Nora The Musical

June 19, 2024

6/19/24 – We’re excited to share this short (50 second) sizzle we created for the new episodic animated series we’re developing with Betsy Alexander and All That’s Good Productions. Inspired by the true story of internet sensation Nora the Piano Cat. Stay tuned!

Walk in the Garden

May 8, 2024

3/4/24 – Our latest collaboration with floral designers Claudia and Vincent Roux of Petit Jardin en Ville in Old City Philadelphia. They invited us to create a performance piece for their Tuscan Garden exhibit at the 2024 Philadelphia Flower Show. Isabella Tognini & Seamus Kirby play a young couple who meet and fall in love in the garden – one who speaks only English and the other only Italian. The music & lyrics are by us. The song is sung by Tommi Mischell & Dan.

Here’s a 3 minute video excerpt:

Trail Blazers in Love

October 31, 2023

11/1/23 – We’re proud to be included in this new book of interviews with 17 LGBTQ longterm couples. Check it out HERE


September 18, 2023

10/25/23 – Biello Martin Studio proudly presents TEA DANCE 1980 – an exhibit of photographs by Thomas Moore of visual and performance artist Michael Biello (and friends) from the 1980’s. Also featuring new ceramic sculpture and collage by Biello, TEA DANCE 1980 celebrates queer history and art activism.


By appointment only:

Part of The Philadelphia Art & Design District’s events for Design Philadelphia 2023

LULU Musical Reading

September 1, 2023

8/29/23 – With our fabulous creative team and cast at the end of an intensely productive developmental read/sing thru at Piano Piano NYC. Thank you for your creative generosity – bringing your passion and brilliance to our characters and songs. Stay tuned for news about LULU’s next steps …

Podcast Interview with Michael & Dan

July 25, 2023

7/3/23 – Listen HERE to our episode on Everyday Thin Places, in conversation with hospice chaplain Rachael Gallagher and birth doula Elizabeth Varaso. A one hour chat about how we collaborate to make art, music and theatre – and how our creative process dances with ideas about birth and death.

Flower Show Exhibit

March 16, 2023

3/6/23 – We’re collaborating with Vincent & Claudia Roux from Petit Jardin en Ville for their exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show. New Sculpture by Michael and an original soundscape by Dan help tell the story of nature morphing from Winter into Spring. With pop-up performances by choreographer Megan Mazarick.

Nora The Musical

February 27, 2023

2/22/23 – At lunch with our dear friends and collaborators Betsy Alexander and Burnell Yow! We’re in the thick of creating a new musical streaming series inspired by their real-life piano-playing cat Nora!

Studio Visit

December 17, 2022

12/8/22 – Michael kicks off a visit to Biello Martin Studio by some of the art-loving members of Philadelphia’s Cosmopolitan Club.

New Musical Theatre Project

November 16, 2022

11/15/22 – We just completed a two week artists residency in Florida. The start of a new documentary musical theatre project inspired by the lives and stories of a wonderful group of elders who live in a retirement community. Here we are with Rachael Gallagher, the project’s initiator and coordinator, and a few of our new friends.