The Manhattan Magician Mission
What do all 5 of this week’s magical entertainers have in common? They’re all Manhattan Magicians of course, who perform in Manhattan, NY, New York City, The Big Apple, NYC, also known as The City that Never Sleeps.
Our mission at the Manhattan Magician blog is to celebrate and ruminate about Manhattan Magicians, primarily those who live or perform in Manhattan, NY. But needless to say, magicians from all over the country and even the world are welcome as well. Are you a Manhattan Magician? We’d love to hear from you. You can reach us via our mystical contact page found here.
In this post we feature magicians including Steve Cohen, Dan White, Madeleine The Magician, Brian McGovern and Gary Ferrar all of whom perform in New York City. So without further ado here they are, 5 performers who do legerdemain in The Big Apple, NYC:
1. Steve Cohen
Steve Cohen of “Magic Chamber” is a wonderful Manhattan Magician. He brings you miracles up close. On his website his unique performance approach is detailed as the following: “Chamber Magic®, Steve Cohen’s dazzling live show, performed weekly in an elegant salon in the Lotte New York Palace hotel, features conjuring, mind-reading, sleight of hand, and an astonishing trick called Think-A-Drink. A celebrity favorite, Cohen baffles his guests with magic up close as he recreates parlor entertainment that characterized Manhattan in the early 20th century.”
2. Dan White
Dan White is our second Manhattan Magician. Jimmy Fallon has called this conjurer’s act “Unforgettable.” The NoMad, in collaboration with theory11, presents THE MAGICIAN, an intimate evening of magic, mystery, and deception, starring Dan White. Every Weekend.Recommended for ages 18 and up. Dan is a creator, consultant, and performer. Over the past 20 years, he’s created magic on stage and screen around the world — with frequent collaborations with David Copperfield, Kanye West, and theory11.
3. Madeleine The Magician
Madeleine The Magician in her bio on her website talks about how ever since she can remember, she wanted to perform for anyone who would watch. Her Mom, who was her biggest fan and consummate supporter, subtly gave her the confidence she needed. So it would stand to reason that when she was on her own, she would give up the idea of becoming a doctor in order to become a starving actress. So there she was following her desire and performing here and there when her agent called and gave her the opportunity to work for 3 weeks as a dancer with some magicians. And then she fell in love…head over heels in love…but not with the magicians but with The Craft. She knew at that moment she I was hooked. She wanted to become a Magician!
4. Brian McGovern
Brian McGover is a magician who performs for both kids and grownups. He has been called “The Best New York City Magician” (according to his rabbit). As you may have guessed, Brian does comedy magic. His mission is to bring you the funniest magic show on earth to your next party in the New York area. Since David Copperfield’s fees to perform at your event will likely break the bank, McGovern offers himself up as the next best thing. He is also a father, so he has had to sit through many, many tedious kid shows at parties. So his goal is to not be that. And as an award winning prestidigitator, he can do world-class sleight of hand.
5. Gary Ferrar
Gary Ferrar is a magician who has performed for celebrities including Tom Brokaw, Ivanka Trump, Robert De Niro, and Michael Bloomberg. Ever since he can remember, he has loved performing. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that his grandfather was a lion tamer who appeared on Johnny Carson. And since performing is in his blood, magic for him isn’t a break from regular life – it is regular life. From national television appearances to private lessons for celebrities, he has traveled all over the country doing what he loves
As you can see, every Manhattan Magician has his or her own style. Magicians, like everything else in Manhattan, are different and varied. Are you a Manhattan Magician or fan of Manhattan Magicians? As we mentioned in the beginning, feel free to contact us via our Official Manhattan Magician Contact Form found here.