Bruce’s Bio

 

I am a narrator with a checkered past.

I was an opera singer for 15 years, then a finance professional for 25 years.  My success in those disparate careers required a foundation of knowledge and mastery: musical, acting and foreign language proficiency for opera; quantitative, logical and rhetorical skills for finance.  And whether the story I told was emotional, rational or something in-between, I used my voice to inform, entertain and inspire.  Those same goals motivate my work as a voice actor.

Out of the booth, I am an active community volunteer, and an enthusiastic gardener.

Training

Sean Pratt – Audiobooks
Carol Monda – Audiobooks, Commercials
Johnny Heller – Audiobooks
Danielle Quisenberry – Narration, Commercials
Improv – Improvolution NYC
Classical voice – Conservatory and private studio
15-year career as an opera and concert soloist (bass)

Education

University of California, Berkeley: BA Social Sciences with honors
University of California, Berkeley: BA Music with honors
Study abroad at Georg August Universität, Göttingen, Germany
University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music: MM Voice