Don’t miss the Master Magician, Lance Burton on Friday, January 19!
LANCE BURTON is widely considered by his peers to be the greatest stage Magician of the past century. As magic historian Mike Caveney has stated; “Take every Magician in the world, line them up and give them each twelve minutes…Lance Wins!”
Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Lance Burton burst onto the national stage on October 28, 1981, by making his first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. So impressed was Carson while watching the rehearsal that he allowed Lance to do an unprecedented 12-minute routine. Through the course of Burton’s career, he was invited back for a total of ten appearances while Johnny Carson was host, and another ten appearances during Jay Leno’s tenure.
Over the years Lance Burton has performed on a wide range of TV shows. He racked up appearances on David Letterman, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, The View, The World’s Greatest Magic, Hollywood Squares, and even acted in guest starring roles on Knight Rider, and Las Vegas.
While successful on TV, Lance Burton’s greatest accomplishments have been made in live performance. Working primarily in Las Vegas he has performed an astounding FIFTEEN THOUSAND shows in his 30-year career. Throughout his career Lance Burton has received numerous awards and accolades from his peers.
Today Lance Burton is happily retired and lives quietly in Kentucky. He spends his time supporting several charities including: The Kentucky Humane Society, Nevada SPCA, Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, Variety Children’s Charity, and the Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals. He mentors young Magicians, and has taken up a hobby, filmmaking.
Lance loves performing, although mainly retired, (he doesn’t do 500 shows a year any longer) he enjoys doing select shows across the United States and the world. His new live touring show “Lance Burton & Friends” is a mix of illusions, sleight of hand, audience participation, and amazing guest stars. A Las Vegas show suitable for the whole family.