Raphael Sanchez is a French composer and conductor.
Graduate of the National Conservatory of Music of Paris, and the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot de Paris.
Graduate of orchestral conducting at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, Raphael Sanchez is a French composer and conductor.
Born in Paris, he is a composer, a musical director, and has been the composer and music director of the clown and circus Annie Fratellini for almost ten years.
As a prolific composer, he is very present in the worlds of Musical Theater and Theatre, as a Composer as well as a Music Director. Raphael as composed, so far, 9 musicals:
"Love Songe Therapy", 'The Jungle Book', 'Peter Pan', 'Peter Pan-The-True-Story', 'The Revenge Of Captain Hook', 'The Shop Of Suicides', 'Merlin-The-Legend', 'The Summer Night's Dream' (A Dream, A Summer Night), and 'Once Upon A Time, Or Two'..
His last musical, called "Love Songe Therapy" adapted from Shakespeare's "Summer Night's Dream" is currently performing at Théâtre Lucernaire, in Paris.
His recent musical "The Jungle Book", based on Kippling's work, created in 2017 and directed by Ned Grujic, is still performing in Paris and simulaneously on tour, and was nominated in 'Young Audience' category for the Molières Academy Awards 2018' in France.
As a Musical Director and a conductor, Raphael had the privilege to be the Musical Director of many Broadway shows in their greatest official french-adapted versions in Paris, such as Young Frankenstein (2022, Paris), FAME (2019-2020, Paris), We Will Rock You, (2018-2020, Paris), Hairspray (2018, Paris), The Addams Family (2017, Paris), Avenue Q (2012, Paris), Spamalot (2011, Paris), The Lion King (2007-2010, Paris, Chicago (2003, Paris).
His musical eclecticism and his personal musical research earned him to be noticed by Cirque du Soleil, who entrusted him with the musical direction of the show Varekai, a show he conducted from 2004 to 2007 on tour in the USA and in Australia and New Zealand.