• Gail Shalan
  • Narrator
  • Young, vibrant, emotive voice talent with special skills in character voices and dialects.
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: NY, United States
  • Website: www.gailshalan.com
  • Available for: Unspecified
Contemporary YA Fiction

Category : Teens
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Youthful
Performance Notes
From award-winning author, Robyn Schneider, a sample of "Invisible Ghosts" produced with Chatterbox Audio for Audible UK.

Male & Female Dialogue Sample from The Bold Heart (Margaret Lake)

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
Nan and Bill have a young lovers' spat that ends in playful romance. A sample of character voices, both male & female, from the 1940's romance about young starlet Jackie Bradshaw.

Period Romance Narrative from The Bold Heart (Margaret Lake)

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Feminine
Performance Notes
A dramatic clip of narrative from the Listen To Your Heart series: Young 1940's starlet Jackie Bradshaw is about to be the next big thing... but first she must say goodbye to her small town family as she boards the train for NYC.

Sci-fi Sample (released under pseudonym)

Category : Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Sarcastic
Performance Notes
A snarky exchange between an alien appraiser and the protagonist -- a sassy junk-hunter in space. Some great character voices, as well as an older tone for narration.

The Lady & The Lionhearted by Joanne Bischof for Blackstone Audio

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Ingenue voice
Performance Notes
An emotional moment for the protagonist of this heartfelt upcoming romance. Great samples of male/female dialogue, and an appearance from the Italian and Russian characters in the book.

Gail Shalan is a professional story-teller who loves narrating audiobooks from her home studio (and in 2017-18 from Christchurch Studios, Bristol, UK while earning her MA at the world-renowned Bristol Old Vic Theatre School). Gail has recorded over 35 titles; working with Harper Audio, Tantor/Highbridge Audio, Blackstone Audio, Chatterbox Audio (Audible UK), SpokenRealms, The StoryLight Podcast, Audible.com's Audiobook Creation Exchange, Berkshire Media Audio, and others. A sweet and fresh voice talent, Gail brings a shimmering sense of humor and wit to her readings, as well as a vibrant and tangible emotional range. Gail is also an actor on the stage, screen, and a puppeteer- she loves finding new character voices. She specializes in dialects, children's voices, and creature voices but loves to try anything. Besides her natural propensity for words, language, and telling stories, Gail has a wide array of top-notch training: she has recently completed MA in Acting candidate at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and holds a BFA in Acting from Boston University. She has trained with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Dame Judi Dench's Mountview Academy, Shakespeare and Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival and others. A passionate performer and scholar of Shakespeare, she has seasoned dexterity with text and imagery. She loves using her voice in every way (singing, speaking, making sound) and it is the core of her work as an actor. In 2015, Gail was selected as one of Audible's ACX University Up-and-Coming Narrators. She's proud to be a narrator on the Grammy-winning Deyan Audio roster, the Bee Audio roster, and is represented by Sandra Bishop at Transatlantic Agency. ‚Äč Feel free to contact Sandra Bishop with any booking queries at sandra@transatlanticagency.com or message Gail directly! Gail takes pride in delivering a top quality product in a timely manner. She works hard, plays hard, and takes direction extremely well. While she prioritizes projects at a going union rate per the finished hour, Gail will consider Royalty Share contracts with an additional stipend to cover upfront expenses. Please contact for details or with any questions. Her rates are flexible depending on the project, timing, and other factors.
AUDIOBOOKS: (Gail has also narrated several Adult titles under a pseudonym, please request separate resume) UNANNOUNCED TANTOR/HIGHBRIDGE NON-FICTION PROJECT A THOUSAND QUESTIONS by Saadia Faruqi (HarperAudio/ Deyan Audio) - in post-production PRIVILEGE LOST: WHO LEAVES THE UPPER-MIDDLE CLASS AND HOW THEY FALL by Jessi Streib (Tantor Audio) - in post-production DOWN BENEATH THE BRIDGE YET UNBUILT by Sarah Pinsker (SpokenRealms/ SERIAL BOX SHORTS) - in post-production HURRICANE HEELS (Book 1) by Isabel Yap (SpokenRealms/ SERIAL BOX SHORTS) - in post-production THE THRONE OF BROKEN BONES by Brittany Matsen (Books in Motion) - in production HOMETOWN BURNING by C.K. Crigger (Books in Motion) - in post-production IN THE FUTURE WHEN ALL'S WELL by Catherine M. Valente (SpokenRealms/ SERIAL BOX SHORTS) NO FLIGHT WITHOUT SHATTER by Brooke Bolander (SpokenRealms/ SERIAL BOX SHORTS) THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum (StoryLight) PETER AND WENDY by J.M. Barrie (StoryLight) THE LADY & THE LIONHEART by Joanne Bischof (Blackstone Audio) INVISIBLE GHOSTS by Robin Schneider (Audible UK, Chatterbox Audio) THE BOLD HEART by Margaret Lake (Audible, ACX) LISTEN TO YOUR HEART by Margaret Lake (Audible, ACX) THE BRAVE HEART by Margaret Lake (Audible, ACX) DARKLING by K.M.Rice (Audible, ACX) THE WILD FRONTIER by K.M. Rice (Audible, ACX) PLANETARY LIQUIDATOR'S… by George Minkoff ( Berkshire Media Audio – Full Cast/ Various Characters) THIS QUIET SKY by Joanne Bischoff (ACX) JELLY BEAN THE DRAGON by Elias Zapple (ACX) EVERY BREATH by Tasha Ivey (ACX) THE DECEPTION DANCE by Rita Straddling (ACX) A SLICE OF LIFE CHRISTMAS by Margaret Lake (ACX) A SLICE OF LIFE by Margaret Lake (ACX) ME AND TIMOTHY COOPER by Suzanne D. Williams (ACX) PATTY GAYLE AND THE LEGEND OF KINGSLEY by Cynthia P. Willow (ACX) THE SHENANDOAH SPY by Francis Hamit (ACX) ABUELITA'S MARACAS by Laurel Handfield( Voice Bunny Productions) ***SELECTED AS ONE OF ACX UNIVERSITY'S 75 UP AND COMING OUTSTANDING TALENTS FOR 2015*** Gail also works as a freelance actor, puppeteer, and podcast producer. Please visit www.gailshalan.com for professional stage and film credits. TRAINING: MA in Acting - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School BFA in Acting- Boston University Classical Semester- LAMDA Sing Out! Musical Theatre Certification- Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Actors Weekend- Mountview Academy Old Vic New Voices-Best of the British Workshop Upright Citizens Brigade Improv Course at Williamstown Theatre Festival 8 years of training with Shakespeare and Company, Lenox MA Trained in Linklater, Roy Hart, Primitive Voice Techniques as well as IPA and a wide array of dialects: RP, Deep South, Twang, Bronx, Boston, Mexican, Cockney, Irish, Scottish, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, French, Classical American
Praise from Audiofile Magazine: "Gail Shalan beautifully delivers this novella--a prequel to Bischof's Cadence of Grace series. ... Shalan captures the sweet-tempered, shy Sarah, who must share a desk with Tucker O'Shay, who is confident and a bit cocky... Shalan is also exceptional as their teacher, Mr. Davis, who is a realistic combination of tough and kind. " S.G.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2015] "Every Breath is narrated by Gail Shalan. Gail has a beautifully smooth, and soothing voice, she really connected to Makenna's character, and her pretense of happiness was evident in Gail's tone. She was believable as a broken woman, and as Makenna began to heal her voice became happier and more natural. All and all a great audio book." -Books, Coffee, and Wine Audiobook Blog Review for EVERY BREATH "Gail Shalan's voice is a perfect match for Willow. The story is enchanting, heartbreakingly beautiful, both tragic and hopeful and wraps itself like a cashmere cloud around the listener."- customer review of DARKLING (5 out of 5 stars on Audible.com) “Gail was a joy to work with, very responsive to direction and completely professional.”- Francis Hamit, Author of THE SHENANDOAH SPY "She really enhances this story will clear and precise narration. Her interpretation of the main characters is extremely good. This adds another dimension to the fine story telling."- Customer Praise for JELLYBEAN THE DRAGON(5 out of 5 stars on Audible.com) "She really made it feel as though you were being told the story, rather than just reading it, or listening to someone read it."-Customer Praise for PATTY GAYLE AND THE LEGEND OF KINGSLEY (5 out of 5 stars on Audible.com) "Gail Shalan's various foreign accents and her well defined development of each character, as they transform and grow in complexity, enrich this story. The successful narration of this novel creates a vibrancy that allowed me to see this story in my mind's eye as if it were a movie....many of the characters vivid personalities remain in my imagination days later."-Customer Praise for THE DECEPTION DANCE (5 out of 5 stars on Audible.com) "Her accents were fun but not distractingly overdone. It is always difficult for narrators to do characters of the opposite gender, but I thought Shalan pulled it off nicely, sometimes amusingly...it was the calm dexterity of Shalan's voice that made the book compelling for me."-Customer Praise for THE DECEPTION DANCE (5 out of 5 stars on Audible.com) "The narration was spot on and enjoyable. -Customer Praise for PATTY GAYLE AND THE LEGEND OF KINGSLEY (5 out of 5 stars on Audible.com) "The narration suits the story perfectly- a young sweet, easy to listen to voice, with excellent attention to and portrayal of the different characters." -Customer Praise for ME AND TIMOTHY COOPER (5 out of 5 stars on Audible.com)