Elyse Willis, soprano, is a professional singer in the Los Angeles area. Originally from Porterville, CA, she grew up singing in choirs and playing viola with Tulare County Symphony and Kings Symphony Orchestra. After graduating as her high school's valedictorian, she attended UCLA and graduated top of her class with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education.
She has a thriving career as a session singer, singing on films, television shows, and video games. She has sung on dozens of projects, including Star Wars: The Last Jedi, where she voiced the opera-singing alien Ubbla Mollbro. Other recent film credits include Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Big Hero 6, Minions, Star Trek Beyond, Suicide Squad, The Conjuring (1 and 2), Godzilla, La La Land, and Sing; television
credits include The Middle, Galavant, Shameless, Gravity Falls, and Pickle and Peanut; video game credits include Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Just Dance Kids, and Smurfs Dance Party. In addition, she acts as vocal contractor for the television shows Disney Mickey Mouse (shorts) and The Lion Guard and sings regularly on those projects.
She is currently in her ninth season with the prestigious Los Angeles Master Chorale, where she regularly performs at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Philharmonic. She was also recently seen in La La Land Live! at the Hollywood Bowl. Additional live credits include Threepenny Opera (Polly), H.M.S. Pinafore (Josephine), soprano soloist in Mahler's Fourth Symphony, and a recital series with Bob Ralston, the organist from The Lawrence Welk Show.
Elyse is married to Emmy-nominated composer Christopher Willis (www.christopherwilliscomposer.com). Together, they run and operate Arbury Ward Studios, a collection of individual writing/recording suites serving the film and music industry. They live in Pasadena with their two dogs, Bailey and Paddington.