. One of Pima�s students from last year is in the last four contestants on the Reality Grease show.


February 11, 2007 

On Saturday February 17, John Treacy Egan will be singing his Producers Medley (arranged by Steven) as part of AT THIS PERFORMANCE, a series presented by Stephen DeAngelis at the Emelin Theater in Mamaroneck, NY.


February 04, 2007

Click here to “hear” an edited podcast from an interview about Steven’s FEARLESS AUDITION� with Nick Hutson of MusicalTalk, originally posted on November 9, 2006 on News Items.


January 14, 2007

Steven is the music director Katy Holtkamp’s debut cabaret act at the Duplex on Saturday, February 3, at 7 PM. For information, check:


January 13, 2007

Steven is the music director of a new staged reading of “Sleep With Me,” a play with music by Jim Shankman. It is on Friday January 26th at 8 pm. For reservations, call: 212-645-1525. The cast includes Steve Friedman, Brian McFadden, Maura Molloy and Jenny Neale. It is a black comedy that takes place in Hollywood in 1938 when Louis B. Mayer of MGM is desperately trying to get Shirley Temple to play Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.