Adriana Sananes  New York, NY, US

Adriana Sananes
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Adriana Sananes

Adriana Sananes

Commercial-Neutral Spanish


Winner of 2010 AUDIE and 2011 Earphones Award.
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 (Castilian)


Various accents in Spanish: Neutral, Generic, Latin American, Central and South American, Castilian, Mexican, Cuban, Argentinean, Uruguayan, Chilean, French, Italian. Accented English: Continental, Latin American, Spanish, Hispanic, Italian.


Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

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


September, 2011 Audiofile's Earphones Award Winner for "Una palabra tuya" by Elvira Lindo.
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 80 audiobooks for Recorded Books, Brilliance, Audible, Scholastic, MacMillan, LiveOak Media, Bantam, and Highbridge Audio, including Roberto Bolaño's Amulet, My Name is Victoria, Loving Che, Starfields, Empire of Dreams, The Dark Bride, My Sister Frida, The Dirty Girls Social Club, 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, and the 2009 AUDIE nominated How the García Girls Lost their Accent by Julia Álvarez in Spanish.

She is in high demand for Apps for the ipad, narrating a wide variety of children's stories for companies in Greece, Italy and Spain. She has narrated children's and young adult literature for Scholastic, Recorded Books, Brilliance Audio, McMillan, Benchmark and LiveOak Media.

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, 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 1992-2003.

Most recent theatre work in NYC includes performances at La Nacional of "Lorca in NY", 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, where she played four characters.



Performing Arts High School
Manhattan School of Music
HB Studios
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

Client List

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

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Commercial-Neutral Spanish 1963 Listens

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News Promo Spot (Neutral Spanish) 46 Listens

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Internet/Web narration (Castilian Spanish) 64 Listens

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eLearning-Castilian Spanish 30 Listens

Adriana Sananes

Television spots and promos 28 Listens

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Audiobook "Frida, Frida" 17 Listens

Adriana Sananes

Documentary-Accented English 62 Listens

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Documentary- Neutral Spanish 87 Listens

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Corporate/Business 97 Listens

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Promos-Bilingual (Spanish-English) 210 Listens

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Audiobook Narrator-Accented English 306 Listens

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Audiobook Narrator-Neutral Spanish 163 Listens

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Promos/Trailers-Spanish/English 412 Listens

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IVR Systems-Neutral Spanish 299 Listens

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Castilian Spanish 366 Listens

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In The Time of the Butterflies-English 84 Listens

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1 / 5
Aug 3, 2015

Super helpful as usual and a great voice. Many thanks.

2 / 5
Feb 2, 2015

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.

3 / 5
Nov 21, 2014

Excellent work- thanks!

4 / 5
Sep 24, 2014

Great work! Pleasure working with Adriana.

5 / 5
Aug 12, 2014

Excellent work - thanks!

6 / 5
Jun 9, 2014

Great voice, very professional. Thank you for such high quality work.

7 / 5
Jun 3, 2014

Quick turnaround and an excellent job!

8 / 5
Mar 31, 2014

Professional the entire way. A very talented voice over artist.

9 / 5
Sep 17, 2013

Great voice, quick turnaround. English and Spanish spoken perfectly!

10 / 5
Feb 11, 2013

Great to work with!

11 / 5
Feb 6, 2013

Excellent to work with. Thanks again Adriana!

12 / 5
Sep 20, 2012

A true professional.
You were incredibly helpful and I can't thank you enough for assisting me with this project. Thank you again!

13 / 5
Sep 1, 2012

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.

14 / 5
May 23, 2012

Great voice talent. Easy to work with and takes direction very well.

15 / 5
Apr 5, 2012

Very professional. Great voice, great attitude, very helpful, great quality. Strongly recommended. A+++

16 / 5
Oct 25, 2011

Thanks for the voiceover!



17 / 5
Sep 8, 2011

Excellent job translating and recording!!

18 / 5
Aug 1, 2011

Thanks Adriana for a great job!

19 / 5
Jul 25, 2011

Excellent work, professional with high intelligence

20 / 5
Jan 7, 2011

Excellent job- recordings approved :) have a good vacation!

If we need modifications or new recordings later- I will let you know :)