making magic moments

Laughter, Applause,

and lots of Smiles.

Yes, that is what you will hear and see when Michael Clayton shares his interactive brand of entertainment.

Sit back and watch the magic happen. The sleight-of-hand and Illusions are incredible, but watch the magic that happens in the room.

Listen to the Laughter, Applause, and see the Smiles on everyone’s faces. That’s the real magic.

You did a fantastic job. I was so pleased and the rest of the campus ministers were raving. You engaged students, got them involved, brought energy. It really was a perfect, fun night event. Thanks for doing it so well and being flexible with us. And thanks for staying and chatting with students, taking pictures. Etc.  You are good at what you do.  I hope you enjoyed it too.  Thanks again! I will happily recommend you to others!
Brian S.

Campus Ministries, Reformed University Fellowship

I would like to thank you for the wonderful entertainment you provided for our annual awards gala on July 23rd Our guests thoroughly enjoyed your show and continue to rave about it. The way in which you involved the audience was engaging and fun. Your personal interaction with people, drawing them into your remarkable stage antics was hilarious! You are not only a fantastic magician but a gifted comedian also.
Thank you for the laughter. You are a true professional.
Christine K.

Executive Director, Hardeman County Chamber


From World-Class Close-Up Magic to Grand Illusion

Michael Clayton has spent a lifetime honing his magical skills. So, whether you’d like some table magic as guests arrive, some after dinner stand-up or grand-illusion program, Michael has the experience and class to make you look like a million bucks.
For additional information regarding each program, use the Programs Menu above,
Coprorate Banquets and Appreciation Events
Whether you are looking for entertainment for an Award Banquet, Trade Show, Sales Meeting, Customer & Employee Appreciation event, or just something to break up the monotony of long training sessions.
Theatrical Productions
Michael Clayton is a magician who uses contemporary music, theatrics, the classics of magic, and some of his creations. His show is a theatrical experience that people of all ages enjoy. Michael’s programs don’t look like every other act you see nowadays. Interweaving the history and stories behind the illusions, along with the sheer impossibility of the magic, brings everything together into a magical stage production.
School and Educational Programs
When it comes to learning, educators and group leaders face many challenges to come up with just the right thing to engage students. The Magic of Michael Clayton provides a fun, interactive learning experience coupled with some breathtaking illusions.

Michael holds a BS in Education and years of experience using his magic to gain attention and teach object lessons.

PLUS, we bring our show to YOU! Michael can customize his shows to fit your curriculum, from library reading programs to Math Magic or Anti-Bullying campaigns. That makes it an affordable option for field trips or special events.

Family and Childrens Programs
Family Parties, Reunions, Adult or Children’s Birthday Parties.

Imagine bringing your family and friends together for that particular party that only happens a handful of times in a person’s lifetime. How well do you want the entertainment to be? What memories do you want your guests to have?

Only you can answer those questions! The fact that you are reading this suggests you are considering a one-of-a-kind party magician (see, I read minds too!) Let me know the details, and we can discuss creating those memories for you & your guests.


Media and Testimonials

Unveiling the Pros and Cons of Booking Magical Entertainment: Exploring Direct Contact with Magician Michael Clayton at MidSouthMagic.com

Introduction: When it comes to booking magical entertainment for events or special occasions, exploring various options is essential. While middleman platforms like Bark.com, GigSalad.com, GigMasters.com, PhilipandHenry.com, or The Bash provide convenience and claim...

Michael Clayton brings lots of abracadabra and hocus pocus to Horn Lake magic show

By Mark Randall Dec 18, 2021 Updated Dec 18, 2021 Reprinted from the Desoto Times-Tribune Michael Clayton became enchanted with magic tricks from an early age. His grandfather would reach up and pull a coin from thin air and then reach behind his ear and make another...

Smile Maker – Memphis Magician Michael Clayton

For over 30 years, Michael Clayton has been putting smiles on the faces of both young and old with his unique style of magic and illusion.  From small in-the-hand up-close magic to large-scale stage Illusions Michael has entertained at everything from private parties...

Magician Michael Clayton Enters a Beauty Pageant

That’s right.  Back in 2010, I entered my first pageant.  Well, the reality is I walked in the door of the Miss Collierville 2010 pageant at the Harrell Theater in Collierville, Tennessee. Miss Teen Collierville 2010 - Elizabeth Murphree and Miss...
If you are looking for the best magician in Memphis, Tennessee? You’ve come to the right place. Award-winning professional magician Michael Clayton performs family-friendly magic shows across the Memphis area and beyond. Michael can be seen regularly for events in the surrounding Memphis area, including Germantown, Barlett, Collierville, Arlington, Millington, Atoka, Dyersburg, and throughout Mississippi, including Southaven, Olive Branch, Hernando, Tupelo, Tunica, Oxford, Batesville, and beyond. Don’t be fooled by others claiming to be the most experienced magician in Memphis, Tennessee. Michael has done thousands of performances, as seen by his rich portfolio of photos, videos, and reviews. So, check references, videos, testimonials of others, and then watch our performance videos, and if there is a smile or laughter on your face when you get through viewing, you’ve found the right magician. Whether you plan a children’s birthday party, elementary school family night, or a medium to large corporate event, Michael Clayton will customize a program to fit your specific needs.
Michael Clayton started performing for schools, libraries, clubs, and corporate events in Memphis – Mid-South area starting in 1986. He also became a permanent fixture strolling from table to table at several local restaurants in the area, most any Thursday through Sunday. The Magic of Michael Clayton is simply the BEST family entertainer in Memphis, Tennessee. Please don’t take our word for it; check the reviews, watch the testimonials, and watch the performance videos. Michael is your guaranteed best choice, from top-notch close-up magic to world-class stage illusions. So, whether you are just searching for a “birthday party idea” on Google, or you need a magician to add the right touch of professional humor to your next holiday party or appreciation event, you’ve come to the correct location. The Magic of Michael Clayton