Mike Caveney has performed professionally for over forty years and each of his original routines is perfectly suited to his dry comedic wit. He is a member of the most prestigious group of magicians in the world, The Inner Magic Circle of London, England. He was voted STAGE MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR by the members of Hollywood's Magic Castle. Mike's talents have taken him from Japan to Russia, from Monte Carlo to Borneo, Australia, China, throughout Europe and most of the 50 States. On television, Mike was named one of the NEW VAUDEVILLIANS and the Hollywood Reporter described him as, "...one of the funniest magicians in America." Mike has performed on the legendary Orient Express, at the World Congress of Magic in China and Japan, the Sydney Arts Festival in Australia, the world famous London Palladium and was featured on A&E's Story of Magic and NBC's The World's Greatest Magic special.
During the past thirty plus years Mike has published more than fifty books on the theory, history and practice of magic. Serious magicians look to Mike Caveney's Magic Words for important volumes written by some of the industry's most creative minds. The high quality of these books has made them sought after by both collectors and performers around the world. He has been awarded the Literary Fellowship by Hollywood's Magic Castle and the John Nevil Maskelyne award for literature by England's Magic Circle.
Mike has shared his original brand of magic with fellow magicians in such diverse locals as Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, France, England, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Portugal, Germany, Japan, Spain, Thailand, Norway, New Zealand and Australia. Three times he has lectured at the Magic Castle and three times he has been nominated as Lecturer of the Year.
In 1981 Mike wrote Magicomedy, a book of original routines that have been performed by many of magic's top professionals. Next was a biography of a famous vaudeville headliner, The Great Leon followed by the best selling Harry Anderson – Wise Guy. For his book on Carter the Great, Mike received awards from The Milbourne Christopher Foundation and the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame. He co-authored Servais Le Roy – Monarch of Mystery with William Rauscher and Kellar's Wonders with William Miesel. Most recently he co-authored with Jim Steinmeyer MAGIC 1400s – 1950s a massive history of magic published in six languages by Taschen Books of Germany. Mike is also a contributing editor and columnist for MAGIC-The Independent Magazine for Magicians.
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