First Wednesday musical event : Bill Zeffiro, Abby Hase, Marissa Mulder

May 3, 2023
5:30 PM | Bar opens
6:30 PM | Program
7:30 PM | Dinner
skylight gallery
Open to Coffee House, Salmagundi members, and their guests
Eventbrite RSVP required
Program is FREE to attend
You will have the option of RSVP-ing for the event alone, or for both the talk and dinner. A la carte dinner is paid separately (card only).
For any questions, please email Brittney at

About the Event

This monthly series is curated by Coffee House member Nancy Winston, and this month’s installment will feature a very talented lineup of performers, including Bill Zeffiro, Abby Hase, and Marissa Mulder.

The conversation and conviviality will continue over dinner, afterward.

Meet the Performers

Black and white: Bill Zeffiro is a bald man in a suit playing a piano.

William (Bill) Zeffiro is the winner of seven Manhattan Association of Cabaret (MAC) Awards, two for Best Special Musical Material and five for Best Singing Instrumentalist. He is also the winner of the 2014 Midtown International Theatre Festival award for Outstanding Cabaret Performance.

His opera,’Truman and Nancy’ based on the graphic novel ‘Capote In Kansas’ by Ande Parks and Chris Samnee was workshopped in 2021 at The Seagle Festival and will receive it’s debut with orchestra in New England in the Fall of 2024. Stay tuned! His play,’Frame 313’ was produced at The Midtown Theatre Festival. Appearances include the Café Carlyle, Town Hall, The Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel and Lincoln Center. In November 2013 he appeared as Richard Nixon at the York Theatre in the Musical Drama ‘Jack’.

His songs have been recorded and performed by Tony Award Winner George S. Irving, Ann Morrison and Emily Bergl. Bill wrote book, music, and lyrics for The Road To Ruin which was directed by Broadway legend Pat Birch and made the Talkin’ Broadway Top Ten Best Cast Albums. A CD of all original material, ‘Better Than Nothing, Remastered, The Music Of Bill Zeffiro’ is available on all platforms.

Abby Hase is a woman with long blonde hair and blue eyes.Abby Hase is a Manhattan based singer and actress. Currently, she is performing at the Metropolitan Opera, and excited to be a part of the new Don Giovanni production premiering  May 5th.

Abby also loves new music, and has participated in many readings, workshops, and recordings of new opera and musical theater demos for upcoming productions.

Marissa Mulder is a woman with curly hair wearing a red blouse.

Marissa Mulder is an award-winning singer, recording and cabaret artist who TimeOut New York called “One of the cabaret world’s biggest breakout successes of the past five years.” She has performed at major NYC venues such as the Café Carlyle, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Birdland and Joe’s Pub, as well as major rooms throughout the United States. She was also honored to appear on NPR’s “Piano Jazz” program.

Mulder is the recipient of the Julie Wilson and Noel Coward Awards, as well as three MAC (Manhattan Association Of Cabarets and Clubs) awards for Major Artist and Recording Of The Year. Her show Tom…in His Words, the Songs of Tom Waits, was praised in The New York Times as “far and away the season’s best cabaret show, everything the genre can be but almost never is.” Likewise, her show Marilyn in Fragments—an homage to Marilyn Monroe—received a rave from The Times, which reported that “The rising cabaret singer wove passages from Monroe’s diaries and 20 songs into a compelling portrait of the star in a confessional mood. A remarkable performance.” As a recording artist, her latest album Two Tickets Left, won the 2019 MAC award for album of the year; it’s available, with Mulder’s other albums, on ITunes, Amazon, Spotify and Cdbaby.

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Ticketed guests are welcome to stay for dinner by indicating so in their Eventbrite RSVP.

There will be an a la carte menu to choose from with a $5 per glass Coffee House wine special. You can pay for your meal with a card or your membership account (no cash). Remember: No tipping. Enjoy!

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