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

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)