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. He performed at over 1,000 college campuses, hundreds of corporate events and as a cruise ship headliner. 10 years into touring, Stuart decided that he wanted to take some time off to create an experience that no one had ever seen before. He collaborated with other magicians, directors, and designers including Tony nominated, Tobin Ost to help develop a magic show like no other. To prove to the world his new act and character had merit Stuart decided to compete in the Internationals of Magic in 2017. Stuart proved to the world he had something new. He swept the competition and made history as he claimed all 5 top awards, the IBM First Place Stage, SAM First Place Stage, SAM Originality, SAM Silver Medal of Merit (rarely given), and the People's Choice Winner (by a land slide). From there Stuart went on to TV and Fooled Penn and Teller on their hit TV show FOOL US. Following that performance he was booked at the Winter Garden Theater in Blackpool to 2 sell out shows totaling 7000 people. That show prepared him for the World Championships of Magic in Busan South Korea where he got a Standing Ovation and placed in the top 10 his first TRY!!! While in Busan TED talks called him to talk about his meteoric rise in magic to a live audience of 4000 people! Stuart is now one of the hottest acts in magic getting bookings all over the world!
2018 - Competed in FISM World Championships in Busan, South Korea. The highest scoring N. American and made the top ten best magicians in the world.
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
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