Michael Biello & Dan Martin

Michael Biello & Dan Martin are life-partners, creative collaborators, and LGBTQ cultural activists. Their 40+ year body of work includes Performance Art, Dance, Musical Theatre, Film and Visual Art. Biello & Martin’s musical Marry Harry premiered Off-Broadway in 2017 and a soundstage musical film version was released in 2020. Additional musicals include In My Body (2016), The Cousins Grimm (2009), and Breathe (1997). Their evolving online memoir, Michael & Dan’s Amazing Queer Songbook, weaves together short musical films, words, and images to tell their unique story of collaboration & love. Biello & Martin are longtime members of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and the Dramatists Guild.  https://biellomartin.com/musical-theater/




Selected press clips:


“Biello draws upon his experiences … transforming them into vignettes that seem like updates of Federico Fellini.”  Philadelphia Inquirer

“Behind Martin’s music is a driving emotional force that compels attention.” Philadelphia Inquirer

“Martin and Biello have a knack for creating uplifting pieces that eschew the maudlin in favor of that which can genuinely touch the heart and soul.” Philadelphia City Paper

“Martin and Biello’s songs are more human than most people allow themselves to be, conveying incredible tenderness and beauty.” Harrisburg Sunday Patriot-News


“Martin’s technically complex and intensely melodic music, which at times recalls the work of William Finn or even Stephen Sondheim, is matched by thoughtful lyrics from Biello.” Chicago Tribune

“Dan Martin’s music is hauntingly beautiful … and Michael Biello’s lyrics are affecting and effective.” Hollywood Drama-Logue

“An evening with Martin and Biello is tantalizing and intimate at the same time … together, they create incredible possibilities for exploring gay sexuality and relationships.  A truly memorable experience.” Seattle Gay News

“Martin and Biello have a masterful touch with both melodies and lyrics.  Their songs are first-rate.” San Francisco Bay Times

“Martin and Biello’s memorable melodies and brilliant lyrics are the stuff that musical theater classics are made of.” Windy City Times