New York, New York, US
Nominated for a 2019 AUDIE in the Young Listeners Category.
Nominated for a 2016 AUDIE in the Young Listeners Category.
Winner of 2010 AUDIE Award for Best Spanish Narration.
Various Earphones Awards from AudioFile Magazine.
Bilingual-Spanish/English-various accents in both languages (see accents section)
Warm and sophisticated for radio and tv voice overs.
Captivating narrator with ability to do various characters for audiobooks.
Sweet, engaging and lively for children's books and Apps, and educational programs.
Friendly, fun and classy for promos and trailers.
Professional announcer voice for IVR systems and industrials.
Spanish, English, Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Iberian)
Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Young Adult (18-35)
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
2016 and 2019 Audie nominations in the Young Listeners Category.
Various Audiofile Magazine Earphones Awards.
2010 AUDIE Award Winner for the Spanish narration of "Enrique's Journey" by Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario.
Award winning actress and narrator, Adriana Sananes is in high demand as a voice over artist. She narrated many documentaries, including "Children of Fate", winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the SUNDANCE Film Festival and nominated for an ACADEMY AWARD; and "2012: In the Beginning" a documentary about the Maya Calendar, which turned out to be the most watched documentary in the Cannes Film Festival, 2012.
Adriana has recorded over 100 audiobooks for the top audiobook publishers in the US. Her narrations include the Spanish versions of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman", Roberto Bolaño's Amulet, Carlos Fuentes' The Years with Laura Díaz, Ana Menendez' Loving Che, Rosario Ferré's Flight of the Swan, Gioconda Belli's El Pergamino de la Seducción, the Spanish versions of Jodi Picoult's 19 Minutes and My Sister's Keeper, the Spanish tracks for the 2009 GRAMMY nominated and winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Awards Brown Bear Series by Eric Carle, the 2009 AUDIE nominated How the García Girls Lost their Accent by Julia Álvarez in Spanish, and the 2016 AUDIE nominated "Niño Wrestles the World".
She is in high demand for Apps for the ipad, narrating a wide variety of children's stories and young adult literature for companies in the US, Greece, Italy and Spain.
Clients include: NBC The Today Show, PBS, UNICEF, Lifetime, NBC Nightly News, the United Nations, Discovery Chanel, American Foundation for the Blind, Citibank, AT&T, Showtime, HBO Real Sports, ABC News Interactive, NEA Big Read Project, Berlitz, Living Language, many radio and TV commercials, documentaries, industrials and voice messaging systems.
Adriana is the recipient of the Princess Grace Theatre Fellowship Grant and Best Actress Awards from HOLA, ATI, ACE and The Golden Age Theatre of Spain at Chamizal, El Paso International Festival. She was a leading actress with Repertorio Español, NYC, for 10 years, performing a wide variety of roles including Lorca heroines, Spanish classics and modern plays. She is the co-founder, along with her husband, of the children's theatre company The Kangaroo Garden.
Most recent theatre work in NYC includes "Bump" at Ensemble Studio Theatre NYC, "Implications of Cohabitation" at the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row-NYC, Teatro SEA's production of "Sueño", winning both HOLA and ATI awards, Teatro Círculo's production of Carmen Rivera's "La Caída de Trujillo" (ATI award) "Lorca in NY" at La Nacional where she read Federico García Lorca's poetry in Spanish and letters in English, and Sophia Romma's play "Cabaret Emigré" at the Lion Theatre on NYC's Theatre Row.
In 2015 she was the stage director for Early Music New York’s production of the XVIII Century musical Malbrú at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and The Songs of Astor Piazzolla at the Sheen Center.
Performing Arts High School
Manhattan School of Music
Good working knowledge of Italian, French and German
Computer & Software
Mac OS X-2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo/Garageband/Peak
M-Audio, AT4040 mic, Porta-Booth, Phone Patch in studio
mp3, WAV, AIFF, by email or regular mail
very flexible, 24 hour turnaround
Narrations and Voice overs
Non-broadcast business/in-house narrations
Internet/Web/Multimedia narrations and presentations
Narrations in any field: Arts and Humanities, Medical, Legal, Political Science
IVR Systems/Telephony/Phone Systems
As a producer/director of foreign language audio programs and audio books, I am privileged to have worked with Adriana Sananes since 1993 on multiple Spanish language programs and as an English speaking audio book narrator as well. Adriana is simply my preferred voice talent (and the industry’s as well) for Spanish language children’s stories and teaching programs. She is the best. The dramatic nuance Adriana brought as an English speaker to the audio book version of Loving Che, by Ana Menendez, which I produced and directed for Highbridge Audio, permitted me to fully discover the depth and breadth of her formidable talent. She is a wonderful actress and storyteller.Paul Ruben-Tribeca Audio, Inc
Tribeca Audio, Inc.
Adriana es la primera voz lectora de audiolibros en los Estados Unidos, sin lugar a dudas. Su acento y su interpretación sublime de los textos, la hacen inigualable en el negocio en español. Poseedora de un depurado estilo, con dominio de diferentes acentos e idiomas, Adriana es la voz ideal para cualquier tipo de producción audiovisual. Como director de Audiolibros (división en Español de Recorded Books, LLC), es un honor contar con el talento y la dedicación de Adriana.Manuel Herrera-Recorded Books
Director of AudioLibros
Recorded Books Productions
As a producer / engineer who specializes in foreign language recording, I depend greatly on the professionalism, accuracy and efficiency of my voiceover actors. Adriana has never failed to exceed my demands. Her talent guarantees that every project is completed with minimum waste, and maximum results.Bruce Kaiser-KaiserSound LLC
Voice Over Clients
The Today Show
NBC Nightly News
The United Nations
American Foundation for the Blind
HBO Real Sports
ABC News Interactive
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