Philip Hernández


A voice that melts in your ears

Hi! I'm Philip Hernández...

I'm a 2024 Audie Finalist for my contribution to George Mann's STAR WARS: THE BATTLE OF JEDHA (THE HIGH REPUBLIC). I was also a 2023 Audie Finalist for Matt De La Peña's Children's book, PATCHWORK. I followed it by voicing fourteen people in the brutally realistic RIKERS: AN ORAL HISTORY by Graham Rayman and Reuven Blau, earning a 2023 Earphones Award. I started my audiobook career in the 2022 Penguin Random House Audio Narrator Mentorship Program. I was honored to be mentored by Dan Zitt (2024 Grammy Award for Michelle Obama's BECOMING and 2024 Book of the Year Award for Bono's SURRENDER). I've recorded 12 titles to date including solo narrator turns for THE REBELS by Joshua Green (Political Figure Biographies & Memoirs), EXCELLENT ADVICE FOR LIVING by Kevin Kelly (Wellness/Philosophy), and THE CASE AGAINST THE SUPREME COURT (Domestic Politics/U.S. History). Other genres I've recorded include Teen & Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Spiritual Fiction, Crime Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense & Thriller, and Mystery & Thriller.

Before audiobooks I was a successful actor. I am the only actor in Broadway history to star as both Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert in LES MISERABLES. I made my Broadway debut in the Original Cast of the Tony Award-winning KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and created the role of Reverend Gonzalez opposite Marc Anthony and Ruben Blades in the Original Cast of Paul Simon’s THE CAPEMAN. I received the 2019 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for my portrayal of Cervantes/Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA (one of my favorites) and performed roles from Shakespeare to Neil Simon throughout the U.S, Europe and in London's West End.

Some of my television appearances include guest star roles on BULL (CBS), BLUE BLOODS (CBS) and THE BLACKLIST (NBC) and recurring roles on HULU’s THE PATH and GOTHAM (FOX). I also played opposite Edie Falco and Tony Shalhoub on NURSE JACKIE, Debra Messing on MYSTERIES OF LAURA, Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu on ELEMENTARY and Dylan McDermott on HOSTAGES. Other television appearances include DAMAGES, PERSON OF INTEREST, LAW & ORDER and UGLY BETTY and others.

On the concert stage I sang with the NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC under the batons of the legendary Leonard Bernstein, Robert Shaw and Zubin Mehta and with Symphony orchestras throughout the United States.

I also recorded a very cool Latin-Jazz CD called THE BEAT OF MY HEART that Jazz Review said was "A gift from the heart from one of America's great voices."

You can find me at or on X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram @philip24601.

Selected Audio Samples

STAR WARS: The battle of jedha (The High Republic)

A Space Opera

2024 Audie-Award Finalist, Audio Drama

Mediator, Morton San Tekka, presides over the signing of the peace treaty that will end the “Forever War” and be a symbol to the rest of the galaxy of what can be accomplished through unity.

Jedi Master Volan joins his fellow Jedi in battle and offers council in its aftermath.


Children’s, 2nd person

A 2023 Audie-Award Finalist, Patchwork is a profound and empowering message for readers of all ages from Newbery Medal–winning author Matt de la Peña exploring the endless possibilities each child contains.

RIKERS: An oral history

Non-Fiction, 1st Person 

A 2023 Earphones Award-Winner, this shocking, groundbreaking oral history of the infamous Rikers jail complex is an unflinching portrait of injustice and resilience told by the people whose lives have been forever altered by it.

Michael Velez (brother of Matt Velez, Killed in Rikers)

Nestor Eversly (Inmate)

The Remarkable Rocket

Literary Fiction, Male/Female, Multiple accents

A firework, one of many to be let off at the wedding of a prince and princess, denigrates all the other fireworks in this delightful parody of aristocratic vanity and masculine conceit by Oscar Wilde.


Mystery Thriller, Male/Female

In this clip from E.G. Scott's riveting story of powerful women, vengeful men, secrets, and the most intimate of desires spilling into full view, an interview takes a surprising turn.

What people are saying about Philip...

"Philip is a wonderful talent. He is a great actor with a beautiful voice, and he approaches the text with so much thoughtfulness and care. All of this makes for exceptional narration. It was a joy to work with him and his reading was beautiful. I look forward to collaborating with Philip again!"

KELLY Gildea

Senior Executive Producer at Penguin Random House


Special Equipment

Pro vocal booth, Presonus Studio Channel (Class A preamp, Parametric EQ, VCA compressor), izotope rx10 audio editor, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface, MacBook Air, M1


TZ Stellar X2 Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR Microphone, AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone.




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