Silversher & Silversher

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Michael and Patty Silversher
(1952-04-14) April 14, 1952 (age 71)

(1952-06-10) June 10, 1952 (age 71)
Occupation(s)Composers, songwriters
Years active1970's-present

Michael Silversher and Patricia (Patty) Silversher, sometimes billed as Silversher & Silversher, are an American songwriting team known for writing themes and songs for Disney and Jim Henson television series, shows and specials, as well as direct-to-video animated films for Disney, Henson, Sony Wonder, MGM and Warner Bros. They participated on the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack album for the Sony-CTW film The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. They have also been nominated for three prime-time Emmy Awards for outstanding music and lyrics.

Formerly married, Michael Silversher and Patty Silversher continue their collaboration in children's music. They scored the Jim Henson/PBS show Dinosaur Train, that began to air in September 2009. They created the scores for 95 of the 100 episodes now showing all over the world.

They have also created songs and all the scores for the Henson/Netflix co-production of "Word Party" since its inception in 2012. They wrote songs for "Sid The Science Kid" and they were the music supervisors, composers and lyricists for the Henson/Sprout production Pajanimals.


Some of their work includes:

Michael Silversher also has a songwriting credit on Raffi's 1994 album Bananaphone, for the song "The Changing Garden of Mr. Bell" which he wrote with singer/songwriter, Janice Hubbard and The Little Mermaid (TV series) for the song "The Lobster Mobster's Mob" which he composed the music for. He was founding musical director and resident songwriter for Robert Redford's Sundance Institute's Children's Theater and Sundance Institute's Playwrights' Lab from 1991 until 1996. He wrote and arranged most of the Mickey Mouse Splashdance album from Disneyland Records' WDL series.[1] He has written operas for Los Angeles Opera and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and a musical, The Lively Lad, shown at the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Michael was commissioned by The Kennedy Center to write the music for Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, in collaboration with author Mo Willems, which premiered in 2010.


  1. ^ "Credits in the image of the back cover of Mickey Mouse Splashdance". Retrieved 2011-06-15.

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