GENEVIEVE HANNON

VOICE OVERS

Providing 17 years of seasoned, union, leading agency, major market level talent...
At affordable, non-union rates!

Genevieve Hannon has been a professional, full-time voice over actor and singer for 17 years! Genevieve has been "The Voice" of 1000+ Television and Radio Commercials in campaigns for Fortune 500 and Most Admired companies, 1000+ Television Promos for Award-Winning Television Networks, and extensively for Corporate Narrations, Medical Narrations, Welcome Videos and Tours, Whiteboard Animations, Explainer Videos,  E-Learning Courses, Telephony, IVR and On-Hold Messaging, Radio Station Imaging, Live Broadcast, Children's Audio Books, Book Trailers and Automatic Dialogue Replacement.  

Born and raised in Manhattan, a native New Yorker from a family of professional singers, actors, portrait painters and a film producer, Genevieve is a classically trained singer, actor, pianist, cellist and guitarist. Genevieve lived in NYC for 40 years and worked for 13 years as a professional, full-time Voice Over Artist, Actor and Singer, as a proud member of SAG-AFTRA union and represented by leading talent agency CESD.

Genevieve's love for animals took her back to school to earn her second bachelor's degree in science and math as a pre-veterinary student and lead her to becoming a part-time veterinary technician in NYC. Thanks to technology granting Voice Actors more independence, she has moved out to beautiful and peaceful Southern Utah where she was a clinic and surgery vet tech for dogs, cats and rabbits at the largest animal sanctuary in the country and where she conducts a full-time, non-union VO career from her professional home recording studio, in only a few hours' proximity to Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Genevieve also professionally sings and plays guitar and percussion, performing weekly at multiple venues and festivals in Southern Utah.

Genevieve's voice has been described as genuine, natural, believable, conversational, warm, textured, raspy, sincere, trustworthy, fun, wry, comedic, like the girl-next-door, genuine, caring, motherly, authoritative, dramatic and sexy. Genevieve is a warm, friendly, fun, professional, service-oriented hard worker and is known to deliver everything her clients need for the job with the goal to exceed their expectations!

 

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COMMERCIALS

Genevieve Hannon has been "The Voice" of 1000+ television and radio commercials for Fortune 500 companies including Exxon Mobil, Verizon Wireless, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Johnson & Johnson, MetLife, The Coco-Cola Company, Morgan Stanley, Proctor & Gamble, and Visa Inc., as well as for Fortune Most Admired companies including Volkswagen and L'Oréal, and also for Gillette Venus, Anbesol, Canon, Tylenol PM and Ethan Allen, Tommy Hilfiger, Seagram’s, WebCT, The NY Times, Parade of Shoes, Massachusetts Health, Project Liberty, White Castle, Provident Bank & Foxwoods Casino.


PROMOS

She has voiced 1000+ promos for award-winning television networks including Lifetime and MTV.  


CORPORATE NARRATIONS

Genevieve's voice is described as professional, smooth, dramatic, articulate, inspiring, warm, genuine and welcoming for Narrations, Presentations and Industrials, as can be heard narrating the annual "This Is Best Friends" documentary videos for the nation's largest domestic animal rescue and welfare organization, Best Friends Animal Society, and on site at the sanctuary's Welcome Center. She has voiced narrations for Try Cinema, a social growth platform for the film industry, Govinda's, the leading vegetarian Indian restaurant in Dubai, Halfen-Moment Group, an Irish-based Fortune 500 company and a industry leader in construction accessories supply worldwide, and Filippo Berio Olive Oil.


MEDICAL NARRATIONS

With a strong command of medical terminology, she has narrated medical industrial presentations for companies like Ethicon, a Johnson and Johnson company and leader in advanced surgical care. She has narrated the leading radiation oncology guide available on Audible, Confessions of a Radiation Oncologist by Dr. Bobby Koneru. She is also the voice of miniPCR, a leading DNA technology company founded by a geneticist trained at MIT and Stanford who has conducted biomedical research alongside two Nobel laureates, is an inventor of gene detection technologies, and whose work has been cited thousands of times and profiled in The New York Times, National Public Radio and the BBC, and a molecular neurobiologist trained at Harvard.


WELCOME CENTER & TOUR VIDEOS

Genevieve's voice is described as professional, inspiring, warm, genuine and welcoming for Welcome Centers, including Welcome Videos, Volunteer Orientation Videos and Tour Videos at the Welcome Center at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the largest domestic animal sanctuary in the United States and at the Best Friends Animal Society Town Center in Kanab, Utah.


WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS & EXPLAINER VIDEOS

With a voice that is professional, articulate, conversational and genuine, and with a great sense of inflection and phrasing, Genevieve has voiced dozens of whiteboard animations and explainer videos for a variety of companies, including CRM Tutor, IFOX Creations Bluetooth Earphones, Family Law Revolution, Girl Bosses, Interactive Online, Izy Track Software, Jropp Career Finder, Jumlad Properties London, Knock Help Live Chat, Lunch B Photo Log, MeetMeUz Dating Service Uzbekistan, Near Biz Service Professionals Search, One Life Vest Anti-Aging Formula, Outdoor Services Online and Priorin Hair Growth Formula. 


TELEPHONY, IVR & ON HOLD MESSAGING

Genevieve's voice has been described as friendly, genuine and welcoming as heard in hundreds of telephony, interactive voice response (IVR), and on hold messaging for companies including America's Party Company, the largest party supplier in the United States; miniPCR, a leading DNA technology company; Knoebel's Amusement Park & Resort, the largest in the country; and countless others.


RADIO STATION IMAGING

With a voice that can be energetic, edgy, sassy, sarcastic, bold, genuine and soothing, Genevieve has voiced imaging promos for a dozen radio stations, including American Roots Radio, RNCN Radio Texas, Almighty Radio India, Annapolis Now Radio, 105.7 The Beat Vermont.


LIVE BROADCAST

Genevieve has voiced live broadcasts for Earth Day Texas on RNCN's radio shows The Jeff Crilley Show and Carpool Talk Show. She has also been the finalist announcer at the Zion 100 Mile Marathon.


BOOK TRAILERS

With a voice that is dramatic, emotional, genuine and inspiring, Genevieve has voiced the book trailer for Nobel Prizing Winning author Anna Quindlen's newest novel, "Miller's Valley", airing on PBS, YouTube and Hulu.


ADR

With a strong background in improvisation, she was a principal voiceover artist at SpeakEasy ADR, a NYC-based loop group, on the film Music and Lyrics (with Hugh Grant & Drew Barrymore).


ON-CAMERA ACTING

As an actor, Genevieve was the principal on-camera actor in 35 national television commercials in a span of 13 years, including Wendy’s, Wellbutrin XL, Morgan Stanley, Burger King, Leap Frog, Olive Garden, Advil, Master Card, Volkswagen, Pizza Hut, Dawn Liquid Detergent, 24 Hour Fitness & Zyrtec. She has worked with Academy Award, Cio Award, Golden Lion Award winning directors including Janusz Kaminski, Bob Giraldi, James Gartner and Stan Schofield. She was a proud member of unions SAG and AFTRA and a client at leading talent agency Cunningham, Escott, Slevin and Dougherty for 13 years.


SINGING

As a professional singer, Genevieve has a wide range, from soprano to mezzo to alto, and sings styles from folk to rock to classic rock to western cowboy to pop. She is the daughter of a Juilliard-trained opera singer and Broadway singer/actress. Genevieve performed in jazz ensembles, a cappella groups, musicals, plays and in several bands in New York City for 20 years before moving out to southern Utah. Currently singing, playing guitar and percussion in the popular band Ron and Genevieve, she performs weekly for thousands of international tourists at the Canyon Collections of hotels in southern Utah, as well as at annual events and festivals, including Western Legends Round-Up and the Grand-2-Grand Ultra Footrace. As a musical and creative person, her ear is exceptional and, therefore, she hears subtle differences in her reads, can give a wide variety of reads, understands timing intuitively and can work with music well.


AFFILIATIONS

Represented for 13 years by leading talent agency Cunningham, Escott, Slevin and Dougherty in New York City, Genevieve was a full-time working voice actor and on-camera actor, and, for those 13 years, a proud member of unions SAG and AFTRA, before moving to the southwest where she has been a working, freelance, non-union voice actor from her home studio in beautiful southern Utah.


EDUCATION

Medical Narration Training, Julie Williams, Voiceover Insider, 2016

Sound Check! Audio Analysis, George Whittam, Los Angeles, 2016

Vocal Booth Tune Up, Dan Friedman, Edge Studio, New York City, 2015

Vocal Warm Up and Breathing Techniques, Nazia Chaudhry, Edge Studio, New York City, 2015

2nd Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry, Animal Science and Math, Pre-Veterinary Medicine concentration, Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and New Jersey City University, 2007-2012 

ADR Loop Group Training: Group Walla, Voice Specifics and Voice Matching, Director and Founder Sondra James, SpeakEasy ADR, New York City, 2006

Improvisation Course, Master Coach and Founder Holly Mandel (Groundlings, L.A.), Improvolution!, New York City, 2002

Professional Voice Over Acting Course, School for Film and Television, 3 of Us Studios, New York City, 1998

Professional Commercial Acting Course, School for Film and Television, 3 of Us Studios, New York City, 1994

Bachelor of Science in Acting, Musical Theater concentration, Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Drama Department, 1989-1993

Classical Singing, Raymond MacDermott, New York City, 1987-1989

Jazz Singing & Improvisation, New York Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Dennis Thurmond, The Collegiate School (later Head of Piano Pedagogy, Berklee College of Music and USC's Thornton School of Music), New York City, 1984-1987


STYLE

Genevieve's voice has been described as warm, textured, sincere, believable, trustworthy, authoritative, fun, funny, wry, edgy and sexy.


WORK ETHIC

Genevieve is customer-service oriented and will not rest until her clients are absolutely thrilled with what they have. She has honed her craft of voice work for almost 2 decades and can understand what each client is asking for and provide it. As a musical and creative person, her ear is exceptional and, therefore, she hears subtle differences in her reads, can give a wide variety of reads, understands timing intuitively and can work with music well. She works diligently to give her clients a fast turn around. Genevieve takes direction very well and is a kind, warm, easy-to-work-with, professional and fun person! See all the wonderful testimonials from voiceover professionals!


GENEVIEVE'S BACKGROUND

Genevieve comes from a family of Broadway, opera, film and television performers, portrait painters, and a major motion picture producer. Born and raised in New York City in this talented family in a legendary artists building on the artsy Upper West Side, and attending schools and summer camp with friends who are the children of famous musicians, composers and actors such as Paul Simon (Simon and Garfunkel), Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul and Mary), Charles Strouse (Annie), and Mia Farrow, Genevieve was surrounded by the arts on all fronts.

Genevieve began playing piano at 6, cello at 9 and guitar at 15 years old. In high school, Genevieve sang in the Vocal Jazz Ensemble (VJE), which was comprised of 30 girls and boys considered to be the best singers selected among the 8 private schools in NYC, and lead by Dennis Thurmond, now former Chair of the Piano and Music Synthesis Depts at Berklee Collage of Music and former Director of Piano Pedagogy at USC. With VJE, she sang at Lincoln Center for the Arts in NYC and on concerts tours throughout England and Scotland. Genevieve performed the leading roles in all the school musicals and plays, such as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. After Genevieve studied Advanced Placement Music Theory in her junior year at boarding school, she was selected as a member of the 12-woman a cappella group, The Perilhettes, in which she was elected the Head of the group and main musical arranger. The Perilhettes were noted to be the most talented group to come along in the previous couple of decades, and were awarded the production of an album at a pro recording studio. Genevieve went on to study acting and singing with a concentration in musical theater at the acclaimed drama program at Syracuse University, earning a BFA in Musical Theater.

Upon graduation, she returned home to NYC and, where most of her friends were landing roles in, and even producing, Broadway shows, as well as roles in TV shows and films, Genevieve became a client at one of the leading talent agencies in the country, J. Michael Bloom, who started sending her on auditions for TV commercials. Genevieve booked the very first audition she attended - a national network Wendy's TV commercial opposite Dave Thomas, which launched her prolific commercial career. This spot turned into 12 more national TV commercials for Wendy's with Dave Thomas over the next 3 years, sometimes filming on a sound stage set at Silver Cup Studios in NYC and sometimes at North Miami Studios in Florida where Dave Thomas spent his winters.

Three years into being a full time, working commercial TV actor, Genevieve left J. Michael Bloom and joined the renowned talent agency Cunningham, Escott, Slevin and Dougherty (then CED, now CESD) in NYC, where she went on to book principal roles in 20 more national network and 5 more regional TV commercials, including Wellbutrin XL, Morgan Stanley, Dawn Liquid Detergent, Volkswagen, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Verizon, Advil, HIP of NY, University of Pittsburg Medical Center. A few years into booking all these TV commercials as an actor, casting directors began to ask for Genevieve to audition for voice over work as well, and she booked the 6th audition she attended in the first week, a radio spot for The NY Times, and thus began her voice over career for the past 16 years, in thousands of TV and radio commercials and TV network promos, medical narrations and even the voice inside of a toy. Meantime, Genevieve performed singing and acting roles in off-Broadway plays and musicals, including with the Shakespearian group Moonwork in NYC, and she has sung with several bands.

Genevieve's mom Mary Ann is a Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music trained opera singer, musical theater singer and actress, having performed in many operas with the Ruffino Opera Company and at Town Hall in NYC, as leading roles in dozens of musicals from Broadway national tours, such as Kiss of the Spider Woman, to productions at many prominent regional theaters around the country. Her mom also has performed guest parts in hundreds of films, TV soap operas and late night talk shows, such as Dave's diner waitress on Late Show with David Letterman and Madeleine Albright on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

Genevieve's dad Martin (Ted) was a portrait painter and President of the Salmagundi Club in NYC, the oldest artists club in the country. 

Genevieve's sister Erika also performed on Broadway, such as Jekkyl and Hyde, and in leading roles in national tours, such as Tommy, and at regional theaters, such as Papermill Playhouse.

Erika's husband (Genevieve's brother-in-law), Peter Saraf, is the Chair of the Producers Guild East and the Vice President of the Producers Guild of America. Peter co-founded with Marc Turtletaub the film production company Big Beach Films, where they have made wonderful films such as Little Miss Sunshine (Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Alan Arkin, Greg Kinear, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin), About Ray (Susan Sarrandon, Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning), Our Idiot Brother (Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel), Away We Go, Kings of Summer, Safety Not Guaranteed (Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass), Everything Is Illuminated (Elijah Wood, Jonathan Safran Foer, Liev Schreiber), Jack Goes Boating (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega), Sunshine Cleaning (Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin), Is Anybody There? (Michael Caine), Me Him Her. Prior to that, Peter produced with dear friend Jonathan Demme at Clinica Estetica, where he produced Ulee's Gold (Peter Fonda), Adaptation (Nicholas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Spike Jonze), The Truth About Charlie (Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins. Peter also produced an Academy Award nominated documentary on Mandela, called Mandela, plus a documentary the Agonomist about radio journalist and human rights activist, Jean Dominique, in Haiti.  

 

 

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