TUG’S STORY. THAT IS, SHAMELESS SELF-PUFFERY WITH SOME INTERESTING FACTS:

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  • Experienced voice artist with national credits on radio, television and non-broadcast.
  • Master Of Dialects & Accents: English (received pronunciation, Cockney, various regional); Scottish; Irish; Welsh; Dutch; French; Italian; Spanish; Russian; Polish; Hungarian; Yiddish; Scandinavian; Polish; Israeli; South African English; Afrikaans, Zulu; various American regional; Turkish; Arabic. Native-speaker quality German.
  • TONY AWARD-nominated playwright and lyricist, The Song of Jacob Zulu (Best Play and Best Score (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo).
  • Award-winning stage and TV director.
  • Award-winning documentary filmmaker/TV Producer. Co-Founder & Former President, Powderhouse Productions Corp: Executive Producer credits on more than 200 hours of primetime programming for PBS, Discovery, Science, TNT, A&E, History, Nat Geo, Travel, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food, Monitor and others.
  • Emigrated at age ten from South Africa to the US.
  • Active Singer. Performed at Carnegie Hall with Masterworks Festival Choir.

VOICE WORK

DOCUMENTARY NARRATION: TV

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS

  • Inside The US Mint (one-hour; 2000)
  • Inside The World’s Mightiest Bank (one hour; 2001)
  • Secrets Of The US Mint (one-hour; 2001)

IMG MEDIA

  • Nobel Moments: Portraits of Nobel Laureates (12 x one-minute; 2006-2007)

MONITOR CHANNEL

  • The Silk Road, (6 x one-hour; 1990)
  • Rodina (Russian for “Motherland.” 6 X one-hour; 1991)

PBS/WGBH

  • NOVA, The Machine That Changed The World: Giant Brain (one-hour; 1992)

WGBH/WNET/KCET

  • The New South Africa: A Personal Journey (one-hour; 1995)

DOCUMENTARY NARRATION: RADIO

NPR/WGBH

  • Guatemala in Crisis, (one-hour special: 1979)
  • Weekend All Things Considered: Ladysmith Black Mambazo (10 minutes;

1994)

CHARACTERS: ANIMATED TV SERIES

THE MONITOR CHANNEL

  • The Mark of The Musketeers; Narrator, Athos, Duke of Buckingham, Soldier, Skipper, Judge (13 x half-hour mini-series; 1991)

RADIO DRAMA

NPR/WGBH

  • The Spider’s Web, The Jungle Book; Narrator, Mowgli (5 x half-hour; 1976)
  • The Spider’s Web, Life in The Iron Mills, adapted by Tug Yourgrau; Narrator,

Hugh Wolfe (2 x half-hour; 1977)

TV TRANSLATION VOICES

PBS/WGBH

  • NOVA: The Blimp Is Back (one-hour; 1990)
  • Columbus and The Age of Discovery (4 x one-hour; 1992)
  • NOVA: World in The Balance (2 x one-hour; 2004)

TBS

  • Driving Passion (3 x one-hour; 1995)

PBS/WGBH/CENTRAL TELEVISION/ ANTENNE 2

  • Vietnam: A Television History (13 x one-hour; 1982-1983)

ON-AIR TV CORRESPONDENT

WGBH

  • Ten O’Clock News, Freelance Correspondent,   (1984-1985)

TV FUNDER CREDITS & BOOK TAG

PBS/WGBH

  • MASTERPIECE THEATRE, Bleak House; Book Tag (9 x one-hour mini-series)

PBS/OPB/CPB

  • Raising Cain, Funder Credits (2 x one-hour special; 2006)

PBS/ITVS/WGBY

  • The Great Pink Scare (Funder Credits; 2005)

THEATRE

DIRECTING:

  • The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter, Clark University (1994)
  • The Song of Jacob Zulu, Emerson Majestic Theatre, 1994
  • The Song of Jacob Zulu, Philips Andover Academy, Moss Hart Award (1996)