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Old 12-19-2013   #1
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Default Voice Actors Who Also Have Great Singing Voices?

I'm surprised this wasn't already a thread in the forum, but anyway I have this question: which VAs (in your opinion) not only are great voice actors in general speaking parts, but also happen to have very good (or at least better than sub-par) singing voices, if they sing in any of their roles, past and present?

No, I'm not talking about people who are well-known for doing both the singing and speaking parts of their characters, like for instance Judy Benson as Ariel, or Paige O'Hara as Belle. Nor am I talking about people who just do the singing voices of characters, like Lea Salonga as Jasmine and Mulan (don't hate on me for using Disney Princess references... I'm trying to use examples here, kay?). And I'm definitely not talking about people are are already well known singers and musical artists (do I even need examples for that?) who have voiced and/or sang for characters.

Anyway, I ask this question because of a realization of mine recently. After listening to Jim Cummings' songs as Ray in The Princess in the Frog, not on purpose (on Pandora) and eventually on purpose, I realized how much of an amazing singer he is! Listen for yourself and judge:

http://youtu.be/1uBTnyoZAVI
http://youtu.be/SmCCmF5hMgM

Hard to believe that's the voice of Tigger and a whole bunch of other characters, Disney and non-Disney alike. Sounds like a legit Cajun singer at times, and it helps that Jim's a New Orleans native. Please correct me if I'm wrong... is Jim involved in any musical projects when he's not voice acting? If so, maybe he doesn't qualify here (well, maybe he can... Cam Clarke is more well-known for his VAing, but he also has a musical career, or at least released an album. I would still consider him a "VA with a great singing voice" because of what he's more known for, even if he has pulled a 'Lea Salonga' (he sang for Simba in the Lion King 2)). If not, though, just... wow. His songs as Tigger and other characters never hit me like with him as Ray. He's extremely talented, as if we didn't already know that. Can you guys name any other VA you believe have great singing voices, even if they're not know for their singing?
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Default Re: Voice Actors Who Also Have Great Singing Voices?

Kevin Michael Richardson singing Barry White. Enough said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkDQMMzUs08

Vic Mignogna is a professional Christian rock musician and has a few CDs. He also sings the themes for a few anime dub (Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball Kai, and One Piece are the ones I know of).
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Seth MacFarland as far as I know. Heck, along with KMR, the two sang together with Frank Sinatra Jr!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7Ijq1ch6IA
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Kevin Michael Richardson singing Barry White. Enough said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkDQMMzUs08

Vic Mignogna is a professional Christian rock musician and has a few CDs. He also sings the themes for a few anime dub (Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball Kai, and One Piece are the ones I know of).
Wow! While no one can compare to Barry, Kevin is as close to doing that as possible. Seriously, he got the bass of Barry's legendary voice down and everything. One of the best covers of that song out there.

Thanks for letting me know about Vic too. Thanks for posting
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I don't know if she counts here, but Grey Delisle is a good singer as well. She has released four studio albums, one live release, and has performed on at least three compilation albums. One of which won a grammy.

This is her doing a cover of Bohemian Rhapsody.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kXXTe6M1PE

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I always love listening to Lyon Smith's Gas mask tune.

https://soundcloud.com/lyon-1/gas-mask
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Mary Elizabeth Mcglynn. I probably like her singing even more than her voice acting. I mainly know her singing through her collaborations with Akira Yamaoka, who did the music for the Silent Hill series, though the song I posted here is from Shadows Of The Damned. This video also features Troy Baker who's a pretty decent singer himself (though some of his harmonies sound a bit off here.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZPOGdgTGAM

Some other great singing voice actors are:
Cree Summer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAndcF503p0

Melissa Fahn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHQIEWZMmFQ

Skip Stellrecht: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuQh5x85tLk

Mela Lee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqDAq1GV0Lo
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I've found a good song from Gideon Emery.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6noaBtsZa4E
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A lot of voice actors either trained in musical theatre or took voice lessons at some point.
Shelby Lindley, Kate Higgins, Melissa Fahn and Colleen O'Shaughnessey are good singers. The first three are actually professional musicians.
Others include Mary McGlynn, Mela Lee and Stephanie Young (who are also professional singers) as well as Brina Palencia, Cristina Vee, Christine Cabanos and Caitlin Glass (who are sadly, not professional singers) . I remember hearing Micah Solusod and Apphia Yu do a cover of one of Owl City's songs and they were really good, in my opinion. I know for a fact that Sam Riegel and Troy Baker are good singers. The former sang for his character in the Violetta dub (Violetta being a live-action TV series that originated from Argentina and was recently dubbed into English) and the latter's got an album coming out soon. I think Johnny Yong Bosch is a decent singer, too- yeah, there's Eyeshine, but he also sang for the character Tomas in the Violetta dub.

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Some nice choices here, in fact here are a few more...

Scott McNeil-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZWQxBqRQGE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL9cgtB3E40 (2nd clip seen here)

Saffron Henderson-
http://youtu.be/eGYsIf3eGW4?t=5m30s

Janyse Jaud-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj3tcsmhhgM
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