Robert Neal Marshall

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Robert Neal Marshall
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Robert Neal Marshall 2006
Born (1960-05-30) May 30, 1960 (age 57)
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Occupation Actor, filmmaker
Years active 1978–present

Robert Neal Marshall is an actor, director, producer and playwright who has worked on Off-Broadway, in Regional theater in the United States, on Broadway and in London's West End.


Marshall's mother is Broadway and television actress turned photographer Bette Marshall (née Lieb) and his adoptive father was Entertainment Law attorney Paul G. Marshall.[1] Marshall's grandfather, Jack H. Lieb, was a newsreel cameraman known for his rare color films of the D-Day invasion onto the beaches of Normandy and the Liberation of Paris during World War II.[2]


Marshall worked in London as an assistant to producer Richard Armitage on several shows including Me and My Girl with Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson, High Society with Natasha Richardson, and Rowan Atkinson’s one man show A New Review. During this time, Marshall produced and directed the successful West End debut of Is There Life After High School? at the Donmar Warehouse[3] and worked on the Broadway production of Me and My Girl.[4]

As a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors' Lab, Marshall worked with composer Tim Battle from Boys Choir of Harlem. Together they adapted Diane Stanley's book Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter into a children’s musical that has been presented to in the Assembly Rooms at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, at National Theatre's Saturday Morning Series, and for Richmond Virginia's Theatre IV.[3]

Marshall frequently collaborates with Rain Pryor.[5][6][7] He also produced a workshop production of After All, Tony Award-nominated actress Anita Gillette's one-woman show.[8]

A member of Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA, and Actors' Equity, Marshall has appeared in major roles on several projects, including Captain Richard Phillips in Somali Pirate Takedown: The Real Story for Discovery Channel. Other leading roles include FDNY Captain Jay Jonas in the Emmy Award-nominated Countdown to Ground Zero for the History Channel and a recurring role as John Zaffis in A Haunting for the Discovery Channel. Stage work includes both the Off-Broadway and Baltimore Hippodrome productions of Ken Davenport's hit interactive comedy The Awesome 80s Prom as the overbearing Principal Snelgrove.[3] Marshall is also a member of the Dramatists Guild, and his play 41N 50W had its world premiere in October 2012 at London's St. James Theatre.[9]

Marshall is a Guest Speaker on board the ocean liner RMS Queen Mary 2 as part of the Cunard Insights Enrichment Programme.[10] His DVD documentary Three Queens: An International Rendezvous was released in November 2008 to coincide with the final journey of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2.[11] His documentary Mr. Ocean Liner,[12] about the life and times of maritime historian and author William H. Miller,[13] had its world premiere aboard Queen Mary 2 on 1 July 2010.[14]


  1. ^ Henry, Balford (June 7, 2012). "Copyright guru". Jamaican Observer. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "'D-Day: The Battle for Normandy' Does Battle as Enhanced Ebook". Blog.Bookish.Com. July 31, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Gubernatis, Loretto (2010). Twinkle Twinkle a Little Star Your Child and Show Biz. Xlibris Corporation. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Robert Neal Marshall Will Direct NY Reading of Rosenthal's I Don't July 27". Playbill.Com. July 27, 1998. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Robert Neal Marshall website". Retrieved 2013-01-18. 
  6. ^ "The Exonerated, March 8-10". University of Baltimore. February 24, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Drinking Up the Pieces". Baltimore City Paper. 2011. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ Kelly, Jacques (May 8, 2010). "Baltimore actress returns home for 'After All'". The Baltimore Sun. 
  9. ^ "New Play About the Titanic '41N 50W' Runs at St. James Studio Theatre". BroadwayWorld.Com. September 23, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Cunard Insights Transatlantic Crossings" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-01-18. 
  11. ^ "". 2008-10-16. Retrieved 2013-01-18. 
  12. ^ "". Retrieved 2013-01-18. 
  13. ^ Holzberg, Janine (June 18, 2010). "Columbia filmmaker looks for next Spielberg in festival contest". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  14. ^ Cunard Line (July 1, 2010). "Queen Mary 2 Hosts World Premiere of "Mr. Ocean Liner" Documentary". Queen Mary 2 Press Information. 

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