Cynthia
Farrell
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Singer | Narrator | Voice-Over Actor

Cynthia Farrell
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Singer | Narrator | Voice-Over Actor

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ynthia Farrell has been a musical theater singer and recording artist all of her life.   She has been performing off-Broadway since coming to New York to receive her BFA from NYU’s musical theater department.  She has also created an award-winning career in audiobook narration, commercial voiceover and video game voiceover- she has developed a fan base for playing “Catalina” in the Grand Theft Auto game series.  In her audiobook narration, she is known for her portrayal of strong female characters, and uses an always engaged, uniquely human delivery of language that is enhanced by her clear, strong, mellifluous singer’s tone and diction. Her voice work is in both English and Spanish, as she grew up speaking both languages- it has given her a unique niche as she doesn’t have an accent in either language. Cynthia has a large body of audiobook work ranging: Romance, Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Young Adult, Motivational & general non-fiction, and Crime drama.  In addition to narrating over 150 for retail publishers and producers, she has recorded over 100 books for The Library of Congress, not listed here.
Cynthia Farrell has been a musical theater singer and recording artist all of her life.  She has been performing off-Broadway since coming to New York to receive her BFA from NYU’s musical theater department.  She has also created an award-winning career in audiobook narration, commercial voiceover and video game voiceover- she has developed a fan base for playing “Catalina” in the Grand Theft Auto game series.  In her audiobook narration, she is known for her portrayal of strong female characters, and uses an always engaged, uniquely human delivery of language that is enhanced by her clear, strong, mellifluous singer’s tone and diction. Her voice work is in both English and Spanish, as she grew up speaking both languages- it has given her a unique niche as she doesn’t have an accent in either language. Cynthia has a large body of audiobook work ranging: Romance, Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Young Adult, Motivational & general non-fiction, and Crime drama.  In addition to narrating over 150 for retail publishers and producers, she has recorded over 100 books for The Library of Congress, not listed here.

UPPER BOHEMIA

Listeners will be moved by this poignant memoir of a painful, chaotic childhood, superbly narrated by Cynthia Farrell. Sounding like she wrote the words herself, Farrell conveys Herrera’s evocative depictions of her and her sister Blair’s frequent changes in living situations and schools. They were uprooted from Cape Cod to go to Boston, then to New York, Mexico, and other locales, where they were often left with relatives or paid help for extended periods. Herrera’s parents are self-described “upper bohemians”–born to wealth and privilege and dedicated to lives of adventure, romance, and artistic expression. With a wistful intonation and an unhurried pace, Farrell expresses what Herrera chooses to leave unsaid or understated, illuminating the lasting impact that parental neglect has had on Herrera. M.J.

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Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2021]

As a singer, Cynthia has also spent a part of her career working in her hometown of Los Angeles working with music legends such as Stevie Nicks and producer and now president of Blue Note Records’ Don Was. Cynthia grew up listening to her father work with Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, and others in a time of funk and R&B, and learned how to record early on in his recording studio.  Her father, Bob Farrell, just retired from his position as conductor and keyboard player for The Temptations. While she never met him, Cynthia’s grandfather was Roger Leonard, Hollywood director/producer of the great pieces of film Rin Tin Tin, Naked City and Route 66. Cynthia is working on a new album coming out in 2020 of original songs. Please visit this site for updates as to shows and releases.

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Eva Luna Farrell’s performance is richly textured and brimming with enthusiasm. Her voice has a resonant quality that gives it depth; her narration of Allende’s novel is nothing short of inspired.

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Narrator Cynthia Farrell’s mellifluous and confident rendering of Cuban speech patterns alternating with perfectly colloquial American ones gives the listener a delicious sense of having been transplanted to Havana, a treat you couldn’t get from the page alone.

Featured Spotlight: AUDIOFILE Magazine March 2020 Spotlight on Narrator

Talking with Cynthia Farrell
Mexican-American narrator and singer Cynthia Farrell says, “Artists are special people. Audiobooks give us an arena to move other people. I hope that my listeners are taken on an emotional and intellectual ride that is like no other–a ride of the mind and heart without the visuals.”

Farrell began narrating seven years ago when an agent asked her to narrate M.A. Lawson’s thriller ROSARITO BEACH. “They needed someone who spoke both English and Spanish,” she says. At the time, Farrell loved to read but was not an audiobook listener. Happily, years of experience as a Broadway singer and doing commercial voice-overs helped prepare her. Since then, she’s narrated more than 150 audiobooks, both commercial titles as well as titles for the Library of Congress’s National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled.

Audiobooks

Cynthia’s voice range spans between teens, 20s – 30s and middle age, and her accents most known for are American English, British English, Australian/ South African English, American South, French, Italian, New York, South American, Spanish.

Voice Over

Well known for her role as “Catalina” in Grand Theft Auto III and San Andreas (IV), Cynthia’s voice-over work covers commercials, jingles and video games.

Song Collection

As a recording artist Cynthia has produced an original music album, which can be listened to on Spotify.

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