113th Annual Salute to Magic!
FIAF Florence Gould Hall Theater
55 East 59th Street,
New York, NY 10022
September 17th, 2022, 7pm
The 113th Salute to Magic! presented by The Society of American Magicians, Parent Assembly #1 is finally returning to New York City for 2022 for a One Night Only Event as we honor the 2022 Magicians of the Year!
2022 SAM Parent Assembly Magicians of the Year
Known the world over for her wit, her charm, and her exceptionally good hair. David Copperfield called her “a true original – hilarious and delightful. An exceptional new talent in magic.” and Teller called her “extravagant, hilarious”.
Miss Darling is an 10-time Award-Winning Entertainer featured in the Guinness Book of World Records (2014) and Ripley’s Believe it or Not (2015). In 2019 she was the recipient of the prestigious Allan Slaight award and voted Stage Magician of the Year at the Magic Castle.
In 2021 she was awarded the Magic Circle’s Carlton Award for comedy magic.
Named 2020 Florida Magician of The Year, Jeremy Mikaelson has entertained and mesmerized audiences all over the world from the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood to college stadiums in China.
Jeremy is most known for his umbrella manipulation magic. The Linking Ring magazine describes him as having “A lot of Charm”. He is widely recognized by magicians as “the incarnation of past great magicians.”
The Texas Association of Magicians noted his performance as being “Very polished, Splendid and Entertaining!” Jeremy regularly shares his magic at corporate events, exclusive private parties all over the country.
His show is infused with lots of graceful movement and unique charisma. Watching him perform is like witnessing “visual music”.
Jeremy has entertained celebrities such as:
Pop music star Ariana Grande,
NBC's new personality Jason guy,
Late night show host, comedian James Young
Originally from Chicago, Rachel moved to New York in 2013 to study fashion design at FIT. With a love of both magic and fashion, she found opportunities to pursue both. Rachel now performs at venues all over the country appearing as a regular at New York City magic shows A Taste of Magic and Speakeasy Magick at the Mckittrick Hotel, Monday Night Magic, the Chicago Magic Lounge, as well as television appearances that include CUNY TV and Fox 5.
TJ FELL IN LOVE WITH MAGIC WHEN HE WAS JUST 5 YEARS OLD. A CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND MADE A RUBBER BALL VANISH AND REAPPEAR RIGHT BEFORE TJ’S EYES. THAT ONE SINGLE TRICK TURNED HIS FASCINATION INTO A HOBBY, WHICH SOON BECAME HIS PASSION. TJ IMMERSED HIMSELF IN MAGIC BOOKS AND VIDEOS BEFORE GOING ON TO STUDY WITH MASTERS LIKE CRISS ANGEL, LANCE BURTON AND DAVID BLAINE. TJ QUICKLY BECOME KNOWN TO HIS PEERS AS THE NEXT “UP-AND-COMER”. By the time he was 15, TJ was already winning numerous awards in the entertainment industry including the Society of American Magicians Award and the coveted Stage Magic Award at the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada. By 19, TJ was the headlining magician in Las Vegas at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. To date, TJ has thousands of performances under his belt in over 10 countries across the globe. TJ has performed as a corporate magician and illusionist for Fortune 500 companies like Morgan Stanley, Verizon, and Marriott Hotels. TJ also has a list of celebrity clients, including Gilbert Gottfried, Buddy Valastro, and Spike Lee.
Featured Magical Guests:
Eric DeCamps was born of Dominican parents in Forest Hills, New York. Growing up, Eric developed a love for magic in his mid teens, and by the time he was a senior in high school he began frequenting local magic shops, attending magic conventions and practicing magic after school. His first major opportunity to be in the Big Apple spotlight came when he was invited to become a regular performer on Friday and Saturday evenings at New York`s The Magic Townehouse, owned and operated by magicians Dick Brooks and Dorothy Dietrich. For three years, Eric shared the spotlight with many other talented performers from around the world and his performances were applauded by several entertainment editors including the New York Magazine and Back Stage. His one-man show continues to lure people from across the U.S. and around the world, both the general public and magicians alike. The show features rarely seen sleight of hand effects including an emotional and moving mystery involving a simple tea cup and some bread crumbs (watch the video on the home page), and his showstopper — “The Spirit Box” — the closing piece of Eric’s performance, where unseen forces do seemingly impossible things. After seeing it, you will believe in spooks!
Todd Robbins is a New York City based performer who has spent decades specializing in arcane forms of popular entertainment, offbeat amusements and intriguing deceptions. Currently Todd can be seen on the Investigation Discovery channel's new series True Nightmares. The series features Todd as the host telling bizarre true tales of murder and mayhem that all have a lovely ironic twist to them. Todd is renowned for his work in Coney Island and the sideshow, magic, circus, ragtime piano and traditional jazz, medicine shows and burlesque. Todd is also one of the partners in Magical Nights Inc, the producers of New York's longest running magic show Monday Night Magic and its sister show Magical Nights at Feinstein's. He is the author of the cult classic book The Modern Con Man: How to Get Something for Nothing and the creator of the companion Modern Con Man DVD Collection. Todd is featured in the celebrated documentary American Carny: True Tales from the Circus Sideshow.
Meir started his fascination with magic and games at birth. He began learning magic and playing games for money when he was around five years old and sill living in Israel. His relatives began teaching him card tricks while playing cards with him. That’s when he noticed that being small allowed him to see the cards as they were being dealt… Once moving to New York at the age of ten, he began reading, buying, studying, and practicing magic. He consumed everything he could until he started creating his own magic routines and techniques. While hanging out with and being involved with the New York City magic community he developed an act he called Finger Fantasies which required no props.
Peter Samelson insists that he doesn’t do magic; he only helps people to see it. He is an
illusionist/entertainer/philosopher, blending simplicity and sophistication as he provokes thought and inspires wonder. Christened “the soft-spoken conceptualist of sorcery” by the New York Times, Peter has distinguished himself not only as a magician, but as an artist. After his Performance on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us, Penn called him “One of the greatest living magicians.”
A recipient of the Leslie P. Guest Award (S.A.M. 2017), the Jack Gwynne Award for Excellence in Presentation (Abbott’s Get-Together, August 2015), Honorary Brother and Guest Lecturer (The Artworkers’ Guild [London] 2014), and a Merlin Award for Lifetime Achievement (IMS 2014), he has performed atop the Great Wall of China, for Grand Prix drivers, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, the jet-set of Paris and the fishermen mending their nets on the beaches of Cartagena. Peter also designs for TV, film and theater. He created magic for Sam Mendes productions at BAM and the Old Vic (London) and for two Broadway shows, Leap of Faith and Harvey. He has also created and starred in three critically acclaimed Off-Broadway shows; The Magician, PaperWork and Radnevsky’s Real Magic.