Multer & Multer are Dramatist Guild Fellows (2011 Chicago) and Steve was a finalist for the 2014 Kleban Prize (lyrics.) Their first musical, code name: CYNTHIA  ( is currently running in its premiere production by PALLAS THEATRE COLLECTIVE in Washington, D.C.  (July 29-August 16, 2015) preceded by a special public presentation at the INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM and followed by a performance at the 2015 KENNEDY CENTER Page-to-Stage Festival in September. The team's new musical, Buried in Prosperity, begins development Spring 2016. 

Songwriters & Musical Theatre Writers

Steve & Karen Multer (ASCAP, AEA, Dramatists Guild) are two-time winners of the Billboard World Song Contest (Jazz,) three-time winners in the Great American Song Contest (Variety,) have received radio airplay in over 150 jazz and A/C markets worldwide, are featured on 3 SONY/BMG compilation disc releases, and are 10-time ASCAPlus Award recipients (2005-2014.) They've  licensed songs for TV and film including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS), Entourage (HBO), and Legally Blondes (MGM/ABC.)  Two full-length original studio albums with vocal jazz quartet, TONIC, were hailed by Variety, Jazz Review, AMG, Cy Coleman, and Alan & Marilyn Bergman.

A tight, effective musical. A diverting and solidly crafted show... whose romance, glamor and high-stakes suspense seem gifts from the espionage-tale gods.
— The Washington Post

Karen & Steve are artistic board members of FWD Theatre Project (, a festival of works in development dedicated to delivering  new musicals to Chicago for the benefit of the art form and the city's rich theatre community.

Multer & Multer spent a decade performing across the country in regional Equity theatre before meeting onstage in 1993 at Drury Lane Oakbrook, Chicago. They spent their acting careers at The Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Evergreen Park, Candlelight, Stages St. Louis, The Barn, The Lyric Theatre, Beef n' Boards, Wagon Wheel, The New London Barn, Lambs Players, and many others before migrating to songwriting.