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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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Living it up on setThank 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 coached multiple-award-nominee Carmen Ejogo in Coretta Scott King’s idiolect for Selma. 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, documentaries, and commercials. I’ve also won an award for my work, and I’m proud to be an Officer of VASTA, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association.

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Selma, for which I coached Carmen Ejogo in Coretta Scott King’s idiolect, is generating lots of Oscar buzz, and has four Golden Globe nominations. I am thrilled beyond measure that of its eight NAACP Image Award nominations, one is for Carmen, who is also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is holding open auditions. if you’re auditioning, you can polish your accent work with the show’s original dialect designer—me! Click here to get in touch. My client Mark Banik just booked the national tour with his new Brooklyn accent.

On Broadway, Beautiful has celebrated one year since its opening at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. I coached Jessie Mueller, who won a TONY AWARD for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical and also a Drama Desk Award, as well her original co-star Jake Epstein, who created the role of Gerry Goffin.

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

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

Anna Deavere Smith: A YoungArts MasterClass (HBO), on which I worked both behind the scenes and on-camera, has also been nominated for an NAACP Image Award, as Outstanding Children’s Program. The program can be seen on HBO Go.

I enjoyed working on Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile, which just ended its run at the Long Wharf, in New Haven, CT. I designed a subtle German accent for Robbie Tann, who played Albert Einstein.

The Brightness of Heaven has ended its run off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane, but new performances and productions are in the works! Working with the cast on Buffalonian accents was a treat, and I’m glad our  production and play are going to have a future.

Thanks for all your dedication, creativity, and good humor! 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