the musical memoir of songwriters and life partners michael biello & dan martin

About Our Project


A living memoir celebrating songwriters Michael Biello & Dan Martin’s 40+ years together as life partners, creative collaborators, and LGBTQ cultural activists.  Michael & Dan have invited some of the great Broadway and Off-Broadway performers they’ve worked with over the years to film a cycle of their original songs that reflects their history and the times they’ve lived through. Performers include Billy Bustamante, Annie Golden, Brandon Haagenson, Donnie Hammond, Austin Ku, Jillian Louis, Jesse Manocherian, Javier Muñoz, Sheri Sanders, Howie Michael Smith, and Nicole Van Giesen. The slow-release of a new film every 2 – 3 weeks is planned throughout Spring and Summer 2019. In additional to the films, AMAZING QUEER SONGBOOK houses an evolving compendium of original text and archival photos, as well as lead sheets and piano/vocal scores for those who want to play and sing along!


We’re excited to share our new film – There Is A River – a rare performance by the 2 of us!

In this VLOG companion to There Is A River, we chat with director Leah Bonvissuto about our history – and how vulnerability and trust have contributed to the creation of our musical memoir.