Performing magic his entire life, Stuart MacDonald perfected his act to provide a real, theatrical experience full of surprises, twists and turns.

 

How it all began

Stuart MacDonald made the decision to go pro in the 3rd grade. He put himself through college as a performer and became one of the top touring magic acts in the college market while represented by the Kramer agency. He performed at over 1,000 college campuses, hundreds of corporate events and even a had a contract with a cruise ship as the headline performance. 

At a point in his life, he decided that he wanted to take some time off away from magic to really retool his performance to create an experience that no one had ever seen before. Stuart collaborated with other magicians, directors, and designers including Tony nominated, Tobin Ost to help develop a magic show like no other.

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Stu is the “real deal” — magic, mystery,
laughter, and amazement. Pure entertainment!
— Judy Hollingsworth, Magic Across Texas

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over the years

2018 - Invited to compete in FISM World Championships in Busan, South Korea

2017 - 5x award-winner at the Society of American Magicians (SAM) and The International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) Combined Convention

2017 - Performing at a Las Vegas theater (official announcement soon)

2017 - Appearing on the CW’s, Penn and Teller: Fool Us season 4 network TV show

2017 - Inducted into the American Museum of Magic / Michigan Hall of Fame of Magic

2016 - Performed at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA

2016 - Appeared at nearly every major magic convention in one season

2014 - Texas Association of Magicians First Place Stage

2014 - Texas Association of Magicians Best of Convention Award (rarely given)

2011 - Performed at the fundraiser for Jeff Daniels at the Purple Rose Theater

2007 - Contracted to perform once a year (2007 - 2017) at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, MI

2011 - Performed for over 2,500 people at the Wharton Center at Michigan State University in Lansing, MI

1996-97 - Appeared on the Statler Brothers TV show with Crystal Gayle and Billy Ray Cyrus

1990-2000 - Played to over 1000 colleges and universities nationwide

1989 - Signed with Kramer Agency

Notable Awards

Stuart MacDonald has achieved many titled accomplishments over his career as a magician.

  • First Place Stage: Society of American Magicians (SAM)
  • Originality Award: Society of American Magicians (SAM)
  • Silver Medal of Merit: Society of American Magicians (SAM)
  • First Place Stage: International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM)
  • People's Choice Award (by a landslide) (IBM-SAM Combined)
  • Inducted in to the Michigan Hall of Fame of Magic
  • Nominated "Campus Variety Entertainer of the Year" by the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA)
  • Entered in The American Museum of Magic for Sleight of Hand
  • Society of American Magicians Gold winner
  • Texas Association of Magicians Stage winner
  • Texas Association of Magicians Best of Convention winner
  • The Jack Gwynne Trophy of Illusionist Showmanship
  • Chavez Cup winner
  • Bill Baird Manipulation award
  • The Henry Award for sleight of hand