Michael Cawthra

Character Specialist, Guy Next Door, Teacher, Wry

Voice Description

Warm, middle range for narrations, playful for children's books, smooth for professional narrations, clear for audio books, character voices, entertaining reading aloud, include funny voices, easy listening, quirky, excited or enthusiastic, dramatic. As you can see from my photo, I am a professional Santa Claus in the Denver area, so I can do the Santa voice with confidence.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

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

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

, Colorado, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Scottish, French-Canadian, old man/woman, dramatic, hippie, Russian/Eastern European, witch, Southern/Texas twang, Santa Claus

My Voice Experience

As a teacher for 31 years I read aloud to my class various books through the years. I am a storyteller and tell stories with voices. I use different styles for different characters in a book. I can also read very clear and enunciate. I can read Shakespeare with meaning and emphasis in the right places.
I have done voiceover work for some friends who do online training.

My Training

College: Adams State College, 1976, BA, Elementary Ed
Lesley College, 1986, Computers in Ed. I have performed Shakespeare in London on the Globe stage for a class on directing.
I have attended the Professional Santa Claus School in Denver for the last three years, the last two helping Santas learn to read aloud.

My Studio Equipment

I have my own studio with the following equipment and program on my computer: Xenyx 802 mixer,C-1 Microphone, F-Control Audio FCA202, HPS3000, Ableton Live Lite 4 Behringer Edition

Additional Skills

I was a teacher for 31 years and am comfortable reading aloud. I have done theatre and am comfortable taking direction and will persist until client is satisfied. I am not afraid to take critisism and change to fit the client's needs or desires.
As Santa, the voice is half of the persona. I can bring four years of experience as Santa to the voiceover arena.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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