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Gail Shalan

new york, New York, US 9:24 AM (EDT) Local Time


About Gail Shalan

Gail is a warm, vibrant, authentic voice talent with a wide range and a pension for play. She has a reputation for her natural and smooth girl-next-door tone, but is also skilled with character and dialects. Based in New York City, and primarily working out of her fully equipped home studio, she is also a classically trained actor of stage & screen, and a practiced puppeteer. She loves collaborating with creative minds to bring visions and voice to life in any medium. She has voiced documentaries, animated films, radio plays, and has narrated over 20 audiobooks; working with Blackstone Audio, Chatterbox Audio, (Website hidden)'s Audiobook Creation Exchange, Berkshire Media Audio, and others. Most recently Gail narrated Robyn Schneider’s best-seller—Invisible Ghosts— for Chatterbox Audio (UK release ) and the three-book Listen To Your Heart series by Margaret Lake (ACX/Audible, 2018) while earning her Master’s in Acting at the world-renowned Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (UK). She taught a workshop at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School on Audiobook Production and Narration for the Actor in 2018 and was selected as one of Audible’s ACX University Up-and-Coming Narrators of 2015. Gail is proud to be represented by Transatlantic Agency for Audiobook Narration and is currently seeking Commercial VO representation. Gail's voice has been described as: approachable, authentic, friendly, believable, contemporary, millennial, real, caring, friendly, warm, charismatic, girl-next-door, young, fresh, sweet, nurturing, soothing, maternal, natural, inspirational, confident, trustworthy, playful, uplifting, engaging, conversational, energetic, informative, quirky, dynamic Gail's voice has been compared against: Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Whelan, Jessica Brown Findlay (Sybil Downton Abbey), Kirstin Dunst, Rachel Bloom

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Vocal Characteristics



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Voice Ages

Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54)


Armenian, British (England - Cockney, Estuary, East End), British (General), British (Received Pronunciation - RP, BBC), Eastern European (General), German, Greek, Italian (General), North American (Canadian-General), North American (General), North American (South West - Texas), North American (US General American - GenAM), North American (US Mid-Atlantic), North American (US New England - Boston, Providence), North American (US South), Romanian, Scottish (General), Spanish (General), Trans-Atlantic, Turkish

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Voice Over Categories

Animation Movie Trailers Documentaries Audiobooks Elearning Radio Ad Telephone Videogames Podcasting Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad Voice Assistant

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Turnaround Time

Next Business Day or sooner!

Live Directed Sessions

Other (Clean Feed, Session Link Pro, etc), Phone Call, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype), ipDTL



Computer & Software

Computer: MacOS Mojave, DAW: OcenAudio, ProTools, or Audacity

Special Equipment

Pro Interface: Audient id4

Service Overview

Voice Over

I provide top quality clear, edited (if requested) reads of your scripts in any file format that works for you! Whether you need that real, warm, woman-next-door, or a believable dialect, or a wacky character -- we'll turn your script into the audio you envisioned in your mind's ear. I can work with in studio direction, or remote direction via FaceTime, Skype, or Telephone.

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Voice Over Testimonials

Can't wait to work with Gail again... she is a wonderful talent!

Chatterbox Audio (Audible U.K.)

Gail was the lead narrator and producer for the audiobook edition of The Shenandoah Spy. Not only is she very talented, but also technically adept and a joy to work with. She has a terrific range of vocal characterizations and is willing to accept direction and try new approaches.

ACX, Francis Hamit

Gail's voice was more perfect than I expected... I found myself swept away in the story... The narration was flawless. The most beautiful and sincere voice I've ever listened to... a wonderfully skilled voice actor. An outstanding job transforming a complex cast of characters into unforgettable demons, angels, friends and foes.... Gail Shalan's various foreign accents and her well defined development of each character, as they transform and grow in complexity, enrich this story.

Audible Consumer Reviews



Fast Turnaround Time

1 person said Gail provided files faster than they expected.

Very Professional

1 person said Gail was a professional from start to finish.

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Franco Garuti

Dec 9, 2019

Gail was excellent in all regards, very good communications (much better than me!) and very willing to explore and receive direction. Thanks a lot!

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