Mike has astonished MILLIONS with his craft including theater goers, Disney audiences, Military families around the world, and the Hollywood Elite.
Mike has amazed Howie Mandel, Kim Kardashian, Louie Anderson, Howard Stern, Jeffery Katzenberg, Ariana Grande, Tina Fey, Heidi Klum, Nick Cannon, Penn & Teller Lynyrd Skynyrd, Criss Angel, Raven-Symone, Train, Kenny Chesney and Ellen DeGeneres to name but a few!
Mike's ever-growing popularity has garnered him many prestigious awards and honors, including being the only magician in history to win a LIVE magic competition on primetime US network television. In addition, his other accomplishments include being named Entertainer of the Year, Best Performing Artist of the Year, Best Novelty Performer of the Year AND he was voted America's Favorite Mystifier on NBC's hit TV Show PHENOMENON. Despite all of this, Mike humbly insists, it is the loyalty of his fan base that has been most rewarding. His legions of fans call themselves "THE SUPERFREAKS" and they number in the millions.
Mike Super is the winner of NBC's PHENOMENON, and a top finalist from America's Got Talent.
He's also appeared on numerous TV Show's in the U.S. and abroad including Fool US and Ellen.
The secret to Mike's success is his natural ability to entertain and fascinate people.
He has pioneered a new form of magic with his own inimitable, down-to-earth style and personality. Mike has brought the art of magic back to the people. He transcends the "trick" and connects personally with his audience on a level they can relate to. Whether it's through television, stage or simply one-on-one, Mike Super's personality and humor reaches out and enchants the public. His appeal to both young and old has made him one of the most sought after mystifiers in the world!
FIRST AND ONLY MAGICIAN IN HISTORY TO WIN A LIVE MAGIC COMPETITION ON PRIMETIME U.S. NETWORK TELEVISION
WINNER OF NBC'S HIT TV SERIES PHENOMENON
TOP FINALIST ON AMERICA’S GOT TALENT
PERFORMING ARTS – ARTIST OF THE YEAR
BEST PERFORMING ARTIST
SELECTED TO PERFORM AT THE PRESTIGIOUS POLLSTAR AWARDS IN HOLLYWOOD
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
CAMPUS ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
BEST LIVE NOVELTY PERFORMANCE
PERFORMING ARTS ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
BEST MALE PERFORMER
NOVELTY ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
VOTED AMERICA'S FAVORITE MYSTIFIER
SELECTED TO KICK OFF ELLEN DEGENERES' FIRST EVER MAGIC WEEK
It's a three way tie... Tricking my wife into marrying me, making my adorable daughter appear, and being able to do magic for a living. :)
Yes AND No. Magic, like technology, is constantly changing; so in my opinion, there is a natural balance between the two.I'd say that the REAL challenge is that we, the MTV generation, and have developed shorter and shorter attention spans. (This answer is already too long.) :) While on stage you have to be very entertaining, and I love that challenge!
Absolutely... 100%.She was one of the greatest influences in my life! Each of us has been molded by our families and loved ones, and for me, my mother was that person. I try to share a part of myself with the audience in every performance, and it makes me smile every time someone comes up to me and relates to losing a loved one.
I'll get inspired with something from real life that I want to share on-stage...Then I try and figure out a piece of magic that relates to this inspiration, and finally it becomes a collaborative effort between myself and my magic consultants. For me it's very similar to how a musician writes songs.
Yes, but only on very rare occasions.However, when I develop an illusion, I prepare for any worst case scenario I can think of and that way I can switch methods and the audience is never the wiser.
Everyday for several hours, (approximately 3 if I'm not being lazy) and then I go and perform my show for another hour and a half almost every night! I LOVE IT!
About 175-200. Magic truly is my life! :)
First and foremost my family. I'm also a Disney FANATIC! Magic & Disney just naturally go together. And I love movies! My favorites include: Star Wars, The Original Matrix, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Lord of the Rings, Any Farrelly Brothers movie and ANY Griswold Family Vacation movie.
Walt Disney (A True Genius!)
Doug Henning (A cutting edge magician for his time.)
David Copperfield ( A great magician AND a great book.)
Johnny Depp (He's just the coolest!)
Jerry Seinfeld (A fantastic entertainer with an unbelievable workethic.)
YES! But ONLY for a short period of time...I have to bring them back because..."IT'S THE LAW!" :)
Winning Phenomenon on Live Network Television Having Ellen DeGeneres invite me on her show to make her appear from nothing but shadows Making an actual Magic Kingdom Ride appear from nowhere LIVE on stage while surrounded by skeptical Disney Executives Having the honor ofJeffrey Katzenberg the CEO ofDreamworks literally being my opening act. Being asked to perform and present at the prestigious PollStar Awards at the Nokia Theater in Hollywood
Pittsburgh, PA., and Los Angeles, CA. But I usually say I'm from the Hampton Inn because I'm constantly on the road. :)
I'm the only magician in the family.I got started while visiting a magic shop in Walt Disney World.I saw the coolest old man performing some tricks and I immediately became obsessed!
I began magic at age six. I used to do shows in my back yard every week and I'd wear my black Dracula Cape from Halloween while performing. It was pretty embarrassing. I charged a nickel per person at those performances. :)
I took my entire family to Walt Disney World...because I believe there's a law that you have to do that. LOL. Then, a large chunk of the money was set aside in escrow for a unique prediction challenge I do in cities all over the US, where I could potentially have to pay out more than $50,000 dollars if I fail. The remaining money was used to purchase a new touring truck for the show and some of the money was invested in experimental technology/new illusion R&D. The biggest chunk however, went to magicians you'll know as the IRS. They made A LOT disappear! :) I WAS AMAZED! LOL
It was literally a dream come true! It's propelled my career in many ways, and it's fun being a pseudo-celebrity. :) I got to perform for MILLIONS and MILLIONS of people in a matter of minutes! Because of the show, my live show sells out at virtually every venue we play, and I love getting to meet people that saw me on TV. It's funny when people kinda feel like they know me, but we've never actually met. (Luckily I'm a people person, so it's really fun for me.) It was all very surreal. One minute, I was being congratulated by the Hollywood celebrities at the after party, being cheered with Poparatzi flashbulbs flashing, and a just little while later, I was back at my hotel with my family just being completely normal. I loved every moment of PHENOMENON, and I'm thankful to EVERY SINGLE person that voted for me! I didn't win it, my fan base won it.
YES, (and then some)...Believe it or not, I used to get made fun of in grade school all the time because of it. :)