About Leigh Dillon

SAG – AFTRA, AEA, UUP, VASTA (Voice & Speech Trainers Association)


Leigh Dillon is an award winning Voice, Speech, Accent Reduction Specialist and Dialect Coach who has trained actors and executives for over 30 years.


Select Credits: Playwrights Horizons, Lincoln Center, NY Public Theatre, Primary Stages, Jewish Rep, American Jewish Theatre, Paper Mill, George Street, Portland Stage, Capital Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, PlayMakers Rep, La Jolla, American Music Theatre Fest, Feld Entertainment, Clear Channel Media, Estee Lauder International, Grant Thornton, SANS Consulting, Tiffany & Co, ABC Studios, DreamWorks, CBS, NBCUniversal, 20th Century Fox, FX, Fox 21, Lifetime, Plan B, New Regency, Regency, Focus Films, Lionsgate, Paramount, Columbia, Sony, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Amazon


Select Theatre:

Floyd Collins (Tina Landau & Adam Guettel) NY Premiere @ Playwrights Horizons; winner of Lucille Lortel & Obie Awards for Outstanding Musical –  Dialect Coach

Violet (dir: Susan Schulman) NY Premiere @ Playwrights Horizons; winner of Lucille Lortel and Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Musical – Dialect Coach

Floyd Collins (dir: Tina Landau /American Music Theatre Festival) – Dialect Coach

States of Independence (dir: Tina Landau /American Music Theatre Festival) – Dialect Coach

SEVEN (dir: Julie Taymor @ Women In The World Summit) – Dialect Coach to Archie Panjabi with Meryl Streep, Marcia Gay Harden & Shohreh Aghdashloo

Chicago on Broadway – Dialect Coach to Marco Zunino

Awake and Sing! (Jewish Rep) – Dialect Coach to Amanda Peet

Bovver Boys (Primary Stages) – Dialect for Calista Flockhart

My Children! My Africa! (Portland Stage) – Dialect Coach to Marin Hinkle & Cast  

Absurd Person Singular (dir: John P. Holms/Capital Rep) – Dialect Coach

Twelfth Night (dir. Edward Berkeley) – Dialect Coach, OP Shakespeare

Richard III – Dialect Coach to Ayelet Zurer as Lady Anne

The Comedy of Errors (dir Jon Jory, Actors Theatre Louisville) – Text Coach 

The New Rude Mechanicals (Artistic Dir: Bob Hall & John Pynchon Holms) – Voice & Dialect Coach


Associate Professor Emerita  –  Conservatory of Theatre Arts,  SUNY College @ Purchase

Formerly    Head of Voice & Speech; Professor of Voice, Speech, Dialects & Shakespeare; Interim Chair of Acting, SUNY College @ Purchase

Actors Studio Drama School, MFA Program (James Lipton)

New York University’s Tisch School Of The Arts

New Actors Workshop (Paul Sills, Mike Nichols, George Morrison)

Classic Stage Co (Carey Perloff, David Esbjornson)

Circle In The Square Theatre School – 22 years  (Theodore Mann)


Select Film and Television Credits on IMDB:

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