Christopher Raymond is a highly acclaimed composer, music director, orchestrator, lyricist and producer. He has won an NAACP, 2 BroadwayWorld Awards and a Stage Raw Award. Since 2018, Raymond has proudly served as Music Director for Valley Outreach Synagogue in Los Angeles, California.
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 performed by Jackie Evancho and co-written with Tyler Bates (composer for Guardians of the Galaxy) and Sebastian Cano-Besquet.
Raymond is currently working as score consultant and vocal contractor for the feature film, Abyzou (score by esteemed composer, Christopher Young). Raymond also co-composed the music for the award-winning feature documentary, Breaking Bread (distributed worldwide by Cohen Media Group in 2020).
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 (LA).
Raymond co-produced and musically directed 11 full-scale musicals for DOMA Theatre Company (Hollywood) between 2011 and 2017. Productions that Raymond worked on won numerous Ovation, NAACP, LA Weekly, Broadway World and Stage Raw awards.
Christopher Raymond wrote the book, music and lyrics 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”).
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) and on BROADWAY (Bernard Jacobs Theatre, NYC).