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Evan Lurie (born September 28, 1954) is an American composer and musician. He is the composer of music and underscores for The Backyardigans.


Lurie composed the show's songs at Dubway Studios in New York City. In an interview, he described his mindset around the music:

The goal was not only to meet the needs of the show, but to do it in a way that would expose younger minds to music and then hope it would stick with them. In 20 years, maybe they'll have forgotten all the stuff on the radio and realize there is real music to listen to. Well, not all the stuff on the radio [is bad,] but a lot of it.

—Evan Lurie (source)

According to an announcement from Dubway Studios, Lurie also composed an unused song for Nickelodeon's Winx Club (a show that many other Backyardigans crew members worked on, including creator Janice Burgess herself).

Episodes for which he wrote music

The Backyardigans crew members
Main production crew
Janice BurgessDave PalmerDouglas WieselmanEvan Lurie
Main cast members
Avion BakerChris Grant Jr.Corwin C. TugglesDamani RobertsGabriella MalekGianna BruzzeseJake GoldbergJamia Simone NashJonah BoboJordan ColemanKristin KlabundeLaShawn Tináh JefferiesLeon G. Thomas IIINaelee RaeNicholas BaraschReginald Davis Jr.Sean CurleyThomas SharkeyTyrel Jackson WilliamsZach Tyler Eisen
Other cast members
Oliver WymanReyna ShaskanShakyra Lipscomb
Guest stars
Adam PascalAlicia KeysConan O'BrienCyndi Lauper