Isabella Tugman

Husky, Snarky, Youthful - Perfect for YA and Romance

The greatest gift my mom ever gave me was reading to me every night. This fostered my dream early on to become a storyteller. Ever the overachiever, my first spoken words as a kid were literally “Read me a book!” As fate would have it, I found my calling as full-time Professional Voice Actor and Audiobook Narrator.

I have a Bachelors Degree in Music from Thomas Edison State University. In addition, I am a graduate of a rigorous two-year college performing arts program from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Los Angeles. I also spent two years as a Vocal Performance major at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), where I studied to be an opera singer.

With extensive training in vocal performance as a professional singer, my vocal agility enables me to perform a wide range of character voices and accents. My speaking voice is like a diamond: My lower register is husky – a diamond in the rough with grit and edge, while my higher range is polished, bright, and clear like a cut diamond. Either way you look at it, I’m multi-faceted and shimmering! As a millennial with a love for sarcastic humor, I joke that I have “resting bitch voice” and enjoy playing sharp-witted characters. Don’t let my voice fool you, though. I’m a super-nice person with a passion for connecting with people, whether in person or through my performances.

I’m most often cast to narrate YA and Romance Novels, and I excel in playing strong and snarky heroines. Being an empath, I love diving deep into the vulnerable sides of my characters. My dream project would be to narrate a Blockbuster Post-Apocalyptic Young Adult series. Book genres I never seem to get enough of (and love to narrate!) include Sci-Fi and Fantasy for their epic world-building and imagination, Thrillers for the suspense that keep readers glued to the story, YA for the beautiful journey of growth and connection we experience as we come of age, and Self-Help for unlocking our true potential to live our best lives.

General American (Native), Texas, Southern, NY Italian, RP British, Russian, French, Italian

Spoken Languages:
English (Native), French (Conversational), Italian (Intermediate), German (Basic), Spanish (Basic)

Places Lived:
Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Southern California, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona

Unique Skills:
Singing, Character Voices, Accents, Dinosaur Noises

Musical Theatre, Theatre, Film, Filmmaking, Opera, Dance, Yoga, Animals, Food, Travel, Meditation, Psychology, Self-Development, Science, Health, Diet, and Lifestyle

1st Person - General American Accent - Daughter argues with her father after the passing of her mother
1st Person - Poetic, descriptive passage about spending time in the womb - General American
Middle Grade Fiction - 10-Year-Old Boy Narrator - 1st Person
Paranormal Romance - Accents (RP, Southern, General American) - F-M-M-M dialogue


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