acclaimed illusionist Franz Harary, quite simply, continues to redefine the art
Along with his success in theaters, casinos and corporate entertainment,
Harary's international tours are unparalleled in the industry.
His first trip to Peru broke all records as he entertained live audiences of over 40,000 people. In India, his high-tech illusions played to sellout crowds of 30,000 at New Delhi's Indira Ghandi Stadium.
In Taipei, Harary shut down traffic for eight city blocks as a crowd of 45,000 people witnessed one of his mega effects above a busy intersection. In Indonesia, this was repeated for a record crowd of 47,000. Continuing to Hong Kong, Jakarta, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Thailand and Japan, in every case, Harary set records selling out stadiums and arenas.
In addition to performing his own magic live, Harary continues to create magical effects for superstars including Janet and Michael Jackson, Cher, Usher, *NSYNC, Madonna, Missy Elliott, Alice Cooper, and Shania Twain.
His hybrid combination of illusions and live concerts have made Harary's magic, at times, the most visible in the world, seen by more people than all other magicians combined!
All the while, Harary's own illusion show Imagine Nation (the largest touring illusion show on the planet) continues to sell out throughout Asia and the Far East.
Just a few of Harary's accomplishments over the past decade are:
the history of magic, Harary is truly unique – he is the first
world-class magician ever to design as well as perform all of his own
all began when he sent a videotape of his illusions to superstar Michael
Jackson that Harary's career skyrocketed. The material so impressed the singer
that Harary quickly found himself designing all the illusions for Jackson's now
famous "Victory Tour." Since then, Harary's credits read like a
veritable who's who of the music industry with clients including Usher, Styx,
Alice Cooper, Cher, Madonna, Missy Elliot, Shania Twain, Bobby Brown, M.C.
Hammer and Tina Turner.
has single-handedly made magic a viable element in today's concert productions.
As he explains, "MTV has raised a generation of fans watching digital
magic on TV. Today, when the band goes on tour, their show is literally
competing with their own music videos. My magic allows them to recreate on
stage the same effects and illusions made famous in those videos."
As a designer and innovator, Harary is also in constant demand by the corporate world and theme parks. His illusions can be seen in many of the world's top amusement parks including Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Walt Disney World and Euro-Disney.
Corporations regularly call upon his magic to bring their message to both the public and their own employees. Honda, Nissan and AT&T are just a few of the many industrial clients for which Harary has created one-of-a-kind illusions. Recently via satellite, Harary instantly teleported Chevrolet's new Corvette and its CEO driver from the Detroit Auto Show to Los Angeles. Record breaking audiences of international press witnessed the magical transport live from both locations.
Harary himself has been featured on hundreds of television programs worldwide. He currently hosts the internationally syndicated "Masters of Illusion." This one hour weekly series showcases some of Harary's most cutting edge magic.
More importantly, Harary has also starred in 27 of his own television specials worldwide. Harary's one and two hour specials in such countries as Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and India have made him at times the most visible U.S. variety artist in the eastern hemisphere.
As for the future of the art form, Harary continues to redefine the art form. Harary says, "I believe magic, MAGIC by definition is anything outside the laws of science. As science progresses, magic's evolution must remain just ahead of it. In a sense, surfing the wave of technology. Scientific discovery depends on mankind's ability to dream. Magic rekindles that childlike ability, linked together in a perpetual dance. Magic and science are forever advancing one another; each one driving the other forward at the speed of wonder."
Sundeep Koachar - Celebrity Astrologer
As an illusionist, I've spent the last 35 years creating simulations of magic. I had come to a point in my life where I lost my ability to believe in anything beyond that which I could touch. Meeting Sundeep was a life changing for me. He made me re-look at my life's work not just as entertainment but as a conduit for others to regain a belief in real magic the same way as he had done for me. What Sundeep does touches the human spirit at it's very soul. As children we all knew that there is a magical world far beyond that which we can see. What I do as a magician is create the illusion of that place. In turn, Sundeep takes us by the hand and ushers us thru that world, allowing us to find the truth in it, and.... in ourselves along the way.
- Franz Harary