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December 2016
By Correspondent Michael Tank
Abraham Lincoln continues to have a lasting impact on American culture.  His name and likeness is used on currency, cities and cars.   But for one Illinois man, Abraham Lincoln is his life, honestly.  Mike Tank introduces us to him in this installment of "Wandering Wabash."
Michael Krebs makes about 50 appearances each year at schools.  He also is in demand for other public appearances and he continues to receive opportunities to appear in commercials, movies and TV shows.
Michael Krebs and Michael Tank
                  of WAWV ABC

Stage



Visiting the Lincolns
a play by James Clark
The audience are unexpected guests at the executive mansion, arriving hours before Lincoln's departure to Ford's Theater on April 14, 1865. Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller portray President Abraham Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. This program is recommended for indoor staged special events, museum, library, banquet, and civic programming.  Suitable for all ages





Actors Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller
                    present Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln in
                    education program

President Lincoln's Re-election

As guest speaker at Sovereign Challenge VIII, actor Michael Krebs presents re-election speech to U.S. Special Operations Command Officers and Diplomats from around the world in Savannah, Georgia. The origins of the script are with Chicago History Museum, and an election speech for the highly successful exhibit "The Last Best Hope of Earth: Abraham Lincoln and the Promise of America".
Actor Michael Krebs presents Abraham Lincoln


Mrs. Lincoln's Salon
Mrs. Lincoln's Salon takes place in her Blue Room on April 4th, 1865.  Mr Lincoln and their youngest son,Tad, are at City Point, Robert, their eldest, is with General Grant in pursuit of Robert E Lee and Mary is alone in the Executive Mansion.  The audience is invited to reminisce with Mrs Lincoln about her childhood, her days in Springfield and her children as she celebrates with you Tad's 12th birthday, and the end of the Civil War. Drawing from her own letters to friends, family and political figures of the era, Mrs. Lincoln's Salon paints a picture of Mary Lincoln that is both sympathetic and truthful.
Mrs. Lincoln's Salon  is a 30 minute presentation with a question and answer period afterward, that can last up to an additional 30 minutes. Mrs. Lincoln's Salon is suitable for school's, Libraries, Museum's and Teas.
 



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edited clip from
 
FIELD OF LOST SHOES
Michael Krebs as President Lincoln and Tom Skerritt as General Grant

 
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.
IMDb film page
Field of Lost Shoes
Michael Krebs as Abraham Lincoln


Television

TIMELESS
edited clip from
"The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln"

Lucy (Abigail Spencer), Wyatt (Matt Lanter), and Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) chase terrorist Garcia Flynn (Goran Višnjic) to the night of Lincoln's assassination, where they're horrified to learn that Flynn's linked up with history's most notorious assassin, John Wilkes Booth (guest star Kelly Blatz). Also starring Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey and Claudia Doumit. Guest starring Neal Bledsoe, Michael Krebs, Terry Lewis and Lucia Frangione.


Reenactment of Lincoln's Second
                                    Inaugural portrayed by Michael
                                    Krebs
Lincoln's Second
                                                  Inaugural Address
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,

Michael Krebs portraying Abraham Lincoln Actors Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller
                    present Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln in
                    education program
C-SPAN150th anniversary of the
Inauguration of
Abraham Lincoln
  March 5, 2011, Capitol Hill Visitor Center
Introduction to speakers given by Dr. John T. Ellif
Abraham Lincoln Scholar, President of the Lincoln Group of DC
Abraham Lincoln - America's Bicentennial Tribute
WGN 9's Allison Payne on location in Springfield, Illinois Feb. 11th and 12th, 2009, covering ceremonies across the nation highlighting
President Barack Obama's visit to Springfield on Lincoln's 200th Birthday. National reading of Gettysburg Address on Bicentennial Day.
Michael Krebs portraying Abraham Lincoln
Michael Krebs portraying Abraham Lincoln
The History ChannelConspiracy?
Lincoln Assassination

April 14, 1865, Actor John Wilkes Booth shot
President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. Days later,
 Wilkes died in a standoff, and eventually, eight
Southern sympathizers were tried for conspiracy.
WGN9 LOGOLincoln Visits the Morning News
 
A collage of visits to the Chicago WGN 9 Morning News.
Michael Krebs portrays Abraham Lincoln involved in sketches, comical situations. Everything from being rescued in a DeLorean, analyzing the Cubs and White Sox to pardoning a turkey. General insanity. Mort Sahl has the tag line.


Commercial
Michael
                    Krebs as Lincoln at Chicago History Museum
Lincoln's New Year's Eve at the Chicago History Museum
You’ve helped us make 2015 a year to remember! Thank you for your support, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Chicago History Museum in 2016. Michael Krebs has some fun after hours at the museum
.

ABE  DOES TORONTO Published on Nov 11, 2014
Abraham Lincoln himself visited Toronto to encourage Canadians
to travel to Illinois!

Michael Krebs as Abraham LincolnThe Time To Save Is Upon Us. Abilify Savings Commercials   2015
Lincoln finds himself the Ambassador of Savings.

Honest Abe Technology Inception  2015
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Abraham
                            Lincoln "Introduction" commercial
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Abraham Lincoln "Introduction"
  2013
Disillusioned by modern-day society, Abe Lincoln finds himself drawn to the patriotic nature he finds at Liberty Bank of Arkansas.

Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Abraham Lincoln
                    commercial "7 to 7"
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Abraham Lincoln "7 to 7"  2013
Abe Lincoln employed at Liberty Bank of Arkansas.


Actor Michael Krebs in Abraham Lincoln:Vampire
                    Hunter commercialAbraham 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
Honest Abe, They're Awesome 2015

Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Abraham Lincoln "Instant Debit Cards" 
2013
Abe Lincoln employed at Liberty Bank of Arkansas.
New York Lottery commercial
New York Lottery commercial  2012 DDB-produced clip depicts Grant, Franklin, Lincoln, Jackson, Washington, and Hamilton getting it on 2012-style in NY Lottery‘s new commercial spot for ‘Cash Blast.’ Entitled “Beach Party.”
Boyd Gaming "Cool Abe" second commercial for Penny Lane Slots 2013
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Abraham Lincoln: Toyota Repairman Commercial Lincoln joins the repair team.
Texas Lottery Hall of Fame commercial 2011 Actor Michael Krebs presents Abraham Lincoln
cooperativas
Coopertavis Banks - Anuncio Boxeo
Recorded in San Juan, PR  
June, 2010



In the News 
Actor Michael Krebs Actors Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller
                    present Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln in
                    education assembly program
ABA JournalBeing Abe Lincoln
Feb. 16, 2012, It's not easy looking like Abraham Lincoln, says Michael Krebs, and he has the beard to prove it.  The Chicago man makes his living appearing as the country lawyer who went on to become the nation's 16th president.  In this short ABA Journal video, Krebs talks about his resemblance to the beloved president and what lawyers ask him.


WGN9 LOGOEvening News Cover Story Living Lincoln Actors Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller are
highlighted for portraying Abraham and Mary Todd
Lincoln in education programs for schools.
Segment produced by Pam Grimes
presented by WGN anchor Steve Sanders for WGN 9 Evening News.




ALPMlogo

Simultaneous reading of Gettysburg Address
February 12, 2009, 9:30 a.m. Part of Abraham Lincoln's
200th Birthday celebration with Abe fans across the nation.
Michael Krebs portraying Abraham Lincoln


Michael Krebs portraying Abraham Lincoln
Michael Krebs portraying Abraham Lincoln
Actors Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller
                    present Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln in
                    education program
GMA
                              LOGO
Michael Krebs is featured twice on
ABC Good Morning America
 First with Spencer Christian in 1997,
followed by Charlie Gibson in 2004.
voa_news_logoVoice of America 
President Lincoln's 200th birthday
 Lincoln's popularity is at an all-time high as the nation's first  VOA's Kane Farabaugh is in Lincoln's hometown of Springfield, Illinois.
WGN9 LOGOOpening of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum 2005
WGN 9 News Anchor Allison Payne covers events in Springfield, Illinois  to commemorate the grand opening celebration.




Actors Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller
                    present Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln in
                    education program
sj-r
                                logoLincoln Memorial Half Marathon Runners from
 across the Midwest filled the streets of Springfield Saturday for the Lincoln Memorial Half Marathon. The course hit several of the Lincoln sites, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum,
the Lincoln Home and Lincoln's Tomb.
The Last Best Hope of Earth: Abraham Lincoln and the
Promise of America 
Exhibit was the largest collection of Lincoln artifacts ever assembled. Included Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address, life masks, hair and Lincoln's Hat. Chicago Historical Society 1996-1997.

President's Day with the Lincolns
Michael Krebs andDebra Ann Miller portray President Abraham Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln for WGN 9 Morning News on Presidents Day 2006.



Lincoln-Douglas Debate






Actors Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller present
                  Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln in education
                  program


January 1995. President Clinton's visit and comments on  Lincoln-Douglas Debate in Galesburg.


C-SPAN
Michael Krebs portrays candidate Abraham Lincoln in reenactment at the lone surviving Lincoln-Douglas Debate site. continues to be a C-Span most popular series, considered a classic program on their web site where the 3 hour presentation is displayed.

 Link to this and much more through Michael's dedication page.

Lincoln-Douglas Galesburg Debate



Video Debate segments


Opening of the 5th Debate

in the Old Main Building , Knox College.

National or Sectional

Lincoln introduction, Lincoln speaks of the
Republican Party as being national or sectional.

Compromise of 1850
Lincoln speaks about  the Compromise of 1850
that led to the Kansas-Nebraska Act.


Question of Slavery
Lincoln speaks of differences between the
Democrats and Republicans concerning slavery.

Michael Krebs portraying Abraham Lincoln



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