I am from Boston, currently located in Lexington, Kentucky — but I am always willing to consider travel.
Since 2015, I have been doing VO for e-learning, corporate training, telephone messaging systems, audiobooks, and more. In 2020, I began adding pre-lay and ADR animation to the list.
My full name is Emily Frongillo. The nickname Frongi (pronounced “FRAWN-jee”) is my preferred form of address. With so many other Emilys around, I am simply out of the habit of responding to my first name, as pretty as the name is!
A Performance Background in Making Noise
For 14 years (until 2006), I trained in tap, jazz, and ballet. Most of those years were spent at Judy A. Hermans School of Dance, and involved competing on both regional and national stages, as well as performances in Disney World.
Tap was my favorite discipline; my heroes were Savion Glover, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, Eleanor Powell. I loved slamming my feet around with abandon and making NOISE. I only left dance behind because eventually, it stopped loving me back (read: too many related injuries).
But from 2006 – 2010, while I pursued my B.A. in Creative Writing at Suffolk University, I still wanted to make noise — if not with tap shoes, then with voice. I took the theatre & drama courses my university offered. 10+ years of cosplay and the stage events surrounding it also contributed to my learning. Eventually, cosplay introduced me to VO as a career option.
In 2014, I began VO coaching with Voice Coaches in NY. I began booking in 2015, and I have not looked away since (except for briefly, during times I am knee-deep in fiction writing).
“We first came across Frongi in 2016 when she was chosen to read for a K-2 Vocabulary project. With all we might have learned if we’d taken the course there would still be no words adequate to describe the great talent and wonderful personality of this incredible person. We know we can rely on her and on her word(s) and always will count on her accuracy and flexibility!”– Steve Olenick, President at AudioLink