Michael & Dan’s Amazing Queer Songbook

Michael & Dan’s Amazing Queer Songbook is a musical memoir celebrating our 43 years together as songwriters and partners in life and love.  We’ve chosen 20 of our songs – from the many we’ve written – and we’re inviting some of the great musical theatre performers we’ve worked with over the years to film and record each song.  These tunes were originally created for our performance art musicals and theatre pieces as well as inspired by some of the amazing people we’ve met along the way – from pleasure activist Annie Sprinkle to marriage activist Edie Windsor.

We plan to rent a space in New York this fall (2018) and simply yet beautifully film and record each song.  We’ll then launch an online platform to share the films.  We envision these recordings as part of a multimedia project that will eventually include lyrics and lead sheets plus original text and archival photos that document what was happening in our lives when we were writing each tune.

This is a legacy project for us – so that our songs will be shared, known, and live on past us.  Not that we’re planning on checking out anytime soon – but we are both in our mid-60’s and feeling like this is the right time for us to document and share our unique story of love and collaboration.

We invite you to take a look at our crowdfunding campaign and consider making a tax deductible contribution.  We’re grateful for your support!