David Copperfield has been hailed as the greatest illusionist of our time. The critically acclaimed Broadway 'Dreams and Nightmares' has set box-office records across the Americas, Europe and Asia, in addition to decades of television events and worldwide tours. David Copperfield is said to be the thirteenth highest paid entertainer in the world and has been featured on the covers of Forbes and Esquire magazines.
Copperfield has redefined the ancient art of magic throughout his career. He has made the Statue of Liberty disappear, he has walked through the Great Wall of China, he's made audience members disappear only to reappear in places they would have never expected and flown through the air amazing everyone who watched. He has vanished an airplane surrounded by a ring of spectators, he has escaped from Alcatraz and elevated himself across the Grand Canyon. His celebrated feats of wonder have won 'The Magic of David Copperfield' two entertainer of the year awards and dozens of Emmy's. He has been honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a wax likeness in Madame Toussaud's in London. He has been knighted by the French Government, receiving the 'Chevalier of Arts and Letters' and was given an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Fordham University. As if all of these accolades weren't enough, recently he's been immortalized as four different nations paid tribute to him on postage stamps.
Named a Living Legend by the United States Library of Congress, David Copperfield, at age 12 was the youngest person ever admitted to the Society of National Magicians. By age 16 he was teaching courses in magic at New York University. While attending college David was cast as the lead in the Chicago musical, 'Magic Man'. He not only acted and sang but he also created all of the magic in the show, which went on to become the longest running musical in Chicago history. As a result of the musical's success he was chosen to host and star in 'The Magic of ABC' which led to him signing with CBS to a series of specials, beginning with 'The Magic of David Copperfield'. The series of specials has aired in over 40 countries with an estimated viewing audience of over three billion people. Copperfield has also joined forces with Dean Koontz, Ray Bradbury and Joyce Carol Oates in a series of fiction books called 'Tales of the Impossible', which were set in the world of magic and illusion. The collection did so well that a second volume titled 'David Copperfield's Beyond Imagination' was published shortly after.
David Copperfield performs over 550 sold out shows each year for audiences around the world. He has a passion for preserving the art of magic and through his International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts he has been able to accomplish his goals. David Copperfield has taken magic to a level that wizards and audiences of the past would have never dreamed. By combining unimaginable feats of disbelief, spellbinding illusions and superb theater, David Copperfield has guaranteed himself a place in history as the greatest illusionist ever to live.