Michael Crouch

Atlas Talent Agency: 212-730-4500

Michael Crouch is a New York actor specializing in voice-over. His keen ear and natural delivery have established him as a flexible and creative national talent. He is represented in New York and Los Angeles by Atlas Talent Agency.

"Crouch paces his narration to keep listeners guessing. His masterful use of tone to portray character brings heart at just the right moments while keeping listeners on edge."

- AudioFile MagazineLoot, Earphones Award Winner

 

"What makes this audiobook special is Michael Crouch's comic timing...His characterization of the teens is impeccable: Wes's deadpan delivery, Corey's stoner temperament, and the mysterious Ash. Listeners will laugh out loud as Wes and Corey suggest names for their band and Ash hates on each one in detail."

School Library JournalThe Haters, Top 10 Audiobook of the Year, Starred Audio Review

 

"As the author of a character-driven, first-person YA novel, the actor's performance was always going to make or break the audiobook. Michael completely embodied Simon in all his complexity: his humor, his mix of earnestness and cynicism, his wistfulness, his confusion. There's an emotional depth to Michael's performance that stunned me. He brought Simon's inner world to life with a degree of nuance I didn't think was possible across different types of media, and his interpretations of the other characters in Simon's world are utterly spot-on."

- Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

"When an email to his secret almost-boyfriend is intercepted, Simon is thrust on a heart-breaking, yet hysterical journey of self-discovery. Crouch authentically voices the raw emotions of Simon in all of his neurotic and witty glory."

American Library Association, YALSA Amazing Audiobook for Young Adults

"With obvious respect for the character, Crouch smoothly navigates Simon's shifts from wry self-deprecation to unbridled anger at his situation and to complete candidness in his earnest confessions to his unknown crush. Even though listeners will instantly connect with the personable Simon, they may also find themselves pitying Simon's blackmailer as Crouch voices him as more pathetic than cruel. This twist adds nuance to Albertalli's refreshing novel."

- AudioFile Magazine, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

 

"The four narrators are superbly cast, each taking on the role of a main character with a distinctive voice that perfectly matches his or her role...and most memorable of all, the high, thin, nasal voice of the Nazi sailor Alfred [Crouch], dripping with smug arrogance and self-righteousness."

- Publishers Weekly, Salt to the Sea, Starred Audio Review, Best of 2016 Selection

 

"The first time I heard Michael Crouch's voice, reading Midnight--he captured the lonely, romantic, hopeful spirit of my character so perfectly it took my breath away."

- April Genevieve Tucholke, author of Wink Poppy Midnight, YALSA Top Ten Amazing Audiobook Selection

 

"As Aspen, a protagonist who approaches the irredeemable, narrator Crouch executes a perfect combination of arrogance, sarcasm, and callousness. However, his added hints of self-doubt and vulnerability save Aspen from being completely unsympathetic...Crouch also masterfully delivers a distinct cast of characters, which includes standouts such as Aspen's grandma Willow, whose voice is frail but shrewd. A paranormal thriller with complex, fascinating characters."

- Booklist, Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies

 

"Crouch does a remarkable job bringing Archer to life. He subtly changes his tone and delivery to reflect Archer’s growing maturity without going over the top and insulting listeners with a too-babyish voice at the beginning or a laughably prepubescent voice at the end. Each character is given a unique voice, a remarkable feat, given the number of adult male role models."

- Booklist, The Best Man, Starred Audio Review

 

"Crouch's truthful performance creates a disenchanted Kip as he faces a court-martial for a shocking crime in Vietnam. Gilbert and Crouch take us from the nightmare of JFK's assassination to the chaotic fall of Saigon, offering rich portraits of people and their problems during the volatile period that was the 1960s."

- AudioFile Magazine, The Outside Lands

 

Audie Awards: All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, 2017 Middle Grade Finalist

Audie Awards: Salt to the Sea, 2017 Young Adult Finalist

YALSA: Wink Poppy Midnight, 2017 Top Ten Amazing Audiobook Selection

YALSA: Salt to the Sea, 2017 Top Ten Amazing Audiobook Selection

YALSA: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, 2016 Amazing Audiobook Selection

Cybils Awards: The Best Man, 2016 Audiobook Finalist

ALSC: You Are (Not) Small, 2017 Notable Children's Video

School Library JournalThe Haters, Top 10 Audiobook of 2016, Starred Audio Review

School Library JournalLily and Dunkin, Top 10 Audiobook of 2016, Starred Audio Review

Publishers WeeklySalt to the Sea, Best of 2016 Selection, Starred Audio Review

BooklistSalt to the Sea, Editors' Choice 2016, Starred Audio Review

Booklist: The Best Man, Top 10 Middle Grade Fiction on Audio: 2017, Starred Review

AudioFile MagazineThe Big Dark, Best of 2016 Selection, Earphones Award

AudioFile MagazineSalt to the Sea, Best of 2016 Selection, Earphones Award

AudioFile MagazineThe Serpent King, Best of 2016 Selection, Earphones Award

Sound CommentaryDragons in the Waters, Best of 2016 Selection

Sound CommentarySoar, Best of 2016 Selection

Sound CommentarySalt to the Sea, Best of 2016 Selection

School Library Journal: The Best Man, Starred Audio Review

School Library JournalSalt to the Sea, Starred Audio Review

School Library JournalYou Are (Not) Small, Starred Audio Review

BooklistWink Poppy Midnight, Starred Audio Review

Booklist: Baker's Magic, Starred Audio Review

AudioFile MagazineThe Best Man, Editors' Pick

AudioFile Magazine: Goodbye Days, Earphones Award

AudioFile Magazine: Baker's Magic, Earphones Award

AudioFile Magazine: See You In The Cosmos, Earphones Award

AudioFile MagazineNine Women, One Dress, Earphones Award

AudioFile MagazineLoot: How to Steal a Fortune, Earphones Award

AudioFile Magazine: All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, Earphones Award

 

AudioFile Magazine: Narrator Spotlight, 25th Anniversary Issue