Christopher Lowell

Chris Lowell

A native New Yorker, Mr. Lowell has had a long dual career in the classroom and on the stage. A graduate of Dickinson College (PA) with a double major in theater and French, and Colgate University (NY) with an MA in French literature, he taught French and theater for over 40 years and has been an actor since childhood. Lowell has twice been honored with “Best Actor of the Year” awards from the press in his adopted city of Colorado Springs, where he and his wife have lived since 1973, and was honored with the Denver Post’s “Ovation Award” for Best Actor in a Dramatic role for the year 2011.

Bilingual in French, Mr Lowell taught in France, where he was awarded a grant as a Fulbright Exchange Teacher for the academic year 1992-93. Then, he taught in Brittany—the region where Ben Franklin first touched French soil in December of 1776.

Since 2004, Mr. Lowell has brought the extraordinary life and accomplishments of Ben Franklin to an ever widening range of audiences on a full-time basis, both here and abroad. Along with keynote and other presentations to business groups, civic organizations, fund-raisers, non-profits, libraries and museums, he has presented to students at all levels. In 2007, as a guest of the French government, he brought Ben “back” to Paris for the first time in 222 years for a series of presentations in French to the French diplomatic and business communities. Lowell’s Franklin portrayal has been called “the best I have ever seen” by Gordon S. Wood, Pulitzer-prize winning historian and author of The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin. Mark Skousen, Ph.d, Franklin descendent and author of The Compleated Biography of Benjamin Franklin has called him “unequaled.” You can read many similar testimonials on Lowell’s LinkedIn page and on his website. There you’ll also find a series of one-minute videos of him as Ben.

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