Multer & Multer
About Steve and Karen Multer (Multer & Multer), award-winning songwriters of the original spy musical Code Name Cynthia
"Karen and Steve Multer are two of the most exciting voices working in the American musical theatre. They have burst on the scene like a grenade and will be a major force in this new generation of practitioners."
MICHAEL WEBER Artistic Director, Porchlight Music Theatre
"The grace and sophistication of Steve & Karen’s work has the hallmark of good collaboration; perfect melding of thought, feeling, lyric, music, and dramatic intention."
CHERYL COONS At Wit's End, Hunchback, River's End
Steve & Karen Multer Karen & Steve Multer (ASCAP, Dramatists Guild, AEA) license their original music for TV, film, podcasts, corporate, and commercial placements including: ABC, CBS, HBO, Netflix, Disney Channel, Starz/Encore, Hulu, USA, Univision, MGM/ABC Family,and Amazon Originals. Their jazz and Big Band compositions continue to receive radio airplay in over 150 broadcast markets worldwide and have been featured on four compilation disc releases by SONY/BMG; In Love With Jazz, The 1st Swing Boulevard, The Best of Smooth Jazz Christmas, and In Love With Jazz Vol. 3. They are two-time winners in the Billboard World Song Contest (Jazz), three-time winners in theGreat American Song Contest (Variety), and 12 time ASCAPlus Award recipients.
Multer & Multer’s (www.multerandmulter.com) first original musical, code name: CYNTHIA, received its premiere production in 2015 with Pallas Theatre Collective, Washington D.C. ("A tightly crafted show (and) story whose romance, glamor and high-stakes suspense seem gifts from the espionage-tale gods.” - The Washington Post.) The production was nominated for twoBroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards including Best World Premiere Musical, and was given DCMetroTheaterArts’ 2015 Best Musicals at Professional Theaters Honors.code name: CYNTHIA was presented at the International Spy Museum and the Kennedy Center’s 2015 Page-to-Stage Festival with additional workshops and public readings produced by Chicago Dramatists, Porchlight Music Theatre, Point Park University, and Ball State University. Karen & Steve were 2011 Dramatists Guild Fellows (Chicago), and Steve was a finalist for the 2014 Kleban Prize (lyrics).
Multer & Multer’s latest musical, Buried in Prosperity, was selected for both the 2018The Pitch - Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, and the 2018 Discovery New Musical Theatre Festival at Ball State University. The show was featured at theKennedy Center’s 2017 Page-to-Stage Festival, and was also given a workshop/reading by Pittsburgh’s Point Park University as part of their New Musical Laboratory.
Karen holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Commercial Music Composition/Production from Northwestern University, having written jingles for Wrigley, McDonald’s, Ford, Snickers, Oshkosh B’Gosh, and the Miami Board of Tourism, among others. Steve holds a B.A. in Theatre from San Diego State University and Boston University