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, Michael has made a name for himself around the world as an extremely talented and innovative magician and illusionist.
A very familiar face to audiences, Michael 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”. Michael 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. Michael 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, Michael’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.
Michael 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. Michael 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, Michael’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.