24 Reviews

Michael Ciulla

Portland, Maine, US

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Highlights

Character spots-both funny, dramatic and quirky-these are Michael's greatest strengths! Animation/Storyteller/New York wiseguy mafiosa and funny voices. Michael Ciulla excels at funny, dramatic, sensitive, sincere, angry, mature, sarcastic, gritty and theatrical voices. e-Learning, telephony, educational, instructional and documentary narration. Anything requiring clear and articulate speech. Mature and confident-sounding. His 'natural' voice is a warm, rich baritone. While he has employed that voice thousands of times in straight-read commercial, corporate and e-learning projects, he is also able to go way 'over-the-top'! Michael is a vocal chameleon, capable of wearing many, many different hats. While he does indeed speak English and has been paid many times over the years to employ many different dialects and characters. He also has voiced a wide range of animals and assorted inanimate objects! Michael's Demo, containing extensive, individual audio samples, available upon request. 

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

Eastern European, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, North American, Polish, Russian, US General American (GenAm), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)

Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Special Skills

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

Experience

I've done thousands of voiceovers-for the big guys (nationals) and the not-so-big guys on radio, television, cyberspace, and scores of corporate and industrial productions.
I've been heard in museums, recorded books, even inside toys!
Shucks, you've probably seen me many times on NBC's ˜Law and Order telling Lieutenant Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) "I told ya-I don't know nutting'!
I have represented many corporate clients as an on-camera host. I've also performed many leading roles in theatrical productions from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams; Gilbert and Sullivan to Lerner and Lowe; Tom Stoppard to Luigi Pirandello. My theatrical training and experience provide a great resource and 'skillset' for my voice work.
I'd like to think that I bring a bit 'more' to the microphone...more than merely a voice-I am a voice actor.
I am a member of the Screen Actors Guild, having appeared in major motion pictures as well as television.
I know something about copy, having written some rather lofty copy for all kinds of clients-
Ad agencies, production houses, corporations, institutions, etc.
I have promoted (and written all the copy, press releases and brochures) for The NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade; produced and directed a video documentary for The Foundation for Economic Education; hosted many an industrial training video and written spots pitching lawn mowers, retirement communities-even cream cheese!
I have sung many a jingle and am currently the lead vocalist for two bands, Avalon Express and Good 2 Go. We have performed hundreds of gigs over the past few years, mostly in Connecticut, where I now reside. Our biggest client has been the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Convention Center, at which we have performed countless times for both private and public functions. We've seen many a black-tie affair; be it a fund-raiser, a corporate event or a wedding. Singing is the same as speaking-I just hold the notes longer!
Among my many clients are:
American Express, Advest, Aetna Insurance, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, AT&T, and lots of other A's. (let's get this over with) Pfizer, RCA, Microsoft, Adobe, ESPN, Stanley Tool, Spalding, Konica, Kelloggs, Curad, Hasbro, Friendly's, Fox Television, Foxwoods, United Technologies, Sikorsky Aircraft, Columbia House Audio Books and well, you get the picture.

Credentials

Education

B.S. in Theatre, SUNY Brockport (NY)
The Neighborhood Playhouse, NYC (Meisner method)
Weist-Barron, NYC, radio/TV commercials and Soap Opera training
Ruth Franklin, Voiceover training (NYC)
The Corner Loft (NYC) master classes in acting, taught by guest directors such as Otto Preminger, Martin Charnin, AJ Antoon, etc.
Decades of professional experience have provided me a substantial learning experience!

Studio

Microphone

Neumann TLM-103

Computer & Software

iMac and Pro Tools

Special Equipment

Pro Tools and lots of plug-ins for processing, phone patch

Delivery Methods

e-mail attachment, FTP, snail mail, dropbox

Turnaround Time

FAST!

Service Description

I offer clean and clear audio tracks which can be sent you in any of the usual formats via cyberspace and snail mail. Of course I can burn a CD! I have an excellent and QUIET recording facility, featuring a Pro Tools/Mac workstation. Original music can be created for your project. Having the 'chops' and technical know-how are a 'given', but I'd like to think that one of my best selling points is my recognition and appreciation of the fact that I am in the business of serving my clients; of listening to them and understanding their needs.

My greatest skill is my ability to take my work seriously without taking myself too seriously.
Heck-it's not a skill, it's a committment!
As a producer/engineer, I tend to be rather demanding of myself: I like to send out files that are pristine. If you can simply 'drop it in', you will like me much more than bachelor #2.
Finally-I am a highly ethical feller! My word is my bond. I approach my work and my clients with professionalism and courtesy. I appreciate being accorded the same!

Testimonials

The most versatile voice guy we know!
-Steve Lovelace, President, Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures, Middletown, CT

One of the best character voice guys in NYC!
-Gene Sicard, President, Trendset Studios

Trendset Studios, NYC

The perfect narration voice...the tone and the pacing are precisely what we were looking for. Your narration made an enormous difference in the quality and feel of the film. Thank you for an excellent job!
-Dan Dimancescu, president and producer
of 'Hill 789', WWI documentary

Kogainon Films, Cambridge, MA

A great singer!
-Doug Kupper, president

The Tape Works, Hartford, CT

Voice Over Clients

American Express, Advest, Aetna Insurance, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, AT&T, and lots of other A’s…Pfizer, Microsoft, Adobe, RCA, ESPN, Stanley Tool, Spalding, Konica, Kelloggs, Curad, Hasbro, Friendly’s, Fox Television, Foxwoods, United Technologies, Sikorsky Aircraft, Columbia House Audio Books and well, you get the picture!
Over the past several years, I have secured a great deal of instuctional/tutorial work, including a good deal of e-learning work for Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Noven, Novartis, Takeda, AARP, The Hartford, etc. I had the privilege of voicing the provocative and somewhat controversial audiobook 'The Jesus Family Tomb' for Harper Audio.
I recently completed voicing Field and Stream Magazine's 'Icons' for The Outdoor Channel, as well as providing narration for a World War I documentary, 'Hill 789', produced in conjunction with National Geographic magazine.

Payment Terms

Payment to Michael Ciulla is made through Voices.com SurePay®, our escrow service that guarantees your project is completed to your satisfaction. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com and when your work is done, simply download the final files, and release funds to Michael Ciulla.

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Podcasting

Dark Drive Podcast for Job #352639 Podcast series

Michael is as good as they come! Very professional, Fast, Excellent quality, Great communication and a very nice man to work with!

Sep 16, 2019

Animation

Gnarly Tree Games for Job #352673 Boardgame - Avast Intro and

Michael did a great read, he worked well with me and kept me in the loop. I have worked with multiple VO professionals in the past and Michael was a joy to work with and took direction amazingly.

Would work with again!

Sep 7, 2019

Internet Video

Voices.com (Ian Callander) for Job #289284 Voices.com - Political Web Video

Fantastic working with you Michael!

Jul 4, 2018

Internet Video

Spence Peppard Music for Job #291309 Peppard Autoplex Internet Spot

WHAT A VOICE! And a great guy to work with. Michael was prompt and professional. We will definitely use him again. Thanks, Michael!

Jun 16, 2018

Educational

Harvest Baptist Church for Job #261886 Christmas Musical Voice over for church video

Dec 5, 2017

Internet Video

Voices.com (Jolene Vandekolk) for Job #236138 Voices.com - Mature, Storyteller - Online Video

Fantastic job!!!

Jun 15, 2017

Business

Voices.com (McCallum) for Job #225023 VOICES - 2 minute character voice for experiential attraction

Awesome work Michael! Thank you for being great to collaborate with.

May 2, 2017

Internet Video

Joey Cassel for Job #231431 Bike Week

Great voice. Total pro.

May 1, 2017

Business

Fernweh Creative for Job #223334 Who do you say i am? Sermon Bumper voice Over

Perfect!

Mar 26, 2017

Radio

Knoodle for Job #211482 FH 5686 Radio

Dec 23, 2016

Documentaries

Mosaab Al-Awadhi for Job #176681 Documentary Voice Over

Its a pleasure to work with you.
Thanks Michael for your great efforts.

Mar 6, 2016

Animation

Dorothy Wallace for Job #163500 Meet The LadyBugs - Season Five

Michael does a great job. He gave me several takes to choose from, which helps a lot with animation. I highly recommend him.

Dorothy Wallace
Meet The LadyBugs

Dec 1, 2015

Business

Whirlpool Corporation for Job #138786 Whirlpool Fabric Care - "This Is Bob"

Michael was great to work with.

May 15, 2015

Business

D N for Job #120390 Skyball

A true professional. I'd definately use him again.

Oct 9, 2014

Television

MRA for Job #90959 Sketchy Florida - Male

Terrific attention to detail and hilarious. We will be working together again.

Nov 20, 2013

Videogames

Pacific Interactive for Job #77398 Western themed game

Excellent work Michael! thanks a lot :)

May 17, 2013

Documentaries

Adrian Traurig for Job #71867 Awake My Soul 2

Feb 25, 2013

Documentaries

Newhope Church for Job #70246 Video Script Voiceover

Jan 27, 2013

Documentaries

MB Mission for Job #70244 Called to the Mountains, Male voiceover w/ Mixtec accent (Mexico)

Great voice, great to work with, what more can I say?
Thank you Michael!

Jan 25, 2013

Television

Experience Now Media for Job #69406 Battle of the Titans

Working with Michael was nothing short of a pleasure. His strong and unique voice took our commercial to the next level. The turn around rate of receiving takes was extremely fast and everyone of them was great! Looking forward to working with him again.

Great experience!

Jan 16, 2013