Ryan Lawrence is an award-winning magician with over twenty years of professional experience. He is a member of the Chicago Magic Round Table, the creative home for Chicago’s top sleight-of-hand artists. In 2018, he won the Chicago close-up magic competition, sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Ryan has appeared over 40 times at The Chicago Magic Lounge, both at their original space in Uptown and their new, state-of-the-art magic theatre at 5050 N. Clark Street.
He recently developed his passion for the mysterious into a one-man show A Vanishing Art which he performs for charity events and fundraisers across the country. In addition to his engaging performances, Ryan has worked as a consultant for numerous theatre companies in the Chicago area and beyond. He has taught courses and workshops at Emerald City Children's Theatre, The Second City Training Center and with Circesteem - Chicago's Youth Circus.
Ryan is a member of the Society of American Magicians (SAM) and the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) where he is a recipient of the Wizard's Award. He is also a contributor to the IBM's Endowment and Development Foundation, an organization devoted to preserving and elevating the magical arts through the publishing of books, historical research, educational funding, multi-media presentations and exhibits, and cultivating and maintaining a museum of magic.
Whether you are looking for a roaming entertainer to perform for your guests "close up" or you would like an hour-long comedy and magic show, The Amazing Ryan has the tools and the talent to make your next event a memorable one!