"An introduction To Commercial Voiceover" with Hugh Klitzke

Voiceover Lab

New York

"An introduction To Commercial Voiceover" with Hugh Klitzke

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

6:30 PM
Check-in begins at: 6:15 PM


In the words of some Voiceover professionals, the job of an actor is auditioning, not booking. While this statement seems counter-intuitive, a booking is only secured from a great audition. Auditioning is a skill that requires delivering a great performance in sometimes not-so-great circumstances at all times. And a performer must also be aware of the expectations and etiquette required.

In this workshop, you will experience a Voiceover audition simulation. Our instructor Hugh Klitzke will observe and offer feedback on each attendee's audition; critiquing their reads and interactions with the director/engineer as well as their demeanor.

This workshop will end at 8:30 p.m.


Hugh P. Klitzke is a freelance voiceover director, producer and coach based in New York City.   He teaches, lectures and coaches talent at voiceoverfortheactor.com. His practice focuses on working voiceover talent and actors who want to apply their skills to voiceover.  Hugh also coaches auditions, teaches commercial technique and voiceover self-direction. There are over three hundred blog posts on the site and he recently contributed an essay to the sixth edition of The Art of Voice Acting by James Alburger.  Hugh is currently writing his first book. 

For nearly fifteen years he was the voiceover studio manager at Buchwald NYC and one of the only voiceover casting directors working full time for any talent agency whatsoever.  He has directed booking auditions for animation, commercials, politicals, podcasts, narration, games, audiobooks, ADR, promos, affiliates, trailers, e-learning, and industrials. To date, Hugh has directed over 135,000 auditions and counting.

Hugh is also an award winning composer and lyricist for theater, film and digital media. He has been the head of sound for Penn and Teller, an Equity stage manager, producer at the Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn (now Detroit), a lecturer at SUNY Purchase, assistant to a Baroque trumpet scholar, a certified K-12 music teacher and a two time marathon finisher.


Two Solo Booth sessions must be completed.

If you have previously attended this class, you will be removed from the RSVP list.

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