2nd Annual Voice Arts Awards Announces 2015 Presenters

New York, NY (November 10, 2015) – The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences™ (SOVAS™) is delighted to announce today the talented personalities who will serve as presenters for the 2015 Voice Arts®Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday November 15th at the Pacific Design Center. The Voice Arts®Awards is an international competition showcasing the best work in professional voiceover acting, creative direction and communications for advertising, audiobook narration, movie trailers, video gaming, animation, television, radio and casting realms.
The Voice Arts®Awards Presenters are artists from around the world, who represent the best-in-class professional voiceover talents in the industry, and also media personalities who work behind the microphones and cameras. The 2015 Voice Arts®Awards presenters include:


  • JOE CIPRIANO Voice of  the Emmy Awards, CBS television promos and FOX television promos
  • JOAN BAKER Author of Secrets of Voiceover Success, Cofounder of the Voice Arts Awards. 
  • SCOTT BRICK Most respected name in Audiobook narration. Grammy finalist and Audie Awardwinning narrator of In Cold Blood, Mystic River, Helter Skelter, 700 other audiobooks
  • CHUCK AND STACEY She’s the host of Disney World TV and he’s the VO producer/director to the Hollywood VO stars. Together they host the nominated VO Buzz Weekly video podcast
  • EG DAILY Voice of Babe the Pig in the award winning movie
  • ED LOH Editor in Chief of Motor Trend Magazine
  • MALCOLMJAMAL WARNER Beloved actor from television’s Cosby show who is also an award winning voice actor and is a 2015 VAA nominee
  • JOHN AMOS Acclaimed character actor in numerous films and television programs and one of the most iconic father figure characters in America on the 70’s dramedy ‘Good Times’
  • SUZANNE MARQUES Entertainment reporter for KCBS in Los Angeles
  • BRUCE VILANCH Award winning comedy writer who is a multiple Emmy award winning writer for multiple awards shows, and also, the former head writer for the Oscars ceremony
  • PAT FRALEY Legendary voice actor and voiceover teacher known for voicing recognized characters from various films and series including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Boxtrolls
  • LORI ALAN Voice of Pearl the Whale on SpongeBob Square Pants & featured in Pixar’s Inside Out: Lori Alan
  • MICHAEL WINSLOW Master vocal sound maker and vocal sound effects teacher, known for voicing his special effects in the Police Academy film series

“We are tremendously excited to have the honor of welcoming many of the best voice actors from around the world to the Voice Arts®Awards stage to participate in our ceremony,” says SOVAS™ CEO Rudy Gaskins. “We are humbled.”

The 2015 Voice Arts®Awards full list of nominees are featured at Voice Arts®Awards 2015 Nominees, and the winners in each category will be unveiled on November 15th, along with a special award presentation of the VoiceArts® Icon Award–the jury’s highest honor—to William Shatner, for lifetime achievement.  Also being presented,in partnership with Backstage® Magazine and the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences™, is the Backstage®Vanguard Award for Outstanding Casting, which will be presented to Pixar Animation casting honchos Kevin Reher and Natalie Lyon. They will receive their awards the night before at the SOVAS™ created THAT’S VOICEOVER!™ CONFERENCE and will be acknowledged at the Voice Arts®Awards ceremony. Entries were submitted from various entities including: Wendy’s, Telemundo, Discovery Channel, CNN, NBC Sports, ABC Entertainment,Comedy Central, Oxygen Network, NBA on TNT, FOX, Ovation Network and many others. For more information on the Voice Arts Awards, visit: VoiceArts.org.