It’s not the first time Shank will be stepping into the role of the esteemed commander in chief. He used to play the president back in his home state of Ohio, and he also stepped into Lincoln’s shoes for a House Appropriations subcommittee performance for kindergartners back in 2010.


He tells ITK since it’s been a few years since he’s done the Lincoln lesson for the elementary schoolers, he’s always looking for new ways to engage and educate the youngsters: “I have to scratch my Lincolnian beard for more ideas.”

Photo: Michael Shank as Lincoln.