Hello! Melissa Del Toro Schaffner, here!
I'd love to help you BOOK THAT AUDITION simply by just being a reader and keeping quiet or offering advice to make the scene come alive...
Melissa is the Narrator and Producer of The Untold Tales Podcast. Here's a testimonial from one of her many talented coaches, Anna Garduño, winner of Best Voiceover Coach in L.A. and NYC two years in a row by the readers of Backstage.com.
"Melissa is wildly talented and a joy to work with. Her reads are fresh, authentic and compelling regardless of the genre. Her versatility, acting choices, instincts, and creativity always result in wonderful performances that illuminate the copy she is working on in original and compelling ways.
Melissa loves the business and is focused, professional, insightful and enthusiastic, Her marketing acumen along with her engineering skills are a bonus. She understands the industry from many angles including the performer/ producer/ director and adds value to any project.
At the 2020 Virtual "That’s Voiceover Career Expo Audition Spotlight." Melissa was called back to the top 40 out of one of 462 submissions.
She was also one of 33 participants chosen to participate in the Speed Dating Your Demo with producers event at That’s Voiceover 2020.
Melissa is the whole package and an asset to anyone lucky enough to work with her. "
Feel free to reach out via IG (@melissadeltoro_voiceover) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set something up if I am in a session or out and about!
Let's book that job!
Melissa is a friendly, positive, dynamic mom of a preschooler and enjoys bringing stories to life!
Focused on audiobooks, commercials, explainer videos, live announcing/Voice of God and eLearning projects as her primary craft, Melissa has also volunteered her voice for numerous companies such as the Learning Ally in NYC and Storyberries, the largest collection of children's bedtime stories in the world. She is the co-creator, narrator and producer of The Untold Tales original short-story sci-fi podcast. She studied the craft under experts in the industry such as Joan Baker, Lisa Biggs, Anna Garduño, Kelly McGee, Roger Becker and Brent Alan Hagel.
She is recommended highly by award-winning members of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Academy. Her top notch studio sound is signed off by audio engineering powerhouses "Uncle" Roy Yokelson, Don Baarnes and Frank Verderosa.
She is noted for her warm, engaging, relatable, conversational, maternal voice and midwestern accent, which pair well with motherly and seductive scripts.
Melissa is a positive, upbeat, voiceover professional and can range from serious to seriously silly and over-the-top. Musically she is a natural Alto, with both the upper resonances of a younger woman, and the diction and lower range of a more mature woman.
Her voice has been described as: Conversational, warm, fun, upbeat, millennial, Real, Unique, Cool, Edgy, Sexy, Hip, Comedic, Animated, Fun, Sassy, Smart, Sophisticated, Athletic, Youthful, Realistic Kid Voices, Conversational, Storyteller, Relatable & Versatile, Kristen Wiig, Scarlett Johansson, Emma Stone, Rashida Jones, Jenna Fischer, Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon, Melissa Villaseñor, Julianna Margulies.