Passion, Practice and Perseverance
Follow your Passion. Someone said, “Do what you love and if you can’t do that, then Love what you do.”
Michael Clayton is a Master Magician with talents ranging from world class closeup to grand illusion.
At the age of 13, he won his school talent show, and by the time he graduated from High School he had appeared on the local Magic Land Television program with its host Dick Williams.
He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and at the age of 19 won the annual Magic Competition for his mastery of the classic Linking Rings.
He’s appeared with television stars Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop to raise funds to support literacy. He‘s been assisted on stage by Memphis‘ own Jerry `The King‘ Lawler and former Memphis and Shelby County Mayor A.C. Wharton.
In 2011, Michael was selected as the official magical spokesperson for Ready Shelby to help teach Emergency Preparedness through the visual art of magic. Part of this assignment included performing with the Memphis Grizzlies Girls at the FedEx Forum for over 5,000 Memphis School children.
Also, in the Fall of 2011, Michael Clayton was selected as a featured artist for Spoon Magazine, a local dining and art publication.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and worked as a corporate instructor for several years utilizing his magic to gain attention and teach object lessons.
Specializing in the classics of magic, Michael Clayton brings a fresh approach to the art of magic by adding humor, contemporary music, and theatrics. In addition, to various corporate and private engagements, Michael currently features a Family Night Fundraising show, that helps nonprofits and schools raise money for their causes.