Heidi Miami Marshall’s career has spanned 20 years as a professional Director, Casting Director, and Actor Coach.

Heidi started her career as the lead Casting Director at TELSEY + CO for the musical RENT on Broadway and around the world.  While there she cast over 70 productions of theater, film, tv, commercials, and voice-overs.

After casting and directing for Baz Luhrmann’s production of LA BOHEME on Broadway and the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, she ventured back towards her passion of creating and directing original work onstage and screen.

Heidi has received awards and fellowships for her directing in both theater and film, most notably the prestigious American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) and The Drama League in New York.

Heidi’s recent film MUSCLE has played over 30 film festivals and won 6 Awards.

She’s passionate about supporting and pushing for diversity in film and TV, in front of and behind the camera and is active in the filmmaking community.

Heidi is proficient in many mediums – film, TV, live theater & events, documentary – and particularly enjoys guiding actors through their process for theater and film.  She has guided performances to stunning reviews from Broadway (American Idol star Fantasia and Chaka Kahn in THE COLOR PURPLE) to booking prime TV and Feature Films on big and small screens for the past 20 years.

Heidi has been teaching private classes and coaching in her Studio for 15+ years. Her alumni and private coachings alumni include over 2000 actors. (see Actor Reviews).

*Playbill Bio available upon request


Read about Heidi’s career evolution and it’s crazy, unpredictable winding path.




Hear Heidi share her stories from casting ‘RENT’ for Broadway and National Tours.


LISTEN: RENT (episode 20) →


Listen to Heidi breakdown the film ’16 Candles’ and teenage romance in a super fun convo!


LISTEN: ’16 Candles’ →


Heidi is interviewed on a SAG-AFTRA panel and spills tons of tips for actors when creating their own work!