Experience a magical world of wonder with Taylor Michaels! With over 30 years of experience, award winning magician Taylor Michaels expertly performs all the variations of magic...Strolling...Stand Up...and Stage Magic. Each show is crafted to maximize the audience experience, and deliver the sense of wonder and amazement only magic can. Magic will make your event a memorable one!
Taylor recently performed at our 1 year old twins birthday event. We had people of all ages ranging from little babies to senior citizens. Taylor and his assistant put on a very entertaining show for about 45 minutes and kept all audience engaged at all times. They were very interactive and involved our guests as much as possible during the show. And after the show they went around to everyone’s tables to do in person closeup tricks. Their show has a comedic element to it, everyone found it very funny and thoroughly enjoyed. I will highly recommend Taylor and will definitely hire them again.
Taylor Michaels recently performed at our annual employee Christmas party. We had approximately 40 in attendance consisting of men, women and children of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Mr. Michaels and his lovely assistant, Vicki, put on a captivating show that had both the adults and children in awe and full of laughter. Mr. Michaels was very energetic and interactive with the entire audience as well as choosing individuals to help him with his magic tricks. Even when the audience threw surprises at him, he knew how to incorporate it into the show to add even more entertainment and enjoyment. I highly recommend Mr. Michaels and look forward to future shows!
I have used Michael several times at my home for private parties. His magic is truly entertaining and amazing. People are awestruck by the evening and I highly recommend him. It is just a pleasure to know him and include him when I want to entertain my guest. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
He is a Class Act!
Taylor Michaels came to the Gray Fox Theater in Goldsboro, NC and put on an outstanding show. The magic was top shelf and left the audience in awe saying "How'd he do that?" You can see the chemistry between he and his lovely assistant Vicki Michaels as they dazzle the audience with magic, laughter and you may even get to hear a song or two. I brought Taylor Michaels into the theater on many occasion and always received an great performance.
Taylor Michaels was a very professional Magician! The magic was spectacular and amazing! He is energetic and full of laughs. Everyone at the party was really pleased and can't wait for my next party! I will be booking him again soon!
Recently, Taylor Michaels presented his magic show for the patrons of Sampson Community Theatre, which I have the privilege of being Secretary to the Board of Directors. The show was well received and dazzled the audience with some of the best magic tricks I have ever seen. I have now had the opportunity to see Taylor in action on the stage on four different occasions and consider every performance to be professional and entertaining. I whole-heartedly endorse him in any future endeavor in this interesting and entertaining field of showmanship.
It has been my sheer pleasure to experience Taylor's shows on more than one occasion. Each time, he performs new and exciting magic and illusions, and always keeps us laughing with his wonderful sense of humor. I absolutely love being a part of as well as watching how much fun the audience - and Taylor - is having. The shows are tastefully done and family friendly, which is a huge plus in my book. Taylor Michaels shares his gift of magic and illusion in an exciting, engaging, and entertaining way each and every time.
What to Expect
Since I love what I do, my clients and audiences experience a well crafted, engaging and fun magical performance, whether I am performing at their table or on a large stage. Let's talk about those realms of magic I mentioned in my bio, and what they mean:
Close-Up/Strolling Magic is that mind-boggling illusion that is performed right in front of your face, and is the most intimate form of magic. This type of magic is great for parties, receptions or mixers, and street performances to name a few. Close up magic is a crowd pleaser and works well for all types of social events. My set-up and reset is concise, and I work with a rolling cart to facilitate ease of performance.
Parlour Magic harkens back to the days when people hosted parties in the "Parlour" of their home. This is a stand-up performance of approximately 45 minutes, that engages a seated audience. It includes highly visual magic, and comedy. The audience is engaged, and some lucky members get to be a participate in the performance as well. This show is for audiences of 50 or less. Events may include home or corporate parties, rehearsal dinners, etc.
Stage magic is just that...larger illusions performed from a stage area. My stage show is themed, and is called "Professor Obediah's Magical Emporium." My character, Professor Obediah travels through time, bringing steampunk gadgetry to the stage. This show plays well for corporate events, festivals, school programs, camps, and family theater events. Show length is approximately 1 hour.
I bring all the necessary equipment for each performance type. This can range from simple to more lavish stage equipment. Your event may include a sound system, lighting and magician's assistant when appropriate.
My arrival time will vary based on the set-up time required for the type of show I am hired for. I will be set-up prior to your guests arrival.
I dress professionally to suit the performance. This can range from casual hip, to tuxedo, to my magical steampunk character Professor Obediah.
I am that guy who delivers 150%, and my client reviews validate that.
Thank you for considering me for your event. My interest in magic began as a young boy, and over time, that early "interest" blossomed into a professional career. With over 30 years of professional experience, I can guarantee a highly polished and crowd pleasing performance. I entertain within all the realms of magic: Close Up/Strolling Magic, Parlour Magic, and Stage Magic (giving me a great deal of versatility in the types of events I perform for).
Originally from Los Angeles, CA, I have performed from the Magic Castle in Hollywood, to Las Vegas, and now the East Coast. I am based in North Carolina, and travel throughout the year with my magic shows. Accolades include three time winner of the Magician of the Year Award (through the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring), and Magician Member of the Academy of Magical Arts.
Every event I perform is special to me, since I am entrusted with the job of entertaining and making my customers smile. I work out the details of each event, and bring all the necessary equipment and staff needed to assure my performance is truly "Amazing!"
Additional Booking Notes
The client must provide electricity, and a clean and dry stage area when appropriate to the show type.
Influences & Inspiration
The first performance of magic I ever saw was Mark Wilson, on the Magic Land of Allakazam, and it was his performance that piqued my interest in magic. Years later, I was blessed to meet Mark and his wife (and assistant) Nani, while I was performing at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. Other Magician influences include David Copperfield, Shimada, Losander, and the whimsical Doug Henning.
The client provides a cleared, clean and dry stage area as neeed per show type. Magical props and equipment can be delicate, and client accomodations may be required for outdoor events.
The client provides electricity