Raymond Bokhour is a composer, actor, and playwright.

He has composed for over 70 theatrical productions over 30 years, with 10 years as Resident Composer for Albany’s Actors Shakespeare Company. He composed for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company’s productions of Winter’s TaleMuch Ado, and Twelfth Night. The latter was televised on PBS and was the subject of the documentary Shakespeare on the Hudson. His non-theatrical orchestral compositions have been recorded by the London Symphony and Warsaw Philharmonic orchestras. His quintet Sketches of an Actress was performed by the Thuringer Salonquintett at Carnegie Recital Hall. He has a thriving acting career, including years on Broadway in Chicago as Amos Hart and in the world tour of Once as Da.

His play Fly South was produced at the 1991 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 in 2003. He co-authored a musical adaptation of Erdman’s The Suicide, which received a concert reading at the Barrington Stage Company, directed by Tony Award-winning director John Rando.

He is a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Advanced Workshop and won BMI’s Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in 2007.

He has degrees in composition from the New England Conservatory of Music, English from Tufts University, and acting from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Bokhour lives in Cold Spring NY with his wife, actress Christine Brooks Bokhour and their daughter Phoebe.



Release Date: September 1, 2014
Catalog Number: NV5969
21st Century
String Orchestra
LUMINESCENCE brings to light six works for small and large orchestra, showcasing the inspired directions and composers of contemporary orchestral music. Marvin Schluger's Manhattan Suite for full orchestra is being released 14 years after its recording. New York, 2013 by Raymond Bokhour is another piece alluding to the Big Apple, as experienced by the composer that year.