Thomas Tierney and friends : A tune of his own

Sep 20, 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 event and dinner. A la carte dinner is paid separately (card only).
For any questions, please email Brittney at

About the Event

Join Coffee House for a lively evening of music in celebration of Thomas Tierney’s new album, A Tune of His Own. New York theater performers Bijou Clinger and Eddie Korbich will be joining him. After the program, the conversation and conviviality will continue over dinner downstairs.

Special Guests

Man approximately in his 70s sits smiling with his arms crossed at the piano.Coffee House member Thomas Tierney has been composing songs since the 5th grade, and he will be sharing some of these on Wednesday evening. His musicals include Narnia (based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), Tommy Tune’s one-man Ichabod and Eleanor—An American Love Story, based on the early lives of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt. Tom also wrote the Coffee House Centennial tribute song “Welcome to the Coffee House” and “The Year of Living Dangerously” with member Jeffrey Haddow.

Bijou Clinger is a singer /actress who has had the privilege of performing in several Tierney-Forster musicals and originated the role of Eleanor Roosevelt in their Eleanor—performing it in New York, in Seattle’s Village Theatre and on tour. She has also written the books for two musicals with her husband, composer Gregory Miller. She is a graduate of the SUNY at Purchase theater arts program.

Eddie Korbich was last seen on Broadway singing his high notes in The Music Man with Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster and as the Policeman in the Encores! production of Dear World. Before that came 11 other Broadway shows, 10 Off-Broadway shows, National tours, a Drama Desk nomination, an Obie Award and more. He is also a very proud Ukrainian American.


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. You can pay for your meal with a card or your membership account (no cash).

Colorful depiction od a man playing piano in a living room.