Los Angeles, CA, March 13, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Over the past 15 years, illusionist Michael Grandinetti has had many spectacular career highlights. His magic has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX. He has traveled nationally, creating custom illusions for major corporations including Bayer, JDA Software, Countrywide, Hewlett Packard, and Harley Davidson. He has performed in such noteworthy places as Heinz Hall, The Kodak Theater in Hollywood, and Grand Central Station in New York. He has even designed illusions for Las Vegas and Branson production shows, national commercials, and for a television special in Italy.
However, on March 24th, Michael will experience one of his biggest career milestones yet as he performs at The White House in Washington D.C.
As one of the featured stage performers at this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll, Michael has been invited to share his unique brand of magic with the over 18,000 guests expected to visit throughout the day. Featured acts and celebrities from previous year’s events have included Miley Cyrus, who stars in the hit series Hannah Montana, Jane Seymour, NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne, Olympic medalist Kerri Strug, and actor Stephen Baldwin.
The White House Easter Egg Roll is an annual family event dating back to 1878 when President Rutherford B. Hayes officially opened the White House grounds to local children for egg rolling on Easter Monday. Successive Presidents have continued the tradition of inviting families to the White House Lawn for activities and entertainment.
Since his first professional performance fifteen years ago, Michael’s reputation for cutting edge magic and a charismatic personality has spread throughout the world. He has appeared on countless stages and television programs including Entertainment Tonight, Fox & Friends, New York Today, Crook & Chase, The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, and NBC’s “The Worlds Most Dangerous Magic”. To promote the national “World Magic Awards” broadcast, Michael traveled to New York City where he levitated a girl as crowds at Grand Central Station, Central Park, and Rockefeller Center watched in amazement. Michael was honored to receive the City of Pittsburgh’s “All-Star Achievement Award”, given to those who carve noteworthy paths in their field. He was also recently interviewed for the book “Variety Careers: Gaining Respect” along with six other noted illusionists, including famed Las Vegas performer Lance Burton.
His vast experience and thorough understanding of his art has made Michael in high demand in the corporate and private event circuit. Over the past year, Michael has performed over 100 shows around the country. He recently returned from performing ten shows at New York City’s Javits Convention Center where, to illustrate that his client could not be harmed by the competition, Michael magically passed a wall of steel spikes through the company’s CEO. He also levitated 10ft into the air and caused $100,000 to appear in a glass box, all while surrounded by the astonished audience.
Michael’s talent for creating the perfect illusion for each event will be put to use once again during his special performances at The White House. In addition to several of his classic stand-up magic routines, Michael will close his show by making hundreds of colored Easter Eggs, and the symbol of freedom, a 10ft wide United States Flag, magically appear.
Michael’s penchant for designing original magic started at age 15 when he created an illusion in which a girl vanished from the middle of a football field during halftime shows. Since that time, Michael’s original magic designs have been featured in theatrical productions around the world, including the "Magic & Beyond" show in Branson MO, and the television series “Paolo Limiti” in Italy. Michael was also approached to contribute a design for the recent Hans Klok & Pamela Anderson show at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Michael Grandinetti is redefining the word “Magician”. With intimate sleight of hand, innovative platform effects, and spectacular grand illusions, combined with his inimitable personality and contemporary style, Michael shows his audiences a side of magic they will not soon forget.