In my latest video interview, "Call Me Adam" chats with Travis Moser, recording artist and cabaret singer, and Steven Silverstein, Musical Director, about Travis' debut concert at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue) with This Can't Be Love: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 7pm, with special guest Samantha Shafer. Click here for tickets!
Interview with Travis Moser and Steven Silverstein about Travis' show This Can't Be Love: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart at 54 Below January 8 at 7pm.
As a cabaret/concert performer, Travis has dazzled audiences with his solo shows in such famed venues as Birdland, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Duplex, The Iguana, The Metropolitan Room and the Strand Theater. His most recent show, This Can't Be Love: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart, premiered at the Metropolitan Room over several nights to rave reviews and is making it's debut at 54 Below! His debut solo album, This Can't Be Love: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart, was recorded live at his stint at The Metropolitan Room and is available on iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play, Spotify and other music retailers.
Regionally, Travis has played "Action" in West Side Story, "Jack" in Into the Woods, "Master Nick Cricker" in The Mystery of Edwin Drood and "Joseph" in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, among others. He also had the opportunity to work with two time Tony Award nominee Margot Sappington in the Pittsburgh Playhouse production of Jekyll and Hyde. On Camera, Travis has been a featured soloist on The Children's Hospital Free Care Benefit Show on CBS and is currently a National Anthem soloist for the New York Roadrunners (NYRR) organization. Travis is a graduate of Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts, earning a B.A. in Theater Arts.
Steven has worked as a music director, pianist, vocal coach, composer in the U.S. and Europe. Steven works regularly with Broadway veterans including John Treacy Egan and Neva Small; TV celebrities such as Martha Stewart, John Stamos, Dark Shadows’ Nancy Barrett and the cast of Will and Grace (Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Harry Connick, Jr.). He acted as pianist and/or music director/arranger/copyist for composers Charles Strouse (Annie) and Jerry Herman (Mame).
Steven has played keyboards in the pits of such Broadway shows as Blood Brothers, Swinging on a Star, and most recently, Promises Promises and played rehearsal piano for Broadway’s All Shook Up. Steven was the onstage pianist for the TV show Gossip Girl. Off Broadway he has been involved with such shows as MTC’s The Green Heart, When Pigs Fly, A Child’s Garden, St. Barts’ How To Succeed In Business…, That’s Life, and Eating Raoul.
Steven has been the pianist for the annual Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention for Will and Anthony Nunziata. Steven received a MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) nomination for the songs "The Path You Choose" and "A Strong Wind" written with actress Ruth Williamson and sung by Bistro Award winner Gretchen Reinhagen. Most recently, Steven served as music director for Mamma Mia’s Annie Edgerton at the Duplex. He has played piano for the infamous After Party hosted by Brandon Cutrell. Steven has also played piano for ballet classes at Broadway Dance Center for Broadway performer (West Side Story) Liane Plane.
Steven’s music is featured on the CD’s Quel Fromage, Count The Stars and On Christmas Morning. Steven is the composer of the musical The Human Heart, (with lyricist Michael Colby) which debuted at Marymount Manhattan College and received a grant from The Billy Rose Foundation. His musical, (with book writer/lyricist Blake Hackler) The Boss In the Satin Kimono, was presented as part of the 2009 Fringe Festival. In 2010, Steven contributed "Capture A Queen," with lyrics by Blake Hackler to the Midtown International Theater Festival and won an award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics. Steven has written songs for Diary of A Dancer by Wade Dooley, which has been presented at the Bridge Theater in NYC.
Steven is the published composer of two holiday shows for children (One Magic Christmas and The Adventures of the First Easter Bunny), available through Encore Performance Publishing, with original orchestrations.
Steven’s songs have been sung by Broadway performers PJ Benjamin (Wicked), Carolee Carmello (Mamma Mia), and Ruth Williamson (White Christmas) among others. His songs have debuted and presented as part of the Songbook Series – Arts and Artists at Lincoln Center hosted by John Znidarsic.
Steven is the creator of Fearless Audition, an audition master class which he has presented in Washington, Arizona, The Hamptons and Florida. Steven is featured in Voice Teachers and Vocal Coaches of New York: The One and Only Guide. Steven is currently on the faculty of the Neighborhood Playhouse Junior School, as well as AMDA. He holds an MA in Music Education from NYU and BA in Theater and BS in Finance from The University of Bridgeport.