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Ben Furey, Voice and Text, Accent and Dialects (2001)
M.A. from University College Dublin and PGDVS from Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He has taught voice, text, and accent and dialect at conservatories in London, Dublin and the United States, and has taught voice and dialect/accent workshops across the United States and Ireland.  He recently worked on the dialects for the recent U.S. premiere of Billy Elliot: the Musical where he continues as resident dialect coach. He was also resident dialect coach for the Broadway production of Monty Python’s Spamalot and continues as resident dialect coach for the national tour of that showHe has worked as voice, text and/or dialect coach on more than 28 professional productions in the United States and internationally, including shows at the Guthrie Theatre, the Dallas Theater Center, the Gate Theatre (Dublin), Cincinnati Playhouse, Triad Stage, and the Colorado and North Carolina Shakespeare festivals. His film coaching has led him to work with actors including Hugo Weaving, Brian Cox, Alfred Molina and Jack Davenport.  As an actor and performer, he has worked in Britain, Europe and America in a variety of forms, including plays, musical theatre, film, voiceover and puppetry.