Whether grand illusions on the stage, walk-around magic for corporate and society events, or family get-togethers seeking quality entertainment, sleight-of-hand artist and illusionist Michael Cantori presents the best in classic magic and illusion. Wondrously intriguing, audience interactive and exceedingly amusing, Cantori brings a unique blend of visual magic, superb prestidigitation, mental mysteries and a quick wit to every show. He works consistently for major corporations, universities, private parties, festivals and non-profit benefits, and has been featured in media such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Fox News, CW TV, and Jay Leno.
Michael was terrific to work with, connected with everyone in the room for some up close magic and wizardry. He did a great job and we highly recommend him.
Both kids and adults enjoyed the show. The Amazing Cantori made the party something we will talk about for years.
We very much enjoyed having Michael perform at our annual dinner for our company. Everyone was "wowed" by his magic, and laughed quite a lot!
Very prompt and professional - we really enjoyed the show!
What to Expect
A great show of "magic". Always fun with plenty of humor, though it's always about the presentation of magical, quality effects that leaves the audience wondering and bemused.
Michael Cantori is the classic mystery performer and one of the region's premier illusionists, whose wondrous entertainment brings golden age talent and contemporary themes to every show. Highly-skilled, personable and unique, his repertoire includes an audience-interactive blend of visual magic, superb sleight-of-hand, mental mysteries, magical lore, and a quick wit. Whether grand illusions on the stage, walk-around magic for corporate and society functions, or private events seeking quality entertainment, Cantori presents the best in magic and mystery.
He's entertained congressmen, senators, generals, rock stars and royalty, and has been featured in media such as The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Fox News, and The Washington Post. Please consider Cantori the Great for your next event for a truly magical experience!
Michael Cantori spent his formative years in both our nation’s capital and in Europe, with an exorbitant amount of time sequestered in his father's subterranean workshop, "Dunninger's Encyclopedia of Magic" in hand. He went on to receive a university education in the sciences, while excelling in the martial arts as both a competitor and instructor. He quickly gave up a traditional career path for the art of mystification and prestidigitation while concurrently managing numerous small businesses within the arts, as well as teaching self-defense for various institutions.
In addition to being a full-time performer, Cantori has taught graduate level classes in magic and awareness at the University of Maryland, has read the fortunes of congressmen, senators, and rock stars, and finds the time to design & craft magical apparatus, which he has supplied to some of the finest illusionists in the world.
He continually challenges himself within the magical arts, ever searching for the best routines, insights, and mysteries to share with his audience. Thus, he is an avid historian, author and scholar of theatrical magic, science, health, and mysticism, extending great homage to past masters such as Alexander Herrmann, Karl Germain, Nate Leipzig, Anna Eva Fay, Alexander (the man who knows), Nicola Tesla, and ... well, the list is quite grand.
Additional Booking Notes
Cantori offers turn-key shows, from smaller, private parties to larger venues that require appropriate sound and staging.
Past Booked Events
|December 06, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Christmas Party|
|July 25, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|July 18, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|March 20, 2015||Birthday Party|
Influences & Inspiration
Robert-Houdin, Max Malini, Bautier DeKolta, Nate Leipzig, Houdini, Alexander Herrmann, Adelaide Herrmann, Anna Eva Fay, Alexander (the man who knows).