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Michael Cantor - The Wizard of the East
- Annville, PA
- Travels up to 200 miles
- $250 and up
Full-time professional magician, sleight-of-hand wizard, and scholar of all things mysterious, Michael Cantor brings his audience a unique entertainment of Golden Age magic, profound sleight-of-hand, and mental mysteries. Audience interactive, witty, and wondrous fun, Cantor provides a variety of entertainment options to provide a truly magical experience for all ages!
A full-time performer, Cantor has entertained congressmen, senators, generals, rock stars and royalty, as well as being featured in media such as The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Fox News, and The Washington Post..
Michael provided both a show and strolling magic for our corporate event. The next day, everyone was raving about it and we'll be sure to have him back.
Corporate Magician, Strolling/Close-up Magician
Very nice illusions!
Mike was a little passive in engaging the crowd, maybe because they were eating. He did a very nice group presentation
Response from Michael Cantor - The Wizard of the East:
Strolling magic, especially during a meal, requires a healthy balance between entertaining the guests and making sure that you're respectful enough to not interrupt conversations or those who simply want to eat. The most important thing is to aid in making the event as a whole enjoyable for the guests.
Great all around. Unexplainable tricks with a good sense of humor.
Michael provided fabulous entertainment at a customer appreciation dinner. Our guests clearly enjoyed his magic. It was obvious that he enjoys performing his magic and awing people. I would recommend Michael for any group function.
Comedy Magician, Corporate Magician, Strolling/Close-up Magician, Trade Show Magician, Magician
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.
Illusionist, Strolling/Close-up Magician
Both kids and adults enjoyed the show. The Amazing Cantori made the party something we will talk about for years.
Children’s Party Magician, Comedy Magician, Illusionist, Strolling/Close-up Magician, Magician
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!
Magician, Corporate Magician
Price Range: $250 and up
Languages: English, French
Insurance: General liability for entertainment services
Website: Visit website
Phone Number: Call
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 Cantor is the classic mystery performer and one of the region's premier magicians, 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, Cantor 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 Cantor 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, Cantor 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 03, 2022 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Party|
|October 01, 2022 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|August 08, 2022 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Corporate Event|
|July 09, 2022 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday Party|
|November 05, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|October 08, 2021 • 11:30am - 1:30pm||Corporate Event|
|August 17, 2019 • 9:30pm - 10:15pm||Surprise|
|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, David Copperfield, Penn and Teller, Max Malini, Bautier DeKolta, Nate Leipzig, Houdini, Alexander Herrmann, Adelaide Herrmann, Anna Eva Fay, Alexander (the man who knows).