Former Universal Music Group president Christopher (Chris) Roberts leads Robisong Consultants as president and CEO. During his time with Universal Music, Christopher Roberts worked as an executive producer on a number of albums, including the original cast recording for the popular Broadway play Wicked. The album is the 2005 Grammy winner for Best Musical Show Album.
An extremely successful Broadway play, Wicked serves as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz and details the early lives of the wicked witch Elphaba and the good witch Glinda. The original cast featured on the 2005 soundtrack includes Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, Idina Menzel as Elphaba, and Joel Grey as the Wizard. A fifth-anniversary special edition of the soundtrack included a bonus CD with Japanese and German cast recordings of popular songs from the play, a dance remix of “Defying Gravity,” and a recording of “Making Good,” an original song that was omitted from the play.
The original soundtrack has reached double platinum status in the United States, having sold 2,439,000 copies as of February 2014.
Navigating an illustrious career through a tumultuous period in the music industry, Christopher Roberts provided visionary leadership for the world’s largest recording company.