Christopher Raymond is a highly acclaimed Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor and Lyricist for film/TV and theater. He has won an NAACP, 2 BroadwayWorld Awards and a Stage Raw Award.
Raymond recently composed the score for a new feature documentary titled, Bird (about world-renown aviator, Tracey Curtis Taylor‘s remarkable exploits). More details to be released soon.
Raymond is honored to have been Music Consultant/Vocal Producer for the 2023 feature film, The Offering (scored by Emmy and Golden Globe-Nominated film composer, Christopher Young). The soundtrack for The Offering is available on all major streaming platforms. Raymond also recently worked with Christopher Young on the hit 2022/2023 Apple TV+ series, Echo 3 as Vocal Conductor. Raymond composed Additional Music for the feature documentary, Breaking Bread (distributed theatrically by Cohen Media Group in 2022). In 2022 and 2023, Raymond assisted Grammy-Winning singer/composer, Melissa Manchester with the digital notation software, Sibelius as she composed her Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.
Raymond co-wrote 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 written by Christopher Raymond, Tyler Bates (composer for Guardians of the Galaxy) and Sebastian Cano-Besquet.
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, including, Wednesday Night You’re Leaving on an Airplane (which was featured at two New Filmmakers LA film festivals).
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.
Christopher Raymond wrote the book, music, lyrics and was Co-Producer for Scarlet Letter: The Musical (based on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel). Scarlet Letter: The Musical had a successful workshop production at the Greenway Court Theatre (Hollywood) in 2018. Raymond also composed and co-wrote the book/lyrics for Dorian’s Descent, which was fully produced at The MET Theatre in Hollywood in 2014.
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.
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) on Broadway (at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre). Raymond studied Musical Arts at CalArts. Raymond is currently studying orchestration with Ira Hearshen (Orchestrator for Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., A Bug’s Life and Rush Hour), and he is studying conducting with Brad Keimach (Juilliard-trained conductor and mentee of Leonard Bernstein; longtime Conductor for The Westfield Symphony Orchestra and The Glendale Youth Symphony). Raymond is an Associate Member of The Society of Composers & Lyricists.