Attended the University of Toledo where she studied Musical Theatre Performance and Public Administration. She holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts Degree. Amy also studied Opera under David Bowe, Dean of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Linda Rondelli, Italy.
Amy has directed shows as well as performed many principal roles in Musical Theatre and Opera. Favorites include: "Sound of Music"; Maria, "Oklahoma"; Aunt Eller, and "Sister Angelica"; Sister Angelica. She has worked with award winning Broadway professionals as Vocal Coach and Faculty for "This Way To Broadway"- Producer: Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot) and has worked with Michael Rafter, award winning Broadway Music Director, (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Women, Jersey Boys, and Violet). Currently, Amy is the Audition Assistant for "Destination Broadway", NYC with Tiffany Haas (Wicked) and Adam Souza (Wicked).
VV Talent Management TV/Film & Commercial Roles and Project Casting Credits: "League of their Own", "The Drew Carey Show" "Cleveland Rocks" Intro, "Greater Threat"/"Ice Agent", "The Bronze","Love Finds You In Valentine", "Unwavering", "Running Out of Time", Xanterra Parks & Resorts Video Campaign for Ohio State Park Resorts, NBC Universal, & Investigative Discovery Channel Episode Casting, Song of the Tree Frogs, Voice Over Projects, Commercials and Radio Spots.
Amy was The Lorain International Queen, Miss Lorain County, finalist in Miss Ohio/America Pageant and currently is a Miss Ohio/America Preliminary Pageant Judge. In addition, she has performed the National Anthem for many professional sports organizations including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and Lake Erie Monsters.
Amy's passion for teaching and coaching has allowed her to motivate and support clients of all ages in fulfillment of their performance goals. Amy is a highly sought after Master Teacher in all aspects of Vocal & Acting performance. She also provides pageant coaching, and talent and technique assessments. She has conducted training and intensives nationwide in both Vocal and Acting disciplines. Specialty areas include: Vocal Development, Surviving THE Vocal Change, Combined/Mixed Voice Technique, Breathing Techniques, Eleforte Technique, Audition Workshops, Monologue Development, Commercials, Voice-Over Acting, VO Script and Commercial writing. Specializing in vocal improvement techniques and vocal therapy for both the singer and actor.
As the Founder and Artistic Director of "Voice Variations LLC" for over 20 years, Amy has instructed and directed vocal and acting development, technique and critique for students, theaters and organizations throughout the United States. She hosts many Broadway Master Classes for Broadway actors, conducts classes, workshops, and supports her clients through V.V. Talent Management where she assists and manages clients age 8 to 88 in support of their goals.
Client Successes Include:
Broadway: Evita, Rent, Wicked, Violet, Matilda, Finding Neverland and School of Rock.
National Broadway Productions and Tours: Annie, Ragtime, Lion King, The Sound of Music, Wicked, FLY, School of Rock, and Legally Blonde.
TV/FILM: Dora and The Lost City of Gold, Instant Family, Middle School, The Worse Years of My Life, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Splitting Adam, 100 Things To Do Before High School, Nickelodeon, Nut Job 2, Transformers 5, Acts Of Violence, Unwavering, Disappeared-Investigative Discovery, The Last Summer, Dumplin, Instant Family, Sweet Girl, Netflix, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, Hallmark, Lifetime, and UP. National Commercials: McDonalds, Nike, Honda, Lexus, Claritin, Sears, and NBA, NFL Broadcasters. Character animation performers at Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Studios and International Cruise Lines. America's Got Talent, and American Idol.
Amy has professional affiliations with directors, musicians, actors, choreographers, casting directors and film makers regionally and nation-wide. She is also a member of the The National Association for Music Education. Amy also has 25 years of professional experience working in the areas of career and college planning, where she has motivated students to succeed both academically and in their career aspirations. Amy has mastered the art of engaging, educating, motivating and entertaining, while effectively teaching the importance of recognizing individual talents, developing skills and finding ways to help others enjoy the arts.
"Dream while you live, live while you dream!"
- Amy Hanratty
"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm Possible!"
- Audrey Hepburn