Kay Hanley & Michelle Lewis

Composers: Doc McStuffins

Kay Hanley and Michelle Lewis are the music composers for Disney Junior’s hit series “Doc McStuffins.” Longtime writing partners and bandmates, Hanley and Lewis are co-owners of the LA-based Art Is War Productions and wrote all of the original songs in the series, including the theme song “Doc McStuffins.”

Hanley, who is probably best known as the lead singer of 90’s alternative rock band Letters to Cleo, has worked as a solo artist providing the singing voice for Rachael Leigh Cook’s character Josie in Universal Pictures’ feature film “Josie and the Pussycats” and performed cover versions of Nick Lowe’s “Cruel to be Kind”and Cheap Trick’s “I Want You To Want Me”in Touchstone Pictures’ hit film “10 Things I Hate About You.” She has released three solo albums, including the 2002 alternative rock album “Cherry Marmalade,” 2004’s “The Babydoll EP” and 2008’s “Weaponize.” For television, Hanley wrote and performed music for animated series “Generation O!” (Kids WB) and “Care Bears: Adventures In Care-A-Lot” (CBS) and was the musical vocalist for all of the featured songs in Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney series “My Friends Tigger & Pooh.”

Lewis began her career as a Giant Records solo recording artist and gained acclaim for her music after Cher, Kelly Osbourne and Lindsay Lohan began covering some of her songs on their own albums. She has attained commercial success worldwide as a songwriter, working with a diverse group of artists, including Fefe Dobson, Raven Symoné, Michelle Branch, Allstar Weekend, Kris Allen and Better Than Ezra.  She has won several awards, including an ARIA (Australian Grammy) and a Juno (Canadian Grammy) and written Top 10 hits and songs on platinum-selling albums.  In addition, she co-wrote and produced the Parents’ Choice Award-winning album, “Camp Lisa” with Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb, which has been turned into a musical by the City Theater in Miami, FL and a book series by Sterling Books. For television, Lewis wrote songs for Freeform’s (then ABC Family) “Ruby and the Rockets.”

Both women reside in Los Angeles. Hanley, with her two children, Zoe Mabel and Henry, and Lewis with her husband, record producer Dan Petty, and their son, Jackson.