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

About Our Project


A living memoir documenting and celebrating songwriters Michael Biello & Dan Martin’s nearly 50 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 love – and some of the history they’ve lived through. These new performances, along with behind-the-scenes video conversations, clips of live performances by Michael & Dan, as well as archival photos and original text are the fundamental elements of MICHAEL & DAN’S AMAZING QUEER SONGBOOK.


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.