Mario Manzini

Why book Mario Manzini?

Mario Manzini is "GUINNESS World Champion Escape Artist", Magician, Fire Eater, Elvis Tribute Artist. His Tribute To HOUDINI show combines Thrilling Escapes, Comedy Magic.

Manzini will Customize his shows to fit your budget & needs and uses audience participation. Manzini performs in Missouri & throughout the world. Perfect for Trade Shows, Conventions, Theatres, Casinos, Children & Adult Birthday Parties, Colleges, Schools, Corporate, Fund Raising and all types of events. Some of his Clients are: Kraft Foods, IBM, Pepsi, 3M, State Farm Insurance, Commerce Banks, Marriott, Verizon, Caesars Casino, Thousands of Performing Arts Centers, and Colleges.

When you book Manzini he will perform a Free Publicity Escape Stunt Guaranteed to get your event Maximum News Media Coverage.




Verified Review

Amazing and Entertaining

Our audience was people from 5 to 98 in age and everyone enjoyed the show. There is something for all ages. Mario appeared as Elvis, did some magic tricks for the kids, and then amazed the audience as an escape artist. The speed with which he was able to escape from what looked like an impossible situation was unbelievable. He was also easy to work with and the price was right for a small organization.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Twana H.
Event: Public Event in Madison, MO
Event Date: Feb 16, 2014
Hired As: Magician, Elvis Impersonator, Escape Artist

Response from Mario Manzini:

Thanks so much Twana for having us perform for your Banquet. You and your entire staff were fantastic. I give you 10 stars. Thanks again
Mario Manzini

Houdini's Best Tribute!

On May 14th I had the opportunity to work with Rose Straeter on a Fundraiser for Habitat For Humanity/Lifeboat Alliance in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Mario Manzini dazzled an audience of 1,000 + adults and children with phenominal illusions, comedy magic and the daring milk can escape. We would highly recommend Mario for any event or fundraiser. He is truly the world's only leading Guiness World Champion Escape Artist and a true professional in his field of escapes.

Reviewer: Ellen S.
Event: Fundraiser in Mount Vernon, IL
Event Date: May 14, 2011
Verified Review

not what we expected for a racing banquet

was not the hi energy show that is portrayed on the video. they are a fine couple and did their best. the videos shown are from years ago. there are many venues who would enjoy their act but for us it was not what i planned. i should have did more research myself before booking for a racing banquet.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: ray h.
Organization: adams county speedway
Event: Awards Night in Atlantic, IA
Event Date: Jan 25, 2014
Hired As: Magician, Escape Artist

Response from Mario Manzini:

REBUTAL! We arrived at the venue 2 hours before our show and set up quickly. We use audience participation on stage. We had 4 volunteers come up who were so drunk that they were uncontrolable. They ruined our show. They kept picking up our props and throwing them around.making fun of us. 2 kept playing with our sound system and broke the CD player and control button. One tried to pick up my wife's $ 6,000 electric violin and she tried to stop him,. He pushed her away. I tired and he was ready to punch me. The ones in charge did nothing to help us get them off stage. Everyone just kept laughing at us! We rate them all -0. We should not have accepted this gig. Please don't hold this against us as we do a great friendly professional show!

Verified Review

Grandma's 80th birthday

I found Mario on the internet for my grandma's 80th birthday. My grandma is a HUGE Elvis fan she loves him. No one cab take the place of Elvis but Mario was awesome so so happy I found him for her. I am truly blessed to have found Mario and his wife helped cover it up so it could be a surprise. I thank them both so much. They both are rock stars and my grandma's party turned out to be a #1 hit just like all of Elvis's songs. I just wanna say you both are amazing people and I wish you all the best. Who knows could meet again some day you never kbow . GOD bless Teresa Garcia

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Teresa G.
Event: Birthday Party in Kansas City, MO
Event Date: Aug 11, 2013
Hired As: Elvis Impersonator

Stunning Performance!

Mario Manzini is a professional in every sense of the word. His performances are lauded at every event where he appears and also in the Guinnness Book of World Records. With many years of experience, he is an escape artist, an illusionist, a fire eater, an Elvis impersonator, and a magician. He usually recruits local people, especially ones who carry handcuffs, to show his spectacular ability to escape within seconds. He has, also, a great sense of humor and conducts his business in an ethical manner. Audiences love him and clients feel they have made a good decision by booking his services.

Reviewer: Evanell A. D.
Event: Private Party in Modesto, CA
Event Date: Feb 6, 2010

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 45 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: $200- $10,000
  • Insurance: $ 1,000,000.00
  • Languages: English


All of our shows are custom designed to fit our clients budget, needs & wants. Shows for children, adults & families. All shows use total audience participation so our audiences enjoy the shows more as they become a part of it instead of just sitting there watching it.
Lots of Comedy, Thrills & Excitement!

For Children's Birthday Parties, Manzini's wife Victoria can do Fiddlesticks the Clown. She does great Face Painting, Balloon Twisting & also Temporary Tattoos. Manzini and her work together for one low price that will fit your budget and Manzini features his "Floating Illusion" where he will have the birthday party child "Float" in the air as he passes a Hula Hoop back & forth over them.

Manzini will also present your child with a Free Magic Kit so that they can do easy magic tricks for their friends.

We also perform at Theatres, Colleges, Schools, Performing Arts Centers, Fairs, Festivals, Fund Raising Organizations and any type of event. For 5 or more people at a private party up to 2,000 at a theatre or 30,000 at an arena. We've done them all and still do.

Our show are Guaranteed to please. We also offer a Free Publicity Escape Stunt that is Guaranteed to get maximum news media coverage that will boost attendence to see our show at bigger venues.

Police Handcuff Challenge: On the day of Manzini's show at your event, arrange to have your Chief Of Police or Sheriff there to lock him into their own handcuffs. If he fails to escape you get his show for Free!

Additional Booking Notes

We carry our own sound system, stage lighting and special effects

Mario Manzini

Mario Manzini is the "GUINNESS World Champion Escape Artist" Illusionist, Magician, Mentalist, Fire Eater & Top Elvis Tribute Artist.

He is a long time member of the Society Of American Magicians & the International Brotherhood Of Magicians and has received numerous awards for his shows.

Mario was born & raised in New York City and has been practicing his profession since he was 6 years old. He's been on most of the major TV Shows & Specials seen in over 40 countries World Wide.

Manzini has performed for many major Corporations such as: Kraft Foods, IBM, 3M, Pepsi-Cola, Verizon, Commerce Bank, State Farm Insurance, 1st National Bank and many others.

Manzini has performed at the world famous Palace Theatre in New York City as well as Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden. He's also performed at Caesars Casino in Atlantic City as well as in Las Vegas.

He's also had his shows at thousands of Performing Arts Centers, Colleges, Fairs, Festivals, Theme Parks, & Special Events throughout the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe as well as in Puerto Rico & Hawaii.

Manzini can Customize any type of show to fit your Budget, Wants & Needs.
From a single one man show of Close Up or Parlor Magic for Birthday Parties for Children & Adults, Small Banquets, Sales Meetings and many other types of events up to a 2 hour Full Stage Show complete with Assistants, Scenery, Stage Lighting, Sound System, Outstanding Costumes, Props & Fantasic Illusions.


Bonus # 1: When you book Manzinis' "Tribute To HOUDINI" Show, Escapology Show or Magic & Illusion Show, Manzini will also perform for you at No Extra Charge a FREE Publicity Escape Stunt that is Guaranteed to get you Maximum News Media coverage that will boost your Ticket Sales and / Or Attendence to see his show at your event!

Bonus # 2: FREE SHOW? On the day of Manzinis' show at your event have your local Chief Of Police or Sheriff to lock Manzini into their own personal Handcuffs. If Manzini should fail to escape you get his show for FREE!

No other show can offer you these 2 Bonuses plus the shows are First Class.

Manzini is also a top Fire Eater. He's performed his Fire Eating & Breathing act for many shows & TV Commercials.

Mario is also rated the # 3 top Elvis Tribute Artist in the Mid-West. He sings all the top Elvis hit songs from the 50s/60s & 70s. He can present a 50s style Elvis show as Elvis with the Gold Jacket and sing Elvis' hit songs from the early Sun Records days & early RCA days.

Marios' main show is the early 70s Elvis Las Vegas style concert where he wears one of many of his Elvis jump suits and capes.
This Las Vegas style Elvis show carries their Glitter Curtain Back Drop & Frame, Sound System, Stage Lighting, Fog Machines and Special Effects to enhance the presentation of his shows.
Mario can sing with his full back up band the "Memphis Express Band" or to keep the fee down lower can sing to professionally recorded back ground music tracks that are arranged to match Elvis' originally recordings.

Which ever show that you chose to book Mario Manzini for your event, you can be sure that you will be hiring one of the top professional entertainers in the business.

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The team providing the talent:


Featured Entertainer

Billy Beerhorst

# 1 Male Assistant

Anthony Russo

# 2 Male Assistant

Linda Carter

Female Assistant

Victoria Roze Manzini

Opening Act, Stage Manager, Main Assistant


To Whom It may Concern:
This is to affirm that Mario Manzini performed here at Caesar's Atlantic City casino June 23rd through July 1st as part of our Roan Circus Event. Mario delighted our audiences with his skill and dexterity. He was indeed an instrumental reason why this event was a huge success. His professionalsim and willingness to accommodate to meet our particular needs was readily apparent and greatly appreciated. I would strongly recommend Mario Manzini for your events.
Margo ter Kuile
Director of Entertainment and Special Events
Caesars Casino Atlantic City

– Caesars Casino-Hotel Atlantic City

Your quality performances were enjoyed by all of those who attended the First Night Celebration. Your performances were extremely entertaining and able to be enjoyed by all ages! You were always professional and a pleasure to work with throughout the event. Thanks again for your time and all of your effort! I would not hesitate to recommend you for any future entertainment events. Sincerely, Amanda Gray, Recreation Superviser

– Parks & Recreation First Night Owensboro, Kentucky

Great Show! Very energetic!.

Danielle Proskocil

– Valley County Hospital, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007

After experiencing problems with the sound system, Mario picked things up and gave an outstanding show. All of our customers were happy with Marios' outstanding performance. We would definitely consider hiring Mario back again in the future.
Randy and Jeanne Gibson. Hard Times Bar and Grill.

– Hard Times Restaurant & Nightclub

We hired Mario Manzini to perform at our Vegas style Prom. He did his Elvis impersonation and comedy/magic show. This veteran performer was promt and eager to please. I have to admit the faculty and staff enjoyed the Elvis impersonation more than the kids did, because sadly, for the MTV generation, the King is dead, but the fire eating was impressive, as well as the obviously painful escape from the straight-jacket. Mario is a man of many talents.
Judy Harvey, Atlanta Prom

– Atlanta Prom, Friday, April 28, 2006

The Mario Manzini show was very entertaining. He kept the kids attention for the entire performance. Mario was very good to work with.He always responded quickly to questions via e-mail, arrived on time and completed the show in the allowed time.The price was very reasonable. Mary Sibbing, Hamilton High Scool

– Hamilton High School After Prom. April 30, 2006

Dear Mario: On behalf of the College, the Sophomore Class and myself I would like to thank you for the tremendous show that you put on for the capacity crowd in our auditorium Friday night. Our auditorium has not been as full as it was for your performance in years. The show had something for everyone, young and old alike which was one of the things that made it such a success. It was a great way to kick-off our Spring Weekend activities, in fact it was probably the highlight for the whole weekend. Thanks again Mario for the great show. We will be looking forward to bringing you back again. Yours Truly, Rick Frazier,, President Sophomore Class. American International College

– American International College

To Whom It May Concern: The Howard University Community was entertained by Mr. Mario Manzini in the Recreation Area of the University Center. He gave an Incredible performance with his feats of fire breathing, wizardry and mastery of escaping from handcuffs and shackles. Mario displayed a very charismatic personality before, during and after his performance. He was extremely well received by faculty, staff and the students alike. I received many favorable comments from individuals who saw his performance and several from individuals who had not seen his act but were hopeful that he would return for another performance. I recommend Mr. mario Manzini's incredible source of entertainment, to any College or University seeking a first class act, without reservations. Sincerely, William G. Coward, Assistant Director For Recreational Activities
Howard University

– Howard University

Dear Mr. Manzini: This is a letter to thank you for the marvelous show you gave us a Univ. Mass this semester. The show was amazing. Your addition of special effects makes the show extremely exciting and breathtaking. I would also like to thank you for remaining two extra hours after the show to talk to and answer questions for the hundreds of people who stayed. All in all I would say that the "Great Manzini" was the most successful variety show we had this year. Once again thank you for everything. We at Univ. Mass. hope to do it again some time soon! Sincerely, David Kantor, Program Council Chairperson

– University Of Massachusetts

Dear Mr. Manzini: Castleton State College and I would like to thank you for the most unique performance that you gave us. The show was fantastic. Especially the escapes from the Water Tank, Strait-Jackets and Handcuffs. Also the feats of Mentalism really went over great with the huge crowd that you drew to our auditorium. I would sincerely recommend your act to any college campus or large gathering of people, as you have the ability tp appeal to an audience of all ages. We again thank you for the wonderful evening of entertainment. Sincerely, John Trafton, Chairperson Cultural Committe, Castleton State College, Castleton, Vermont

– Castleton State College

To Whom It May Concern: This is to confirm that Mario Manzini performed here at Caesars Atlantic City Casino as part of our Roman Circus Event. Mario delighted our audiences with his skill and dexterity. He was an instrumental reason why this event was such a success. His professionalism and willingness to accommodate to meet our particular needs was readily apparent and greatly appreciated. I would strongly recommend Mario Manzini for your events. Sincerely, Margo ter Kuile, Director of Entertainment and Special Events. CAESARS ATLANTIC CITY

– CAESARS Atlantic City Hotel & Casino

Attention: Mario Manzini. On behalf of Medi Credit Corporation, MC Financial Services and IntelliTrace, Inc., I would like to thank you for the charming performance that you put on for our Christmas function. The employees were highly entertained with your magic tricks and humor which attracted attention for the duration of the performance. We would like to thank you for the time and effort you put into making our Christmas special. The entertainment was a wonderful finish for our function which I'm sure our staff will always remember. Thank you. Wendy Wiegers, Administrative Secretary.

– Medi-Credit Corporation

Dear Mario. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your performance at the PepsiCo Management Awards Dinner. You and your assistant were very easy to work with and eager to please. The guests that attended the evening are still talking about the escape acts. The audience participation was a definite crowd pleaser also. We appreciate the work and effort you put forth into making our meeting memorable. Should the need arise for a magician for entertainment, we will certainly remember you. Sincerely, Janice K. Desmond, Administrative Assistant. Budget and Cost Control


Dear Mario: I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of the entire State Farm Missouri Regional Office for helping make our Holiday Party a success. We have received many positive comments regarding your show and everyone truly enjoyed the opportunity for participation and humor involved in your tricks. Once again, thank you for being a part of our Magical Christmas event and best wishs in all your future endeavors. Sincerely, Mitzi Clayton, SFEA President

– State Farm Insurance

Dear Mario: Your performance at our 3M Service Awards Banquet was very well received and most entertaining. Many of our people asked "How did he do that?" The purpose our our Service Award Banquet is to recognize and entertain our long tentured employees. You and your assistant helped us meet our goals through magic and slight of hand. Again, thank you very much for spending an evening with us. Sincerely, Michael W. Potter, Human Resources Manager

– 3M

Dera Mario: All your advertising indicated that your show would be an "unforgettable experience". I can say that the show you presented to us at our employee recognition banquet was that and much more! You brought the banquet to live by making us all feel a part of the show, not just an observer. Everyone had a wonderful time. Your show made our banquet a great success. We enjoyed having you at our table for diner to hear all of your interesting experiences throughout the world. I am sending you the enclosed picture of you and your assistant for your scrapbook. Thank you for a fun-filled evening and making our party a big hit. Sincerely, Fat B. Stine. Exec. Administrative Assistant

– SEMCO, Incoporated

Dear Mario: I wanted to thank you for the excellent presentation of your magic skills. All in attendence were impressed at the professionalism displayed. It was more than difficult to please the group we had, however you pulled it off nicely. This was the first time that I tried a magical show for entertainment at a national sales meeting. You can be assured that when the occasion arises, I will certainly use your skills to our best interest. Again, thank you for a wonderful show. I look forward to another show. Sincerely, Charles E. Hoyle, National Sales Manager (Repeat Booking)

– SEMCO, Incorporated

To Whom It May Concern: Mario Manzini did a great job with his performance of A Tribute to Houdini. He captured the attention of all ages. The audience really responded to all of his different magic acts, especially the escapes. Audience participation was a plus. The show was held outside on our small stage. The show was a great family crowd pleaser. Mario and his assistant were wonderful to work with. We would definitely recommend this show to other fairs and festivals. Sincerely, Mary M. Sachs, Small Stage Committee
(Performed there 2001, 2002 & 2003)

– Pike County Fair

Dear Mr. Manzini: We would like to thank you and your crew for the wonderful show that you put on for us here at the Mountain Arts Cennter in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Your Tribute to Houdini show is a great family type show that has a very good variety of magic, illusions, escapes & mentalism. We especially loved the Houdini Milk Can escape and the Phantom of the Opera levitation illusion and the audience participation. We would certainly recommend your show to other performing arts centers and organizations that are looking for a great unique family style show. We look forward to having you back again in the future. Sincerely, Greg Crum, General Manager

– Mountain Arts Center, Performing Arts Center

Dear Mario: Thanks for bringing your show here to Oregon. It was a pleasure and great fun to get to know you and to show you around. The show was amazing and the audience loved the participation. Keep up the good work. Sincerely, Tami Scott, Administration Assistant

– Ross Ragland Theatre Performing Arts Center

Dear Mario: It was a pleasure meeting you and enjoyed your "Tribute To Houdini" show at our Ottawa Municipal Auditorium last week end. Theshow was a success due, in no small part, to your publicity stunt at a local pool the day before. You delivered a full show packed with escapes, illusions and magic which everyone, especially the children, throughly enjoyed. Thank you for adding a special dimension to our performing arts series. Dick Smith, OMA Director

– OTTAWA Municipal Auditorium Performing Arts Center

Dear Mario: Your weekend at Round Lake Auditorium was one of the high-lights of our season. You are to be congratulated on your fine productions. The dexterity with which you performed the escapes and magic were ample indication of why you have surpassed Houdini in World Records. The audience was on the edge of their seats enjoying the acts and anticipating what would follow. The involvement of the children and adults made the show even more exciting. The arttistry with which you presented the "Elvis Impressions" was exceptional. It showed that you have done a fine job of research. Everyone will surely remember these shows. My board and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making it possible to put Round lake Auditorium on your tour. In aadition, we appreciate your cooperation and participation in the pre-show publicity stunt. Sincerely, Edna Vanduzee-Walter, Artistic Director

– Round Lake Auditorium Performing Arts Center

Dear Mr. Manzini: I am writing this letter on behalf of the Newberry Opera House and its' staff. We would like to congratulate you on a great performance on August 4, 2001. We really enjoyed the time that we spent working with you and your crew. We appreciate your kindness and generosity. The audience members were captivated by your outstanding performance. We look forward to having you back again in the near future. Thanks again for everything. Sincerely, Jason E. Osborne, NOH Stage Manager
(Rebooked Back Again Friday, Jan. 3, 2003)

– Newberry Opera House, August 24, 2001. Rebooked Jan. 3, 2003

Mario Manzini: The Missouri Electric Cooperatives Employees' Credit Union wanted to thank you for the enjoyable show in which you performed many entertaining magic tricks. The staff still talks about the razor blades that you pulled out of your mouth. Many of the staff thought the audience paticipation made it a truly unforgettable evening! Thanks for the great performance! Sincerely, Randy Marks, MECCA Credit Union

– MECCA Credit Union, May 18, 2006

Dear Mario: On behalf of MFA Incorporated, I would like to thank you for the great performance you gave at our Cooperators program. The evening was entertaining and you were a delight to work with. Your flexibility was greatly appreciated. The audience participation was a definite crowd pleaser. I would recommend you for any future entertainment. Thanks again! Debbra Keener, Corporate Services Assistant

– MFA, Incorporated, March 20, 2006

Dear Mario: Thank you so much for participating in First Night Springfield, Missouri. the alcohol-free New Years' Eve celebration of the arts. The event was a huge success thanks in part to you. We heard very favorable comments about your performance. You interacted well with the audience, and included them whenever possible in your show. In addition, you spoke highly of First Night to the media prior to your underwater escape publicity stunt. Your support and kind words were truly appreciated. In addition, you were a great "Elvis." The performance went smoothly. It certainly added a lot to the finale. It was fun to see the families line up for a photo with you, following the fireworks. Even though you had to have been exhausted, you were courteous to everyone, and even offered to help with clean-up. I wish there were more folks like you. Thanks again for a terrific job. We'd love to have you back in Springfield, Missouri. Sincerely, Shellie Jones, Festival Manager, Urban Districts Alliance

– Springfield Arts Council,

Dear Mario: REBOOKED: SEPT. 18, 19, 20, 21, 2009.
I can't thank you enough for being a the National Cattle Congress's Fair on Sept. 13-16, 2007. What a great performance you gave at each of your shows and the audiences were huge at each performance.
We have received many comments during and after the fair onwhat a great performer you are. The audience really enjoyed watching you accepting the challenge from the crowd. I witnessed the challenge when a member from the audience challenged you to escape from a pair of original hand-cuffs from Alcatraz prison. After the hand-cuffs were placed on your wrists, you made the statement that you were not sure if you could get out of the hand-cuffs due to the fact that you had never seen a pair like these before. We all watched you make it appear that you were working very hard to get out of the hand-cuffs. And the next thing that we knew, there you were with two free hands.
There were also many delightful comments on what a great singing voice you have. And how well you pay tribute to Elvis with your singing of his songs.
Thank you for helping us make the "Fair" a great event this year. We are wishing you the best in the future.
Sincerely, Linda Z. Schmitt, Exec. Assist.

– National Cattle Congress Festival, Sept. 13-16, 2007

Influences & Inspiration

Harry Houdini world's greatest Escape Artist & Elvis Presley world's greatest Singer

Setup Requirements

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