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Michael Clayton



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‘21 Certificate of Excellence, 2021



Michael Clayton is a practitioner of paradox.
When he performs, we see what cannot be.
Every performance tickles the heart, mind, and funny bone.
He’s baffling, mystifying, very entertaining, and more.

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6 May 2021

Michael performed a magic show at our small family gathering. Everyone was so impressed with the show. He performed some mind blowing magic tricks. The show was suitable for kids and adults. He did a great job on getting everyone's participation. I highly recommend Michael for work or family event and I will
definitely reach out to him again.

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Thanks for the kind words, Patrick. I really enjoyed entertaining your family. They were an awesome group and very engaging, making for such a pleasant experience as a performer. I'm so glad everyone enjoyed it.

11 January 2021


He was very nice funny couldn’t stop laughing he interacted with everyone was the best can’t say nothing bad about him would recommend him for birthday parties

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Thank you! Tina. I had a great time entertaining your family and friends. They were super fun to perform for, and some really awesome people.

28 August 2019

Michael Clayton preformed at an event we were hosting. It was a large crowd of mainly adults with a few children. He was excellent the adults were just as entertained as the children! I would highly recommend him!

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17 March 2018

Michael Clayton did a phenomenal job at my daughter's first birthday party. He was terrific and engaging with the audience which included our friends and family which were mainly kids and adults. It was very well received and everyone loved it. It raised the entire  mood of the party. I would certainly do it again. He was also very responsive to emails and phone calls and very easy to work with. Highly recommended. More...

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I have been interested in magic from the age of 10, and I started performing Magic Shows when I was 14.
In 1988 Michael began performing professionally and has logged many hours performing for various corporate customers, and private engagements.

Here are a few of my awards and achievements:
- First Place Award LBHC Academy Talent Show – 1980
- First Place Award Society of Memphis Magicians SMURFF Contest – 1987
- Helped Television Stars Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop raise funds to support literacy.
- In 2011, Michael is selected as official Memphis and Shelby County magical spokesperson for Ready Shelby Campaign.
- In the fall of 2011, Michael Clayton was selected as a featured artist for Spoon Magazine, a local dining and art publication.

Specializing in the classics of magic, Michael Clayton brings a fresh approach to the art of magic, with contemporary music, and theatrics.
There are 3 programs to choose from:'

Small magic with the big show feel. Michael performs contemporary and classic stand-up magical routines that fit in his carry-on suitcase type table and pockets. This program features plenty of big fun and audience participation. For large or small audiences this program is scalable to fit any agenda. For that extra big show feel and for larger functions, Michael will include a special audience participation illusion appropriate for the performance venue.

A full-featured stage production with a minimum of two large-scale illusions which includes a contemporary version of the sawing my assistant in-half illusion, and a large-scale finale’ illusion appropriate to the venue.
(This is a 2 person program incorporating one Dancer /Assistant and is appropriate for most Corporate and Private Events, Trade Shows, Picnics, Festivals, etc.)

An entire evening of magical entertainment, includes a mixture of Grand Illusion, variety entertainment and stage productions with the right mixture of audience participation and comedy.

(This is a multi-person program, and includes lighting, backdrop, and sound equipment if not provided by venue).

I love entertaining people of all ages. Some magicians just like working for Adults and some just for children. Like all the great Master Magicians of the past, I can entertain everyone and let them share in the experience of magic.

From small intimate settings at a table to the middle of the FedEx Forum for an arena filled with guests. There is none equaled to my performing experience in the Memphis/Mid-South area.


100% Family Friendly Audience Participation Comedy Magic and Illusion Show.

Michael will incorporate his speaking skills and audience-involved magical routines to help navigate an event or meeting. With just the right touch of humor, never off-color, Michael Clayton can make your next event a success.

Michael Clayton presents a visually entertaining theatrical stage program.

Family-Friendly and Wholesome Fun for all ages.