Christopher Raymond is a highly acclaimed Composer, Orchestrator, Music Director, Producer and Lyricist. He has won an NAACP, 2 BroadwayWorld Awards and a Stage Raw Award.
Some of Raymond’s credits include co-writing the theme song for the show, Troy (which opened at the 80,000 seat Beijing National Stadium in July, 2017). The theme song was recorded by Jackie Evancho and co-written with Tyler Bates (composer for Guardians of the Galaxy) and Sebastian Cano-Besquet.
Raymond served as Music Director, Orchestrator, Arranger and Conductor for several Ovation Awards ceremonies and LA Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremonies in Los Angeles. These award ceremonies took place at prestigious theaters such as the Ahmanson Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse and The Theatre at Ace Hotel.
Raymond was Music Consultant / Vocal Producer for the feature film, The Offering (scored by Golden Globe-Nominated composer, Christopher Young). Raymond also composed Additional Music for the feature documentary, Breaking Bread (distributed by Cohen Media Group). Breaking Bread was released in 65 cities in the US.
Christopher Raymond wrote the book, music, lyrics and was Producer for Scarlet Letter: The Musical (based on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel). Scarlet Letter had a successful workshop production at the Greenway Court Theatre (Hollywood) in 2018 and is currently in development with Broadway veteran, Kay Cole (“A Chorus Line”).
From 2011-2018, Raymond was Music Director for DOMA Theatre Company (Hollywood); he also produced several productions for the company. With DOMA, Raymond worked on 11 full-scale musicals. Productions that Raymond worked on for DOMA Theatre Company won numerous Ovation, NAACP, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Broadway World and Stage Raw awards.
In 2020, Raymond composed the music for the Horror-Comedy podcast, The Haunting of Haunted House. The podcast is available on all major Podcast platforms. Raymond has also composed music for numerous short films.
Raymond proudly served as Music Director for Valley Outreach Synagogue (Calabasas, CA) from December 2018 to February 2022.
Christopher Raymond began his career as a teenager playing in the band for 13 The Musical (by Jason Robert Brown) at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (LA), Mark Taper Forum (LA), Goodspeed Opera House (Connecticut) and on Broadway (Bernard Jacobs Theatre, NYC). Raymond studied Musical Arts at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).