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Musical Storefronts: Michael Winther, vocals; Joseph Thalken, piano & Art Hirahara, piano

April 7 at 4, 5 & 6 pm


Michael Winther Bio

 
Joseph Thalken Bio


Art Hirahara Bio


Progam

Sets 1 & 2: Michael Winther & Joseph Thalken, piano

Music: GIHIEH LEE/Lyrics: MARK CAMPBELL
Under The Water
Spring

Music/Lyrics: JULIANNE WICK DAVIS
I’ll Give Them To You       

Music: STEVE MARZULLO/Poems: TODD BOSS
Enough / Constellations / Nocturne

Music: CHRIS MILLER/Lyrics: MARK CAMPBELL
Perfect, Finite

Music: JOSEPH THALKEN/Poem: HUGO WILLIAMS
Saturday Morning

Music: JOSEPH THALKEN/Poem: BRIAN PATTEN
I Have Changed The Numbers On My Watch        

Music: JOSEPH THALKEN/Poem: SHARON OLD
Topography

Music: JOSEPH THALKEN/Poem: SARA TEASDALE
I Have Loved Hours At Sea

Music: PETER GOLUB/Lyrics: MARK CAMPBELL
I Miss New York

Music/Lyrics: JOSEPH THALKEN
Carry On         

Music: PETER FOLEY/Lyrics: MARK CAMPBELL
To Sing

Set 3: Michael Winther & Art Hirahara, piano

Music: JEROME KERN/Lyrics: DOROTHY FIELDS
The Way You Look Tonight        

Music: JIMMY McHUGH/Lyrics: DOROTHY FIELDS
Sunny Side of The Street        

Music: HAROLD ARLEN/Lyrics: E.Y. HARBURG
Over The Rainbow      

Music: JOSEF MYROW/Lyrics: MACK GORDON
You Make Me Feel So Young

ART HIRAHARA solo TBD

Music/Lyrics: HOAGY CARMICHAEL
I Get Along Without You (Inspired by a poem by Jane Brown Thompson)

Music/Lyrics: STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Broadway Baby   

Music/Lyrics: KENNETH ASCHER/PAUL WILLIAMS
Rainbow Connection

ART HIRAHARA solo TBD

Music: EUBIE BLAKE/Lyrics: ANDY RAZAF
Memories of You

Music/Lyrics: BARRY MANN/CYNTHIA WEIL
New World Coming


MUSICAL STOREFRONTS

January 21-April 28, 2021

Kaufman Music Center brought live music back to NYC’s Upper West Side with a pop-up concert series with 107 performances featuring 202 of our city’s finest performers, including chamber musicians, soloists, Broadway stars from Hamilton, Tootsie and Company, and artists from the Merkin Hall stage. More than 30K passers-by enjoyed the performances. Presented in partnership with the Alphadyne Foundation, Musical Storefronts provided work to artists severely impacted by the cancellation of live performances in a format that took into account all necessary health and safety measures for both artists and audiences.

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Michael Winther Bio

Acclaimed by The New York Times as “a theater singer of unusual refinement” with “a voice that traverses genres,” Michael’s Broadway credits include: Flying Over Sunset (now 2021), Fun Home, 33 Variations, Mamma Mia!, 1776, Artist Descending a Staircase, The Crucible and Damn Yankees. Most recently, he portrayed Albert Einstein in author and theoretical physicist Brian Greene’s multimedia theater piece, Light Falls in New York, Princeton, Australia and was broadcast on PBS/WNET. He toured the country with the national tour of the Tony award-winning best musical, Fun Home. Equally comfortable on the Broadway stage as the concert hall and recording studio, Michael collaborated with mulitiple Grammy-nominee, jazz composer Fred Hersch and poet, Mary Jo Salter in the premiere of a new song cycle, Rooms of Light for Peak Performance at Montclair University. He starred as “Dan” in the Pulitzer winning musical, Next To Normal at Baltimore/Centerstage; Frank London and Neil Berger’s A Night In The Old Marketplace in São Paulo; Tectonic’s The Laramie Project Cycle at BAM/Harvey Theatre; Fred Hersch’s multimedia jazz-theatre piece, My Coma Dreams in NYC, Berlin, San Francisco; Merrily We Roll Along at City Center Encores!®. He regional credits include productions at Lincoln Center Theater, Center Theatre Group/LA, Guthrie Theater, Yale Rep, McCarter Theater, Old Globe, Goodspeed Musicals, Theatreworks/Palo Alto, La Jolla Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Perseverance Theater, O’Neill Theatre Center, Sundance Theatre Lab. His film credits include The Avengers, Jumper, The Break-Up, Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Recent television credits include “Hunters,” “The Blacklist,” “Mysteries of Laura,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Hostages,” “Leverage” and “Law & Order.” 

He has appeared with Rob Kapilow in “What Makes It Great?” at Lincoln Center and in major venues across the country celebrating the songs of Sondheim, Arlen, Gershwin, Porter, Bernstein and Rodgers. Other concert credits include: four appearances as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series (William Finn’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, The Songs of Fred Hersch, and two consecutive years of his solo evening, Hear & Now: Contemporary Lyricists and Composers); Broadway Cabaret, Broadway By The Year and Broadway Unplugged series’ at The Town Hall; many concerts with the New Voices Collective at Symphony Space; as well as concerts with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall and at The White House. He has performed various solo evenings of music at 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Birdland, SubCulture, The Metropolitan Room and Ars Nova. Michael is a graduate of Williams College and The Hotchkiss School.

Michael Winther received nominations from the Drama Desk and Drama League for his critically acclaimed off-Broadway solo performance in the theatrical song cycle, Songs From An Unmade Bed at New York Theater Workshop directed by David Schweizer with lyrics by Mark Campbell and music by eighteen different composers. The recording is available from Sh K Boom/Ghostlight Records and on iTunes and has garnered a devoted following since it’s release over a decade ago! Michael’s most recent recording project, Waiting For The Angel, a collection of new songs featuring the lyrics of David Hajdu was released by Miranda Music.