Waterston Is Lincoln Once Again at Cooper Union, May 5

News   Waterston Is Lincoln Once Again at Cooper Union, May 5
At Manhattan's Cooper Union—safely south of Broadway's Studio 54, where Michael Cerveris' John Wilkes Booth nightly aims at President Abraham Lincoln—Sam Waterston will impersonate Honest Abe on May 5.
Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Waterston, who has played Lincoln on several occasions, will recreate the politician's famous 1860 anti-slavery speech, which was delivered in Cooper Union's Great Hall. The event commemorates the publication of Harold Holzer's new book, "Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President" (Simon & Schuster). Waterston has portrayed America's 16th President on stage (Lincoln Center's Abe Lincoln in Illinois) and on television (the mini-series "Lincoln"), and provided the voice of Lincoln for the Ken Burns documentary "The Civil War."

He is due on stage this summer in a Central Park production of Much Ado About Nothing.

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