Elyssa Samsel

Elyssa Samsel

Elyssa Samsel is a classically trained violinist and pianist. She trained at AMDA as an actress in musical theater. Alongside Kate Anderson, she composed the brand new musicals BETWEEN THE LINES: which premiered in NYC in 2022, and THE BOOK THIEF which toured in the UK last year. She and Kate Anderson were the inhouse songwriters for Central Park (Apple TV+), writing almost 50 songs across all three seasons. They also wrote the songs in Olaf's Frozen Adventure (Disney+). Elyssa has composed score elements for both Central Park and the 2019 film JoJo Rabbit. She recently composed the score for the 2024 Lionsgate feature film “Miller’s Girl”, starring Martin Freeman and Jenna Ortega. The film premiered at the Palm Springs Film Festival and had a theatrical release in January 2024, and is now available for streaming on Netflix as of April 26th 2024.

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