Raymond's first play, Fly South, was performed at the ‘91 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and won the Somerville, MA Arts Council Award for Best New Work. His play, American Mouth premiered at the Kraine Theater in New York’s Fringe Festival in 2003. He collaborated with librettist David Bridel and composer Simon Gray on the musical comedy adaptation of Erdman's The Glorious Death of Comrade What's-His-Name. For more on that show and to hear selections from the show, click here. His latest play is Big Shoes, a collaboration with writer David Bridel. He also wrote sketches and songs for the New York-based comedy group, Mr. JumpyPants, of which he is a founding member. He has written scripts for many cabaret shows by Charlotte d'Amboise, Carol Woods, Bianca Marroquin and The Watercoolers. Raymond studied poetry under Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine (American Poet Laureate) at Tufts University. He is a long-standing member of the Tony-honored BMI Musical Theatre Advanced Workshop. He won BMI's Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in 2007. In 2015, he received BMI's very first Ellen Schwartz Award for Outstanding Literary Merit in Lyric Writing. 

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