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, and even at The White House, Michael has made a name for himself around the world as an extremely talented and innovative illusionist.
Over the past 20 years, Michael has been driven to make magic contemporary and to give it a wide, mainstream appeal. He has had starring roles on NBC’s “The World’s Most Dangerous Magic II”, The CW’s “Masters of Illusion”, and Pop TV’s “Don’t Blink”, and his magic has been featured on the Emmy-nominated FOX series “Bones”, “The Today Show”, the 2015 “Hollywood Christmas Parade”, “The Bold and the Beautiful”, “SportsCenter”, “NBA on TNT”, “FOX & Friends”, “The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon” and several other national broadcasts. Michael has also appeared as a guest on radio shows across the country and in print media including Parade Magazine, Starpulse, MAGIC Magazine, Young Hollywood, Pittsburgh Magazine, Tucson Living, DC Life Magazine, and The Marilu Henner Show.
Michael was recently featured 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 nationally in newspapers across the U.S. In addition, Entertainment Weekly named Michael as “a great magician who can truly communicate with a TV audience” and Hidden Remote called Michael a “fan favorite…with charisma and an easy rapport with an audience”.
Possessing a true passion for amazing live audiences, Michael has performed at a wide range of venues including Heinz Hall with renowned composer Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City and San Diego, United Center in Chicago, Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA, Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada, Grand Central Station in New York City, the Four Seasons Resort in Lanai, Hawaii, on the red carpet of ESPN's ESPY Awards at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, and at The White House Easter Celebration. Michael was also honored to be the first illusionist ever invited to perform in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington DC. During this remarkable celebration of our country, Michael levitated a girl high above one of the floats as it moved down Constitution Avenue, while a live audience of 250,000 people lined the streets.
In addition, Michael was recently one of the headlining performers in “Masters of Magic”, a large-scale production show which ran nightly for two months at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, in Reno, Nevada. Presented on the world’s largest indoor stage, a full acre in size, Michael caused a 500lb motorcycle to appear in mid-air, levitated 10ft into the air under bright lights at the front of the stage, created interactive magic with everyone in the theater at the same time, and melted his body through a 7ft tall wall of solid, examined steel.
Michael is currently starring in the hit CW television series “Masters of Illusion”, now in its third season and airing in over 100 countries around the world. Hosted by Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Hit The Floor), “Masters of Illusion” showcases the world’s top magicians and illusionists in front of a live audience in Hollywood. During the run of the series, Michael has performed both grand illusions and interactive stage magic including shrinking a girl to the size of a basketball, vanishing borrowed rings and causing them to reappear baked inside a loaf of bread, bringing a painting to life, levitating a lady in the center of the audience, and escaping from a platform suspended 20ft above the stage. Special guest Ace Young, star of American Idol and Hair on Broadway, assisted Michael onstage during the show for his “Walking Through Steel” illusion. Michael is also a headlining performer in “Masters of Illusion Live!”, the largest touring magic production in the world.
Michael Grandinetti is making the ancient art of magic charismatic and contemporary. By blurring the line between illusion and reality in a groundbreaking yet personable way, Michael gives his audience an engaging, entertaining, and one of a kind experience they will not forget.