Shane-Ann Younts

Voice & Speech Expert Shane-Ann Younts

Voice and Speech

Shane Ann has served as Voice Consultant/Dialect Coach for Broadway – Clybourne Park, Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde, Mary Poppins – (Resident Dialect Coach and touring company), Mamma Mia! (Broadway, Las Vegas, and Touring Company), Spamalot, Tarzan, and The Lion King (Broadway and tour), and off-Broadway productions of Storefront Church, Stunning, Timon of Athens, Platanos and Collard Greens, The Good Thief, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, The Widow Claire; Edward II and The Duchess of Malfi for Red Bull Theater, Race for Love (directed by Lynne Taylor Corbett), as well as at the Guthrie Theater (A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night – both directed by Joe Dowling, and Antony and Cleopatra – directed by Mark Lamos), The Shakespeare Theatre (Cyrano – directed by Michael Kahn), Ford’s Theatre (The Matchmaker), Paper Mill Playhouse (Christmas Carol, Newsies, The Miracle Worker, 1776, and Steel Magnolias), Westport Country Playhouse (Camelot, Bedroom Farce andRomeo and Juliet), Theatre for a New Audience (The Skin of Our Teeth), Williamstown Festival (The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper),The New York Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park (All’s Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, and Hamlet), The Acting Company (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter ). Tours include: The Lion King, Les Mis, Mary Poppins, War Horse, Jekyll & Hyde, The Duck Commander and Newsies. Work at other theaters includes The Drama Department, Second Stage Theatre, The Vineyard Theatre and The Pearl Theatre. Previously taught at The Public Theater’s Summer Shakespeare Lab, the Juilliard School Drama Division, the Guthrie Experience, the Sedona Shakespeare Institute, and in NYU’s Undergraduate Drama (Classical Studio). She has a B.F.A. in Theatre, from Southern Methodist University. She received her voice, speech and Shakespeare training with Robert Neff Williams. Additional voice work with Cicely Berry, and Richard Armstrong. She has studied the Michael Chekhov Technique with Joanna Merlin and Lenard Petit and the Alexander Technique with Kim Jessor and Mona Stiles. In addition to her Graduate Acting classes, Shane Ann teaches a comprehensive voice, speech and Shakespeare program in Manhattan. She is the co-creator (with Louis Scheeder) of the Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App which includes the pronunciation of over 5000 words in Shakespeare’s plays. The app is based on their book, All the Words on Stage: A Complete Pronunciation Dictionary for the plays of William Shakespeare published by Smith and Kraus. Shane Ann is included in Marquis Who’s Who in America.


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