Donna Burke is an Australian singer, voice actress, and entrepreneur. She was born in Perth, Australia, and moved to Tokyo, Japan in 1996.
Burke has 3 solo albums, a Celtic compilation and a maxi single, and can be heard on many anime and video game soundtracks, including Turn-A Gundam, Haibane Renmei, Vandread, Tokimeki Memorial, Tales of Legendia, Final Fantasy, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. She has acted in several video games, such as OutRun 2, the Shenmue, and the Silent Hill series, and has been credited in several OVA's such as Strange Dawn, Hoshi no Koe and Trip Trek and the anime series Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's. Donna is the voice of Hel in Boktai, Ursula in Lunar Knights, and Norah in the Sega game "Let's go Jungle". Additionally, she has been credited as a lyricist for numerous Japanese TV commercials, anime songs, and J-pop groups.
Burke's voice is well known in Japan as the guidance voice since 2003 on the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train system. Her voice is heard in Narita Airport Northwest Airlines lounges and as the English guidance for the Emperor Showa Memorial Museum. Burke has worked as a freelance announcer at NHK since 1999 on various documentaries, NHK Specials and reading the nightly bilingual news. She narrated the award winning Climate in Crisis - Part 1 which won the 2007 silver medal (Environment Ecology) at the New York Television Festival and the EARTH VISION AWARD in 2007 at the Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival.
Burke started an agency called Dagmusic in 2004 for other foreign singers, voice actors, composers and musicians living in Tokyo. She splits her time between music and Hotteeze, a company she created to export Japanese heat pads worldwide.Continue reading at Wikipedia...
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