President Abraham Lincoln:

  • was certainly the tallest…
  • arguably the funniest…
  • claimed to be the homeliest…
  • and was, by consensus of historians, the greatest …

President in the history of the Union…

Wouldn’t you like to meet him?

Photo Courtesy Heath Kluemper

“Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the government. Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”

“I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States,…order and declare that all persons held as slaves…are, and henceforward shall be free…”

“…That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

“… With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work that we are in…”

Lincoln with Indianapolis Symphony
Gettysburg Address at Symphony on the Prairie

Dean Dorrell
as Abraham Lincoln

  • Awarded 2002 Best Abraham Lincoln by the Association of Lincoln Presenters.
  • With Donna McCreary, awarded 2005 Glen Schnizlein Award for best Abraham and Mary Lincoln Team by the Association of Lincoln Presenters.
  • At 6’ 6″ tall, Mr. Dorrell is similar in stature to Mr. Lincoln…
  • has appeared at festivals and meetings for museums and historical societies as Mr. Lincoln…
  • has given presentations to various social, historical, and civic groups…
  • has appeared in schools, Kindergarten through High School (and has a degree in Education)…
  • has appeared on stage in the one-man play “Mr. Lincoln”, by Herbert Mitgang, as well as his own “Evening with Abraham Lincoln.”
  • and has appeared with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra


Dean Dorrell as President Lincoln
The Gettysburg Address from “A Pioneer Tale” at Lincoln Amphitheatre

Coming this summer!
“Here I Grew Up”, a new musical about Abraham Lincoln’s
early life in Indiana at Lincoln Amphitheatre

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Life Member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters

Lincoln Amphitheatre

Whitewater Valley Railroad

Dubois County Museum

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra


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