With Lincoln Productions
School Assembly and Special Event Programs
featuring

Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller
as
President Abraham Lincoln
and
Mary Todd Lincoln

Actor Michael Krebs portrays Abraham Lincoln for schools, Libraries, and Academics around the country with actress Debra Ann Miller as Mary Todd Lincoln, Krebs and Miller bring life, vulnerability and fire to the most enigmatic Presidential couple.
We are proud to offer our portrayal of the nation’s most famous President, Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. Our approach is to strip away the myth to reveal the inner strength of his will and the charm of his character. Lincoln was famous for his sense of humor and use of sarcasm.  From the vast richness of his life, he could speak pointedly of personal, professional, and political issues.  Rumors of a disastrous family life, his own bouts of melancholy, and stories of his wife’s instability are paramount to Lincoln’s intrigue.  Thousands of books and papers have been written about this remarkable man who was as much a poet as he was a politician.
Dramatic works based on the Presidential life story

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THE DELLORA A. NORRIS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
February 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm $15
Meeting the Lincolns
Just in time for President’s Day, Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, come to life in astonishing realism, personified by Michael Krebs and Debra Miller. This entertaining and enlightening performance (including a Q&A and meet-and-greet sessions) is sure to delight audience members of all ages.





Join us Presidents' Day Feb. 20, 2017
Chicago History Museum
Free admission! We will perform MEETING THE LINCOLNS at 2pm.

Chief Historian Russell Lewis introduces Michael Krebs at opening of Lincoln's Undying Words
TIMELESS -- "The Assassination of Abraham
                  Lincoln" Pictured: (l-r) Goran Visnjic as Garcia
                  Flynn, Michael Krebs as Abraham Lincoln -- (Photo by:
                  Sergei Bachlakov/NBC)


 watch full episode
Michael  Krebs as Abraham Lincoln in the new NBC  program Timeless
“The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln”

Michael Krebs
                                  portrays Abraham Lincoln in the new
                                  NBC program Timeless “The
                                  Assassination of Abraham Lincoln”

Goran Visnjic as Garcia Flynn, Michael Krebs as Abraham Lincoln (Photo by: Sergei Bachlakov/NBC)






September 22
, 2016

Life as an Abraham Lincoln  Impersonator

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
October 2016

“Excuse me, Mr. President?” a middle-aged guy in a suit and tie says, with nary a hint of irony, to Michael Krebs. The Abe Lincoln impersonator stops for yet another selfie request at McCormick Place.

“I can always feel when I’m being watched,” Krebs says while we make our way to Starbucks to fetch him a much-needed cup o’ joe. As the 16th president of the United States waits in line for a latte, a small crowd gathers for pictures and handshakes.

 



Michael Krebs at opening
                                  Lincoln's Undying Words at Chicago
                                  History Museum
Chief Historian Russell Lewis introduces Michael Krebs at opening of Lincoln's Undying Words
  Passages recorded by Michael Krebs from the key speeches are available on audio at the exhibit. 


"Mr. President, what do you make of the current political climate?" Senior curator Olivia Mahoney and Abraham Lincoln himself discuss the carriage, splitting rails, and 2016 election. FOX 32 Chicago.


A short 5 weeks before his assassination, Lincoln delivered words now carved in stone in his memorial. Reenactment at two locations features Michael Krebs as Abraham Lincoln. Special Thanks to:
Lincoln Group of DC, American History TV C-Span3, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery,
Debra Ann Miller and
                          Michael Krebs on the steps of the U.S. Capitol
                          for the celebration of Lincoln's First
                          Inauguration March 5 2011
 event  details

Michael Krebs reciting Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address. The event is sponsored by the Lincoln Group of Washington D.C. and the National Archives. The National Symphony Orchestra and Army Choir, as well as The Washington Revels Children's Choir. Professor and author Lucas Morel on the importance of the Second Inaugural, and Dr.Edna Greene Medford, professor of history at Howard University and member of the board of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, talks about the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama.

Debra Ann Miller and Michael Krebs

Michael Krebs as Abraham
                  Lincoln
See a  preview here
FIELD OF LOST SHOES

The Civil War drama follows a group of young Virginia Military Institute (VMI) cadets who on May 15, 1864, assisted Confederate forces in keeping the Union army out of the Shenandoah Valley. Known as the Battle of New Market after the village nearby, 247 cadets joined their Confederate brethren in a long slog through a muddy field. Many of the young men lost their footwear in the ankle-deep mud, making the grounds forever remembered as the film's title.

cast and production details at
IMDb Field of Lost Shoes



LOS ANGELES TIMES
Lost Shoes' finds its target eventually



Michael Krebs and Debra Ann
                  Miller
 




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Journal & Courier
Abe Lincoln impersonator is 'beyond the typical'
Recent education article  5/18/2012
Dean
                    Richards introduces Will Ferrell and Zach
                    Galifianakis to Michael Krebs
WGN 9 logo


Thursday, July 19
, 2012
Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis greeted Chicago-style on WGN
Actors Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis join WGN Morning News for an interview and are greeted by Lincoln, Capone, Harry Caray, Benny the Bull and Bozo!



Dean Richards introduces Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis to Michael Krebs.
Actors Michael Krebs and Debra Ann
                Miller present Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln at
                Geneva History Center
Geneva History Center

History Center's Sold Out 'Visit With the Lincolns' Is First-Rate

February 19, 2012
The Geneva History Center's visit with the Lincolns on Feb. 19 was sold out and for good reason. It was a first-class, emotional show and one we hope will be an annual event in Geneva.
  WGN 9
                      logo
 February 20, 2012

WGN MORNING NEWS

What's Happening:
Presidents Day relay race


Actor Michael Krebs as Abraham Lincoln presents
                to Sovereign Challenge

Sovereign
                    Challenge
December 6, 2011
As guest speaker at Sovereign Challenge VIII,
Michael Krebs presents to U.S. Special Operations Command Officers and Diplomats from around the world in Savannah, Georgia.

Abraham Lincoln presenter Michael Krebs
Swearing-In Ceremony, March 5, 2011.  See Photo Gallery




Sam
                    Waterston
Sam Waterston
photographer, Henry F. Ballone

The event was co-sponsored by the Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, the Lincoln Forum and the Lincoln Archives Digital Project, and the Willard InterContinental.

 Capitol Hill Visitor Center Events
Representative Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
2nd District of Illinois
Introduction - Dr. John T. Elliff
Abraham Lincoln Scholar
Remarks on the 1861 Inauguration
Harold Holzer
Chair, Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation
Inaugural Address
Sam Waterston

C-SPAN VIDEO LIBRARY



Actors
                Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller present Abraham
                Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln at Abraham Lincoln
                Presidential Museum







We are excited too!
New flash photo gallery

Photo Gallery
Actor Michael Krebs presents
                  Abraham Lincoln with Mort Sahl on WGN Morning News


Overjoyed with new video gallery!
Video Gallery
Actor Michael Krebs in Abraham
                Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
February 25th, 2010
Bodega Produces Epic Book Trailer for
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
PR Newswire March 2, 2010
The two-minute "micro-epic" was written and directed by Bodega creative director Adam Reid, and features a dead-on likeness of Abraham Lincoln (Michael Krebs) in his White House office circa 1864 as he confronts an un-dead confederate vampire in a battle to the death.
Book Trailer Page
Actor Michael Krebs in "Inherit
                the Wind"




Pre-Lincoln

Michael Krebs marks 31 years in the entertainment business in 2011. Here are some of his pre-Lincoln stage credits
Early Stage Credits
Abraham Lincoln presenter Michael Krebs in
                  Lincoln Douglas Debate at Knox College
Lincoln-Douglas
Galesburg Debate
Oct. 7, 1858 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mr. Douglas spoke for an hour, Mr. Lincoln for an hour and a half, and Mr. Douglas replied for another half hour. Between 15,000 and 20,000 people witnessed the event. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates continues to be a C-Span most popular series, considered a classic program on their  web site.
Galesburg Lincoln Douglas Debate Page


More than 20,000 documents are in the "Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress" presentation. "Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library" offers a Webcast of a 1998 event at the Library in which the digitization of Lincoln materials was announced. A highlight is a performance by Lincoln impersonator Michael Krebs.
The Library's Web site is a great way to make your own discoveries about the parallel lives of Lincoln and Whitman.


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