Hammel commands the stage with tenacity, verve and tremendous presence.”     — NYTheatre Now
“Vocal powerhouse”    — Theatre Is Easy
Winner 2015 NY Fringe Excellence in Acting Award

I LOVE LUCY LIVE National Tour

Lori Hammel is perfect as Ethel”    — Star Tribune
“Spot on”    — San Francisco Appeal
“Splendid work”    — BroadwayWorld
“Picture perfect”    —
“Great comedic moments”    — John Hopkins News-Letter
“Kevin Remington and Lori Hammel and are a force to be reckoned with as Fred and Ethel Mertz. Just like their sitcom counterparts the two play off of one another’s frustrations. And boy, can those two dance.”    — BroadwayWorld
Winner Best Touring Performance Award  – San Francisco Theatre Critics Circle

I LOVE LUCY Sizzle Reel (video)

In the Kitchen: 1950’s Tuna Noodle Casserole (video)

Lori Hammel interviewed by the fabulous Seth Rudetsky on SiriusXM. (audio)

THE BIKINIS Long Wharf Theatre

Hammel is thoroughly delightful and plausible as the gutsy leader who has a heart and soul and just enough imperfections to make everyone like and respect her.”    —


Hammel gives a heartbreakingly honest performance.”    — Curtain Up
Hammel is spectacular in this role … causes chills.”    — Westfield Leader & Times
Hammel effectively conveys the sadness, disappointment, and chip on the shoulder attitude…”    —
Hammel does an exceptional job, offering such emotional stress that the audience..would like to reach out and comfort her.”    — Union County Local Source

Additional Press

Crackpopular: MEET LORI HAMMEL



SAG-AFTRA Foundation Industry Panels Moderated by Lori Hammel

(Lots of helpful info for working actors)

Excellence in Casting: 2017 Artios Awards Nominees – Television (video)

Conversations:  Journey of the Working Actor 2016 (video)

Excellence in Casting: 2016 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees (video)

The Business:  How to Perform in a Horror Film (video)

The Business: Memorization for Performers. (video)

Excellence in Casting: 2014 Artios Nominees (video)

The Business: How to Pitch Yourself (video)