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, he composed, so far, 8 musicals:
'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'.
As a Musical Director and a conductor, Raphael had the privilege to be the Musical Director of many Boradway shows in their greatest official french-adapted versions in Paris, such as The Lion King (2007-2010, Paris), We Will Rock You, (2018-2020, Paris), FAME (2019-2020, Paris) , Hairspray (2018, Paris), The Addams Family (2017, Paris), Avenue Q (2012, Paris), Spamalot (2011, Paris), and 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.
Composer, passionate about musical theater, his musical based on Jean Teulé's novel "Le Magasin des Suicides" (The Shop of Suicides), adapted by Cathy Sabroux, obtained the Beaumarchais Foundation's Creation Aid in 2011.
His recent musical "The Jungle Book", based on Kippling's work, created in 2017 and directed by Ned Grujic, was nominated in 'Young Audience' category for the Molières Academy Awards 2018' in France.