Talented and versatile are two words often used to describe Michael Otton.
His ability to captivate audiences with magic and illusion, from thrilling escapology to mind boggling predictions, while also incorporating comedy into his performance, leaves him well equipped to entertain people of all ages.
Over the years, Michael has entertained audiences worldwide, including in America, Spain, Mexico and the Caribbean, working in theatres, resorts, hotels and on cruise ships. He also spent two years performing for Disney on both of their cruise ships – Disney Magic & Disney Wonder. With 20,000 followers on Twitter, Michael has built up a loyal fan base and last year was named as the patron of Broxbourne’s performing arts school The Valle Academy. He is currently touring the UK with The Michael Otton Show: Comedy, Magic & Illusion, which was launched in The Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke, in September 2013 with a sell-out show. Following on from this success, he performed in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, in March 2014 to another sold-out audience and is next taking his show to Ipswich, Suffolk, on October 25th.
For the past five years, he has combined his excellent skills in magic and illusion with his unique comedy to star in a number of Christmas pantomimes as the ‘panto comic’. This year he will be starring in Broxbourne in Jack & The Beanstalk.
In the UK he has presented many promotional and corporate events, including The FA Cup Trophy Tour, the launch of NEW ME TV, The Vodafone VMI Tour and has interviewed Formula 1 drivers at Silverstone. He has also presented for the National Basketball Association at London’s O2 Arena. Most recently his talent for performing close-up magic has seen him recruited to entertain at the Vitality Show, Earls Court, and Apple iPhone launches as well as at events for global companies such as Virgin, Audi, Barclays, First Choice, Nestle, Thomson and Marriot Hotels to name a few. Michael also regularly performs magic in exclusive venues in London’s Mayfair and casinos across the UK, such as Aura Mayfair, Broadway and Grosvenor Casinos, Tiger Tiger, Oceana, Leicester’s Athena , Hilton Hotels and The Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington.
He has presented many production shows and awards ceremonies, including Nickelodeon’s Party on the Green, ITV’s official touring show of Stars In Their Eyes, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Live and Smash Hits Pop Party as well as a number of specialty shows including Bob The Builder, The Noddy Show, The Vander Brothers’ Wheel of Death, The Eastpak Skate Tour and The Shaolin Monks Wheel Of Life from China. He also co-presented Speight Of The Art Live with CBBC’s Mark Speight.
Over the years he has worked with and performed for a variety of star names including Kylie Minogue, Peter Andre, Joe Pasquale, Victoria Beckham, Sean Williamson, Ant & Dec and the cast of Hollyoaks. His TV credentials include being interviewed on Channel 4 and GMTV, and he was filmed by ITV as the lead role in a documentary about his life as an entertainer. During his career he has picked up many awards from companies, including ‘Entertainment Personality of the Year’, has been featured in many national newspapers and has performed magic live on BBC Radio Berkshire.
‘No matter which talent, out of many that he is exercising, Michael holds his audience captive by winning them over with his charm and charisma. An entertaining genius!’
Dusty Bennett, Disney Theatrical Productions
‘Michael Otton, is a magician/illusionist and his first entrance, by way of an apparently empty showcase, was impressive, as were his predictions on suggestions from the audience.’
‘Michael Otton’s flair for comedy magic easily the most enthralling end to a show I’ve ever witnessed.’
Aidan Philips, Watford Observer
Visit Michael @www.michaelotton.com via his Twitter account @MichaelOtton #TheMichaelOttonShow and his Facebook Fan Page www.facebook.com/MichaelOttonOfficialPage