Joan Hammel 
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Height: 5'4" Weight: 120 lbs. Eyes: blue
Hair: Light Brown Dress: 6 Shoes:  7


Shared billing with:    
Buddy Rich (RCA/Polygram/Various)  
Chi-Lites (Brunswick/Ichiban Records)  
Lonnie Brooks (Alligator Records)  
Rare Earth (Motown Records)  
Koko Taylor (Alligator Records)  
Cryan' Shames (Decca Records)  
David Sanborn (Elektra)  
Brenda Russell (Warner Bros.)  
James Moody (RCA/Warner)  
Shirley King (Diva Recods)  

Johnny Frigo (Mercury Records)

GRAMMY® Festival NBC American Airlines
United Sound Records Ark Records Discover Card
Marriott-Lincolnshire Chrysler Lamb's Farm Indian Summerfest
Gaslight Club (O'hare) Caesars Palace Exceptions - Billy Herman
Nekoosa Paper Company FTD Consolidated Radio Artists
Chicago Medical Association Vince Geraci Arnie Evans Productions
Brunswick Tony Caselli Genesee Theatre
Northlake Days  Triple Play Variety Enterprises
Epilepsy Association (WI) Computer Bay Glenview Naval Air Station
Village Cay (Caribbean)  Amway Advanced Manufacturing Awards
Aladdin (Las Vegas) Shell Oil Delta Records
USO Sophisticats Scarecrow Festival
Mike Knauf Jazz Quartet Addison Days National Super Service Co.
Historic Frankling Hotel & Casino First Gold Gaming Hotel & Casino 1990 US Summer Ski Jumping Nat’ls 
Holy Name Cathedral Hundreds of corp. parties, outdoor festivals & other events


Event Role Place
"Everything in the Garden"  A.D. Getz Theatre
"Winter Jamboree" Lead/Choreo. Milwaukee Fine Arts Society 
"Showtime-Love & Broadway" Lead/Choreo.  Milwaukee Fine Arts Society
"The Lion Who Wouldn’t" AD Marriott Corp.
"Singin’/Dancin’ Broadway" Principal  Heather Ridge Theatre Guild
"Come Blow Your Horn" Peggy Village Repertory Theatre


Film Role Sponsor
"Ground Hog Day" Reporter #1 - Ch 3  (Featured) Columbia Pictures
"Last Day in Chicago" Dominica (Lead) Grand Cinema/Sound Images
"Mr. Holland’s Opus" Chairman of Chicago Premiere Buena Vista
"Music of the Heart" Chairman of Chicago Premiere Premiere Miramax


Event Role Sponsor
"Colorific" Host Lake County Discovery Museum
"Zion Days Parade" Host AT&T Cable
"Someone You Should Know" Narrator Resurrection Health Care
"Nasty Boys"  Single Barfly Universal Pictures
"Overexposed"  Mom Harpo Productions
"President’s Shoot" Employee/Customer McDonald’s Corporation
"Inside the NFL"* Local Producer HBO
"The Magic Door"  Customer WBBM-TV & Chicago Board of Rabbis
"Legs"  Legs MacDonald-Hein Films
"Sometimes It’s Harder To Care" Patient American Hospital Association
"Daybreak" Production Assistant/Intern WBBM-TV
"Lotus Blossom Exhibit" Poetry Reader Lake County Museum


Sponsor Role Media
In-Law’s Restaurant Wife Radio
"Midday Show"  Talk Show Host WKRS 1220 AM Daily Spot
Libertyville Tennis and Fitness Voice-over Radio
Illinois Beach Resort Mom Radio
Sign Central Mom Radio
KDSR Radio Spokesperson Brian Koester
Piggly Wiggly Happy Shopper JLD Productions
Oscar Mayer* A.P. JLD Productions
Sea World Audience Member Johnston Films


Talk Show Host and Producer on ABC radio affiliate WKRS’s "Midday Show" Spring Broadcasting; also WaukTown Radio

Some guests included: Steve Allen, Richard Marx, Jacques Pepin, Astronaut Jim Lovell, James Brown, Alan Thicke, Bart Starr, Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, Alan Osmond, Joe Bonsall (Oak Ridge Boys), Hemingway travel companion A.E. Hotchner, Livingston Taylor, Willies Aames, Dick VanPatten, national, state, and local political figures


IFT, Natural Foods Expo West, Fancy Foods, All Things Organic, Produce Show, FMI, Candy Expo, NRA Great Lakes Gelatin
Minnesota Netware Conference Shiva
Chicago Netware Users Conference Shiva
Giftwares Baubles
Housewares Resentel also Reaves Dropcloth
Radiology RSNA
Sporting Goods, FMI & NRA Anheuser-Busch
Kenosha & Minneapolis Ski Expos Mark Hammel (U.S. Ski Team-Central Division)
POP Nekoosa Paper
FMI Campell's Soup/Pepperidge Farms
NRA, Midwest Software, Autofact Microsoft
ASCO Genentech


Five Time Nominee Chicago Music Award: Pop Entertainer of the Year
Five Time ASCAPLUS Writer Award
YWCA of Lake County Arts Category Winner: Women of Achievement Awards
Strathmore's Who's Who
International Who's Who in Popular Music
Marquis’ Who’s Who in Entertainment
Marquis’ Who’s Who in the Midwest
Marquis’ Who’s Who of American Women
Int'l Who's Who
Int’l Who’s Who of Music
Int’l Who’s Who of Professionals
Int'l Who's Who in Popular Music
Warren THS Wall of Fame Award
Illinois Public Health Association Media Award
Honoree Lake County Women’s Coalition’s Woman in Communications
Chicago Emmy-Best Children’s Special*
Two Time ITVA Award - Best Health Care Video* 
Outstanding Intellectual of the 20th Century
International Woman of the Year
International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs
Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans
Outstanding People of the 20th Century, England
Personalities of America
Numerous All -District, Conference, State, National and Internationall vocal competition medals




Singing, skin/scuba diving, genealogy, hand and leg modeling, animals, television production, stained glass, glass fusing, mountain biking, and mentoring


SAG-AFTRA and its Singers Committee

Recording Academy (Grammy Awards organization)


Columbia College, Chicago, IL 1986 B.A. Graduate 3.97/ 4.0 GPA Summa Cum Laude
Some teachers with whom Joan has studied:
Jamey Abersold - jazz
Larry Arancio - acting
Jason Blume - songwriting
Cindy Wilt Colville - ASCAP Christian Music Writers Workshop
James Conlon - vocal masterclass
Jason Blume - songwriting
Christoph Eschenbach - vocal masterclass
Sean Frasier - web marketing
Robert Harris - voice
Margaret Hillis - Choral/conducting masterclass
Dr. Thomas Hoekstra - voice
Scott Houston - piano
Mike Jorgenson - voice
Kent Klineman - acting: Meisner technique
Janet Louer - acting
Roger Love - vocal masterclass
Bruce Mack - percussion/wind instruments
Allen Myren - voice
Sheldon Patinkin - theatre and life
Art Peck - piano
Tony Randall - acting/stage singing masterclass
Eileen Vorbach - acting
Craig Wallace - acting
Bob Zeman - piano


 Portfolio, print list, demo tapes, additional listings, references, or other materials gladly furnished upon request. 

* indicates production staff

Joan Hammel