MICHAEL BRAUN is an experienced and versatile narrator with over 60 credits on Audible (both under his name as well as various pseudonyms) in genres ranging from thrillers to young adult, science fiction to romance. As a performer, he has appeared on Broadway in The Crucible directed by Ivo Van Hove, War Horse at Lincoln Center as well as The Bridge Project: Winter’s Tale/Cherry Orchard, directed by Sam Mendes at BAM and the Old Vic in London. Other New York theater credits include shows at The Signature Theater, The Public Theater and Second Stage as well as work across the country at the McCarter, NY Stage and Film, Williamstown Theater Festival, Yale Rep, Centerstage and Seattle Rep. His film credits include the upcoming Untitled Chris Morris Project. His other films include Dark Water, Incoming, Dare, Igby Goes Down and Drinks! His television credits include: "Succession," “The Night Of,” “High Maintenance,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “The Good Wife,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Law & Order,” “Blue Bloods,” “Unforgettable,” “Do No Harm,” “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and the ABC pilot "Awkward Situations for Men." He received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama and is the recipient of a Princess Grace Award.
THERESA BUCHHEISTER is an actor/writer/director/producer from Manhattan, KS. She has been performing and creating theatrical productions and events in NY for ten years, with her company Title:Point (titlepoint.org) and with others (Richard Foreman, Jeff Stark, Harrison David Rivers, Judith Malina, etc), recently and into the future, in residence at The Silent Barn (silentbarn.org). She has been working in print books for years, and for over three years in audio books at Brick Shop and Recorded Books.
KAREN CHILTON is a New York-based Actor/Writer. She has narrated dozens of audiobooks with leading audiobook publishers including Audible.com, Recorded Books, Random Audio, Simon & Schuster Audio, and Hatchette, among others. She is the recipient of Audiofile Earphones Awards for her performance of THE MARCH AGAINST FEAR by Ann Bausum and I’VE GOT A HOME IN GLORY LAND by Karolyn Smardz Frost. Other recent titles she’s narrated include: THE NEW JIM CROW by Michelle Alexander, BILLIE HOLIDAY: THE MUSICIAN & THE MYTH by John Szwed, THE FIREBRAND & THE FIRST LADY by Patricia Bell-Scott and THE ORIGINAL BLACK ELITE by Elizabeth Dowling-Taylor. Her voice can be heard on numerous national network television, radio and internet advertising campaigns. She is author of the critically-acclaimed biography HAZEL SCOTT: The Pioneering Journey of a Jazz Pianist (University of Michigan Press).
Ms. Chilton is an M.F.A. candidate in Dramatic Writing at New York University/Tisch School of the Arts, a member of the SAG/AFTRA, Actors Equity Association, Association of the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) and The Toni Morrison Society.
PAUL CORNING is a classically trained theater nerd. Came to NYC in '06, did a brief stint in LA '09-'11 and that's where he started doing VO work (commercial and videogame). Back in New York, he has continued to work theatrically and commercially. He's super into handball right now, and shoots candid portraits. He also writes fiction and he plays softball in the Broadway Show League. He used to be a bike nerd but was in Sleep No More for four years and his character, Malcolm, ran 86 flights of stairs each show, so his body enjoys sitting on the train now more than it did before.
JANE CRAMER is an audiobook narrator, radio producer, and musician living in Brooklyn. She has narrated over thirty titles, and would love to hear about your next project!
KEVIN R. FREE has appeared on national television in commercials and on NBC’s Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU. New York audiences have seen Mr. Free Off-Broadway, creating the role of Memphis in From My Hometown both for Amas Musical Theatre and at the Gramercy Theatre, for which he was nominated for an Audelco Award. He was also seen Off-Broadway at the York Theatre in Taking A Chance On Love, and as Bubber Brown in The New Federal Theatre’s acclaimed The Conjure Man Dies. He has been featured in concerts with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and with the education department of Symphony Space. Mr. Free has performed regionally in many places, including his home state of North Carolina at Charlotte Repertory Theatre (Belize in Angels in America, Paul in Six Degrees of Separation) and at the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival (Francis Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ariel in The Tempest). Other favorite roles in the musical theatre include Dromio of Ephesus in The Boys From Syracuse at CENTERSTAGE, Nemur in Chasing Nicolette at Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia, Milton in Avenue X at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Gift Guy in Adventures In Love at the Ordway in St. Paul, MN, and Flick in Violet at Stage One in Wichita, KS and at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, for which he was nominated for a Barrymore Award. Read more at kevinfree.com
ANDREA GALLO's extensive regional theater work includes Private Lives, Riverside Theatre; Third, TheaterWorks Hartford; Good People, St. Louis Rep; Over the River and Through the Woods, Florida Rep; The Last Romance and The Language Archive, Public Theatre; Mercy and the Firefly, Luna Stage; Murderers, Hudson Stage; A View From The Bridge, Nevada Rep; Evie’s Waltz, Tilt Angel, tempOdyssey, and two world premieres of solo shows, Broomstick and Donna Orbits the Moon, all at NJ Rep; What Every Woman Knows, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Noises Off, Lettice and Lovage, I’m Not Rappaport, Horse Cave Theatre.
In New York, she has performed in Hidden Voices (w/Terrence Mann); The Respectful Prostitute; Ring Round the Moon; and world premieres of Strings, The Velvet Oratorio, Frankie, Coney and The Chaos Theories. TV and film credits include Law and Order: SVU, Brooklyn Battery, The Query, Chasing Taste, The Date and Across Dot Ave. She will be working on three film projects during the summer of 2017.
Andrea is a three-time AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award winner for audio book narration.
ROB GRANNISS is an audio engineer and producer living in Brooklyn, NY. He performed as Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream in high school, then took a brief hiatus for 20 years, which involved producing music then audiobooks. Now he's on the "other side of the glass" and narrates. Credits include: Avogadro Corp by William Hertling and Written in Blood by Diane Fanning. His specialties include conveying sense when authors use dense technical jargon and flat delivery of sarcastic dialog. He can perform southern, general American, and NY accents.
GRAHAM HALSTEAD is a trained actor and voice artist, born and raised in Virginia, and now living and working in New York City. As an actor Graham has worked internationally in Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England, as well as back home at The Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C. His voice is youthful, easy-flowing, and flexible, and lends itself to many different types of storytelling (from The Hardy Boys to the autobiographical Bobby's Book - available on Audible). More info can be found online at www.grahamhalstead.com.
ASHLEY KLANAC is a voiceover actor, performer, and dialect coach living in NYC. She loves any work in which she can use her voice and empower others to use theirs. Her strengths and audio experience include dialects/accents, healthy vocal fry, romance, Young Adult, and thriller. She is a vocal chameleon and can achieve almost any age or sound, allowing her to truly live her dream of being able to play virtually any character she wants while in the booth.
SASKIA MAARLEVELD comes from a large family where audiobooks were the only way to get though car rides without fighting. She attributes this to her love and understanding of reading books aloud. With a full, warm, strong and expressive voice, Saskia is the perfect fit for a variety of audio book genres. Raised in New Zealand and France, her ability with accents and dialects is excellent, with many of her books being narrated entirely in accents other than her own (which is tough!). Based in New York City, Saskia spends her time narrating and trying to stay out of the restaurant business. In addition to this she creates video snacks called ‘Kevin and Phebe’ – very funny for a slow day at the office. Find samples and more at www.saskiamaarleveld.com
ERIN MALLON is an actor, writer and voice artist in NYC. Her naturally warm personality and youthful sound have proven excellent tools for the many young adult and romance titles she narrates. She has originated roles in the theater with Ensemble Studio Theater's Youngblood Company, The Drilling Company, Mabou Mines, Incubator Arts Project and many more. Erin is a devoted volunteer at The 52nd Street Project, the voice of many TV and radio commercials, and was one of BACKSTAGE’s “Career Dispatch” columnists for 2012. erinmallon.net
SAMARA NAEYMI is a voice actor based out of Brooklyn, New York. She has been on staff with Pandora radio as commercial voice talent since 2014. Her most recent cartoon work has included roles like the voice of Malva for Pokemon and Margot for World of Winx. An avid video game player, Samara encourages you to play the characters she has voiced in games like Modern Combat Versus, HunieCam and Heroes of Order and Chaos. Her versatile voice is a great fit for a variety of projects and can be heard in audio books such as the "Color of ..." series by Julianne Maclean or the Unexpected series by Willow Summers.
SARAH NAUGHTON is a New York City based actress, singer, comedienne and voiceover artist. Hailing from upstate New York, Sarah began her work in the audiobook industry in high school, recording a few YA titles (the Audie nominated FAIREST by Gail Carson Levine) with the Syracuse based company, Full Cast Audio. She then moved to New York City to obtain her BFA in drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Since graduating Sarah's passion for narration has been reignited. She recorded a book with Audible (DOOMED by Tracy Deebs) and is absolutely thrilled to be featured on the Brick Shop roster! Sarah speaks fluent French and has a mastery of a broad range of European and American dialects. For more info, updates, photos and media, check out Sarah's website: www.sarah-naughton.com.
TIM GERARD REYNOLDS trained for the stage at the Samuel Beckett Center, Trinity College Dublin, and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, New London, CT. His acting work has taken him from the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, to the London fringe, the Official Avignon Theatre Festival, and to the U.S., where he participated in regional theater, as well as on and off Broadway. In recent years, Tim has become an established audiobook narrator, working predominantly for Recorded Books and Simon & Schuster Audio. Titles include, but are not limited to, “The Legend of Broken,” by Caleb Carr, “The Heather Blazing,” by Colm Tóibín, “The Infernals,” by John Connolly, the latter half of Hugh Howey’s epic Sci-Fi series "Wool," and Michael J. Sullivan’s best-selling “Riyria Revelations.” In 2010, he received an Audiofile Earphone award for the thriller “Faithful Place,” by Tana French and his performance was named one of the best audiobooks of that year. In 2013 he was nominated for an Audie Award—the industry’s highest—for work in the Fantasy genre. Tim is very happy to be part of Brick Shop Audio's roster of talent.
JENNIFER O’DONNELL ... Armed with a Highlights Magazine and a dream, Jennifer produced, directed and (of course) starred in her first play at the ripe old age of 8. Since then, she has worked as an actor and director Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and nowhere near Broadway. She has narrated over 100 audiobooks including the Molly Fyde series for acclaimed science fiction writer, Hugh Howey and the The Arrangement series for New York Times best selling romance author, H.M. Ward. Jennifer has done voice imaging work with Maverick Media and has voiced several radio commercials and cartoon spots. She lives in Brooklyn and likes all the usual things; coffee, puppies, rainbows and beef jerky
GRACE REX grew up a dancer in Indiana. She studied musical theatre at Ball State University, spent some time well-lived in Chicago, and now resides in Brooklyn where she acts in movies, sometimes makes her own, and lends her voice to audiobooks under the name Joan Delaware. She is a series regular on a new British sitcom called High and Dry (premieres spring 2018). She has narrated nine books and counting for New York Times Best Selling romance author Marie Force.
JONATHAN TODD ROSS, a graduate of the NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, has narrated over 130 audiobooks across a wide variety of genres, including Fiction, Non-fiction, Self-help, YA, Biography and Memoir, Kids, and Romance. He's been nominated for an Audie (Clockwork Lives- Best Ensemble), an Audiofile Best of the Year (Memoir- Little Failure, Gary Shtyengart), received numerous YALSA and Earphone Awards (Swindle by Gordon Korman, Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger, and more), and made all of his middle school bullies regret every mean thing they ever said to him when he narrated Tom Brady's The TB12 Method.
Jonathan loves narrating all genres, bringing the author's words to audio-life.
CHRIS RUEN has performed at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland and has been a featured public speaker around the world. Along with his distinctive voice, he brings feeling and intelligence to every project, having recorded over forty audiobooks including multiple bestsellers. He has performed acerbic, humorous memoir (WHAT HE CAN EXPECT WHEN SHE’S NOT EXPECTING); somber personal narrative (the 9/11 memoir RELUCTANT HERO); science fiction (THE NITROGEN FIX); YA/Fantasy (EVER BLUE); Romance (BOUND); nonfiction (TRILLION DOLLAR ECONOMISTS); literary fiction (STRAIGHT CUT) and suspense (FAREWELL TO DREAMS). He lives with his wife in Brooklyn and is also a published author and musician whose written work can be found at chrisruen.com.
AMANDA SAYLE is a New York-based actor and voiceover artist. She has recorded commercial VO for such companies as Bloomingdale's, Apple, and Vh1, among others, and has appeared on television (recurring on Guiding Light), in independent films (The Return Address was an Official Selection at Cannes), and Off-Broadway, as well as on stages nationwide as a touring teaching artist
REBECCA SOLER is an NYC based actress whose voice currently can be heard on PBS as Principal Martinez in Pinkalicious & Peteriffic and in the Fall of the House of Sunshine podcast podmusical.com. Other notable animation work includes TMNT (April O’Neal) Viva Piñata (Ella and Simone), Huntik (Sophie) The Winx Club (Techna) and Chaotic (Sarah). She is a multiple Odyssey & AudioFile Award winner and multiple Audie Award nominee for her work in narration. Rebecca records 120 accurate pages a day on average. She’s also received an IRNE nomination for her work in Becoming Cuba at The Huntington. Rebecca is the Executive Producer of the web series With Friends Like These www.wfltseries.com.
Education: BFA Carnegie Mellon University. She loves books, football, fashion and cheese. Follow her on twitter @rsolervo