A voice you can trust with your house keys.

Demos

Dragon Fantasy- Boy how times have changed…
Thriller- This might not turn out well…
Romance- Male/Female- Amish/Pennsylvania Dutch Dialect
YA-Thriller/Suspense- Male/Female- What’s in the water?
How To Raise a SuperheroAll you need is…
Sci-Fi, War on The Hight Seas of The Moon- Male/Female voices … How many dialects can you hear?
Western-Romance- Male/Female voices… Who is more apt to make a fool of themselves?
Fiction, Detective Murder Mystery- 1st Person POV … Where is the toaster?
Non Fiction, Self Help, Meditation… What are you heir to?
Non Fiction, Fatherhood… How hard could it be?
Non Fiction, Business… What does broke mean?
Here to help tell your story.

Michael Kirby is a California native, a life-long skateboarder, waterman, and classically trained actor who holds an MFA from The Old Globe Theatre. With a diverse career spanning more than a quarter century, Michael works in film, television, voiceover and theatre, and has been seen on Off-Broadway stages, as well as regional houses, like The Mark Taper Forum, Syracuse Stage, The Old Globe, and many more. He is a member of the prestigious Antaeus Theatre company in Los Angeles.  As a father of two, he approaches all things with a patient and nurturing spirit.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of Acting and Voice at Cypress College. Michael loves his craft and thrives on storytelling, both fiction and non-fiction.

News:

Latest Releases:

The Cleanup Committee by Cordelia Rains

A new Thriller. It’s 1978. The drug trade is booming, and law enforcement can’t keep up. Enter the Cleanup Committee. They’ve all lost children to drugs. They’re rich, they’re organized, and they have resources. Will they succeed where the law failed

An Ocean of Thoughts: One Man’s Journey from Self Destruction to Self Realization by David Jones

A fiction about a man’s struggle with addiction and AA.


After a long break due to Covid Michael returns to his roots playing Laertes in Hamlet lice on stage with the prestigious Antaeus Theatre Company in Glendale,CA. Opening May 20th, 2022. Tickets and more info can be found at ANTAEUS.ORG

Michael’s latest Amish Romance with Penguin Random House Audio, The Gift of Joy by Kristen McKanagh, co-narrated by Andy Garcia Ruse is now available.

His work with Tantor Audio is Coming Soon!

Now Available: Dragon’s Blood: A prequel to the Almost a Dragon series by Marissa Brandt. Dragons, Vampires, Humans stuck in the middle, what could possibly go wrong?

Recent releases: The Infamous Amish Trilogy by Patricia Johns, co-narrated with the talented Avie Paige and produced by Insatiable Press is now available. Links Below:

Preacher’s Son

Preacher’s Daughter

Loving Lovina

Michael is a graudate of Sean Pratt’s Non-Fiction Narration Course. Now officially a Ginger Yoda Jedi https://www.seanprattpresents.com/


Reviews

Michael was a joy to work with—professional, great communication, and he did an absolutely outstanding job on Marissa Brandt’s DRAGON’S BLOOD. He delivered an amazing performance for all of the characters—not only Fynn and Ishtar, but Kishar, Rusty, Calvos…they were all great! He really brought the novella to life. I look forward to working with him again in the future.”

  • Karin Welss, owner, Philtata Press, LLC
  • 5 Stars- Just my kind of listen. The story was exceeded by the performance. I did not want it to end.

    -Audible Listener

    Michael Kirby brings both exceptional talent and professionalism to the production of the Ocean of Storms audiobooks.  The demands of this series are prodigious.  However, Kirby illuminates an incredibly diverse set of characters from Texan Marines to Bedouin sheiks with great skill.  He accurately paints everyone, from the fumbling malapropisms of the ship’s steward to the excruciatingly technical observations of the ship’s doctor. 

    Authors are protective of their characters, but Kirby adds to them.  He lifts them from the page, adding color and dimensions to the text.  Michael Kirby has worked through the pages of this series with great care, precision, independent research, and always on schedule.”

    Joe Piteo- Author

    Resume

    FICTION

    Fantasy

    Dragon’s Blood by Marissa Brandt
    Now Available: An Ocean of Thoughts, One Man’s Journey from Self Destruction to Self Realization by David Jones
    Now Available The Cleanup Committee by Cordelia Rains

    Romance

    The Gift of Joy by Kristen McKanagh co narrated with Andy Garcia Ruse for Penguin Random House
    Preacher’s Son, Book 1 of the Infamous Amish series by Patricia Johns Co-narrated with
    Aven Shore
    Preacher’s Daughter, Book 2 of the Infamous Amish series by Patricia Johns Co-narrated with Aven Shore
    Loving Lovina, Book 3 of the Infamous Amish series by Patricia Johns co narrated with Aven Shore

    SCIENCE FICTION

    Master and Commander: War on the High Seas of the Moon (Ocean of Storms Book One) by Joe Piteo

    Hunter Killer: War on the High Seas of the Moon (Ocean of Storms Book Two) by Joe Piteo

    Sea Lion: War on the High Seas of the Moon (Ocean of Storms Book 3) by Joe Piteo

    NON-FICTION

    BUSINESS

    Investing for Beginners: How to Grow Your Money by Larry Wallace

    SELF DEVELOPMENT

    How to Raise a Superhero by Joe Grutzik

    Mindfulness: The Power of Mindfulness and How to Live in the Moment While Becoming Stress and Worry Free Forever by Donna Hargrave

    BIOS & MEMOIRS


    The Mustang Club, A Personal Memory by Donald aka Azure Dirnberger

    Training

    • Sean Pratt-Non Fiction Audiobook Program
    • Scott Brick-Fiction Narration
    • MFA-Old Globe Professional Actor Training Program
    • BA-Theatre/Acting California State University at Fullerton
    • Antaeus Theatre Company Member-Los Angeles
    • London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts: Shakespeare Program

    Equipment

    • 2020 Mac Book Pro
    • AT 4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
    • Focusrite ScarSG3 2×2 Scarlett Solo Audio Interface
    • Studiobricks Home Studio

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