Actor ~ Voice Actor ~ Singer ~ Voice Coach
I am a Broadway/Off- Broadway/Regional theater stage actor (26 + years), singer (since birth - ask my mom), voice actor (19 + years), voice coach/acting teacher (8+ years), Mom of two (13+ years) and - when I have time - I jump in front of a screen and don the hat of screen actor as well! I have a broadcast quality home studio I use 5 days a week for records and 7 days a week for auditions - studio specs under "Representation"!
I am in love with the art of acting. Technique is my fascination and true passion. I enjoy transforming with truth and equally enjoy seeing other actors find their craft and do the same. I believe the best actors find an amalgamation of knowledge and experience and discover their own technique they can call upon that is hidden under the surface of the performance.
All my training early on was working on the school plays and musicals (Kristen Linklater, The Alexander Technique and Viola Spolin). I started studying Opera at age 14 and found my voice in the songs of both Richard Rogers & Harold Arlen. I graduated honors from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts studying in three of their studios, CAP 21 (Musical Theater), Classical (Shakespeare) and Stone Street (Film & TV), where I studied techniques from Adler to Meisner, and coupled my Linklater training with Arthur Lessac. I believe it's those 8 years of combined learning that made me the working actor that I am. I wouldn't trade one day of my voice and speech training for anything.
I will always be in love with all things Shakespeare, Broadway and Cartoons! An odd combo, but I'm not your typical gal. I specialize in character creation for creatures, old women, young boys, accented characters and talking dairy produce. If you give me a character that is grounded with heart, I will feel and portray it with panache (yes, I love Cyrano too).
I am passionate about kindness, the environment, LGBTQ rights, autism awareness, BLM and diversity in casting. My greatest gift is being the mother to my two incredible children - giving them the fiber to be good humans and the courage, wisdom and heart to spread love, joy and inclusion.
Erica Schroeder is a 20+ year veteran American voice actress, singer and Broadway actress, best known for her role as Ilvira in the Netflix animated film hit, Secret Magic Control Agency, ranked #1 in the world and #2 in the US on Netflix in April of 2021. She’s also known as the voices of Cheese and Cat in the animated series hit Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese, Tippy Toe in Marvel's Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show!, Devos in World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands, and the voice of Emma Frost in Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-men.
Schroeder was the original English language voice of Blaze the Cat in Sonic the Hedgehog and Luffy in One Piece. Other roles she is known for are: Mai Valentine, Akiza Izinski and Dark Magician Girl in Yu-Gi-Oh and Nurse Joy, Eevee, Wobbuffet and 60 + other Pokemon in Pokemon. Schroeder has been a major presence in the world of animation and has voiced over 300 roles for video games and animation since 2002.
In the summer of 2022, she premiered as Elita in Signe’s Baumane’s much anticipated animated feature, My Love Affair with Marriage at The Tribeca Film Festival with Cameron Monaghan and Emma Kenney of Shameless and Matthew Modine of Stranger Things.
She was in the original casts and cast albums of Jane Eyre and Shout The Mod Musical. Erica is the mother of the kindest boy alive, Schroeder Steady and the sweetest and most caring gal on the planet, voice actress, Madigan Kacmar - in the Golden Globe and Oscar nominated Mirai - and is married to a quiet gentleman, composer, Kenneth Kacmar.
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Stewart Talent New York - VO
Jason Sasportas, Jessica Felrice &
Conventions Etc. - Cons/Appearances
Steinberg Talent Mngmt - Theater & On Camera
Jason Steinberg & Sana Hanible
HOME STUDIO SPECS
Neumann TLM 103
AKG Perception 200
Solid State Logic SSL2
Broadcast Quality Home Studio
Source Connect Standard
Session Link Pro