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Michael Grandinetti      

Magician and Illusionist

Named by Entertainment Weekly as “a great magician”, Hidden Remote as a “fan favorite…with charisma and an easy rapport with an audience”, and Digital Journal as “the one to watch in magic in a show that is five out of five stars”, Michael Grandinetti is not your ordinary magician.

With performances on national and international television, in stadiums, arenas, casinos, and theaters around the country, with Oscar-winning composers and symphony orchestras, for NFL and NBA halftime shows and major sporting events, for Fortune 500 companies, and even at The White House, Grandinetti has made a name for himself around the world as an extremely talented and innovative magician and illusionist.

A very familiar face to audiences, Grandinetti has had starring roles on NBC’s “The World’s Most Dangerous Magic II”, The CW’s “Masters of Illusion”, and POP’s “Don’t Blink”, and his magic has been featured on the Emmy-nominated FOX series “Bones”, “The Today Show”, the “Hollywood Christmas Parade”, “The Bold and the Beautiful”, “Access Hollywood”, “Entertainment Tonight”, “SportsCenter”, “NBA on TNT”, and “FOX & Friends”. Grandinetti has also been featured in Parade Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, AXS.com, Hidden Remote, Starpulse, The Huffington Post, Young Hollywood, and The Beverly Hills Times Magazine. Grandinetti was recently a featured guest on CNBC’s “Make It”, a series about people who have achieved success in challenging industries, as well as the cover of TV Times magazine, released in over 100 newspapers across the U.S

Possessing a true passion for amazing live audiences, Grandinetti’s acclaimed touring show has been performed at theaters and arenas nationwide, including New York’s Paramount Theater, Pittsburgh’s A.J. Palumbo Center, Southern California’s Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts, Edmonton Canada’s Winspear Centre, the Knoxville Civic Auditorium in Knoxville, TN, the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, the Durham Performing Arts Center in Raleigh/Durham, United Center in Chicago, Harrah’s Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, just to name just a few.

Grandinetti has also performed for a wide range of special events throughout the US and Canada, including a week of shows with Oscar-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, halftime shows for the Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bulls, and the Dallas Mavericks, where he created spectacular magic while surrounded by up to 60,000 people, Google’s Annual Gala at Chicago’s famed Field Museum, and on the red carpet of ESPN's ESPY Awards at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Grandinetti was also honored to be the first illusionist ever invited to perform in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington DC, where he levitated a girl high above one of the floats as it moved down Constitution Avenue, while a live audience of 250,000 people watched in amazement.

In addition, a true magical innovator, Grandinetti's original illusion designs have been featured in productions across the globe, from Las Vegas & Atlantic City, to Japan, Germany, and Italy. He has performed custom presentations for clients including Mazda, Grainger, Rite-Aid, The National Academy of Engineering, Hewlett-Packard, Ernst & Young, Harley Davidson, and The American Marketing Association, among many others, and was once even called about the possibility of making Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, magically appear - before it was built!

By blurring the line between illusion and reality in a groundbreaking yet personable way, Michael Grandinetti gives his audience an engaging, entertaining, and one of a kind experience they will not forget.

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An Evening with Michael Grandinetti (Platform Show)

Spend an unforgettable evening with master magician Michael Grandinetti as he combines never before seen platform magic with audience participation - pulling you right into the magic. Live stage effects include borrowed personal items appearing inside a locked glass case, vibrant roses appearing from a flash of light, in mid-air, the audience’s secret thoughts are read and visually predicted, a piece of examined glass is bent and shaped, as if it were liquid, the entire audience participates in an illusion at the same time, and much more.

Performance fee: $6,500-$8,500 Number of people traveling: 2

Cutting Edge Magic and Illusion (Mid-Size Stage Show)

This high-energy show, combining grand illusion and stage magic with music, comedy, suspense, and audience participation, is perfect for venues from ballrooms, to outdoor stages, to theaters. You’ll be amazed as Michael causes a stunning dancer to appear inside a clear plexiglass cube, visibly shrinks a girl to the size of a basketball, vanishes half of his body, causes an examined piece of paper to come to life and dance in the hands of an audience member, creates an engaging interactive illusion involving everyone in the audience at the exact same time, and for a finale, levitates high above the stage and more!

Performance fee: $9,500-$16,500 Number of people traveling: 3

Visual Grand Illusions (Full Scale Stage Production)

Michael Grandinetti’s full stage production is a theatrical experience, including fan-favorite illusions from Michael's international television and stadium appearances, that will leave a lasting impression on your audience. In this show, a beautiful woman is visibly divided in half with a 40” spinning buzz saw, a dancer appears inside a clear plexiglass cube and then visibly shrinks in size, borrowed objects travel through time and appear in surprising locations, large scale levitations are performed both on-stage and in the audience, a man melts his body through a 7ft tall, 300lb wall of solid, examined steel - and this is just the beginning of what you will see in Michael’s Las Vegas style stage spectacular.

Performance fee: $17,500-$25,500 Number of people traveling: 5-6

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