Neill Hartley


Neill Hartley (teaching: SPEECH) is an Assistant Professor of voice and speech at the University of the Arts and has acted as a speech and dialect coach for many Universities and professional theatres including the Arden Theatre, Wilma Theater, Prince Music Theater, InterAct Theatre Company, Villanova Theatre, LaSalle University and The University of The Arts. His corporate voice and speech clients include Commerce Bank, Aramark Corporation, WHYY TV – PBS Philadelphia, Historic Philadelphia Inc., National Theater Workshop of the Handicapped, Knowlegestart, and Greenworks Television. In 2012, Neill was hired by DreamWorks Film Studio to work on the international stadium tour of How to Train Your Dragon. As an actor, he has appeared in productions with many regional theatres including the Arden Theatre, InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company and the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. He shared a Barrymore Award for Best Ensemble for Batboy, The Musical with 1812 Productions. He has six one-man shows that he regularly presents and his work can be seen and heard in many voice-overs and commercials. For over seven years, Neill has appeared on QVC as a spokesperson for two national companies. He has also appeared in feature films such as The Sixth Sense and the recently aired PBS documentary First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty. Neill is the Artistic Director for Acting Without Boundaries, a theater company for physically disabled teens and young adults. He has also directed for Philadelphia Young Playwright’s Festival, the University of the Arts, Ursinus College, Arcadia University, LaSalle University, New City Stage Company and Luna Theater. Most recently he has directed Some Enchanted Evening for AWB and Landscape of the Body for Isis Productions. Neill holds an MFA in Acting from Temple University, and a certification from the Catherine Fitzmaurice Voice studio. Neill has performed for Zakarak Productions over the past 13 years.

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