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Look for Lori in Season 2 of Master of None with Aziz Ansari.  And his dad.  5/12/17

Lori plays a “guilty remnant” from the TV show The Leftovers in this HBO promo with lots of stars.  watch

Lori plays series regular role Diva Seminar Leader in Joanna Bonaro’s Good n Screwed TV pilot.



Lori moderates discussion with 2017 TV Artios Awards Nominees – Rori Bergman, Allison Estrin and Kim Miscia at SAG-AFTRA Foundation.  watch


Lori reprises her roles in the staged reading of the play The Death & Life of Dr. Cutter.

Lori films series regular role Meyers, the theatre director, in the pilot episode of Yael Shavitt‘s webseries Split.



Lori is a contributing author to the textbook Acting for the Stage.  (Focal Press, Feb. 2017)


Lori plays Denny R’s wife on the beach in this 2016 holiday retro commercial from JetBlue and Coca Cola. Watch

Lori plays the kooky lead in Danielle Trzcinski’s new comedy WIGILIA at the Dramatists Guild reading in NYC. 12/16/16

Lori moderates discussion for screening of the film No Pay, Nudity with director Lee Wilkof and actors J. Smith Cameron, Mark Blum, and Donna Murphy at SAG-AFTRA Foundation.  12/12/16

Lori performs in the reading of the play DEATH & LIFE OF DR. CUTTER by Carrie Robbins at the Dramatists Guild in NYC. 11/17/16

Lori guest stars as Bev, the off kilter matriarch in Chuck Bradley’s new webseries 30 Nothings. 

Lori reprises her role as Carol Brady at the legendary 54 Below in NYC Oct 29th and Nov. 4th.


Lori plays Jean in the staged reading of JUST DESSERTS, a new musical by Barbara Campbell and Brad Ross10/17/16

Lori stars as the first woman president in the staged reading of THE FIRST GENTLEMAN at Tuacahn New Works Festival. Written by David Howard and Bret Simmons. 10/07/16

Lori stars in THE BIKINIS at Long Wharf Theatre thru 7/31/16

Lori plays Mrs. Cunningham in HAPPY DAYS at Westchester Broadway Theatre starting 5/12/16.

LORI HAMMEL GETS REAL! Tickets to Lori‘s new one hour solo comedy extravaganza at the PIT Loft in NYC are on sale now!  4/17/16 & 4/18/16

Lori performs in Sunday Night Improv at Stand Up NY Comedy Club 6:00 pm 2/21/16

Join Lori and Carl Menninger for a free seminar based on their critically acclaimed book Minding the Edge: Strategies for a Fulfilling, Successful Career as an Actor  at Actors Connection.  1/29/16

Lori moderates a panel discussion featuring NYC casting directors nominated for Film Independent Spirit Awards. SAG-AFTRA FOUNDATION 1/26/16

Lori films Hulu’s Difficult People with the fabulous Julie Klausner!

Catch Lori in BURNING UP at the SOUND BITES Festival in NYC.  1/18/16


Lori reprises her role in EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE IN FORMAL ATTIRE staged reading at National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, NYC.  12/14/15

New York Women in Film and Television premieres the madcap film, The Sisters Plotz.  Lori plays Sally Finsterman, the revenge seeking accountant!

Lori Hammel Gets Real!  Lori‘s new solo comedy show at People’s Improv Theatre is sold out!  11/21/15

Lori films a scene in an art gallery for the new web series Don’t Shoot the Messenger.

Lori films scenes in Times Square as a reporter in the indie thriller Rapid Eye Movement.

Lori wins Overall Acting Award at NYC International Fringe Festival in Gary Apple’s HELL IS FOR REAL.  Playbill

Lori returns to NYC after starring as Ethel Mertz in the National Tour of I LOVE LUCY LIVE.

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