News

Filming!

October 16, 2018

10/16/18 – An amazing two days of filming our Amazing Queer Songbook at our New York theatre home The York.  So much talent and love in the room!  Here’s the fabulous Sheri Sanders singing our song Bi Blues.  Our brilliant musical director Eric Svejcar is at the piano.


design . erotic . literary

October 11, 2018

10/10/18 – Flenardo Taylor reads his design-inspired erotic poem “Pineapples” as Biello Martin Studio hosts an inspired group of readers from The Erotic Literary Salon, curated by Susana Mayer PhD.  Part of the Philadelphia Design District‘s Sensual Design Exhibition and Design Philadelphia.


Songbook Rehearsal

October 10, 2018

10/8/18 – A beautiful day of rehearsals in New York with our Amazing Queer Songbook singers and creative team: Billy Bustamante, Annie Golden, Brandon Haagenson, Austin Ku, Jesse Manocherian, Sheri Sanders, Howie Michael Smith, and Nicole Van Giesen.  Director Leah Bonvissuto and Musical Director Eric Svejcar.  Also singing with us but not pictured: Donnie Hammond and Jillian Louis.  So much talent and love in the room!  Grateful …


Amazing Queer Songbook!

September 21, 2018

9/21/18 – Thanks to all who contributed to our Amazing Queer Songbook crowdfunding campaign!  We’re excited to share that in a few weeks we’ll be filming the first group of our songs in New York with a stellar group of musical theatre performers.

Photo by Bruce Cratsley, NYC Pride Parade, 1992


design . erotic

September 17, 2018

9/17/18 – Coming Saturday, October 6th, 6-9pm – private opening reception for an exhibition of new ceramic sculpture by Biello including collaborations with pleasure activist Annie Sprinkle and costume designer Tyler Holland, sensual pillows by Kellijane, and much more!  RSVP HERE.  In partnership with our colleagues at the Philadelphia Design District and Design Philadelphia.

 


New Musical!

September 17, 2018

9/12/18 – Our whiteboard session in New York with book writer Jennifer Robbins and director Bill Castellino.


Writing Retreat

September 17, 2018

8/26/18 – Presenting songs from our new musical-in-progress at a writing retreat on Cape Cod.  Big thanks to our retreat-mates Jennifer Robbins, Jimin Han, Pat Dunn, and Vicky Cowal for their wise and positive feedback.


On the Radio

August 3, 2018

8/1/18 – Our interview with WHYY’s Peter Crimmins where we chat about the Philadelphia Design District as a return to what Old City used to be …

State of art galleries is changing in Philly’s Old City


Our Songbook!

July 16, 2018

7/16/18 – Our crowdfunding campaign has about a month remaining. We’re excited and grateful to have raised almost half the funds we need to film and record 20 original songs we’ve written during our 43 years together. Will you help us reach our goal?

Little did we know when we were 9 year old boys that we’d find each other and build a life together centered in love and creativity. As far as the culture has come, there’s still work to be done.

Our Amazing Queer Songbook will document, celebrate and share our unique story of love and collaboration. And hopefully inspire those of us who’ve seen the changing times as well as those just beginning the journey.


Summer of Love

July 13, 2018

7/11/18 – At City Hall with photographer B. Proud for the opening of the Summer of Love Exhibition.  Michael has two of his erotic altar books in the show and B’s portrait of us from First Comes Love is being shown too!