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Adriana Sananes

New York, New York, US

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Adriana Sananes

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Adriana Sananes

  New York, New York, US


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)


Caribbean (Cuban), French, Italian, Latino, Mexican, North American, South American, South American (Argentinian), South American (Chilean), South American (Uruguayan), Spanish, Spanish (Castilian), Spanish (International Spanish) Acento Neutro


Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames


2016 Audie nomination 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 (Phone hidden).

Most recent theatre work in NYC includes "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


  • Microphone


  • Computer & Software

    Mac OS X-2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo/Garageband/Peak

  • Special Equipment

    M-Audio, AT4040 mic, Porta-Booth, Phone Patch in studio

  • Delivery Methods

    mp3, WAV, AIFF, by email or regular mail

  • Turnaround Time

    very flexible, 24 hour turnaround

Service Description

Narrations and Voice overs
Documentary narrations
UN Style
Lip Sync
Non-broadcast business/in-house narrations
Corporate narrations
Internet/Web/Multimedia narrations and presentations
Character voices
Narrations in any field: Arts and Humanities, Medical, Legal, Political Science
E-learning/Educational/Textbooks narrations
IVR Systems/Telephony/Phone Systems

Additional Services:
Translation services
Editing Services


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.

Paul Ruben-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
Rights Acquisitions
Director of AudioLibros
Recorded Books Productions

Manuel Herrera-Recorded Books

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

Bruce Kaiser-KaiserSound LLC

Voice Over Clients

The Today Show
NBC Nightly News
NY1 Noticias
The United Nations
American Foundation for the Blind
HBO Real Sports
HBO 24/7
ABC News Interactive
Living Language
Rosetta Stone
Recorded Books
Audible Inc.
Brilliance Audio
Highbridge Audio
Bantam Books
American Express
Continental Airlines
Star Alliance
Ad Council
Calvin Klein

Payment Terms

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Commercial-Neutral Spanish 2582

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News Promo Spot (Neutral Spanish) 103

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eLearning-Castilian Spanish 70

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Television spots and promos 49

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Audiobook "Frida, Frida" 36

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Documentary-Accented English 185

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Documentary- Neutral Spanish 153

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Corporate/Business 196

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Promos/Trailers-Spanish/English 561

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IVR Systems-Neutral Spanish 413

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Castilian Spanish 508

Adriana Sananes

  • Business
    / 5 (Dale Dupuis) for Job #262727 Voices - MSL Pitch Video Great work
    Jan 25, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Lightswitch for Job #251832 citi Revisions
    Sep 27, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Lightswitch for Job #245243 eiPP New Script Adriana was quick and careful to make the right changes when we requested, even though they were very minor "nitpicky" tweaks. I would definitely work with her again
    Aug 9, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Sanghamitra Mohapatra for Job #236832 Corporate marketing video voiceover required Excellent and very thorough work from Adriana for our corporate video. Her voice and tone is perfect for a professional, corporate video. She is very responsive and has been a pleasure to work with.

    Thank you!
    Jun 29, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Intercultural Productions, LLC for Job #224809 Corporate Animation Voiceover_Spanish Adriana has a lovely voice and was able to provide exactly what we were looking for. She was accurate and quick and communicated very well with us throughout the project. Such a pleasure!
    Mar 21, 2017
  • Educational
    / 5 (Jordan Freeman) for Job #220320 - Hopeful/Caring Daughter - Training Video SUPER WORK!
    Mar 9, 2017
  • Educational
    / 5 (Dale Dupuis) for Job #202048 Voices - Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 3 Scripts (Bilingual Spanish & English) Awesome work Adriana!
    Oct 25, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Kersh Media for Job #149951 EFI Video Super helpful as usual and a great voice. Many thanks.
    Aug 3, 2015
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Jason McFadyen for Job #105292 Media Case FIlm Sorry the feedback too so long Adriana. Fantastic voice talent and your quick responses made this job very easy. Thanks again, and will no doubt work together soon.
    Feb 2, 2015
  • Telephone
    / 5 Jeremy Tramp for Job #124827 Translate a file and record Spanish recordings Excellent work- thanks!
    Nov 21, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 (Mark Shaefer) for Job #115877 ***RUSH*** - Voices - Testimonial (Spanish) "the importance of breast milk" Great work! Pleasure working with Adriana.
    Sep 24, 2014
  • Telephone
    / 5 Jeremy Tramp for Job #113192 Spanish IVR Recordings Excellent work - thanks!
    Aug 12, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 Kersh Media for Job #108688 Environment video - Kersh Media Great voice, very professional. Thank you for such high quality work.
    Jun 9, 2014
  • Documentaries
    / 5 (Stephanie Dickson) for Job #108262 Short Documentary Video - 619 words Quick turnaround and an excellent job!
    Jun 3, 2014
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Jason McFadyen for Job #102518 Ciel - Planeta de Ideas Professional the entire way. A very talented voice over artist.
    Mar 31, 2014
  • Telephone
    / 5 Kroenke Sports & Entertainment for Job #84858 English / Spanish Telephone Message Great voice, quick turnaround. English and Spanish spoken perfectly!
    Sep 17, 2013
  • Internet Video
    / 5 for Job #70159 Online Bible Study voiceover Great to work with!
    Feb 11, 2013
  • Internet Video
    / 5 tvkevin productions for Job #70306 SPANISH (SPAIN) FEMALE V/O Excellent to work with. Thanks again Adriana!
    Feb 6, 2013
  • Business
    / 5 (Grant Thomas) for Job #63138 Confirmed: Adriana Sananes Awarded - Japan Earthquake project A true professional.
    You were incredibly helpful and I can't thank you enough for assisting me with this project. Thank you again!
    Sep 20, 2012
  • Educational
    / 5 BookheadEd Learning, LLC for Job #62214 Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan Adriana was a pleasure to work with. Professional and timely. Her recordings are well done and not one edit was needed on the job! Highly recommended.
    Sep 1, 2012