This week, Ira spoke with Dan Sperry.
Shock Illusionist and Anti-Conjuror Dan Sperry’s fascination with the art of magic began when he was four years old and he performed his first paid show at age 11. By the time he was 17, Sperry was already an internationally recognized champion with honors including being one of the youngest illusionists to headline the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood.
Shortly thereafter, his resume would grow to include multiple appearances on the hit TV series “Masters of Illusion,” the youngest illusionist featured in several shows on the Las Vegas Strip, and tours taking him around the world including France, Italy, Canada, and Greece. He is also the only illusionist to ever be awarded the title of most original magician on FOX’s “World Magic Awards.”
In the fall of 2011 Sperry traded in his longtime Vegas residency to call New York City home. Starring in his Off-Broadway headlining engagement, “MAGICSHOW” nightly in the heart of the theater district of Times Square Sperry quickly gained the attention of the mainstream entertainment industry. With acclaim from audiences and critics alike it was voted “Best of Manhattan” for 2012 and 2013. Sperry was also awarded the coveted Merlin Award from the International Magicians Society and was bestowed the honor of Most Cutting Edge Magic twice in a row and holds that title to this day.