REDEFINING THE ART OF MAGIC
Franz Harary continually redefines the art of magic through his work as a performer and visionary illusion designer. He has the distinction of being the first world-class magician to perform illusions entirely of his own design, winning international acclaim and multiple awards for his astounding achievements in magic.
“Magic, by definition, is anything perceived to be outside the laws of science. As science progresses, so too magic must evolve, each propelling the other forward at the speed of wonder.” – Franz Harary
In 2014 Harary designed the biggest most costly illusion in the history of magic, a Mega Illusion called, The Orb. It’s a huge crystal encrusted ball that pulses with light as it levitates inside a three story tall glass case that allows a 360º view of this $7,000,000 magical masterpiece. From the day it went on display outside his own high-tech magic venue in Macau (The House of Magic by Franz Harary) crowds have been transfixed by The Orb’s, ability to defy gravity.
Millions of fans around the globe know Harary from his numerous international television appearances and he continues to sellout stadiums and arenas across Asia and the Far East with his live show, IMAGINE NATION, the largest touring illusion show in the world.
In Taipei, traffic was shut down for eight city blocks as 45,000 people gathered to witness one of Harary’s illusions taking place above a busy intersection.
In Peru Harary broke attendance records, playing to audiences topping 40,000 people. In New Delhi, he amazed crowds of 30,000 at Indira Ghandi Stadium and in Indonesia, his show drew 47,000 people. In Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Thailand and Japan, Harary set attendance records at his sold-out performances.
It all started for Harary when he sent a video tape of his illusions to Michael Jackson.
Weeks later Harary was flown to Los Angeles for a face to face meeting with the King of Pop. Micheal admired Harary’s inexhaustible creativity and expertise and hired him to design illusions for the Jackson’s Victory Tour, launching Harary’s career as the concert industry’s hottest Magic FX Designer. Today, his client list is filled with Grammy winning superstars from every genre of music.
ILLUSION DESIGN FOR CONCERTS
Franz Harary is credited with making magic a viable element of modern concert productions.
Pop superstars like Justin Bieber, Usher, Missy Elliot, Madonna, *NSYNC and Michael Jackson have all featured Harary’s cutting edge illusions in their shows. If you combine this visibility with his own live shows, international TV appearances and illusion designs for theme parks, Broadway productions and movies, Harary’s magic ranks as being seen by more people than any other magician.
“A generation raised on MTV has come to expect that the amazing visual effects they see in music videos will be reproduced live onstage. When a recording artist goes on tour their show is competing with their own sensational music videos. My magic allows them to create live onstage the same kind of stunning effects and illusions their fans see on TV.” – Franz Harary
Designer of the Impossible
Harary’s talent as a designer and innovator makes him a valuable ally for corporate presentations and theme parks around the world. In fact, his illusions can be seen in top amusement parks including, Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Walt Disney World, and Euro-Disney.
Corporations count on Harary to elevate the impact of their presentations with his remarkable magic. Honda, Nissan, and AT&T are just a few of the industrial clients for which Harary has created one-of-a-kind illusions.
Harary helped Chevrolet make record breaking headlines when live, via satellite, he teleported their new Corvette and it’s CEO driver from the Detroit Auto Show to Los Angeles in the blink of an eye. An audience from the international press witnessed this magical teleportation live in both locations.
Franz Harary has been featured on hundreds of television programs worldwide and was the host of the internationally syndicated, Masters of Illusion. This one hour weekly series also showcased some of Harary’s unique cutting edge magic.
Harary has also starred in 27 of his own world wide television specials. His one and two hour TV specials in Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and India have made him one of the most visible U.S. variety artists in the Eastern hemisphere.