Meet your magician.
Ryan Lawrence is a multi-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 magicians, mentalists and sleight-of-hand artists. In 2018, he was awarded first place in the Chicago Close-up Magic Competition, sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Magicians. In 2019, he won first place in the Chicago Close-up Magic Competition sponsored by the Society of American Magicians. Ryan recently received a Presidential Citation from the Society of American Magicians for his contributions to magic. He currently serves as Vice President of the historic Society of American Magicians Assembly #3 of Chicago. Ryan is a regular performer at The Chicago Magic Lounge, a state-of-the-art magic theatre located at 5050 N. Clark Street.
He recently developed his passion for the mysterious into a feature-length 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!