Barbara Nygaard

Educated, kind, sensual, sophisticated, earthy

Voice Description

warm, caring, reassuring for medical commercials/narration;
sophisticated and sexy for commercials;
educated and sincere for narration and museum tours;
nurturing and kind for narration/commercials/character;
austere for character study;
old voice for character study;
smooth and professional for professional training, business presentations and websites;
jazzy singing voice

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

slavic accent, prudish english style; southern U.S. (gritty or charming), Shakespearean dialect, elderly character impersonation, kind, nurturing, motherly characterization, tough professional, educated professional, evil character, willful character

My Voice Experience

Nidek Spot: Responsys, Inc., San Francisco, CA -
This was a medical spot that ran on the company's website.

“Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future”– Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program Video/Aureus Media, San Francisco, CA - Recorded the voiceover for this video that was presented at the JBBP community celebration

The Prevention Research Center, CD – Prevention Research Center/
Aureus Media, San Francisco, CA - Recorded the voiceover for two segments used in this CD presentation to the National Institutes of Health in Washington DC

“Community Trials” Video – Prevention Research Center/
Aureus Media, San Francisco, CA -

My Training

I've been involved in the performing arts since the 3rd grade (a long time). I have directed and edited a short film; worked the cabaret circuit as part of a trio called Fantasie in the San Francisco Bay Area; studied theater at Cal Arts in Valencia, California, and performed in summer stock at Fallon House Theater in Stockton, California.

Currently (since 2010), I've been studying at Voicetrax in Sausalito, California with many wonderful people, as well as participating in workshops in L.A., with Jeannie Elias. In particular, I've been working on the narration aspect of the business because I feel that one of my strengths is storytelling.

The arts have always been my driving force and I can't go for very long without being involved in the arts in some capacity.

I've also worked in the advertising and broadcasting fields in the early days of my professional career (day job).

My Studio Equipment

My studio consists of a Toshiba laptop equipped with Audacity and Yeti Blue microphone but I have easy access to many good studios in the East Bay.

Additional Skills

The following is an excerpt from a review that was written by my very first instructor at Voicetrax. I think it speaks to the professionalism, focus, and enthusiasm that I bring to my work:

"In spite of her extensive acting background and experience, Barbara refreshingly, displays no airs of being self-absorbed by her former success and experience. She is very easy to work with and follows direction very well. With a little additional training, Barbara could go out and write her own ticket. She's a keeper."

Payment Methods Accepted

• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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Commercial Demo: Barbara Nygaard 2015

Narration Demo: Barbara Nygaard



Commercial (without singing)