Loic's love for musical theatre started when he was
12 and discovered "Les Demoiselles de Rochefort"(The
Young Girls from Rochefort), the
masterpiece from Jacques Demy and Michel
"Both my passions, singing
and acting, together! I think my life really
started on that day. I was going to play in
Musicals or nothing."
So, Loic studied and learned all the musicals he
could put his hands on.
"I've always had that
weird thing in me that, if I'm passionate about
something, I have to know
about it. I have to master it. I
will study it to the core in every detail until
I know all there is to know and it's impossible
to stop me when I start. My wife would tell you I have Asperger's.
So, when I
was 13, I had to learn by heart every song
of every part (male and female) of every musical
I could find. I was
insatiable. The funny thing is that, back in the 80's, apart from Les
Misérables and a couple of others, there were
not many French musicals so, I learned also the American
like West Side Story and Mary Poppins and The
Sound of Music,
although I didn't understand a word I was
As a teenager, Loic played in several
musicals such as "Peter Pan",
"The French Revolution" and
15, he writes and composes his first musical
"Naked, my hands in my pockets" for his high school annual play.
"Honestly, that musical was
really bad but the experience was just great. It was the first
time that others were going to sing my songs and
that I would be able to
see something I created take shape
and become alive on stage."
At 18, Loic is admitted in the prestigious
Alice Dona's Performing Arts School. This is
where Loic will discover his taste for
directing. "I must admit I was a bit tired of singing;
probably because by that time, I had already done it for 12
years, touring and performing every week. So, I
think I needed to move onto something else,
something less personal. At Alice's, we were always
working in team and group, and probably
because of my past, my friends regularly asked
direct whatever project we were
working on. And somehow, I've found it more
rewarding and more enriching than just performing. So it's naturally that, when I left Alice's school, I
started to work as an
Artistic director and decided not to be a performer anymore."
When he leaves Alice Dona's school, Loic starts
working on small projects, coaching emerging
bands or unknown singers and directing small productions
and musicals. But it doesn't take long before
his work gets noticed.
At 21, Loic works with famous French artists such as
Karim Kacel, Romain Didier, De
and Allan Théo.
Several songs and albums he directs become Gold
Discs and win awards.
Due to his young age, Loic
becomes a sort of "curiosity" in the French
music industry. He starts making a name for
himself and will quickly become "theArtistic director" everyone wants to work with.
The Major Record
labels, Universal, Sony and EMI, call him to
coach their artists and direct their
productions. Former CEO of Universal Music,
Pascal Nègre said "Loic is
alchemist. No matter what you
give him, a song or a singer, he turns them into gold".
But while working for the "pop" industry,
Loic doesn't forsake Musical Theatre. He directs
prestigious musicals among which
Misérables" and "Van Gogh"that won Best Musical in 1992. He worked
for Paris biggest stages and in 1993, Walt
Disney productions hire him to take on the
artistic direction of the French singing parts
of their new
For the small story, Loic played in
Les Misérables 3
times in his life. First, he played Gavroche
in 1984, then he got the role of Marius in 1996
and played Jean Valjean in 2003.
In 2013, Loic recorded a Medley of the
"Greatest Broadway Hits" that has been seen more
than 22,000 times on Youtube.