SAMANTHA MASSELL Hodel
Samantha made her Broadway debut at age 12 in Baz Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme. Most recently, Samantha originated the role of Florika and understudied Esmeralda in the US Premiere productions of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Paper Mill Playhouse and La Jolla Playhouse. At the St. Louis MUNY, Samantha starred as Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, Rapunzel in Into the Woods opposite TONY winner Heather Headley, and Ursula in Bye Bye Birdie. Off-Broadway, she has appeared in the New York City Center Encores! productions of Little Me and It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman.Film/TV: Beatbox, ZUG, How to Be a Man. Samantha started her career in the children’s chorus of The New York City Opera, where she appeared in a number of productions and made her soloist debut as Elizabeth in The Ballad of Baby Doe. Samantha is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The University of Michigan, where she double majored in Musical Theater and English. www.samanthamassell.com @smassellsings on twitter/instagram.