She beat her former boss Lin-Manuel Miranda to Broadway. Samantha Massell made her debut at the age of twelve in "La Boheme."  A few years later, she was the "Hamilton" creator's high school intern, ordering pizza, beating him in games of "Guitar Hero" and transcribing  lyrics for his first Tony- winning musical, "In the Heights." In 2016, both took the stage at the Tony Awards, Miranda as (who else?) Alexander Hamilton, and Massell, as feisty middle-sister Hodel in the Tony-nominated musical revival of "Fiddler on the Roof."

FOX's Jane Metzler talks with Massell about her star-making performance in "Fiddler;" being called Broadway's newest "It Girl," and how her award-winning journalist single mom inspired her cabaret act, which debuts January 12th at Feinstein's/ 54 Below, with a little help from some talented friends.

One, is educating this busy Phi Beta Kappa grad about the virtues of reality TV, explaining why people are obsessed with the new "Bachelor."


(Laura Rose Photography)

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