Marissa Mulder grew up in Syracuse, NY. She moved to New York City in 2007 and has gone on to become one of the most successful young cabaret artists on the NY scene. In 2011, she beat out 60 other singers to win the MetroStar Challenge at the Metropolitan Room, an American Idol type contest for up and coming cabaret artists. Since then she has performed in several of her own shows. Stephen Holden of the New York Times called her show " Tom...In His Words, the songs of Tom Waits", "Far and away the season's best show, everything the genre can be but almost never is." She is the winner of the 2013 Noel Coward and Julie Wilson Award which were presented to her at Lincoln Center where she also sang. She was the winner of the 2014 MAC award for Major Artist and Album Of The Year ( Tom...In His Words). At the end of 2013, TimeOut NY named Marissa, "Rising Star of The Year". She was a featured guest and singer on Piano Jazz hosted by Jon Weber on NPR. In New York City, She has performed at The Carlyle, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Algonquin Hotel, 54 Below, Joe's pub and many others. She has begun taking her solo shows on the road as well traveling to Dallas, St. Louis, Nebraska, Buffalo, Binghamton and many more. She has two CD's available for purchase" Tom...In His Words" and " Illusions" on ITUNES Cdbaby.com and Amazon.