Samantha Massell is an actress, singer, and writer based in New York City. She has appeared on Broadway, on television, in films, regionally, alongside symphonies, and in a variety of commercials. Most recently on stage, Samantha originated the lead role of Karla in the out of town tryout of Scott Frankel & Robert Freedman's The Flamingo Kid, directed by Darko Tresnjak. Prior to that, she recreated the starring role of Rebecca in the extensive revisal of Stephen Schwartz & Charles Strouse's Rags. Samantha was last seen on Broadway starring as Hodel in Bartlett Sher's acclaimed revival of Fiddler on the Roof. On television, her recent appearances include recurring roles on Chicago Fire and Mr. Mercedes and a number of guest stars.
A native New Yorker, Samantha is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The University of Michigan, where she double majored in Musical Theatre and English and got eight semesters of straight As. Her mother is thrilled that she has included this information on her website.