Paris Ray Dozier is a composer, lyricist and recording artist from Encino, California whose Musical Theatre productions have opened across the United States. Dozier’s career began when he was 15, after attending the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in West Hollywood, CA, where he performed in various Shakespearean
productions. He went on to write songs for artists on Disney Music Group’s Hollywood Records, where he was also signed as a singer-songwriter and producer. Soon after his
tenure at Hollywood Records, Paris became the head of the music department and
theme writer for B InTune TV, which broadcasted to over 100 million households and 54
countries worldwide – on the UPN Network, ABC Television, NBC and Fox.
Dozier has done work for Above Average Productions’s The Kicker; the online comedy
platform of Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels and SNL’s co-head writer, Bryan
Tucker. He produced the music for the musical comedy sketch “Hold Em Back” starring
SNL star, Keenan Thompson. Dozier has also composed the music, lyrics and original
scores for various regional plays and nationally recognized musicals including Last Stop
on Market Street, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, In the Blood, Girlhood, Mr. Chickee’s
Funny Money and X Marks the Spot. In 2018, he worked as the composer for the Lyric
Opera of Chicago’s Empower Youth Musical: We Got Next. In 2021, Dozier was brought
on to write the music & lyrics for the contemporary musical theatre reboot of the Wizard
of Oz, Emerald City, a Seattle Repertory Theatre and Public Works production –
premiering in 2023.