December 29, 2008

Last minute vocal coachings available in 2009. Have an audition tomorrow or the next day. Let me know! At reasonable rates! Last minute recordings needed for agents tomorrow or the next day. Let me know!! At reasonable rates! Many satisfied customers!!! Happy New Year. See you in 2009.


December 17, 2008 

John Treacy Egan will be performing Steven’s arrangement of Happiness (from the movie musical Scrooge) with Walking in the Air (from the animated movie The Snowman) in John’s one man On Christmas Morning��at Feinsteins on Monday December 22nd at 8:30 pm.�


December 15, 2008 

Tonight, Steven’s song The Path You Choose, with lyrics by Ruth Williamson, will be sung by Matt Malone at “Good Friends, New Music,” produced by Gretchen Reinhagen. �Other songwriters at the concert include Hector Coris, Charles Bloom among others. �Music Director for the concert is the incomparable �Tracy Stark.

PAD THAI CHRISTMAS�(with lyrics by Andrew Fornarola based on monologues by Jessica Lanzetta) was sung by Jessica Lanzetta. �This is the first song to be included in her upcoming one woman show. �Please listen to it.!
� Silverstein & Fornarola
Steven’s song A CHRISTMAS CONFESSION�(with lyrics by Andrew Zachary Cohen) was brilliantly performed by Toni DiBuono. Check out her brilliant, funny performance!

A Christmas Confession.mp3

� Silverstein & Cohen
Steven’s song A GIFT FROM MRS SANTA�(concept and lyric by Ed Kukolsky & additional lyrics and creative collaboration Mary Ellen Ashley) was sung with flair by my good friend Mary Ellen Ashley. �She is a bubbly, energetic funny actress! �Check out the mp3!. �Click here to download the lyrics!

Skip Kennon, who was Steven’s teacher at BMI Musical Theater Workshop (author of Herringbone and The Last Star Fighter) �very fondly comments on the song. ��I thought the song was loads of fun and the lyric was funny and the music was well crafted, tuneful and set the lyric well set for acting – i.e. getting the comedy out – that’s tricky stuff to do!
� Silverstein & Kukolsky & Ashley

December 14, 2008

At 2:30 pm today, Steven will be presenting three new songs at the Arts and Artists at St. Paul December Songbook. �Pad Thai Christmas (written with Drew Fornarola, based on monologues by Jessica Lanzetta) will �be sung by Jessica; The Gift of Mrs. Santa (written with Edward Kukolsky, and creative collaboration by Mary Ellen Ashley) will be sung by Mary Ellen; and A Christmas Confession (written with Andrew Zachary Cohen) will be sung by Toni DiBuono. �The event as at the Bruno Walter Auditorium (111 Amsterdam Avenue, just south of 65th street). �For more information, click here. Click here to see a related Playbill article about the event.


December 07, 2008 

This month Steven’s show The Adventures of the Christmas Elf,�

will be presented by�ACT for the second year in a row. �Steven (with the help of Bryan Westcott Smith of Clinton Studios), created an entire new orchestration for his 1991 Children’s Show that was presented at Westchester Broadway Theater (directed by Bob Fitzsimmons, with Book by Bob and Lyrics by Barbara Campbell). �Two of his songs That’s Christmas�and A Little Bit More, are on Steven’s website (under multimedia) and are sung by Christopher Hanke (“Hair”) and John Jellison (most recently in Oklahoma, at Papermill Playhouse). �For reservations (914) 391-6558. Show dates and times December 13 (10, 1, 4) December 14 (2, 5)

December 06, 2008 

Steven played auditions and did preproduction work for Premiere Performing Arts production of Plaid Tidings.


November 24, 2008 

I will be playing for my student Chris Schneider tonight, who is performing as a part of a benefit for the Zena Rommett Floor Barre Foundation. �The event is hosted by Tommy Tune. �Chris is performing “Young At Heart.” For more information about the event, check out:


November 20, 2008 

Steven will serve as music director of TWO OF A KIND at Ethical Culture Society Building 64th Street & Central Park west, 4th floor, NYC. �Unfortunately there was a fire in the building, which I was told never happened and the event was cancelled!


November 18, 2008

Steven will serve as music director for Will and Anthony Nunziata for their show TWO OF A KIND: An American Songbook Variety Show. It will be performed at The Laurie Beechman Theatre 407 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th avenue) NYC $15 cover/plus $15 food and drink minimum. Make reservations by calling (212) 695-6909.�


November 14, 2008 

I just came back from seeing Kevin Allison’s �new show, F*** UP! �at the PIT (People’s Improv Theater on West 29th St). �Included in Kevin’s one man show was a sketch — a scene from the musical version of DEATH OF A SALESMAN, for which I wrote the music. �Kevin was in MTV’s The State. �Kevin was also very kind to sign my guestbook entry page. Check it out!


November 01, 2008 

Steven will be accompanying Will and Anthony Nunziata at the 19th Annual Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention tonight. � The Nunziata boys will be singing Steven’s arrangement of Me and My Shadow/Two of A Kind. For more information and to read Stephen Holden’s New York Times article from October 26 on the SAVIORS OF THE AMERICAN SONG BOOK, click here


October 26, 2008 

Steven will be playing for John Treacy Egan at the Emelin Theater tonight in Mamaroneck, NY. Christine Pedi will join him as well as the Hager Family. �Included will be Steven’s arrangements of YOU’RE JUST IN LOVE & THERE ONCE WAS A MAN.�


October 24, 2008 

Tonights After Party was featured in Broadway For more information, click here. Also to hear a clip on “you tube” of Nick Spangler and Lewis Cleale singing, “I CAN SEE IT,” from The Fantasticks, click here.

Steven is scheduled to be the pianist for the “famed” After Party at The Laurie Beechman Theater at Westbank Cafe (corner of 42nd and 9th). Come sing! Come support him! Come bring him nodos! Come bring him a pillow! He will be playing from 11pm – 4 AM!!!!!!! On October 24th. Special guests this week include: Lewis Cleale (“The Fantasticks”) and Nick Spangler (“The Fantasticks” and from the hit reality TV show, “The Amazing Race”). Also scheduled to perform is the cast of LIKE YOU LIKE IT (currently performing at Gallery Players)


October 15, 2008 

Steven will be on the panel of “What’s your Next Move,”a meet and greet for musicians to figure out your next steps in the music industry. It is moderated by Mary Donovan of Local 802 on 322 W. 48th Street at 5-7:30 pm. Check it out!


October 13, 2008

Steven just came back from BIRDLAND and Cast Party where he accompanied Will and Anthony Nunziata – talented twin brothers in theater!. The Nunziata boys performed Steven’s arrangement of Me and My Shadow and Two of A Kind.


October 06, 2008

Steven served at music director for John Treacy Egan’s third concert to promote COUNT THE STARS, his premiere CD.. Last night, John performed at Westchester Community College, his alma mater, for Cabaret for A Cause. Steven was joined again by Joe Brady on drums and Paul Ivory on Bass. Again John performed a variety of songs – some from the CD Count the Stars as well as some new material.


September 27, 2008

On September 28, 2008, Westchester Country Club at 99 Biltmore Avenue in Rye, NY, presents A Broadway Evening with John Treacy Egan. Steven Silverstein is the music director (Paul Ivory on the bass, Joe Brady on drums). John was last at the Country Club in October 2006. Scheduled to include a surprise guest and possible surprise songs from his current Broadway smash!


September 20, 2008

Steven just got back from Westbank where he accompanied John Treacy Egan, who was the special guest as part of the AFTER PARTY! John sang a new song he will be presenting on Monday night called “Why Can’t I Forget,” and also sang “Unrequited Lovers March.” Bravo to Scott and Ray, who always provide outlandish comedy and great music.


September 15, 2008 

Steven’s song, DREAM PARK LULLABY,written with Michael Colby, was performed at the “Salon” as part of the Monday night series tonight 9/15/08 at the Algonquin. Steven’s friend, Danielle Grabianowski, sang it beautifully. If you want to hear the song, check it out under the Multimedia section. Thanks!


August 29, 2008

Steven will serve again as music director for John Treacy Egan as part of the Voices from the Great White Way at The Laurie Beechman Theatre on September 22.


August 25, 2008

Steven will be on the panel from Local 802 at “What is Your Next Move,” organized by Mary Donovan. (October 15th)


August 19, 2008

John Egan so beautifully performed “But For Now.” at the Cabaret Cares 3 Benefit concert on 8/18/08 at the Laurie Beechman Theater and was accompanied so brilliantly on the piano with delicate ornamentation by David Shenton. Egan was also a mean emcee!!


August 17, 2008


Here is another review from nandoism’s blog spot: Click here.


August 16, 2008

To check out the review of The Boss in the Satin Kimono, click here!

The review for Boss in The Satin Kimono in EDGE is out: The songs are full of spice and sparkle and style. The score has many polished and rewarding numbers, formed by bright and shiny melodic work by composer Steven Silverstein. To read the entire review, click here!

To check out the review of
The Boss In the Satin Kimono, click here


August 08, 2008 

Come see THE BOSS IN THE SATIN KIMONO!!! Click: here


August 07, 2008 

Megan Lawrence, currently in HAIR, and most recently in DAMN YANKEES (at City Center) and last year in PAJAMA GAME (with Harry Connick Jr.) is going to be Adelaide in The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s production of Guys And Dolls. Steven recorded with Megan scenes as well as the famous Adelaides Lament at his studio and sent mp3’s as her audition to land the part. Brava Megan!


July 28, 2008

Steven just came back from Birdland where he played for his good friend John Treacy Egan. Steven and John’s friend, Christine Pedi was the host. John sang one of his cuts from his CD, COUNT THE STARS (Shall We Dance/I’d Rather Cha Cha Than Eat). Steven left the CD on the piano, but as was leaving, he handed it to Celeste Holm, who happened to be in the audience! A new friend! LOL!


July 25, 2008 


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Nuns! Whores! Lesbians! Social Workers! Song! Dance! Tapestries!
Join Lady Maybelline and company as they fight to save their
“ecumenical clinic for men in need” from the evil moral majority
in this scintillating, seductive and scandalous new musical comedy!!

Fabulous Productions



book & lyrics by: Blake Hackler
music by: Steven Silverstein
additional music by: Paul Ford
directed by: Susanna Gellert

musically directed by: Nate Festinger
stage managed by: David Ingber
sets by: Brenda Davis
costumes by: Christina Bullard
lights by: Ji-youn Chang
props by: Kirsten Earl
tech by: John Starmer & Jack Hilley

with: Erin Buckley*, Jody Cook*, Emily Dorsch*, Kyla Garcia, Jim Noonan* & Emily Senn
(*actor appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association)

@ The New York International Fringe Festival!
(FringeNYC 2008)

Sat 8/9 @ 2:30pm
Sun 8/10 @ 9:30pm
Fri 8/15 @ 7:30pm
Sat 8/16 @ 2:45pm
Tue 8/19 @ 3:00pm

The Bleecker Street Theater
45 Bleecker Street (@ Lafayette), NYC
B,D,F,V to Broadway/Lafayette
N,R to Prince Street


Follow this link to our website:

Or this link directly to the FringeNYC site:

For industry tickets, please contact Liz Alsina directly
[email protected]

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Visit our website and click on DONATE:

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Whether it’s $5 or $500!!
Make a contribution today!

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Fabulous Productions is a New York-based theater company founded on the principles of Tony Kushner�s �Theater of the Fabulous,� fiercely celebrating: �Irony. Tragic History. Defiance. Gender-fuck. Glitter. Drama.� Rife with subversive and irreverent writing, shocking and awing performances, and a very healthy supply of the trashiest drag, Fabulous Productions� shows revel in �the grotesque, the carnivalesque,� and of course, anything gorgeous and shiny. Founded by Jim Noonan and developed alongside Associate Producer, Liz Alsina and various artistic mentors and associates during his tenure as Artistic Director of the Yale Cabaret, Fabulous Productions promises to shock its audiences into fabulous fits of laughter and maybe even help one or two them pick up a bit of fashion sense and queer slang along the way.


July 11, 2008 

Rehearsals for Boss in the Satin Kimono start tomorrow at Chelsea Studios.


July 06, 2008 

Steven had the pleasure of working with Broadway Today last night. He performed with Craig Shulman, founder as well as Tamra Hayden, Colleen Hawks, Becky Baxter-Foard and Phil Hernandez with Brian Hamm on Bass and Gary Seligson on Drums. They performed Broadway standards like “Music of the Night,” from Phantom and “The Impossible Dream,” from Man of La Mancha. Steven was the emcee and music director at the Lawrence Hall in LI.


July 04, 2008

The Boss in the Satin Kimono, written by Blake Hackler, with Music by Steven Silverstein and Lyrics by Blake Hackler, and Additional Music by Paul Ford, is officially part of the Fringe Festival 2008. It will be presented at Theaters at 45 Bleecker Street at 45 Bleecker Street. Show times are: Saturday 8/9 at 2:30 pm, Sunday 8/10 at 9:30 pm, Friday 8/15 at 7:30 pm, Saturday 8/16 at 2:45 pm and Tuesday 8/19 at 3:00 pm. Hope to see you there!


June 25, 2008 

Nuns! Whores! Lesbians! Social Workers! Song! Dance! Tapestries! Join Lady Mabelline and company as they fight to save their “ecumenical clinic for men in need” from the evil moral majority! Looking for family fun? You won’t find it here!

Steven’s fringe show THE BOSS IN THE SATIN KIMONO (book and lyrics by Blake Hackler; Music by Steven Silverstein and Paul Ford has been cast. The “fringe” runs from August 8 through August 24. The specific performances will be announced soon! The show will be performed at The Bleecker Street Theatre.


June 23, 2008 

Check out excerpt from the BROADWAY WORLD review of Hot N Cole:


broadwayworld review.doc


June 22, 2008

To check out the NEW YORK TIMES review of Hot N Cole, click here


June 20, 2008 

To check out the VARIETY review for Hot N Cole, click here


June 18, 2008 

On June 19th, the students of PS 6 on 81st and Madison will be singing Steven’s song Time To Take Your Turn, written with collaborator David John Madore, as part of their graduation.


June 01, 2008

Steven is proud to announce that he will be contributing music to Blake Hackler’s musical The Boss in the Satin Kimono, which has been accepted into the 2008 Fringe Festival. �The Boss in the Satin Kimono has music by Paul Ford and book and lyrics by Blake Hackler. �Check for future updates on the show and the Fringe! �Songs that Steven will be contributing to the show include I’m Home, Daddy’s Little Girl and God Happens!

Steven is the assistant music director for Hot N Cole which is being premeired at Westport Country Playhouse. �The show is directed by James Naughton with choreography by Lisa Shriver.�Mark Berman is the music director. �The cast includes Whitney Bashor, Andrea, Dora, Donna Lynne Champlin, Shonn Wiley, Lewis Cleale and Peter Reardon. �The show runs from June 14- June 28th. � This is a cast of amazing singers, dancers and actors!!! �For more information and tickets, click here. �To check out a playbill article about the show, click here


May 28, 2008 

John Egan will be appearing at Barnes and Noble “Any Wednesday �Series” on Wednesday May 28 at 6 pm to celebrate the release of his CD Count The Stars. � �Steven will be his pianist/music director.

The event will be at the Barnes and Noble at 1972 Broadway near Lincoln Center.


May 22, 2008 

To check out the wonderful review from John Treacy Egan’s debut cabaret act, “Count The Stars, click here. �The review said the next show is Sunday, May 26th. It is ACTUALLY Monday May 26 at 9:30. Hope to see you there.


May 20, 2008

Steven was fortunate to present his “Fearless Seminar” to students from Doane College in NE for students of his friend Rhonda Lake (from the Fulton Opera). Steven got to coach two students from the College.


May 19, 2008 

Steven will be playing for John Treacy Egan, who is co-hosting the Cab Calloway awards at the Westchester Broadway Theatre on May 19th.


May 18, 2008

Steven is playing tonight for Neva Small at the 80th Birthday Celebration and Musical Salute in honor of Jerry Bock at 6 pm. at the National Arts Club in New York City produced by the Encompass New Opera Theater Company. Ms. Small will be singing her “Fiddler Medley,” which was part of her one woman show last fall that Steven music directed called “Not Just an Ingenue”


May 11, 2008 

Come Celebrate the release of John’s debut CD: COUNT THE STARS
May 11 and May 26 at 9:30 PM (NEW DATE!!!!!)
Music Director and Arranger Steven Silverstein
Metropolitan Room

34 West 22nd St. (bet 5th & 6th ave) NYC

Call for Reservations 212-206-0440

May 09, 2008 

Steven had the pleasure of playing piano (Roland JV 90) for his good friend Kathy Fitzgerald last night at the Midtown West’s 2000 Live Auction Party. Midtown West is Kathy’s daughter’s (Hope) school on W. 48th Street. The event was held at the Phonak Gallery 413-415 14th St. Kathy and Steven performed Cabaret, That Old Black Magic (Kathy’s own arrangement), Sunday, Monday or Always, The World Goes Round and Ring Them Bells. Kathy will be featured the upcoming musical version of Dolly Parton’s hit movie Nine To Five.


April 29, 2008 

Last night, Steven had the privilege of playing for John Treacy Egan for the St. Georges Society at the National Arts Club on Gramery Park South. John sang selections from his CD including his infamous Producers Medley. The MC for the event was legendary Jim Dale (“Barnum,” “Candide”, “3 Penny Opera”), who shared some wonderful anecdotes and funny stories. Pictures were taken by John Shannon remember of the Society. Check out the pic with John me and Jim Dale.


April 03, 2008

With lyricist Blake Hackler, Steven has composed the song Burning Down The Days, sung by Daniel Torres. It was recorded at Clinton Recording Studios on W. 46th street and submitted to the annual NEO concert presented by the York Theater for emerging composers.

� 2008. Hackler/Silverstein
Burning Down The Days


March 28, 2008

On March 28, Steven will be playing piano for Ric Ryder’s solo show at The American Legion Hall in Rutherford, NJ. Gary Seligson is the drummer, Jeff Ganz is the bassist making a special appearance will be Ric’s friend, Rosemary Loar. A mix of 70s and 80s pop, Broadway and blues.


March 26, 2008 

Steven’s Manhattan Plaza apartment is featured in the latest issue on the website The issues deals with how artists, like myself, are not only able to create a ‘cozy’, ‘comfortable,’ and ‘attractive’, apartment dwelling in NYC but also create a stimulating work environment in their apartment when space is an issue — as it always is in NYC! Click here to view the issue and watch the video. Please sign my guestbook entry with feedback about the article. Thanks!!!!

On March 26 and 27, Steven’s song (written with David Arthur), “I’ve Given Up,” will be included! at the following: �To check out the press release, click here

(and other love songs…) Directed by Phil George Music Director Bradley Vieth

WHERE: The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street (B’way and Columbus) –
WHEN: March 26th & 27th at 7PM.
TICKETS: $20 plus a 2-drink minimum. Union members and students for $10.
RESERVATIONS: Call the Wing & Drop ticket line at (212) 769-6825 or email: [email protected]
Visit for more information about this and upcoming shows!


March 25, 2008

On March 25, 2008 , Steven’s song ‘I’m Home” (with lyrics by Blake Hackler) will be performed by Jacqui Polk, as part of the SONGBOOK March 25 series Tomorrow’s Broadway TODAY! at the Donnell Library (20 w 53rd) at 6 pm. For more information on the event, click here.

Tonight marked the debut of a new song by Steven Silverstein and lyricist Blake Hackler. Jacqui Polk (from “Spelling Bee” and currently in Broadway’s “Hairspray”) sings I’m Home (from The Boss in the Satin Kimono) at The Donnell Library Songbook Series, hosted by John Znidarsic, on 3/25/08. Check it out!

� 2008 Silverstein/Hackler

March 24, 2008 

Last minute! Steven was fortunate enough to play piano for John Treacy Egan at The Little Mermaid benefit at Westbank Theater on 42nd street. John performed UNREQUITED LOVERS MARCH from his Cd COUNT THE STARS.

Jordan Hamessley will be performing an original tune of Steven’s with lyrics by Richard Mancini, Nancy Barrett, Steven Silverstein & Madelyn Barbero. The song is called ONCE AGAIN. It will part of the grand reopening of the SALON at 59 w. 44th Street.


March 15, 2008 

Steven is the assistant music director for the 86th annual Inner Circle at the New York Hilton. This year is especially exciting with the major changes in the political arena this week — e.g. GOVERNOR SPITZER. Steven’s friends Pam Brown and Greg Tully were at the dress rehearsal. Steven has been the assistant music director of the Inner Circle since 1990.


March 14, 2008

Steven will serve as music director for John Treacy Egan and Christine Pedi at the Crest Theater in Del Ray Beach, Florida on March 17 and March 18. Included in the program are selections from John’s CD, COUNT THE STARS and Christine’s CD, GREAT DAMES with an encore arranged by Steven for St. Patricks Day! Steven played one of the selections, I Love A Piano, for Christine at AFTER PARTY on Friday March14, 2008 at the Westbank on 42nd & 9th.

On March 14, Christine Pedi, performed at After Party at Westbank in NYC. Click here to see the You TUBE clip. �On the piano is Steven..


March 01, 2008 

John Treacy Egan’s CD, “Count The Stars,” with music arrangements by Steven Silverstein, is officially released.! The CD will be available through iTunes by the end of March. You can buy it now!!! Click here and you can download the whole album or any of the songs!!!!

You can also order the CD by clicking here as well

The CD will also be available at Colony Music — by the beginning of April.

I would love feedback on the CD — please email me at [email protected] I also might be able to get you CD’s at a later date at a cost of $13 (What a bargain.) — probably after our concert in May.

Steven’s original song “Path You Choose,” (written with lyricist Ruth Williamson,) is included on the CD.

On Monday March 3, John Egan and Johnathan Freeman (both in the Broadway performance of THE LITTLE MERMAID) will be performing an arrangement of “FRIENDSHIP,” written by Steven. It will be played by music director David Loud at a benefit at Lincoln Center.


February 18, 2008 

On February 17, Steven played piano for AMDA Colleague Robert Vest at the 9th Avenue Bistro (48th & 9th), for an hour piano bar show. Students from AMDA sang and Robert wowed the group with his interesting arrangement of Bette Midler’s, THE ROSE.


February 15, 2008 

Steven was the music director, pianist and arranger of music for Sleep With Me (a play with music) written by Jim Shankman. He also recorded the music in his studio with his colleague Bryan Westcott Smith. To hear clips of the music from the play, please check out Jim Shankman’s website ( and go to “plays,” link from his home page. (presented as a workshop reading at the Michael Howard Studio in January, 2007)

Sleep With Me is a black comedy with music set in Hollywood in 1938, the story of a teen age girl�s sexual awakening in the predatory world of 1930�s Hollywood, with songs ripped out of Shirley Temple�s movies and surgically crafted into the corrupt adult environment of the movies.


February 05, 2008 

Steven will serve as music director for John Treacy Egan’s concert at the Crest Theater in Delray Florida on March 17 and 18th. �Also, coming out , is John’s first solo CD, “Count The Stars,” with musical arrangements and direction by Steven. Included on the CD, is the premiere recording of “The Path You Choose,” with music by Steven Silverstein & lyrics by Ruth Williamson


January 30, 2008


Please click on the link below to hear the opening number from the Donnell Concert hosted by John Znidarsic and sung by the students at Marymount Manhattan College.

by Steven Silverstein and Drew Fornarola
� 2008 Silverstein/Fornarola

What Your Problem.mp3


January 23, 2008 

Steven’s song “What’s Your Problem,” written with Drew Fornarola (“COLLEGE, the musical) will be presented as part of the acclaimed Songbook series produced, directed and hosted by John F. Znidarsic. It will be on January 29th at the Donnell Library on w. 53rd. Fore more information, check out this link.


January 02, 2008


Most recently (January 12th at 11 pm), Steven served as music director for John Treacy Egan currently playing the Chef in Little Mermaid. John performed selections (Shall We Dance/Cha Cha, But For Now & Unrequited Lovers’ March) from his upcoming CD, “COUNT THE STARS,” . John was the special guest of Christine Pedi’s, Great Dames and Karen Murphy’s Torch Goddesses. It was at the Laurie Beechman Theater, at 407 w. 42nd St, @ 9th Avenue (in the West Bank Cafe). 212 695-6909.