• 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 while
    surrounded by 70,000 people, in major national parades, 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”, “Access Hollywood”,
    “Entertainment Tonight”, “SportsCenter”, “NBA on TNT”, “FOX & Friends”, and
    “The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon”. Michael has also appeared as a guest on
    radio shows across the country and in media including Parade Magazine,
    Starpulse, The Huffington Post, 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 Grandinetti 2016 Biography
    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.
    To promote the series, Michael performed a daring live stunt in which he levitated in the air, for 4
    hours, 15 feet above the Hollywood Walk of Fame. During the event, helicopters hovered
    overhead, traffic along busy Hollywood Boulevard came to a halt, and observers flocked from
    blocks away to wave their hands all around to try and figure it all out. The event was broadcast
    by news sources across the country and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette listed the stunt as one of the
    5 things they loved during the week.
    Michael also starred in the recent Pop TV series “Don’t Blink”, a docu-series that took viewers
    inside the underground world of street magicians as they performed for the unsuspecting public
    and celebrity guests live on-location. For the series, Michael filmed 30 pieces of magic, from
    large-scale grand illusions to close-up sleight of hand, while surrounded by audiences at
    Hollywood Boulevard, Venice Beach, and Universal Studios.
    Always dreaming big, Michael has pioneered live magic in one of the most challenging
    environments imaginable, major-league football stadiums, baseball stadiums, and basketball
    arenas. He has performed NFL halftime shows at Bank of America Stadium (Carolina Panthers vs.
    defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants) and University of Phoenix Stadium (Arizona
    Cardinals vs. Baltimore Ravens) while live audiences of over 70,000 people watched with a 360
    degree view as Michael caused people to appear, vanish, float, and shrink in size, right on the 50
    yard line. The game at University of Phoenix Stadium was broadcast live on ESPN’s Monday Night
    Football and legendary rock band Journey performed the national anthem. At Citizens Bank
    Park, Michael made the 7ft tall, 300lb Philadelphia Phillies mascot, The Phanatic, magically
    appear in the center of the outfield. At Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium, Michael performed one
    of the largest live interactive illusions in history when he read the minds of all 45,000 people in the
    stadium at the same time.
    Michael has also created basketball halftime shows for teams including the Chicago Bulls, the
    Milwaukee Bucks, the Golden State Warriors, the University of Michigan, Penn State, USC, and for
    the Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Championship at Barclays Center in New York City. Michael’s
    halftime show for the Chicago Bulls NBA playoff game at United Center in Chicago, where he
    levitated at the center of the court while surrounded by a sold out crowd of 22,000 people, even
    caused commentators Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley to comment in amazement during
    the live national broadcast on TNT.
    This is magic on a major scale.

  • Michael Grandinetti 2016 Biography
    Michael combined the worlds of magic and music when he created special performances and
    appeared as a featured guest artist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Grand Rapids
    Symphony Orchestra, and the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. During these shows, while the
    orchestras played musical selections specially themed for each illusion, Michael magically
    transformed a tuxedo into the orchestra’s conductor, made roses bloom on the stage, levitated
    into the air while surrounded by the playing orchestra, and, for a finale, caused the orchestra
    itself to read the minds of the audience by playing pieces of music they were only thinking of.
    Michael Grandinetti has come a long way since he received his first magic set for Christmas, and
    performed his first show, at the age of five. His personality and style were introduced to the world
    when he performed his original creation “The Spike Tower” on the NBC television special “The
    World’s Most Dangerous Magic II”. While covered with a mixture of gasoline and kerosene and
    secured by chains, Michael had only sixty seconds to escape before two walls of flaming steel
    spikes were thrust towards him at over 50mph. Bringing together seven illusionists from around the
    world, at just 21, Michael was the youngest performer on the show.
    As a respected Creative Consultant, Michael is also very
    accomplished behind the scenes. He has taught sleight of hand
    magic to the actors on the CBS daytime drama "The Bold and the
    Beautiful" and, for the TBS show "Conan" starring Conan O'Brien,
    Michael consulted on a special illusion design intended to make
    comedian Zac Galifianakis magically appear at the panel for his
    interview. Michael was also contacted to contribute an original
    illusion for the Pamela Anderson show at the Hard Rock Resort and
    Casino in Las Vegas. In addition, Michael has consulted on a
    national commercial featuring sleight of hand for the United States
    Treasury, provided additional techniques in the instructions for a
    unique piece of close-up magic marketed after its appearance
    on a David Blaine special, written several articles on magic
    published in books, magazines, and newspapers across the
    country, and he was a historical/magic consultant for the book
    “Spellbound”, detailing the life of famed illusionist Doug Henning.
    Michael's original illusion designs have been featured in
    productions in Atlantic City, Branson, Seoul, Korea, and on the television series “Paolo Limiti” in
    Italy and he was once even called about the possibility of making Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's
    tallest building, magically appear - before it was built!
    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.