Carl Michael was born in Southeast Ohio in 1986. He first became obsessed with magic at the age of 5, by the age of 7 had written in his journal his goal to become a professional magician and by 8 gave his first performance. Since then, Carl has performed in 30 States and 5 countries and has become a Lifetime Member of The International Magicians Society.
The son of a basketball coach, and a basketball star himself in high school, Carl applied this discipline, athletic talent and work ethic to the relentless per fection of his art. Despite being a recruited player with scholarship opportunities, upon graduating from High School Carl's life goal and path was set: to become one of the world's greatest magicians and illusionists.
Carl moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 2008 and instantly began building a following and reputation in this busy destination resort area, culminating in a long term contract for his own show: Broadway at The Beach and Coca Cola Present "The Magic of Carl Michael." In 2011, Carl was named South Carolina Entertainer of the Year by Status Magazine. In 2012 Carl Michael was named Magician of the Year by The Readers Choice ...
During this period, Carl's reputation began growing on a regional and then national level, leading to bookings and performances in Las Vegas, New York, Miami, Charlotte, Atlanta and dozens of other cities for private events with clients such as NBC Universal and Lead Dog Marketing, major corporate clients such as Verizon, IGT and McKinsey & Company , BMW , 5 Hour Energy , Lowes , and high profile charity events such as Hootie and the Blowfish Monday after the Master s Celebrity Golf Tournament, where he has headlined for the last 3 years. HonorVet , Cool Kids Campaign , Nicholas Sparks Family Weekend, and Drew Brees Celebrity Golf Weekend
Carl has dazzled and gained as fans countless celebrities and stars that span the worlds of sports, entertainment, business and politics including, to name a few: LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wade , Jeremy Lin, Amare Stoudemire, Victor Cruz, Eli Manning, Dan Marino, Dustin Johnson; Cuba Gooding Jr., Senator John McCain, Presidential Candidate Ron Paul, Snoop Dogg, Flavor Flav, Ja Rule, Bret Michaels (Poison), Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Stephen Marley and Uncle Kracker.
In a few short months, Carl has attracted a team with the entertainment industry experience, talent and connections needed to break him to the nation and the world as the next gre at illusionist. Spring 2012, was engaged at The Mansion, the hottest nightclub in Miami, Carl will be coming this Summer and Fall to both New York and Los Angeles and is currently developing both a touring stage show and television special. On October 28th , Carl Michael opened up for Matisyahu at Music Farm Charleston , S.C. And in Spring 2013 & 2014 sold out shows opening up for MGK , Roscoe Dash , and Travis Porter at the House of Blues Myrtle Beach .
In the industry and beyond, people in the know are watching for this rising young star to take magic to new heights with his charisma, looks and fresh new approach ..
As seen on Americas got Talent Season 9