Gabriel Burrafato

Gabriel B.

La Crescenta, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am an Two-Time Broadway Award Winning Actor that has performed starring roles on Broadway and International stages around the world. I have appeared as a recurring guest star on FX’s hit show “You’re The Worst” as Dan Parnell. Other TV appearances include ABC’s “Switched at Birth”, CBS’s “Criminal Minds”, Nickelodeon and many other Principle leading roles on Film and Television. With over 20 years of Acting and Teaching experience, I will provide you with specific tools and techniques that will give you the confidence you need to OWN your auditions and make a lasting impression to Casting Directors, Producers and Agents. LEARN FROM A TEACHER WHO'S BEEN THERE!
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Gabriel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Two-Time Broadway Award Winning Actor/Singer Gabriel has performed starring roles on Broadway, Las Vegas and International stages around the world. Known as the “Trilingual, Triple Threat”, this powerhouse of a performer has also appeared in hit shows like ABC’s “Switched at Birth”, CBS’s “Criminal Minds”, Nickelodeon and many other Principle leading roles in Feature Films and Television. His televised PBS concert “Live from the Venetian in Las Vegas”, has aired in over 350 PBS stations across North America. Most recently, Gabriel starred in his award winning portrayal of Dean Martin in the hottest show on the Las Vegas Strip called “Vegas! The Show” at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Gabriel has studied voice at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and began his career as an Apprentice Actor at the prestigious Shaw Festival of Canada. He made his Broadway debut in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams, under the direction of 2-time Academy Award winning composer A.R. Rahman. He also starred as Lancelot in the Broadway National Tour of Camelot and Magaldi in the Broadway National tour of Evita (Harold Prince Revival). Gabriel had the distinguished honor of originating the role of the elf archer Legolas in the $30 Million Dollar, world premier production of The Lord of The Rings, directed by Tony award winning director Matthew Warchus.

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Lead Vocalist (VOCAL CAPTAIN)
Apr 2010 - Present
David Saxe Productions

Voice Teacher
Aug 1997 - Present
GB Studios

Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Columbia Artists Theatricals

Lord of the Rings: Legolas (World Premier)
Aug 2005 - Sep 2006
Mirvish Productions

Jul 2004 - Aug 2005
Sovereign Entertainment

Bombay Dreams: Wedding Qawwali Singer (BROADWAY)
Apr 2003 - Jun 2004
Really Useful Group

Lead Vocalist
Nov 2002 - Mar 2003
Disney Productions

Oct 1997 - Nov 2002
Norwegian Cruise Line (Jean Ann Ryan Productions)

Vocal Captain for Jean Ann Ryan Production shows on Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Lead Vocalist
Apr 1997 - Oct 2002
Jean Ann Ryan Productions


Apprentice Program (Actor/Singer)
Oct 2000 - Jun 2002
Shaw Festival of Canada
BA Fine Arts
Sep 1995 - Jun 1999
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Apr 1990 - Sep 1995
Royal Conservatory of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


National Association of Teachers of Singing
Feb 2019

NATS is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with nearly 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and more than 35 other countries.

Oct 2003
Ryerson University

Bachelors of Commerce Degree Majoring in Communications


Southern Shorts Awards
Feb 2017
Best Actor (nom)
California Women's Film Festival Jury Award
Jan 2017
California Women's Film Festival
Broadway World Award
Feb 2014
Broadway World Award
Feb 2013


Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Apr 2015

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Feb 2009

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

Actors' Equity Association
Jan 2004

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Canadian Actor’s Equity Association
Mar 2001

Canadian Actors' Equity Association represents professional artists including performers (actors, singers, dancers), directors, choreographers, fight directors and stage managers, engaged in theatre, opera and dance in English Canada. Recognizing that the arts are vital to life and that artists make an invaluable contribution to our society, Equity supports the creative efforts of its members by seeking to improve their working conditions and opportunities.

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Photos & Videos

Gabriel's unique and effective approach to Accent Reduction.
Accent Reduction Lessons

Singing Lessons

As Lancelot in the Broadway National Tour of "Camelot"

As Magaldi in the 25th Anniversary Broadway National Tour of "Evita".  Directed by Harold Prince

As Akmed in the original Broadway cast of "Bombay Dreams"

As Legolas in the world premier of "The Lord of the Rings"

A Dean Martin in Vegas!

With Jerry Lewis after performing as Dean Martin in Las Vegas!
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41 Reviews

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Blanca Apr 15, 2019
Accent Reduction · Online

I'm getting excellent results with Gabriel. His technique is easy to follow and he understands all my doubts and difficulties. I highly recommend his lessons!

Yi Mar 18, 2019
Accent Reduction · Online

Gabriel is an excellent instructor whose lessons are fast-paced and effective.

Kaity Feb 22, 2019
Singing · Online

Excellent first lesson. Covered a lot of technique and material, and I look forward to the next one!

Gavin Jan 24, 2019
Broadway Singing · In studio

Gabriel is an amazing teacher. He works well based on where the student is. I have been requesting help with my current musical and broadway singing in general, and Gabriel has helped me feel much more confident. The lessons are more than worth it.

Irina Jan 10, 2019
Accent Reduction · In studio

Wonderful teacher, helpful lessons, easy to follow technique.

Natalie Dec 30, 2018
Singing · In studio

Gabriel is a wonderful instructor. He teaches techniques that will open up the full power of your voice to you, and gives very personalized instruction about where and how you can improve.

Terry Dec 6, 2018
Acting · Online

I am glad I found Gabriel. I feel like every session I learn something new and I am learning techniques that will be helpful in everything I do. Gabriel is a patient and kind teacher and makes sure I am learning before moving on to the next lesson.

Tate D. Nov 29, 2018
Film Acting · In home

Helps a lot. Takes time with his students and can find where they need improvement.

Lynn Nov 7, 2018
Singing · In studio

I sought Gabriels assistance in preparing me for an upcoming vocal Audition and to help me work out the kinks of whatever bad habits i may have deveoped over the summer. He himself has an amazing voice and charming personality. It helps to have an instructor that has been through auditions to give you pointers. He has an amazing ear as well, so he catches things—like if you tighten up on a note—and is quick to correct you. Each class i have walked away learning something new, and having something previously learned reinforced. He is well worth the time and money. Very professional.

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Mikayla Oct 29, 2018
Film Acting · Online

I've learned so much from Gabriel. As we approach ten lessons together, I have learned many tools and techniques from him that have made me more confident in analyzing comedic and dramatic scripts to present them in realistic and in-depth ways!

Yelena Oct 26, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

Gabriel helped me correct a few souds right away. His method is easy to understand. I have enjoyed my lessons and found them very helpful. Would highly recommend.

Ralitsa Oct 26, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

I have a strong Eastern European accent and sought Gabriel’s help to reduce it. He is an amazing teacher - explains well and he is really very patient and persistent with you. He tries to make the lessons funny and easy. Accent reduction takes time but with Gabriel’s method I started realizing the mistakes I make when pronouncing words just after a few lessons.

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Sergey Oct 22, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

So far, I've had just one lesson with Gabriel, and my first impression is very positive. He has come up with a very specific and actionable method for making the student really understand the sounds (s)he should be aiming for. I am quite optimistic about this approach and feel it may be a good solution for me.

On the personal level, Garbriel is very personable and extremely pleasant ot work with,

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Nick Jul 26, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

After struggling to get rid of my accent for years, I finally decided that this isn't something I could do on my own and should work on it with an instructor. I am glad that I found Gabriel. His lesson plan is very methodical so you know exactly which areas you need to work on. Gabriel is very attentive and strives for perfection in his lessons which makes him an excellent teacher.

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Rebecca May 11, 2018
Singing · In studio

Gabriel is great with kids and his depth of knowledge and humor is top notch!

Eunice Y. May 9, 2018
Singing · In studio

Gabriel is nice, patient and professional. He found out the level of my daughter first and taught her the appropriate singing techniques based her needs. My daughter enjoyed the lesson.

David Apr 3, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

His approach is very different from speech therapist.

Jacob J. Feb 26, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

Gabriel has been a pleasure to work with. He is on time, on the subject, and his system is simple yet very effective. Highly recommended!

Fernando S. Jan 24, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

Fantastic instructor!

Stephanie Contreras Jan 22, 2018
Singing · In studio

My skill improved every session! Gabriel is great because he focuses on really building a foundation for your voice! I highly recommend him!

David D. Jan 18, 2018
Singing · Online

I just completed my first lesson with Gabriel. I have taken lessons with other instructors but things became redundant. Gabriel gave me an incredible amount of new insights. He appears to have a very good system, even for people who have had prior lesson experiences. I am very excited to practice the new exercises he introduced to me. He is a great instructor. I am excited about practicing all that he has taught me already!

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Viviana R. Sep 3, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Gabriel's technique of teaching is great! After each session, i feel I am improving my English speaking.


Amir Aug 26, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Gabriel has developed an effective accent reduction method. In addition, he creates a friendly and comfortable atmosphere for his students. Gabriel's skill is one of a kind.

Olivia Jul 15, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Gabriel is an incredible accent teacher. He has his own technique and all I can say is that it REALLY works. I tried other accent coachs before him and always felt some part of the work wasn't fully done. I felt like they were only showing me what I should be doing. That is not the case with Gabriel. He is detail oriented he has a superman ear, he is very good at explaining what is the mistake you are making and how you can correct it, giving precise exercises and techniques to fix it. I have people asking me if I moved to the States when I was 5 when in reality I moved here less than a year ago :) Can't beat that! A part from his professionalism, he is kind, funny, flexible. I totally recommend him!

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Juan Jul 2, 2017
· In studio

I have searched high and low for the best Voice Coach in Los Angeles...and I found him! Gabriel's teachings are so easy to understand. He is patient, carrying and really wants you to succeed.

Lesya Pishchevskaya Apr 30, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

I've been working with Gabriel on reducing my accent, and my progress over the past month has been terrific! Gabriel's unique methodology is straightforward and effective. He's also very encouraging, patient, and upbeat. Thanks to Gabriel, I was able to understand (and *hear*) the mistakes I've been making for many years (I've been in the US for over 10 years) and to finally get to fixing them. My friends and colleagues have been asking fewer "What did you say?" questions and as I went to networking functions, I was not asked where I was from, which was a sign to me that people did not hear my Eastern European accent. I'll continue working with Gabriel until I sound like those broadcast TV reporters :-), and I am sure that under his guidance I'll be able to do that. Thanks, Gabriel, you are awesome!

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Patricia Apr 29, 2017
Singing · In studio

Super awesome!

Tracy Feb 11, 2017
Singing · In home

Just landed my first singing gig! Thank you Gabriel!

Lisa Feb 9, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Gabriel is simply the best there is! :)

Mark Feb 7, 2017
Accent Reduction · In studio

I was referred to Gabrielle by my acting coach, due to my accent holding me back in my auditions. I have to say he is one of the best voice coaches in Los Angeles with out a doubt. Gabrielle makes it fun, and makes it accessible to all. Give this guy a call, and you won't be disappointed with the results. I Highly recommend this great teacher!

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Talia Feb 7, 2017
Accent Reduction · In studio

Gabriel is an amazing teacher. He teaches with a lot of professionalism and commitment. If you are looking for a very high qualified accent reduction class, Gabriel Burrafato is one of the best options you can have.

Edyta Feb 7, 2017
Accent Reduction · In home

Gabriel is a fantastic teacher. Being a singer and an actor he has the ability to help you hit the correct sounds using simple exercises that can be later practiced at home.

In few lessons that we had he helped me a lot. He is patient, encouraging and provides a comfortable environment during lessons. He is able to guide you and gives a strong foundation to learn the American Accent.

Highly recommend!

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Elor Feb 7, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

I'll start with that Gabriel is the best teacher I've ever had. He's kind, understanding, very patient and listen to your needs. He's technique is so easy and playful that you barley feel like you're actually studying.
I'm so grateful to have him in my life, he helps me a lot!!

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Ash Feb 7, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

I have taken accent reduction with a few teachers and Gabriel is by far the best accent reduction teacher I have had. His technique is very practical and based on principles of how singing is taught. It has been very effective for me. It also helps that he is a very friendly and nice person in addition to being an inspiring actor, singer and performer.

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Gary Feb 6, 2017
· In studio

Gabriel was patient, kind and very knowledgeable. I have had problems with projecting and Gabriel helped me find my center and really made a difference. Highly recommended!

Mike Jul 21, 2015
Singing · In studio

Gabriel was very professional and knowledgeable. With his coaching I was able to have confidence heading into my auditions. Thank you for everything!

Patrick Jul 18, 2015
Singing · In home

Gabriel took my voice to the next level. As a professional singer myself, I was looking to elevate my game and did I ever! With Gabriel's techique I was able to do things with my voice I'd never thought possible. I was hitting notes I never thought I could hit, and singing songs in a whole new, wonderful way. Not only will his vocal technique and teaching style improve your voice, but he's an actual working professional with great insight and knowledge of how the business works. Great stuff! I HIGHLY recommend Gabriel!

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Scott Jul 16, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

As a young singer graduating school, I actually learned more about power and control from Gabriel in one lesson than I had in any of my previous vocal training. We only had a few lessons together here and there over the span of about 6 months, but they changed my voice dramatically and his coachings very much stuck with me. I still refer back to some of the techniques he taught me for myself and any students I teach. Definitely the man to coach you!

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Sandy Jul 16, 2015
Singing · In home

Finally! a teacher with the Credits to back him up!!! :)

George Jul 16, 2015
Singing · In studio

Gabe is the real deal! Not only is he a detailed and thorough vocal technician, but his experience as a performer offered valuable insight for my performing. He's flexible and really goes the extra mile to make sure his students are understanding what he's working on with them. He realizes teaching vocal technique and coaching audition / performance is NOT a cookie-cutter approach. He understands different people absorb and retain instruction in different ways. I also really appreciated the detail in conveying emotion and character in songs. Gabriels Broadway and Las Vegas experience was helpful in a very practical way to my time working with him in terms of auditioning, and stage performance. I really appreciated his wisdom, guidance, and advice. Additionally, I found his relaxed and un-intimidating manner to be completely relaxing and helpful in opening up in lessons. I highly recommend this talented performer and instructor.

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Rebecca M. Jul 15, 2015
Broadway Singing · In home

Wow, he really knows what he's talking about!!! I had no idea my voice had that much potential! This one is a keeper.

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