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Baraka May


Baraka's versatile voice can be heard in over 200 films, TV episodes, and albums. A-List film composers including Danny Elfman, John Powell, Hans Zimmer, and Michael Giacchino have enlisted her talents singing everything from belted gospel to ethereal soprano to child-like character voices and celebrity impressions. A vocal chameleon, she has sung ... See full bio »

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Known For

Coco Music Department
(2017)
La La Land Music Department
(2016)
Solo: A Star Wars Story Music Department
(2018)
Finding Dory Music Department
(2016)

Filmography

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 2019 Wonder Park (singer: choir) (completed)
 2018 The Grinch (singer) (completed)
 2018 Bad Times at the El Royale (singer)
 2018 Smallfoot (additional vocals)
 2018 Sofia the First (TV Series) (singer - 1 episode)
- Forever Royal (2018) ... (singer)
 2018 The Nun (singer)
  Disenchantment (TV Series) (singer - 2 episodes, 2018) (whistler - 1 episode, 2018)
- To Thine Own Elf Be True (2018) ... (whistler)
- Faster, Princess! Kill! Kill! (2018) ... (singer)
 2018 Elena of Avalor (TV Series) (singer - 2 episodes)
- All Kingdoms Fair (2018) ... (singer)
- Class Act (2018) ... (singer)
 2018 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (TV Series) (singer - 1 episode)
- Moosebumps!: Chapter Two (2018) ... (singer: penguins)
 2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story (solo vocalist)
 2018 Deadpool 2 (singer)
  Family Guy (TV Series) (singer - 7 episodes, 2016 - 2018) (featured soloist - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2018) (playback singer - 1 episode, 2017)
- 'Family Guy' Through the Years (2018) ... (singer)
- The Woof of Wall Street (2018) ... (singer: Sarah McLachlan singing voice)
- V is for Mystery (2018) ... (singer)
- Dog Bites Bear (2018) ... (featured soloist: Angel of the Morning)
- Don't Be a Dickens at Christmas (2017) ... (singer)
  American Dad! (TV Series) (singer - 1 episode, 2018) (playback singer - 1 episode, 2016) (soloist - 1 episode, 2016)
- (You Gotta) Strike for Your Right (2018) ... (singer)
- Roger's Baby (2016) ... (playback singer)
- Bahama Mama (2016) ... (soloist)
 2018 Ready Player One (singer)
 2018 Peter Rabbit (singer: soloist - uncredited)
 2017 Pitch Perfect 3 (singer: Bellas featured voice - uncredited)
  The Voice (TV Series) (background singer - 10 episodes, 2012 - 2017) (music transcriptor - 1 episode, 2017)
- Live Final Performances (2017) ... (background singer) / (music transcriptor)
- Live Top 11 Eliminations (2017) ... (background singer)
- Live Semi-Final Performances (2016) ... (background singer)
- Live Top 11 Eliminations (2016) ... (background singer)
- Live Finale, Part 1 (2015) ... (background singer)
 2017 El Camino Christmas (singer - uncredited) / (vocal contractor) / (vocal director)
 2017 Ferdinand (playback singer)
 2017 Angry Angel (TV Movie) (playback singer)
 2017 Bull (TV Series) (singer - 1 episode)
- Thanksgiving (2017) ... (singer: featured soloist)
 2016-2017 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (singer - 3 episodes)
- Trio Night (2017) ... (singer: off-camera - uncredited)
- The Premiere (2017) ... (singer: off-camera - uncredited)
- The Finals (2016) ... (singer)
 2017 Olaf's Frozen Adventure (Short) (featured soloist)
 2017/I Coco (singer: featured soloist)
 2013-2017 Mickey Mouse (TV Series short) (singer - 3 episodes)
- Potatoland (2013) ... (singer)
 2017 Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) (singer - 1 episode)
 2017 2017 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) (singer)
 2017 Star vs. the Forces of Evil (TV Series) (singer - 1 episode)
 2017 Casual (TV Series) (singer - 1 episode)
- The Rat King (2017) ... (singer)
 2017 Making History (TV Series) (featured soloist - 1 episode)
- The Duel (2017) ... (featured soloist)
 2017 Red Blooded (TV Series) (singer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2017) ... (singer)
 2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village (singer)
 2017 When We Rise (TV Mini-Series) (singer - 1 episode)
- Night I: Part I (2017) ... (singer: trio)
 2017 New Girl (TV Series) (on-camera singer - 2 episodes)
- Operation: Bobcat (2017) ... (on-camera singer)
- The Cubicle (2017) ... (on-camera singer)
  Fresh Off the Boat (TV Series) (singer - 1 episode, 2017) (vocal arranger - 1 episode, 2017) (vocal coach - 1 episode, 2017)
- Sisters Without Subtext (2017) ... (singer: demo vocalist) / (vocal arranger) / (vocal coach)
 2017 Burning Sands (singer: soloist)
 2017 Pure Genius (TV Series) (on-camera singer - 1 episode)
- Grace (2017) ... (on-camera singer)
 2016 Rogue One (singer)
 2016 Hairspray Live! (TV Movie) (singer)
 2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV Mini-Series) (singer - 1 episode)
- Summer (2016) ... (singer: featured voice - uncredited)
 2016 Storks (singer)
 2016 Sing (singer)
 2016/I La La Land (additional vocals) / (singer: demo vocalist) / (singer: featured soloist)
 2016 Suicide Squad (singer)
 2016 Star Trek: Beyond (singer)
 2016 Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (singer - 1 episode)
- Along Comes Mary (2016) ... (singer: featured soloist)
 2016 Ghostbusters (singer)
 2016 Finding Dory (singer: small ensemble)
 2016 TRUMP: (Ya Got) Trouble (Video) (singer)
 2016 Sausage Party (featured soloist)
 2016 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series) (on-camera singer - 1 episode)
- The Gang Goes to Hell (2016) ... (on-camera singer)
 2016 Mack & Moxy: America's First Kid's Show About Causes (TV Movie) (featured soloist: Moxy singing voice)
 2015 You're the Worst (TV Series) (soloist - 1 episode)
- A Right Proper Story (2015) ... (soloist)
 2015 Goosebumps (choir singer - uncredited)
 2015 Jurassic World (choir singer)
 2015 Tomorrowland (choir singer)
 2015 Castle (TV Series) (soloist - 1 episode)
- Habeas Corpse (2015) ... (soloist)
 2014 About a Boy (TV Series) (on-camera singer - 1 episode)
- About a Christmas Card (2014) ... (on-camera singer)
 2014 Toy Story That Time Forgot (TV Movie) (choir singer)
 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (choir singer)
 2014 Rio 2 (singer) / (vocalist: Rio singer - as Baraka May Williams)
 2014 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Video Game) (singer)
 2014 Muppets Most Wanted (singer: featured voice)
 2014 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (singer - 1 episode)
 2013 World War Z (singer)
 2013 Da Vinci's Demons (TV Series) (singer - 1 episode)
- The Hierophant (2013) ... (singer - uncredited)
 2013 Behind the Candelabra (singer - uncredited)
 2013 Star Trek: Into Darkness (choir singer - uncredited)
 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful (choir singer)
 2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift (choir singer)
 2012 Men in Black 3 (choir singer)
 2012 The Lorax (choir singer)
 2012 John Carter (choir singer - uncredited)
 2011 Real Steel (choir singer)
 2010 The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) (music arranger - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 April 2010 (2010) ... (music arranger: show choir)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Featured soloist for The Nightmare Before Christmas LIVE at the Hollywood Bowl with Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, Ken Page, and Paul Reubens. Performed the singing voices of various characters from the film. See more »


Alternate Names:

Baraka May Williams

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Trivia:

The third of eight children. All of her siblings are musicians, as well as her parents, grandparents, and most of her other relatives. See more »

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