Michael Silversher is a Grammy Award winning songwriter (Elmo in Grouchland), with three primetime Emmy nominations, including two for Winnie-the-Pooh and one for the Muppets who colloborated with Joy Sikorski to create SingBabySing®’s exclusive prenatal and infant music singing CD for moms, dads, grandparents, nurses and early childhood educators.
Currently the composer for the background music of the hit children’s TV show, Dinosaur Train, songwriter for Pajanimals and composer/co-lyricist for Knuffle Bunny, which is premiering at the Kennedy Center, Michael, along with his writing partner, Patty Silversher, also wrote the theme songs for Disney’s television series, Tale Spin and Gummi Bears. Together they have over one hundred songs in the Disney catalog.
Michael has written over forty-two musical theatre works, and has worked extensively with Jim Henson Productions, MGM, Sony, Warner Bros., The Learning Channel, Kennedy Center, Los Angeles Opera, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Sundance Institute. He is co-founder of the West Coast Songwriters’ Association and an advisory board member of the Academy for New Musical Theatre, and the list goes on and on….
Joy Sikorski and Michael Silversher collaborated with Richard Hellesen, on a new musical Gathering Blue based on a novel by the same name by Newbery Award winner Lois Lowry. The musical, Gathering Blue, had a successful world premiere at Gretna Theatre which Lois Lowry attended.