Mexican Composer and Lyricist, Chris has created contemporary beloved tunes and
musical theatre scores with a unique voice as a composer, capturing a wide range of
musical genres and powerfully-catchy melodies.
Known for his work on Stage music, from Musical Theatre to Cabaret, passing
through circus shows, concerts, and dance acts. Also, he has developed scores for non-
musical plays and cinematic projects. With his beloved wife Paloma M. Bretón (Bookwriter) started their writing team “Bretón & Goyri”; creating lovely musicals that speaks about humanity, family, and social problems, specially in Mexican culture.
Proud member of MUSE’s 1:1 mentorship program years 1 and 2. Being paired the first time with Joseph Joubert (Caroline or Change, The Color Purple, Hercules) and second time with David Chase (The Music Man, Hello Dolly, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel); where he has learned skills in Arranging, Orchestration, Music Direction and Conducting.
Also part of The Music Assistant Experience (1st year) with Brian Usifer (A Beautiful Noise, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon) and Julianne Merrill (A Strange Loop, Some Like It Hot); and The Piano Experience (1st year) with mentors like Tom Kitt (Next To Normal, Almost Famous, Flying Over Sunset), Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Sweeney Todd), Mary Mitchell Campbell (Some Like It Hot, The Prom, Mean Girls) and Jeanine Tesori (Kimberly Akimbo, Fun Home, Shrek).
He wrote his First Musical ‘Capitan Calzon’ in 2017 along with his writing partner and wife Paloma M. Bretón (Bookwriter/actress) having its first workshop in Puebla City, Mexico with four performances acting as previews in the ‘Puebla’s City Theater’, this show is nowadays in a re-writing process by its authors. After that, Christopher and his collaborator have written several shows for the Franchise “Africam Safari” one of Latin-America’s most important Safari Zoo Parks, premiering musical shows like ‘Làn’, ‘Huesos’ and ‘Vida’, each with around 60 performances in the Xmas period.
Since 2019 Christopher and Paloma (Bretón & Goyri) have been working simultaneously in 3 Original Musicals: ‘Por Si Me Olvido’ a musical about Alzheimer, with Argentinian stars: Anahí Allué (Chicago, Mamma Mia, Wicked, Billy Elliot) and Fede Di Lorenzo (Les Miz, Beauty and The Beast, Next to Normal). ‘Y Procura Verte Feliz’, a musical about Mexican Families and Toxic masculinities which had its first workshop in late 2021 and now is in a re-writing process. And ‘Amalia’ a musical about the Mexican Movies Industry in the Post-Revolutionary era in 1932 and the role that women played in the society by that time and now. ‘Amalia’ had it’s first workshop and on-stage production in mid-2022.
In 2022 he started collaborating with Artemis Montegue (Music & Lyrics) as an arranger for “She Sings Me Home” a Black-queer and trans-led musical; along with Angela Ortiz, also in the arrangements. SSMH had it’s first concert in January 2023 at the Green Room 42 in NYC, wit Music Direction of Julianne Merrill and Angela Ortíz. And then a first workshop and the Round House Theatre on May 2023. The Musical is in development stages right now.
Chris has also had the opportunity to work professionally as a Music Director and conductor for shows as ‘We will Rock you’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘Newsies’, ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Man Of La Mancha’ and ‘The SpongeBob Musical’ in Mexico. Also, he has collaborated with Mexican composer Jaime Lozano as a copyist in few songs of his musical “Savage”.
Aside from that, he’s been working on his Indie-Pop Solo project, where he has written a Song Cycle called ‘conversacionesdeunamenteausente’ that are gonna be released as singles on all digital platforms through 2020 and 2021. The first single ‘Tu Película – (Tú) Película” is now available everywhere.
- Off Broadway
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Other Countries
Interested in touring?
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Theatrical Composer (Music only)
- Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
- Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
- Music Assistant
- Vocal Arranger
- Dance Arranger
- Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
- Music Copyist
- Music Transcriber
- Keyboard Programmer
- Sound Designer/Composer
- Music Producer/Record Producer
- Home Studio Whiz
My Primary Instrument
- Piano / Guitar / Voice (For songwriting)
- Bass - electric
- Guitar - acoustic
- Guitar - electric
- Synth - keyboards