WITH LINCOLN PRODUCTIONS

Dramatic works based on the Presidential life story
for educational programs and general events
featuring Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller
Tintype  Capital City Bicentennial Celebration at The Old State Capitol, Springfield, Illinois July 3, 2009.  Debra and I are blessed these past few years to work with these very talented photographers found in this photo gallery and throughout the site.  Photographic Artist Steve Ingram used skills in tintype to create this photograph. Visit Steve's web site at www.tintypist.com T.R. and Lincoln  West Branch, Iowa celebrating Hoover Hometown Days 2017 with Adam Lindquist as Teddy Roosevelt and Michael Krebs as Abraham Lincoln Lincoln's Cottage  www.lincolncottage.org While living here, Lincoln made nation-changing decisions about the Union, Freedom, and the Presidency, most notably the Emancipation Proclamation. The importance of what he accomplished in this space encourages us to embrace the Cottage as a Museum of Ideas over a traditional historic house museum model. During the Civil War, the Lincolns chose to move their family from the White House to a cottage on a hilltop overlooking the city. They made this move three summers in a row, in the midst of a war that threatened the country they held so dear. It would be tempting to think of the Cottage as a pastoral retreat, a refuge from the chaos of war, but the evidence suggests otherwise. The White House may have been the “iron cage,” but life at the Soldiers’ Home brought Lincoln closer to the war and its human cost. Here Lincoln said, “my thoughts — my solicitude for this great country follows me wherever I go.” Lincoln encountered people from all walks of life here and on his commute, gaining new perspectives on freedom, justice, and humility. Lincoln's Cottage  www.lincolncottage.org While living here, Lincoln made nation-changing decisions about the Union, Freedom, and the Presidency, most notably the Emancipation Proclamation. The importance of what he accomplished in this space encourages us to embrace the Cottage as a Museum of Ideas over a traditional historic house museum model. During the Civil War, the Lincolns chose to move their family from the White House to a cottage on a hilltop overlooking the city. They made this move three summers in a row, in the midst of a war that threatened the country they held so dear. It would be tempting to think of the Cottage as a pastoral retreat, a refuge from the chaos of war, but the evidence suggests otherwise. The White House may have been the “iron cage,” but life at the Soldiers’ Home brought Lincoln closer to the war and its human cost. Here Lincoln said, “my thoughts — my solicitude for this great country follows me wherever I go.” Lincoln encountered people from all walks of life here and on his commute, gaining new perspectives on freedom, justice, and humility. Lincoln Memorial  Michael Krebs and Debra Miller Michael Krebs in TIMELESS  TIMELESS -- "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln" Episode still, Pictured: Michael Krebs as Abraham Lincoln
TIMELESS  TIMELESS -- "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln" Episode 101 -- Pictured: Abigail Spencer as Lucy Preston, Michael Krebs as Abraham Lincoln -- (Photo by: Sergei Bachlakov/NBC) TIMELESS  Abigail Spencer and Michael Krebs on the set of NBC's TIMELESS, Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. TIMELESS  TIMELESS -- "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln" Episode 101 -- Pictured: (l-r) Goran Visnjic as Garcia Flynn, Michael Krebs as Abraham Lincoln -- (Photo by: Sergei Bachlakov/NBC) TIMELESS  Michael Krebs and Goran Visnjic on the set of NBC's TIMELESS, Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Dedication of Statue at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery  U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, and Lincoln interpreter Michael Krebs, admire a statue of the 16th president. The statue, located at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, is the first statue of a U.S. president to be featured in a national cemetery. (Alicia Fabbre / Daily Southtown) Chicago Architecture Foundation  Larry Broutman’s book launch CHICAGO MONUMENTAL at Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan Ave. Sept. 18, 2016
Opening Night!  Chief Historian Russell Lewis introduces Michael Krebs at opening of Lincoln's Undying Words  at Chicago History Museum, Friday, April 8, 2016 Tom Skerritt and Michael Krebs  Opening of film, Fox Westwood Village Theatre. September 2014 Tom Skerritt and Michael Krebs  Tom Skerritt as General Grant and Michael Krebs as President Lincoln in FIELD OF LOST SHOES Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller 2016  WITH LINCOLN PRODUCTIONS 8 EYES PHOTOGRAPHY Lincoln Memorial 2015  Photo by Rob Larson / riederphotography 2nd Inaugural Address  March 7, 2015, reenactment of Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address. Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC Michael Krebs reciting Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address. The event is sponsored by the Lincoln Group of Washington D.C. and the National Archives.
LINMM2 150307 111  March 7, 2015. Commemorative group photo of participants in the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural, Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC. Library of Congress  Michael Krebs and Debra Miller standing in front of the original Lincoln Second Inaugural at Library of Congress. Willard Hotel, Washington DC 2015 Michael Krebs as Abraham Lincoln  WITH LINCOLN PRODUCTIONS 8 EYES PHOTOGRAPHY Michael Krebs as Abraham Lincoln  WITH LINCOLN PRODUCTIONS 8 EYES PHOTOGRAPHY Lincoln's Funeral Car, 2015  The special car, built to transport a living Lincoln and his cabinet, was one of the most elaborately appointed railroad vehicles ever made. It had upholstered walls, etched-glass windows, 16 wheels (adaptable to both standard and five-foot-gauge tracks) to ensure a smooth ride, and rooms for working and relaxation. The exterior sides bore a large painted crest of the United States. Perhaps thinking the United States too ostentatious, Lincoln did not use it. After his death, however, the car carried Lincoln's and son Willie's bodies on a two-week, 1,662-mile journey from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois, for burial. It was the mid-19th-century equivalent of Air Force One. photo: Lou Szoke.
Lincoln's Funeral Car, 2015  Aboard Lincoln's Funeral Car, 2015. This is the front meeting parlor where Lincoln would meet guests as he traveled after the war. He was scheduled to view the new Presidential Rail Car on April 15th, 1865. Jerry Mennenga with Michael Krebs  My favorite of 2015 has to be working with David Kloke and Jerry Mennenga (pictured with Michael Krebs). These two gentleman built the replicas of Leviathan Engine and Lincoln's Funeral Car. Photo: Sarah Thesing Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum  We had a grand day at the 10th Anniversary of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum. We had a chance to say hello to Senator Dick Durbin. Duncan Hall, Lafayette, Indiana  Thank you to everyone in Lafayette, IN for attending our show at Duncan Hall, July 24th, 2015 photo by Randy Gentry. Sullivan County Court House, April 14, 2015 Michael Krebs as Abraham Lincoln 2013, photo by Joe Shuman  Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum opening of Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America, 3/23/13 Shuman Photography
Blackberry Farm in Aurora, Illinois  Mid-August stroll through Blackberry Farm in Aurora, Illinois 2012 Memorial Day Parade  MIchael and Debra in Memorial Day Parade downtown Chicago 2012 New York Lottery 2012 Will Ferrell and Zack Galiflankis visit WGN  Thanks to Will Byington for capturing the madness of WGN Morning News' Chicago-themed welcome for Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. — with Alberto Herrera, Benny T. Bull, Vince LiFonti, Jeff Hoover, Megan Irvin, Michael Krebs and Mike Toomey. Sesquicentennial of Cinco de Mayo Parade in Puebla  On May 5, 2012, Michael Krebs as Lincoln and members of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS), Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) and its Sons of Veterans Reserve (SVR), and reenactors from the 7th Michigan and 5th Texas (marching as Union) reenacting organizations have been invited by the Government of the State of Puebla and the Mexican Federal Government to participate in its Sesquicentennial of Cinco de Mayo celebration and commemoration in Puebla, Mexico Newpaper kids with Lincoln-Juarez banners in Cinco de Mayo Parade  Michael Krebs as Lincoln and Newspaper kids with Lincoln-Juarez Banners in Puebla’s Cinco De Mayo Sesquicentennial Parade, 2012.
150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural  March 5, 2011. Commemorative photo of participants in the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural, Capitol Hill, Washington DC.   Nancy J. Olds, photographer. 150th Anniversary Group  March 5, 2011. Commemorative group photo of participants in the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural, Capitol Hill, Washington DC.   Jeff Malet, photograhper Michael Krebs and Debra Miller participate in 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural  March 5, 2011. Commemorative duo photo of Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller in the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural, Capitol Hill, Washington DC.   Jeff Malet, photographer Sam Waterston reads First Inaugural  March 5, 2011.  Sam Waterston delivers Lincoln's First Inaugural.  Commemorative photo of 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural, Capitol Hill Auditorium, Washington DC.  Jeff Malet, photograhper Michael Krebs reenacts Lincoln's swearing of oath  March 5, 2011. Michael Krebs in reenactment of the swearing in ceremony. Commemorative photo of 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural, Capitol Hill Auditorium, Washington DC. Justice Taney portrayed by Frank Parsons of Frederick County, MD.  Jeff Malet, photograhper Michael Krebs and Debra Miller in Capitol Building Auditorium  Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller center aisle. Commemorative photo of 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural, Capitol Hill Auditorium, Washington DC. March 5, 2011.  Henry F. Ballone, photographer
Michael Krebs and Debra Miller exiting Capitol Building Auditorium  "Hello up there" Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller exit through the audience. Commemorative photo of 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural, Capitol Hill Auditorium, Washington DC. March 5, 2011. Nancy J. Olds, photographer. Camera Ready  A camera ready audience. Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller in the lobby following ceremony. Commemorative photo of 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural, Capitol Hill Auditorium, Washington DC. March 5, 2011. Nancy J. Olds, photographer. Arrival at the Willard Hotel Inaugural Celebration  Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller arriving at the Willard Hotel. Commemorative photo of 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Banquet, Washington DC. March 5, 2011.  Nancy J. Olds, photographer. Guest speakers at the Willard Hotel  Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller on stage at the Willard Hotel. Commemorative photo of 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Banquet, Washington DC. March 5, 2011.  Henry F. Ballone, photographer. An old tradition  Sept. 27, 2009 Dedication of Iron Determination in Rockford, Illinois. Michael Krebs holding up Nick Zalzalah, 10, the grandson of John and Suzanne Brubaker, who commissioned the bust of Lincoln called "Iron Determination" as a gift to the community. Emily Zimmerman is number 1  Springfield Illinois, 2012 Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon. Female Overall Winner 2 years in a row, Emily Zimmerman and last minute entry Michael Krebs cross finish almost even. Emily finished with 1:26:45, Michael finished in about 5 seconds.
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter 1  Michael Krebs in book trailer ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER 2010 Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter 2  Michael Krebs in book trailer ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER 2010 Michael Krebs and Debra Miller at McCormick Gardens  Debra Ann Miller & Michael Krebs in Gardens of Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny, Illinois 2008.  photo by Jack Bannister Civil War Symposium at First Division Museum  Michael Krebs at Civil War Symposium, Cantigny First Division Museum, October 2, 2010 The Gettysburg Address  Reading Of The Gettysburg Address from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - February 12, 2009, 9:30 AM, CST. Simultaneous reading of the Gettysburg Address lead by Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois and Michael Krebs, premier Lincoln actor from the museum plaza. It is estimated over 300,000 children participated in the simultaneous reading. The Four Score and Seven Project was generously funded by JP Morgan Chase, MacArthur Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust and in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education.  Photo by Robert Shaw - www.WildPerceptions.com Gov. Quinn meets the First Lady  Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn greets Debra Miller who portrays Mary Todd Lincoln during a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009. Gov. Quinn and other visitors were given a brief chance to view the museum's original copy of the Gettysburg Address, at left, which officials wheeled out of their vault under the cover of a black cloth to protect the rare document.  Photo Journalist - Shannon Kirshner, The State Journal-Register
Historic Fort Monroe 1  Feb. 28, 2010 Michael Krebs in Fort Monroe near Hampton, Virginia.  Quarters No. 1, in this room President Lincoln Stayed during his visit of May 6-11, 1862. It was in this house that the President, General Wool and Commodore Goldsborough planned the attack of Norfolk, Virginia.  Photo by Hunter Tate Historic Fort Monroe 2  Feb. 28, 2010 Michael Krebs in Fort Monroe near Hampton, Virginia.  Photo by Hunter Tate A special house  Feb. 28, 2010 Michael Krebs in Fort Monroe near Hampton, Virginia. Quarters No. 1, in this house President Lincoln Stayed during his visit of May 6-11, 1862. It was here that the President, General Wool and Commodore Goldsborough planned the attack of Norfolk, Virginia.  Photo by Hunter Tate Fort Monroe  Feb. 28, 2010 Debra Ann Miller & Michael Krebs in Fort Monroe near Hampton, Virginia. Lincoln met with Generals Grant and Sherman on board the River Queen near here in March, 1865. History records Mary at Fort Monroe for a short time then leaving.  Photo by Hunter Tate Michael Krebs and Debra Miller at McCormick Gardens 2  Debra Ann Miller & Michael Krebs in Gardens of Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny, Illinois 2008.  photo by Jack Bannister Debra Miller in Bloomfield New York  Debra Ann Miller as Mary Todd Lincoln in East Bloomfield, NY History Days 2008. photo by Deb Woodard
Rededication of Civil War Monument  Debra Ann Miller & Michael Krebs in East Bloomfield, NY History Days 2008.  photo by Deb Woodard Michael Krebs speaks at Rededication  Michael Krebs speaks at rededication of Civil War Monument in East Bloomfield, NY during History Days 2008. photo by Deb Woodard Bloomfield New York  Debra Ann Miller & Michael Krebs in East Bloomfield, NY History Days 2008.  photo by Deb Woodard What's this  Debra Ann Miller and Michael Krebs performing Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln in East Bloomfield, NY History Days 2008. photo by Deb Woodard Michael Krebs and Larry Diemer meet President Clinton  As guest speakers at Carl Sandburg College, Michael Krebs and Larry Diemer portrayed Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas as part of President Clinton's address there in January of 1995.  photos courtesy of The White House May I help you  Michael Krebs as Abraham Lincoln taking a few questions at Chicago Historical Society
New Friends  The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden, an exhibit under construction Monday, Feb. 5, 2002, at the Chicago Historical Society. Krebs plays the Lincoln character for the museum as part of their Voices From History program. (AP Photo/Charles Bennett) Gerald Ford Presidential Museum  Debra Ann Miller & Michael Krebs at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum March, 2008 Performing at Gerald Ford Museum  Debra Ann Miller & Michael Krebs performing "Meeting the Lincolns"at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum March, 2008 Lincoln Bicentennial, Springfield, Illinois  Debra Ann Miller & Michael Krebs at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Bicentennial Day February 12, 2009. photo by Robert Shaw - www.WildPerceptions.com Lincoln Bicentennial Day  Michael Krebs at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Bicentennial Day February 12, 2009. photo by Robert Shaw - www.WildPerceptions.com excited  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009 - President Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd chat with Ellie Sullivan, 3, of Springfield as her mother Tonia Faloon-Sullivan (far right) looks on at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in downtown Springfield Thursday afternoon. Thursday was also Tonia Faloon-Sullivan's birthday. The roles of President Lincoln and his wife were played by Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller from Chicago. The city celebrated President Lincoln's 200th birthday with events held throughout the day including a wreath laying at his tomb by members of the American Legion and the new governor. Photojournalist John L. White for STLtoday.
Lincoln Bicentennial Museum  Debra Ann Miller & Michael Krebs at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Bicentennial Day February 12, 2009. photo by Robert Shaw - www.WildPerceptions.com Performing at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum  Bicentennial Day February 12 2009. Debra Ann Miller & Michael Krebs at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Union Theater play to a full house performing "Meeting the Lincolns" educational play available for school assemblies, special events. Historic Sandwich Opera House  Sandwich Opera House. Lincoln Presenters Debra Ann Miller & Michael Krebs play to full houses performing "Meeting the Lincolns", an educational play available for school assembliesand special events February 24 2009 Surreal  Michael Krebs as Abraham Lincoln at Chicago Historical Society 1996. Lincoln Douglas Debate CSPAN 1994  Michael Krebs reenacting for C-Span Lincoln-Douglas Debates 1994. Actual historic debate site at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. Please visit Lincoln-Douglas Debate Page on this site www.abrahamlincolnperformance.com/debate.html Douglas decendant Dick Douglas  Ten Douglas descendants made the the trip to Galesburg for the 1994 re-enactment. Robert Dick Douglas (Great-grandson to Stephen Douglas) was the first to greet Michael Krebs and Larry Diemer as they left the stage following their performance. Please visit Lincoln-Douglas Debate Page on this site www.abrahamlincolnperformance.com/debate.html
GOOD MORNING  AMERICA  Charlie Gibson with Michael Krebs on GOOD MORNING AMERICA April 28, 2000 Chicago Bull - Bob Love  Inspirational Legend Bob Love from the Chicago Bulls with Michael Krebs 2003. photo by Jean Feit Mark Russell and Bill Kurtis  Entertaining at the Rhetoric Club (from left) Mark Russell, Michael Krebs, Debra Ann Miller and Bill Kurtis 2009 Speaking at Ravinia  Michael Krebs delivers Gettysburg Address for the Lawn of Lincoln event at Ravinia 2008 Michael Krebs and Debra Miller  Debra Ann Miller & Michael Krebs photo by Pete Stenberg History Channel  Michael Krebs as Abraham Lincoln in CONSPIRACY? LINCOLN ASSASSINATION 2004
Horseback  Michael Krebs horseback as Abraham Lincoln in CONSPIRACY? LINCOLN ASSASSINATION 2004 Debra Miller 2  Debra Ann Milleras Mary Todd Lincoln in East Bloomfield, NY History Days 2008.  photo by Deb Woodard Home  Debra Ann Miller & Michael Krebs at Lincoln's Home in Springfield, Illinois. photo by Jean Feit Performing at Chicago History Museum  Debra Ann Miller & Michael Krebs performing "Meeting the Lincolns" at Chicago History Museum 2007. photo by Jim Puente That great street  Memorial Day 2010, Chicago, IL Beginnings  Dee Ann Heck, Michael Krebs, James Clark, and William McCrery as "Tad" Lincoln. Original cast of "Visting the Lincolns" 1995.
Texas  Michael Krebs portrays Abraham Lincoln for the National Conference of State Legislatures in San Antonio, Texas August 18, 2001 Resilient Symbol  McCormick-Tribune Freedom Museum 2006. A Resilient Symbol from 2001. where to now  Michael Krebs, dressed like Abraham Lincoln, pauses to clean his glasses by a portrait of President Nixon at the entrance to The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden, an exhibit under construction Monday, Feb. 5, 2002, at the Chicago Historical Society.  Krebs plays the Lincoln character for the museum as part of their Voices From History program.  (AP Photo/Charles Bennett)