Laurette Willis

warm, smooth, high-energy, quirky, professional

Voice Description

Warm and mellow, smooth-like-honey voice for narration and spokesperson roles. Can also do upbeat, high-energy A.M. DJ, a multitude of character voices or crisp and professional with clear enunciation.

A voice actor accustomed to adding inflection and nuance to make your copy stand out and be heard. Professional actor, vocal caricaturist, singer and writer for over 25 years.


Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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

• English - Australian
• English - British

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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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 offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Oklahoma, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Known as "The Woman of 101 Voices" on the NY stage - (was "Betty Boop Off-Broadway"):

Child voices, Kate Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Flipper!

Valley girl, tough New York doll, Locust Valley Lockjaw upper crust, Ma Kettle, dotty British matron, The Queen.

Accents ranging from a variety of North American English (New York, New England, Southern, Texas), to British (upper class, BBC or Cockney), Irish, Scottish, Australian, East Indian, Israeli, French, Spanish and Asian.

I speak some Spanish, Hebrew and Cherokee.

I also do animal sounds (dog, cat, sheep, goat, dolphin, hawk, sea gull) and sound effects (police siren, jungle bird calls).

Blessed with a "good ear," I can easily mimic almost any voice I hear (used to drive my mother crazy!!!).

As a Vocal Caricaturist, I enjoy working with clients to create character voices for commercials, audiobooks, cartoons, videogames and educational software.

My Voice Experience

I have been blessed to do both straight, solid narration for industrials (Dollar Rent-a-Car), wacky cartoon voices (HeartSoft Educational Software), spokesperson and character voices for numerous TV and radio commercials (from L'Oreal to the Tulsa State Fair's Singing Cow! - numerous nationwide spots for award-winning Cloud 9 Studios in Tulsa, OK 1991 to present), audiobooks, cartoons (Impact Productions), radio station liners (the voice of the Oasis Radio Network), plus DVDs for Harvest House Publishers.

I've been a professional actor, author and playwright for over 25 years ().

My Training

Studied Theater Arts, Speech and Voice at:
New York University
Circle-in-the-Square
Herbert Berghof Studios
University of London
University of Nevada, Reno

I have taught Theater and Voice at:
Northeastern University
University of Central Oklahoma
Bartlesville Community Arts Center

1993-present - A Touring Artist & Teaching Artist funded by and on the Rosters of:
Oklahoma Arts Council
Mid-America Arts Alliance

My Studio Equipment

Recorders:
Alesis ADAT

ProTools:
Digi001(pc)
Digi003(mac)
mbox2 (for mobile)

Console:
Vintage Yamaha MC 2404

Microphones:
AKG 3000B
Sterling Audio ST 55
SM 57s (3)
SM 58S (2)
beta 58S (2)
Sennheiser MD 421
AKG D112
Samick CO2 (2)
Nady RSM2 Ribbon mic

Outboard:
DBX 166 Compressor
Behringer T1953

Software:
ProTools
Waves Diamond Bundle
Reason
Melodyne Studio

Computing:
Custom built PC 1.3Mhz 1.5gb of ram
1.6Mhz PowerMac G5 4gb of ram
46" Samsung SyncMater Monitor

Amps:
'58 Gibson Skylark
Vox AC-15
Fender Deville
59' Fender Harvard
Orange Tiny Terror(head)
Custom tuck-n-roll 100

Guitars:
'62 Harmmony hollow body
'66 harmony(dual humbucker)
epiphone les paul
standard strat
'56 Tusca (airline style)
Martin DXCE-1
'78 Alverez dreadnought
Fender P Bass
Processing:
boss ds-1 distortion
boss digital delay(dd-6)
(dd-3)
fuzz face
fulltone fulldrive 2
dod 250

keyboards and organs:
'68 Hammond A105(B3) w/122 Leslie Rotating speaker
'67 Hammond CV w/Hammond Tone Cab
Fender Rhodes 73 (silver top)
'20's Baldwin "Monarch" Upright
'71 Jen syn1000(monophonic analog synth)
'79 Lowry Tennie Jeanie organ
'59 Yamaha Electone
Air organs(3)
Casio SK-1
Concertmate 570
145 Leslie Rotating Speaker(old single-speed)

Drums:
'60's Gretsch 28" kick drum
'70's Slingerland 28" kick drum
'60's Apollo kit(20", 12", 16")
'60's Lido kit(slingerland copy)(22" 14" 16")
'76 Ludwig Acrolite snare
Mapex mars-pro (22",13",14",16")
Mapex maple snare
cb snare
Saibian AAX studio hi-hats, and matching 16" crash
Saibian Hand Hammered 20" ride
'40's 12" sizzler (Ludwig/Paiste)

Additional Skills

I am a published author with Harvest House Publishers, so I can assist in the area of copywriting.

As an award-winning actor and playwright, I present one-woman shows (from historical to hysterical!) at theaters, universities, conferences, schools, churches, corporate events and retreats.

I have performed for US troops with the USO in Asia, over 500,000 students, on board the Delta Queen for the Smithsonian and for the President and nation's Governors at the National Governors' Conference.

As the director of DoveTale Productions since 1993, I have directed and performed in over a dozen original plays and musicals, including the 12-week summer production I wrote for the Cherokee National Museum and Heritage Center, "Under the Cherokee Moon," now in its third season.

I have two television shows, one of which has been sold to TBN, the world's largest television network. "PraiseMoves Kids!" on their Smile of a Child Network, is the first faith and fitness show for children, reaching 100-300 million people globally. My daily "Fitness for His Witness" nugget is heard on radio networks throughout the U.S.

Not that it would help with voice-overs, but I'm also a ventriloquist (but how could you tell on v/o?).

I have produced 10 DVDs of my material for Harvest House Publishers and through my DoveTale Productions company, including Fitness, Drama and Teaching DVDs.

I created the PowerMoves Kids program/curriculum, the first Character Education & Fitness program for the classroom, now being used in PK-8 schools in the U.S. and Canada.

I have worked extensively as a presenter, spokesperson, keynote speaker and workshop leader in the following settings:
educational (PK thru university)
corporate and club-related events
entertainment (stage, film, TV, radio)
church conferences and retreats
news media (radio and television)
fitness centers
literary conferences and libraries

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency

Contact Information

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Storybook narration

Biblical Story Narration

Australian dialect