The steel miller’s daughter : love in a changing climate

A first Wednesday musical event,
curated by Nancy Winston

featuring Stephen Kennedy Murphy live
with Natalie Tyson-Multhaup on screen

Sep 7, 2022
5:30 PM | Drinks
6:30 PM | Program
7:30 PM | Dinner
skylight gallery

Open to Coffee House and Salmagundi members
Free to attend

$50 + tax (no tip) for prix fixe dinner; includes wine
Reservations for dinner required; card payments only
You will have the option of RSVP-ing for the talk alone, or for both the talk and dinner. Dinner must be pre-paid via Eventbrite.
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About the Event

During the shutdown, the Coffee House continued to thrive through online programming that included The Steel Miller’s Daughter: Love in a Changing Climate, Stephen Kennedy Murphy’s adaptation of the Schubert song cycle Die Shὃne Mὓllerin as reimagined through the lens of climate change.

On this Wednesday night, The Steel Miller’s Daughter will be performed as a “media musicale” with Murphy appearing live as the passionate steel worker against a media background that features soprano Natalie Tyson-Multhaup as his alluring but unattainable muse.

This genre-bending performance is a true hybrid with its live and media mix, tragic yet comic tone and melding of modern English lyrics with Schubert’s stunning 1823 score.

About the Musicians

Stephen Kennedy Murphy in a bowtie and suitStephen Kennedy Murphy has performed as a singer-pianist in New York, London, Paris, Nice, Monaco and Rome. In New York, he has directed at Carnegie Hall, On and Off-Broadway and at Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall and The Juilliard School.

Murphy has taught at Yale, Columbia and NYU. His writings about theater have been published in The New Yorker.

A black and white portrait shot of Natalie Tyson-MulthaupNatalie Tyson-Multhaup is a graduate from New York University with a Masters degree in classical voice performance as well as an Advanced Certificate in vocal pedagogy. She was most  recently seen in the virtual performance of The Steel Millers Daughter written by Stephen Kennedy Murphy followed by a panel discussion at the New School. After teaching private voice instruction and group Voice classes as an adjunct professor of voice at NYU, she now owns her own vocal studio and teaches part time at Scherzo Music School in Summit, New Jersey.

Natalie has also been seen  at the Irish Repertory Theatre in Chelsea Manhattan performing Sean, Women and Song as well as at the Carnegie Hall Gala performing with New York Lyric opera, the Provincetown Playhouse at NYU, as well as the Lexington Opera House in Lexington, Ky. Natalie holds a 200 hour yoga teaching certification from Yoga Vida NYC and loves to incorporate movement and body work into her lessons.


If you plan to stay for dinner, and would like to have the prix-fixe, please pre-pay when RSVP-ing via Eventbrite to guarantee your prix-fixe meal reservation. Otherwise, you are welcome to order from the a la carte menu (wine is not included when ordering a la carte). Thank you!