Our Locations

New York City Voice Over

115 West 45th Street
(between 6th and 7th Avenue)
Floor 8
New York, NY 10036
Office Hours: Weekdays 9am-6pm ET Saturdays 11am-3pm ET
phone: 212-868-3343 (EDGE)
email: training@edgestudio.com

About The New York City Voice Over Scene

Almost inarguably, New York City is voice over capital of the country, maybe the world.

For all types of talent, NYC is an amazing place to be. And it continues to grow. At Edge Studio's New York location, we've recently tripled our production capacity.

First, get yourself oriented. The local trade publications will help. Backstage magazine is the principle resource for New York City voice over talent. It doesn't list many VO auditions, but it's a great overall acting resource.

Backstage also publishes The Call Sheet, which is your one-stop-shop for info on agents and casting directors.

Actors Access is a useful audition site, as is NY Castings. Then, there's the Voiceover Universe blog. Kind of like Facebook for the voiceover world, it's not specific to NYC, but it will keep you connected with other blogs, status updates, news, and the New York voice over community.

New York City Commercials

Overall, commercials comprise only about 5% of the voice over work in the industry, but as the traditional hub for local and multinational advertising agencies, New York offers a disproportionate share. Clients from all around the U.S. hold casting calls here, and there's a huge amount of work in both union and non-union commercials.

One important thing to know in this regard: If you want to break into the national commercial world, you'll want to develop relationships with agents and with casting directors. Unlike agents in other large markets (where they are known as "casting agents"), agents in New York represent their clients (the voice over talent) and "shop" them to the casting directors. Advertisers and producers can call talent in directly, but usually they bring people in through agents. The Casting directors organize auditions based on information given to them by clients (e.g., "We want to hear 50 auditions from women who sound between 25 and 30, and we're looking for a fun, charismatic read with real energy.")

This is why you need to know people in both groups. You may have a fantastic agent, but if they're submitting you for auditions and the casting director is saying "I don't know that person -- why should I give them one of my 50 slots?" it's tougher to get in. Most agents prefer to freelance with talent for a while before signing them. This is a good thing, as you can freelance with a number of people, and thus hopefully get sent on more auditions.

New York City Narration

There is quite a bit of production happening here, from film and documentary studios, to design companies developing website material, to studios that focus on ESL/language programs (e.g., Paul Ruben Productions) or audio tours (e.g., Antenna Audio and Orpheo).

With a number of recording studios in New York City, voice overs is all they do (Edge Studio being highly respected among them), and many of these studios maintain New York City voice over talent databases that they draw on. Edge Studio's talent pool is especially robust, partly because Edge Studio is well known in New York City for voice over training.

Audiobook Opportunities In New York City

A number of large audiobook companies are based here, including Audible.com (in NJ), Recorded Books, Random House Audio, and Listening Library. With the exception of the largest audiobook recordings, most of this work will NOT be cast through agents -- it's up to the talent to network, contact production companies directly and get on their talent lists.

Also, these days New York City casting personnel will commonly assume you have a home studio. It's becoming more important to, at the very least, be able to submit auditions from home. This is true with audiobooks, narration, and in commercials work.

Animation/Videogame Work In New York City

Although L.A. used to have a lock on the animation market and is still the hotbed of animation production for the animation specialist, more and more is happening here in New York. Voice over work can at least supplement animation voicing. Most of the imports from Japan (Yu-gi-oh, Pokemon) are dubbed here. More and more videogame producers are popping up around town. And then there are the animated commercials. Some of this work is cast through agents, and some can be found by contacting the production companies directly, networking with other talent, or even pay-to-play sites like Voices.com.

The great thing about being in New York City doing voice over is this: As huge as the City is, the New York voice over world feels like a community. Generally everyone you'll deal with is friendly, helpful, and casual. Of course there are exceptions, but if you're nice to everyone and put effort into maintaining relationships with the people you meet, after a while you can get a bunch of great people in your corner, submitting you for work or being very open with advice.

New York Studio Photo Gallery

Studio A, Control Room
320 sq feet
Studio A, Sound Booth
100 sq feet
Studio B, Control Room
275 sq feet
Studio B, Sound Booth
125 sq feet
Studio C, Control Room
65 sq feet
Studio C, Sound Booth
25 sq feet
Click for full photo gallery!

Driving Directions

Driving on I-95 Southbound (from Westchester, NY and CT)

  • Take I-95 South towards New York City
  • Continue onto I-278 West (Partial Toll Road)
  • Take the exit toward Randalls- Warde Is/ Manhattan/ FDR Drive (Toll Road)
  • Merge onto Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (Toll Road)
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for FDR Drive South and merge onto FDR Drive
  • Take Exit 11 for East 53rd Street
  • Merge onto East 53rd Street
  • Turn left onto Lexington Avenue
  • Turn right onto 45th Street
  • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) will be on the right

Driving on I-95 Northbound (from New Jersey)

  • Take I-95 North/ New Jersey Turnpike North (Partial Toll Road)
  • Take exit 16E toward Lincoln Tunnel (Partial Toll Road)
  • Merge onto NJ-495 East (Partial Toll Road)
  • Continue onto Lincoln Tunnel (Toll Road)
  • Take the exit toward Dyer Avenue (Toll Road)
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for New York 9A/42nd Street/Uptown/ Theatre District (Partial Toll Road)
  • Slight right onto Dyer Avenue
  • Turn right onto West 42nd Street
  • Turn left onto 6th Avenue
  • Turn left onto West 45th Street
  • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) will be on the right

Driving on The Hutchinson/Merritt Southbound (from Westchester, NY and CT)

  • Take Merritt Parkway (CT-15) towards New York City
  • Continue onto Hutchinson River Parkway South
  • Continue onto Cross County Parkway
  • Keep left at fork, follow signs for New York City and merge onto Saw Mill River Parkway
  • Continue onto Henry Hudson Parkway
  • Continue onto New York 9A South (Partial Roll Road)
  • Turn left onto West 42nd Street
  • Turn left onto 6th Avenue
  • Turn left onto West 45th Street
  • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) will be on the right

Driving from the George Washington Bridge

  • Head south on Fort Washington Avenue toward West 178th Street
  • Turn right onto West 177th Street
  • Take the Riverside Drive ramp to New York 9A North/Henry Hudson Pkwy
  • Keep right at the fork to continue toward New York 9A South
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for New York 9A South/Henry Hudson Parkway/Downtown and merge onto New York 9A South
  • Turn left onto West 42nd Street
  • Turn left onto 6th Avenue
  • Turn left onto West 45th Street
  • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) will be on the right

Driving from the Lincoln Tunnel

  • Head southeast on Lincoln Tunnel (Toll road)
  • Take the exit toward Dyer Ave (Toll road)
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for New York 9A/42nd Street/Uptown/Theater District (Partial toll road)
  • Slight right onto Dyer Ave
  • Turn right onto West 42nd Street
  • Turn left onto 6th Avenue
  • Turn left onto West 45th Street
  • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) will be on the right

Driving from the Midtown Tunnel

  • Head northeast on Tunnel Entrance St toward East 38th Street
  • Turn left onto East 39th Street
  • Turn right onto 6th Avenue
  • Turn left onto West 45th Street
  • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) will be on the right

Driving from Newark Liberty Airport

  • Depart toward I-78 West
  • Take ramp left for I-78 East toward New Jersey Turnpike
  • Take ramp right for I-95 North toward Exits 15e - 18e / Lincoln Tunnel
  • Keep left onto I-95 North / New Jersey Turnpike North
  • At exit 16E, take ramp right for RT-495 East toward Lincoln Tunnel
  • Take ramp left for Dyer Ave toward Uptown / Theater District / 42nd Street
  • Turn right onto West 42nd Street
  • Turn left onto 6th Avenue
  • Turn left onto West 45th Street
  • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) will be on the right

Driving from LaGuardia Airport

  • Start out going Northeast on LaGuardia Road
  • Turn slight left toward Terminal A / Marine Air Terminal / Rental Car Returns
  • Turn slight left toward Terminal A / Marine Air Terminal / Parking Lots 6-7
  • Turn slight left onto Central Terminal Drive. Take the Airport Exit ramp
  • Merge onto Grand Central Parkway West toward Manhattan.
  • Merge onto the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway via Exit 4 toward I-278 West
  • Merge onto I-278 West / Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
  • Take the I-495 / Long Island Expressway exit, Exit 35, toward the Midtown Tunnel
  • Merge onto I-495 West via Exit 35W on the left toward Manhattan
  • Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Keep left at the fork to go on 37th Street
  • Turn right onto 3rd Avenue
  • Turn left onto 42nd Street
  • Turn right onto 6th Avenue
  • Turn left onto 45th Street
  • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) will be on the right

Driving from Kennedy Airport

  • Start out going Southeast
  • Turn slight left to take the ramp toward Airport Exit
  • Stay straight to go onto the JFK Expressway
  • Merge onto I-678 North / Van Wyck Expressway toward Airport Exit / Return To Terminals / Long Term Parking / Rental Car Returns
  • Merge onto Grand Central Parkway West via Exit 10 on the left toward LaGuardia Airport
  • Take the I-495 / Long Island Expressway exit, Exit 10E-W, toward Manhattan
  • Merge onto I-495 West / Long Island Expressway via Exit 10W on the left
  • Take the I-278 West exit, Exit 17W, toward the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
  • Merge onto I-495 West via the exit on the left toward Manhattan
  • Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Keep left at the fork to go on 37th Street
  • Turn right onto 3rd Avenue
  • Turn left onto 42nd Street
  • Turn right onto 6th Avenue
  • Turn left onto 45th Street
  • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) will be on the right

Parking Garages

Icon Parking Systems
4-minute walk to Edge Studio
164 West 46th Street, New York
212-997-9115
Open Monday-Sunday, 24 hours


Central Parking Systems
12-minute walk to Edge Studio
6 West 48th Street, New York
212-354-8904
Open Monday-Sunday, 24 hours


Walking Directions

Walking Directions from Grand Central Station
12-minute walk to Edge Studio
  • Exit Grand Central towards Park Avenue
  • Continue walking until you get to 6th Avenue
  • Take a right onto 6th Avenue and continue walking until 45th Street
  • Take a left onto 45th street
  • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) is halfway down the block on the right
Walking Directions from Penn Station
20-minute walk to Edge Studio
  • Exit Penn Station towards 7th Avenue
  • Head north on 7th Avenue towards 34th Street
  • Turn right onto West 45th Street
  • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) is halfway down the block on the left
Walking Directions from Port Authority Bus Terminal
10-minute walk to Edge Studio
  • Exit towards 8th Avenue
  • Head northeast on 8th Avenue toward West 41st Street
  • Take a right on West 45th Street
  • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) is halfway down the block on the left

Public Transportation

Public Transportation from Grand Central Station

  • Taxi
    10-minute ride to Edge Studio. Cost about $10.
  • Subway
    10-minute ride to Edge Studio. Cost $2.25.
    • Take the S shuttle train to Times Square
    • Exit Subway Station at 43rd Street
    • Walk north towards 45th Street.
    • Turn right onto West 45th Street
    • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) is halfway down the block on the left
  • Bus
    17-minute ride to Edge Studio. Cost $2.25.
    • Take the M42 bus from East 42nd Street - Lexington Avenue station heading to 42nd Street Pier Crosstown
    • Get off at West 42nd Street
    • Walk towards West 42nd Street
    • Turn left onto 6th Avenue
    • Turn left onto 45th Street
    • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) is halfway down the block on the right

Public Transportation from Penn Station

  • Taxi
    10-minute ride to Edge Studio. Cost about $10.
  • Subway
    10-minute ride to Edge Studio. Cost $2.25.
    • Take the 1,2, or 3 train from 34th Street/Penn Station to 42nd Street/Times Square
    • Exit at West 43rd Street (Times Square) and Broadway (7th Avenue)
    • Walk on 7th Avenue towards West 44th Street
    • Turn right onto West 45th Street
    • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) is halfway down the block on the left
  • Bus
    23-minute ride to Edge Studio. Cost $2.25.
    • Take the M7 bus from Avenue Of The Americas - West 34th Street station heading to Harlem 147th Street via 6th Avenue via Amsterdam
    • Get off at West 45th Street (6th Avenue)
    • Walk towards West 45th Street
    • Turn right onto West 45th Street
    • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) is halfway down the block on the right
  • Public Transportation from Port Authority Bus Terminal

  • Taxi
    5-minute ride to Edge Studio. Cost about $7.
  • Subway
    15-minute ride to Edge Studio. Cost $2.25.
    • Enter the subway at West 42nd Street and 8th Avenue (Times Square)
    • Take the 7 Train from 42nd Street - Times Square station heading to Queens / Flushing
    • Get off at 5th Avenue - Bryant Park
    • Exit at West 42nd Street and 6th Avenue
    • Walk towards West 43rd Street
    • Turn left onto West 45th Street
    • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) is halfway down the block on the right
  • Bus
    13-minute ride to Edge Studio. Cost $2.25.
    • Take the M42 bus from West 42nd Street – 8th Avenue station heading to UN – 1st Avenue Crosstown
    • Get off at West 42nd Street (6th Avenue)
    • Walk towards West 42nd Street
    • Turn left onto 6th Avenue
    • Take the M7 BUS from Avenue Of The Americas - West 42nd Street station heading to Harlem 147th Street via 6th Avenue via Amsterdam
    • Get off at West 45th Street (6th Avenue)
    • Walk towards West 45th Street
    • Turn right onto West 45th Street
    • Edge Studio (115 West 45th) is halfway down the block on the right

All Subway stops near Edge Studio

  • D, F (all times), B, M (weekdays only) (from 6th Ave and 47th Street)
  • N, R, Q, A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 7, Shuttle (Times Square- 42nd Street Station)
  • 4, 5, 6 (from Grand Central Terminal).

All Bus stops near Edge Studio

  • The M6/ M7 Running Uptown/Downtown
  • M42/ M104 running cross-town.

Hotel Information

Room Mate Grace
30-second walk from Edge Studio
125 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
212-354-2323
grace.room-matehotels.com

In New York, this designer hotel is steps from Times Square and features an indoor pool. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and each room includes a refrigerator. The stylish rooms at Room Mate Grace feature flat-screen cable TVs and iPod docks. Each room also includes a laptop safe. Room service is available. Guests can use the sauna and steam room. There is also a modern gym on site. The hotel staff can assist with reservations for restaurants, car rentals, and taxis. A continental breakfast is available until noon every day. Music can be heard in the lounge on select nights of the week and the hotel features a swim-up bar. The Times Square - 42nd Street Subway Station is 3 blocks from Grace Hotel. The Museum of Modern Art and Rockefeller Center are less than a 10-minute walk away.

Hotel St. James
1-minute walk from Edge Studio
109 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
212-730-9444
www.hotelstjames.net

Since 1972, Hotel St. James has remained a classic staple of New York City's Times Square. Housed in a beautiful, twelve story, pre-war tower Hotel St. James offers what other hotels in the area can’t; Space and Comfort at affordable rates. Located one block from Times Square on 45th Street between Broadway and 6thAvenues, Hotel St. James is just blocks away from the best New York has to offer. Theaters, Restaurants, the best shops in the world, Central Park and the largest Subway station in New York are just steps away from Hotel St. James. The hotel has been recently updated and refinished; giving you top quality at a bargain price. At St. James you can expect to get more space, more comfort and more New York, for less money.

The Night Hotel
1-minute walk from Edge Studio
132 West 45th Street, New York City, NY 10036
212-835-9600
www.nighthotelny.com

This unique urban Gothic design hotel is in the heart of Times Square and 3 blocks from the 47th-50th Streets – Rockefeller Center Subway Station. Nightlife restaurant is located on-site. Night Hotel offers creative modern rooms with distinctive black and white designs throughout the building. Rooms come with an iPod dock and a 37-inch flat-screen TV with more than 200 channels. Guests can relax in the provided bathrobes or sample the fully stocked minibar. Nightlife serves a selection of designer and exotic drinks. Light gourmet dishes including lobster salad and calamari are also available. Hotel Night’s concierge service can assist with dinner reservations, theater tickets, and more. Personal shopping services and room service are available at the hotel. The Night Hotel is 5 blocks from Rockefeller Center and 4 blocks from Grand Central Station.

Club Quarters, Midtown
5-minute walk from Edge Studio
40 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
212-354-6400
www.clubquarters.com

Designed primarily for business travelers, Club Quarters are full service hotels in prime locations for business or pleasure. By restricting entry, Club Quarters can be cleaner, quieter and safer. Club Quarters offers significant savings on hotel rooms and related expenses. Members receive even lower rates which are fixed in advance. Hotel amenities include: 24 – hour Member Service Desk/Concierge, free high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, free chilled, purified bottled water, private Club Living Room with complimentary snacks, coffee, tea, newspapers, magazines and games, free use of computer/printer, iPads (for loan while a registered guest), restaurant and bar, and fitness room.

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