Industrial Strength Characters
Richard Henzel's historical impressions created for meetings, banquets, films, and television programs.
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__________Mark Twain___________________photo by Al Brandtner
Click for more on Mark Twain In Person. Clients/Venues have included: Media Projects, TBA Corporate Communications and Entertainment, CNA Insurance, Williams Gerard Productions, Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee (Great Britain), Bailiwick Repertory, General Motors, McDonald's, Million Dollar Round Table, Encyclopedia Britannica, Coronet Films, Marion Merrill Dow Pharmaceuticals, Rotary International, "All Things Considered," National Assn. of Realtors, Glenmore Distilleries, Days Inns, Royal Viking Cruise Lines, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Underwriters' Laboratories, Armed Forces Radio &Television, World Book Encyclopedia, Steele Surgical Supply, WTTW-TV, Illinois Bell, Catholic Charities, etc. Plus Theatres, Colleges, and Arts Councils in 40 States, Canada, and U.K.
In September in New Orleans, Varian Medical Systems invited "Mark
to join them for the 2002 ASTRO Convention there...
Pictured from the Varian production team (l to r): Pat Vuich, Rosie Dinh, Henzel, Fayne Muldoon.
Lord Richard Buckley
photo by Whit Spurgeon
The Return of the Hip Messiah at Second City Skybox (Prop Thtr Company), The Bugbird on WBEZ 848 radio program, The Hip Messiah and is appearing 7pm Sundays this November and December at Marc Kelly Smith's Chicago Poetry Slam at The Green Mill Tavern and Fitzgerald's; also Hi Ricky's in Chicago. Who was Lord Buckley? Answers are HERE.
What a wonderful man he was. I thanked him for being there for my kids when they were little.
He said, "Do you have teenagers?"
I said, "Yes."
He put a hand on my shoulder and asked, as if he were reading my mind: "How's that going?"
He read the answer in my eyes, squeezed my shoulder, and said reassuringly, "Hang in there. You'll get through it."
Heidelberg Presses, Olympus Total Endoscopy, Varian Medical, etc.
Here I am, as Dr. Albert Einstein, presenting Olympus' new line of gastrointestinal scopes
during Digestive Diseases Week in San Diego.The show was ably produced by Live! Marketing.
1776, Universal Underwriters, Varian Medical Systems, etc.
First as "Einstein," and subsequently as Benjamin Franklin (pictured above with Varian Medical's Project Manager Fayne Muldoon) and most recently as Mark Twain, I have presented Varian Medical's SmartBeam cancer therapy system in Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, San Antonio, and San Fransisco.
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Henzel as LBJ, with Jeff Still as Mayor Richard M. Daley, debating Viet Nam over Johnson's famous "sand box"
The Khe Sanh Bagman: The Boys in the Valley by Leigh Johnson; Armed Forces Radio and Television; Feiffer's America
George Bush, Sr.
photo by Karen L. Hirsch
hairpiece courtesy of John Conlisk
Kraft Foods, Moore Business Forms, Pansophic Systems, TREK Bicycles
photo courtesy Jack Morton Company
shown with Russ Flack as Arch Klumph
Orlando, Florida Convention of Rotary International, produced by The Jack Morton Company
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
photo courtesy Paramount Pictures
Harry S. Truman and Walter Cronkite
The Society Of Actuaries 50th Anniversary Conference, San Francisco
Produced by Directions, Inc., Tom Grubbe, Producer
(Voice) "Gettysburg Address" Encyclopedia Britannica CD ROM
Sears, Armed Forces Radio & Television Service
Auric the Miner
Doskicil Foods, produced by Williams Gerard Productions, sharing the stage with "Father Guido Sarducci", Don Novello
Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen
Radiological Soc. of N. A.
Daniel Hudson Burnham
Illinois & Indiana Masonry Council, City of Chicago