About Matt Roberts...

         

      Professional Magician and Entertainment Expert Matt Roberts helps his clients make their events unforgettable and fun with his one-of-a-kind brand of Charismatic Comedy Magic. 

 

         On the day Matt was born, the #1 song in America was Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band. We kid you not. So, destined to be a magician, he has gone on to become one of the busiest full-time entertainers in the country, traveling nationwide to help a diverse list of clients including GE, Ocean Spray, The Waldorf Astoria at The Walt Disney World Resort, McDonald's, ESPN, Pepperidge Farm, Liberty Mutual, Wendy's, Haynes International, MIT, The Little People of America National Conference, LongLeaf Partners Funds, Harvard Business School, The International Portuguese Music Awards Gala, IKON,  M m The National Guard, Mohegan Sun Casino, Catch A Rising Star Comedy Clubs and numerous private party planners, resorts and performing arts centers make their events, large and small, memorable and impressive! 

 

          An experienced magician, illusionist and clean comedian, Matt Roberts is an easy-to-work-with professional who tailors his performances to fit a variety of clients and venues. In just one example, he created a unique magical concert experience in 2010 called, Music & Magic, which he now performs annually at Boston's 2500-seat Symphony Hall, home of The Boston Pops, developing new illusions and audience participation pieces each year. An expert at customization, by request, Matt can make VIPs magically appear, make products or gifts materialize out of thin air or incorporate event themes into his show.

         In addition to his live performances, Matt is no stranger to television. He is the recipient of two EMMY Award nominations for his work as the host of his own prime-time television series, The Power of Giving on PBS, presented by Newman's Own Foundation. He has also been interviewed by Ann Curry and Al Roker as an invited guest on NBC's Today Show. 

     He is frequently recognized as "that guy from TV!" (he has appeared in over 30 commercials, like this fun spot for the world's largest retailer ...a new major national spot is coming soon!) and has hosted corporate videos for STAPLES, Amica, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Coastway Bank, Liberty Mutual, National Geographic, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, among others. Since 2008, he has also appeared regularly at the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena as the official host/emcee for the WNBA's Connecticut Sun and WNBA All-Star Games, using his humor, magic and audience interaction skills to make commercial breaks, time-outs and half-time more fun! Since 2012, The Basketball Hall of Fame has selected Matt to emcee their annual NCAA Tip-Off Tournament.  He hosted the 2014 WNBA Draft in cooperation with ESPN and is the on-field emcee for The New England Black Wolves professional lacrosse team.

         Also an experienced actor, Matt holds a B.A. in Theatre and began his career starring as the magical host of VEE Corporation's $3 million production of Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Coloring Book on a two-year, 600-performance tour that put him onstage alongside the beloved Muppets in front of huge audiences (including Sharon Stone in the front row one night!) at Madison Square Garden and venues in 31 states and 13 countries. Also in the 'dream-come-true' file, Matt is on the performer roster at The Jim Henson Company. He participated in the initial workshop for Henson's Off-Broadway improv show, Stuffed and Unstrung and has been fortunate to work closely with Oscar-winning composer Paul Williams and Jim Henson's son, Brian, on special projects. In 2014 he was part of a small, invited workshop for Sesame Street, the television show! 

          Matt Roberts has had his work published in MAGIC Magazine, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest-selling magic periodical in the world and by The Chicago Tribune as one of the 50 Best Magazines in the country. Providence College honored him as "Professor For a Day" in 2010 when gave a special lecture at the school about magic, marketing and pursuing your passion; a lecture he has since given at Boston College, as well.

          Matt is different from other entertainers, performing magic and original presentations that can't be seen anywhere else.  He has been awarded for his creativity in the Rand Woodbury & Andrew Mayne International Illusion Design Contest and the Outside The Box Contest sponsored by Creative Magic LLC. He even invents magic for other magicians! He was honored by his peers with 1st Place and People's Choice Award at Abbott's 75th Magic Get Together, a legendary gathering of top entertainers from around the world, where performed alongside headliners from Hollywood and Las Vegas. He was recently named "Great Illusionist" by The Providence Performing Arts Center, on of the country's top theaters.  One of the highlights of his career was helping to grant a wish for The Make-A-Wish Foundation, by making one of their recipients the star of his show!

           Matt's shows are interactive, astonishing and universally appealing.  Volunteers are always treated with respect and actually become the stars of the show! You’ll be thrilled when you see all the smiles and hear the laughter during Matt’s very entertaining performances. 

Whether he is having fun with a volunteer from the audience, making everyone laugh with some hilarious situation comedy or astounding people with his incredible magic, Matt's goal is to make you look good by presenting a performance that everyone will love and remember for a long time. Contact him today! 

 

*(If you are visiting this page to prepare an introduction for an upcoming booking...Matt is way ahead of you! This bio is too long for that purpose. He will provide an index card with a very brief introduction for someone to read at the event. Thanks!)

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