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Danny Russel

Danny Russel
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“A dynamic actor with numerous professional credits, I specialize in bringing historical characters to life, blending humor with pathos in my portrayals. Travel back to the 18th or 19th century in my fast-paced, engaging, uproarious and dramatic portrayals which depict these beloved Hoosier figures’ colorful paths to national significance!”

 

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About My Work:
  • Abraham Lincoln is hilarious and heartbreaking as he recounts those formative years in Indiana that defined his character with perseverance and faith, fashioned his business and political sense, and resulted in his phenomenal achievements while leading our country during the Civil War.  This powerful and dramatic rendering features Lincoln’s most memorable speeches – “A House Divided,” “The Gettysburg Address” and “Second Inaugural.”

 

  • James Whitcomb Riley shares funny boyhood tales, dances on the medicine show circuit, and describes his colorful path to fame as our Hoosier Poet.  Sentimental, humorous and charming, he recites and performs several classic pieces including “Little Orphant Annie,” “The Raggedy Man” and “When the Frost is on the Punkin.”

 

  • Daniel Boone, our finest frontiersman, relives years filled with adventure, hardship and danger.  Love of exploration, skill in the outdoors, facility with native peoples, and dignity in the face of death — he’s a natural leader whose exploits amply justify his larger-than-life reputation.
Upcoming Events:

Daniel Boone will be available mid-March, 2016.

Pricing Information:

Varies by program.  Please email or call for details.

Affiliations:

Phoenix Theatre, Indiana State Museum, Cardinal Stage Company, Conner Prairie, Indiana Historical Society, City Center Children’s Theatre, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

 

Awards:

Three-time grant recipient honored by the Indiana Arts Commission.

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