About the Narrators
has worked at theaters in New York, on and off Broadway, and around the
country. Her film work includes School of
Rock, Two Weeks Notice, Winter Passing, Liberty Maine, The
Out-of-Towners, and St. Andrew’s
Campbell Scott has, in addition to his numerous stage and film credits, narrated more than forty audiobooks, including This Boy’s Life and Into Thin Air, and won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.
Plimpton, in addition to audio narration, is a film, television, and stage
actress. Her first major film roles include The
River Rat, The Goonies, and The Mosquito Coast. On stage she made
her Chicago debut with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble, during which
time she received a National Medal of Arts Award. She won the Drama Desk and
Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in Tom Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia and has received
numerous Tony Award nominations for supporting or featured actress. Her
television roles included Grey’s Anatomy and
Raising Hope, among others. In narration,
she won an AudioFile Earphones Award for her reading of Alice McDermott’s After This, which also was a finalist in
2007 for the prestigious Audie Award.
Platt is an acclaimed television, film, and stage actor. He earned a BA degree in drama from Tufts University and
then trained at Shakespeare & Co. His debut on Broadway in Shining City in 2006 earned him a Tony Award
nomination for best actor, and along with numerous nominations for the Gold Globe Award, he won the New York Film Critics Online Award for Best Supporting Actor
for his role in Casanova. His
narration credits include the voice of Wiser the Owl in the animated film Dorothy of Oz.
F. O’Byrne is a narrator and award-winning actor who trained
at the Samuel Beckett Center and Trinity College in Dublin. After several Tony
Award nominations for best actor, he won the 2004 Tony Award as Best
Actor in a Featured Role—Play for his performance as Ralph in Frozen. He won the 2004-2005 Drama Desk
Award for Outstanding Actor for his role in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt. Before he made his name on
Broadway, he performed in plays for a theater company he formed with writer
Tony Kavanagh. Born in Ireland, he has lived in New York for nearly 20 years and
is a devoted follower of the New York Mets.
Keith Nobbs is a stage, television, and film actor who is best known for his portrayal of Joey Ice Cream in the television series The Black Donnellys. He has acted on Broadway with the Roundabout Theatre Company and appeared in such television shows as The Sopranos, Law & Order, and New York Undercover.
Kate Nelligan has
had a successful acting career in her native Canada, in Britain and in the
United States. Nelligan studied at Toronto’s Glendon College, but left to
attend the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She quickly
established herself in the UK on stage and on television. As a member of the
National Theatre, she gave a much lauded performance in Tales from the Vienna Woods and was nominated for a Laurence
Olivier Award for David Hare’s Plenty.
She moved to Manhattan in the early ‘80s, dropped the English accent, and won
stardom on the Broadway boards, racking up four Tony Award nominations for best
actress. On the screen, both big and small, she established herself as a
top-notch and in-demand supporting player and character actress. Nelligan was
Oscar-nominated as Best Supporting Actress for The Prince of Tides, and her
performances in movies and television in her native Canada have brought her
five Gemini Award nominations.
George Grizzard (1928–2007) was an American actor who appeared in more than
forty films, dozens of television programs, and a number of Broadway plays.
He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2002.
Dion Graham is an award-winning narrator named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine. He has been a recipient of the prestigious Audie Award numerous times, as well as Earphones Awards, the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards, IBPA Ben Franklin Awards, and the ALA Odyssey Award. He was nominated in 2015 for a Voice Arts Award for Outstanding Narration. He is also a critically acclaimed actor who has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. He is a graduate of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, with an MFA degree in acting.
Stanley Tucci is an actor, writer, director, and producer. He has directed five films and appeared in over seventy films, countless television shows, and a dozen plays on and off Broadway. He has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Tony Award, and a spoken word Grammy; is a winner of two Golden Globes and two Emmys; and has received numerous other critical and professional awards and accolades. He is also author of two cookbooks, The Tucci Table and The Tucci Cookbook.
Richard Thomas, a film and television actor, is best known for his role as John-Boy Walton on the CBS television series, The Waltons. His performance earned him a Primetime Emmy, as well as two Golden Globe nominations. Also an audiobook narrator, he has read numerous books, including John Grisham’s Theodore Boone series.
B.D. Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly. He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the television series All-American Girl, and has made guest appearances on Sesame Street and The X-Files.
Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007) was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as “a true artist” with Cat’s Cradle in 1963.