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Amy Stoller is an award-winning dialect coach based in New York City.

If you’re a producer or director, she’ll guide your entire cast in creating a consistent vocal world in support of your production, or any cast member in acquiring the speech pattern needed to make their character come alive.

If you’re a performing artist, she’ll help you hone your ability to “suit the word to the action.”


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Thank you for visiting my web site. As sole proprietor of Stoller System, LLC, I’ve been the resident dialect designer/coach (and occasional dramaturge) at Off-Broadway’s Mint Theater Company since 1996. I did the dialect design and coaching for TONY Award Winner Jessie Mueller (as Carole King) and Jake Epstein (as Gerry Goffin) for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway. I also work regularly with National Humanities Medalist Anna Deavere Smith, including Let Me Down Easy (New York, National Tour, and PBS’s Great Performances), and various other projects—you can see me working with Anna on HBO’s MasterClass. I’ve done production design and coaching for many other productions in New York and regional theatre, plus television projects from Nurse Jackie to Dora the Explorer, even documentaries! I’ve also won an award for my work.

I’m proud to be an Officer of VASTA, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and Associate Editor for New York City at IDEA: the International Dialects of English Archive. I’m also on the Board of Advisors of The Shaw Project.

Want to know more? I hope you’ll explore this site, especially the FAQ. Want to know even more than that? Just contact me for details!

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latest news



Selma, for which I coached Carmen Ejogo in Coretta Scott King’s idiolect, is now slated for US release in January 2015.

Congratulations to client Mark Banik, who just booked the national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical with his new Brooklyn accent!

I had a great couple of days on Nurse Jackie, coaching two languages I don’t speak! Norwegian (with series regular Betty Gilpin) and Kutchi (with guest actor Purva Bedi). Watch this space for news of the airdate in 2015.


Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile runs through December 21, at the Long Wharf, in New Haven, CT. I’ve designed a subtle German accent for Robbie Tann, who plays Albert Einstein.

Final weeks! The Brightness of Heaven and runs through December 14 Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane. If your only idea of a New York accent is Brooklyn, Buffalo, NY will surprise you! 

The Buffalonians at previews have given the show their seal of approval, one saying, “It sounds just like listening to NPR in Western New York.”

Laura Pedersen, Playwright, The Brightness of Heaven

London Wall, for which I did the dialect design and dramaturgy, was the inaugural production on WNET-Thirteen’s new program, Theater Close-Up, on October 2. If you missed it on television, you can click to watch the streaming version online!

Please note: Owing to important rights restrictions, Theater Close-Up is available only within the WNET viewing area. If you are unable to view the broadcast version of London Wall, I hope you’ll enjoy the teaser below,  from our original production.

Rehearsing LONDON WALL: Dress Rehearsal, January 31, 2014 from Mint Theater Company on Vimeo.

Congratulations to Jessie Mueller on her TONY AWARD for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical (on top of her Drama Desk Award)! I coached Jessie as Carole King and her co-star Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, now breaking house records at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway.

Mueller has got King’s conversational vocal delivery and sonic mannerisms down pat.

Tris McCall, The Star Ledger
on Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Mueller doesn’t imitate our heroine, but reflects her in many ways. She captures voice inflection and phrasing.

Alix Cohen, Woman Around Town
on Beautiful: The Carole King Musical