When a nineteen-year-old New York model named Lauren Bacall first appeared on screen to teach that guy with the lisp (Humphrey Bogart) “How to Whistle,” Bogie and millions of others fell in love-both with her look and with her voice. What is fascinating about that (and what most people don’t know) is that the voice they heard was the product of Bacall’s concentrated efforts. Bacall’s original voice was shrill with a thick New York accent. Encouraged by mentors such as director John Houston, Bacall worked hard to create a different voice for herself-one that would match her beautiful look…And she got it. So while it is not always necessary or desirable to alter your voice, if you want a changed voice, you can get it.
“Just like Bogie and Bacall”…Why not have it all?!
In addition to training the voices of hundreds of people, Charles Michel has been an actor, singer, character voice performer and voice-over announcer.
Read more about Charles and watch his video interview!
The fact that Charles records each training session and then gives me a copy of the recording is also really helpful as it allows me to review the lesson at my leisure, and then practice what was learned in the lesson.