BARBARA HELLER

Comedy Writer who loves to Moonwalk.

ACTOR, WRITER, SINGER, AND VOICE OVER ARTIST.

Barbara Heller is the voice of Mei Mei in Dreamworks TV show Kung Fu Panda. She has been in over 50 Musical Theatre productions including her own original musical, Finding Barb which went on tour after playing for over six months in Hollywood. She has held leading roles in independent films, and TV pilots.  Trained at UCB LA and NYC, Tisch School of the Arts, and BU, you’ll hear her voice in the animated Feature Films: Heroes, Hotel for Dogs, The Heat, The Boss, Snatched, The Mummy, and Arrival.

She’s in the process of developing Finding Barb for TV. You can find her some nights doing stand up at The Comedy Store.  Explore the site to watch reels and other fun stuff  and catch her signature show Impressive Impressions at her YouTube channel: Barbara Heller-Impressionista.

Barb Heller is an actress, writer, singer, and voice over artist– born in New York but raised in Boca Raton, FL. She attended three High Schools including: Palm Beach County School of the Arts.

TRAINING

 

She won a Scholarship to perform at Julliard in High School for a National Shakespeare Festival with Diane Wiest.

She performed in 25 plays and musicals on stage before the age of 17.

Vocally trained in Operatic singing since the age of 9, Barbara also trained at a local dance company throughout her childhood.

She received her BA in Musical Theatre from the University of Florida with a lot of training from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU as well as some training at College of Fine Arts at Boston University, Walnut Hill Summer Theatre School.

She was also a student at the Conservatorio Di Musica for Opera in Castel Franco Veneto, Italy during college.

She took acting classes at Sande Shurin Acting Studio in NY. She is a 401 Graduate from the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, and has studied at UCB in NY as well as The Groundlings in Los Angeles.

She furthermore studied acting and improvisation with Gary Austin, Anthony Rapp, Camryn Manheim, Nick Hoffa, Adam Mckay, and Lauri Peters.

 

PROJECTS

Barbara was in a National Tour of the musical Mananas De Abril y Mayo for Natl. Biggs Rosatti from New York. (2000)

Barbara wrote Book and Lyrics (for all but 2 of the songs) in the original musical, Finding Barb: My Unorthodox Quest for Love which played to sold-out audiences in Hollywood, CA in 2012-2013 and then went on tour in 2014. She also creates comedic and musical web sketches and series on a regular basis via her Youtube Page.

Barbara developed a feature film out of her musical in 2014 and is still working on it. (2017)