Crossing Borders

February 20, 2018

2/17/18 – A beautiful evening of music and art at our Crossing Borders concert with very special guests lyric soprano Maureen Batt, electronic musicologist Maria Murphy, and pianist Carlo Lanfossi. Part of Philadelphia Theatre Week.

Coming Soon!

January 16, 2018

An evening of musical theatre, art song and electronic music. Part of Philadelphia Theatre Week Crossing Borders centers on the theme of compassion with performances by renowned Canadian Soprano Maureen Batt, musicologist Maria Murphy – co-founder of Listening (to) Cyborgs, and composer Dan Martin performing a cycle of rarely heard AIDs era songs from the Biello Martin Songbook. Seating is very limited / Reservations are required at

Peace on Earth

December 19, 2017

12/20/17 – Happy Holidays! And best wishes for a healthy, prosperous, and joyful 2018.  xo Michael & Dan

“wacky and prolific”

December 12, 2017

12/12/17 – In today’s Philadelphia Inquirer. Thankfully our Marry Harry Cast Recording has been selling strong. Happy Holidays!

CD Release Party!

November 21, 2017

11/20/17 – At The York Theatre, NYC for our Marry Harry CD release party. With actor David Spadora who stars as Little Harry and who brilliantly performed a few songs from the show live with musical director Eric Svejcar. Special thanks to all the Marry Harry cast and creative team members who showed up tonight. CD available HERE!


November 7, 2017

11/4/17 – Premiered a new chamber piece tonight at our studio for a great group of creative friends. Inspired by Jimin Han‘s novel A Small Revolution – the piano, oboe and cello sing the interplay between the 3 characters in Jimin’s intense tale. Scored breaths by the musicians punctuate the tension between past and present, fear and love.

Family Jewels

October 24, 2017

10/21/17 – Michael’s Family Jewels – commissioned by Nancy Hayes for her South Philadelphia home – featured in the real estate section of  The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Marry Harry Cast Recording

September 14, 2017

10/6/17 – Marry Harry Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording now available! Buy HERE!

Writing Retreat 2017

August 25, 2017

8/24/17 – Just back from our 2nd annual writing retreat on Cape Cod. Grateful for our brilliant, supportive and loving retreat-mates (L to R): Pat Dunn, Jennifer Manocherian, Alex Soiseth and Jimin Han.


Films Fests!

July 21, 2017

7/21/17 – Our short musical film A Circle Diamonds has just been accepted into Austin’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival and Washington DC’s LGBTQ Festival. Other recent showings include LGBT Film Fests in North Carolina, Kansas City, Connecticut, Ft. Worth, and Atlanta, and the Boston Short Film Festival. Featuring marriage activist Edie Windsor. Created in collaboration with photographer Barbara Proud – inspired by her First Comes Love project.