Mantra Plonsey

warm, funny, genuine, sexy, wry, sincere, deep

Voice Description

Mantra Plonsey's versatility ranges from sexy, textured, rich, dark and velvety for commercials and promos to clean, cultured, accurate narration. Strong, theatrical, clear diction and nuance. Speedy, bright delivery for radio. Funny, articulate, charming and confiding. Creative with dialogue. Comedy ensemble chops. Improv and characters a specialty. Comparisons of Mantra's voice to that of Kathleen Turner have been made, in particular.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

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

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

• English - British
• 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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• 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 have Phone Patch in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• 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

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

American English, including Texan and Southern accents, 1940's Lauren Bacall, Valley Girl, Eastern Seaboard (a la Linda Hunt, Sigourney Weaver, Kathleen Turner), straight heartland Midwestern, vaudeville-style Yiddish, Brooklyn Jewish; Native American;

British English, including "twit", Cockney, Liverpool, upper class (a la Cate Blanchett/ Judi Dench); Southern and Northern Irish; Scottish;

Hispanic, French, Swedish, Brazilian, Eastern European (Russian, Bulgarian); African-American Mississippi, New York, Los Angeles

cartoon character voices: evil Disney Queen, goofy, earnest and dumb (think Patrick the Starfish); teenage airhead girl; Japanese, Chinese; lisps

All of the above available in toddler, brat, baby; horror screams; aliens, monsters; laughs, squeaky, growly animals and birds; gay man/woman, opera singer

My Voice Experience

Celebrated for her expertise with unique extended vocal techniques, Mantra Plonsey is a contributor to many sound scores for the film industry. Mantra was specifically invited to create creature sound effects for Jerry Garcia's film "Pocoloco". Mantra appears on the soundtrack for Adrian Lyne's feature film "Jacob's Ladder", score by Maurice Jarre, recorded at Columbia Studios, Los Angeles; two films of the "9@Night" series, produced by Al Nelson at Skywalker Sound with performances originated by Mantra, and the movie "I love You, I love You Not", with Claire Danes and Jeanne Moreau.

Additionally, Mantra Plonsey is featured daily on a national promo on PBS radio, running over 15 years for City Arts and Lectures. Written by Pat Gleeson, the vocal performance is Mantra's. Multiple character voices for the Electronic Arts Playstation Game "Psychic Detective". Latest job: for THX/Onkyo Integra Theater Systems-- Corporate presentation recorded at MarcoCo.

My Training

Education: Voice One, San Francisco. Professional working actress and singer since 1979. Journalist and Editor in Chief at San Francisco Music Calendar (now SF Weekly). Screenwriter, scriptwriter/editor, director and librettist.

My Studio Equipment

Home studio: Blue Yeti mic with MacBook interface.
Access to state of the art fully equipped studio, including vast sound effect and music library.

Additional Skills

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Payment Methods Accepted

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

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• Mantra Plonsey was last active on Voice123 340 days ago