Jason Michaels, better known as “The CardShark,” is a dynamic and engaging speaker & entertainer with astounding expertise in the arts of deception. He has been a student of sleight of hand, illusion, and theater for almost 25 years. A storyteller by heart, Jason loves to blend impossible mysteries with unforgettable tales of adventure, danger & romance.
Diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome at age six, Jason has battled the neurological disorder and its uncontrollable “tics & twitches” his entire life. However, at age 16, he experienced the impossible when he first stepped onto the stage in a high school play. While Jason performed the tics & twitches associated with his Tourette's vanished. He discovered a passion for live theater and, after wandering into a magic shop later that year, Jason's path in life was set. In 2005, Jason became an international award-winning entertainer after competing in several international magic competitions.
As a professional speaker and entertainer, Jason is celebrated for his ability to engage and inspire his audiences. Because of his own creative & inquisitive nature, Jason thoroughly enjoys performing for both artistic, cultured audiences as well as highly intelligent, analytical crowds.
Jason has shared his style of interactive humor, sleight of hand, and illusion with audiences on cruise ships and at corporate events, universities, performing arts centers, and private social affairs all over the world, including the Bahamas, Shanghai, Beijing, London, Las Vegas, Chicago, Atlantic City, Orlando, and his home, Nashville.
At 16, Jason Michaels experienced the impossible in his own life and since then has been performing the impossible around the world to the astonishment and delight of his audiences.