Biography

Mike D’Urzo is an international award winning magician & mentalist. As the founder and creative director of Mega Magic, he performs in hundreds of shows annually for some of the largest corporations, theaters, theme parks, festivals and television networks. Mike was the winner of the “Canadian Entertainer of the Year” award by the Canadian Event Industry Awards. He was the 5-time recipient of the “Performer of the Year” award presented by Festivals & Events Ontario. He was awarded in the “Top 10 Magicians Worldwide” by the Wedding Industry Experts Awards and the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Entertainer by Special Events Magazine. He was also named in the Top 5 Magicians in Toronto by BLOG TO and won the Toronto Choice Award by Event Source. Mike is a member of the prestigious Canadian Association of Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.


His unique style of magic and a modernized approach have made him a popular form of entertainment at virtually every type of event. He performed in an international tour across China for over half a million people! Over his 2 month tour he performed in over 100 shows and became an instant sensation with his fans. He also performed in an international festival in Doha Qatar which attracted over 100,000 guests. His magic has been featured on the Comedy Network, Disney, Global, CTV, City TV, OMNI TV, YTV, CHCH TV, The W Network, Rogers Television, MTV and Fuse TV in the United States. He appeared on “Canada’s got Talent” on City TV and placed in the top 2 % of all acts across Canada. He was voted as the “Season Champion” on the hit TV show “Keys to the VIP” from viewers across the country. He was awarded a trip to Las Vegas where he had the chance to perform and meet some the world’s greatest magicians. His magic was featured on Disney’s hit show Made Up. He also appeared on Zoink’d, The Being Frank Show, The Magician & Come Dine with Me.


He appeared on Breakfast Television and the Morning Show on Global TV as the feature magician promoting the film, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” released by Warner Bros. Mike was the feature act at the Canadian National Exhibition on the Variety Stage for over 40,000 guests. He performed at the world famous Royal Manitoba Winter Fair and the New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition. He was also the headliner at the Mount Forest Fireworks Festival- a show for over 10,000 people! He has also performed for various events including the Rogers Cup, New Year’s in Labrador City, SEMA Show Las Vegas, Hilton Worldwide convention in Orlando Florida and numerous national corporate conferences & galas across Canada and the United States. His full production theatre show “Mind Kontrol” premiered in Toronto and has attained great success over the years. The show was created to put twists on the classics of magic and has been featured at some of the most prestigious theatres & events across the country. He has been the resident performer at Falls Avenue Resort in Casino Niagara for sold out audiences of over 1000 people nightly for many years. Mike had the opportunity to perform for the Canadian Olympic Team and the Pan Am Games. The show was taken to new levels with Z103.5 FM coming on board as the official sponsor along with NOW Magazine.

 

 

 

After graduating with an honours in Specialized Communications from York University, D’Urzo worked with Sony Pictures- Columbia TriStar Films hosting movie launch parties and premieres across Canada for some of Hollywood’s top celebrities including Sean Penn, Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams. D’Urzo has also performed at some of the most exclusive gala shows and private parties for the Toronto International Film Festival.

 

 

 

Just to name a few, here are some notable appearances where D’Urzo captivated his audiences…

 

 

Corporate

State Farm Insurance, The Co-Operators, TD Canada Trust, CIBC, Tennis Canada- The Rogers Cup, Sony Pictures- Columbia TriStar Films, Paramount Vantage Films, Toronto International Film Festival, Enbridge Gas, President’s Choice, AGF Management, Lexus, Golder Associates, Morguard Residential, Fasken Martineau, Global Group, Cinram International, Now Magazine, McDonalds, Greenwin Properties, Tribute Homes, Knight Got Talent Bain Seath and Holbrook Investment Group, Filogix Investment Group, Curomax Corp., Bloor St. Business Association, Trillium Sales Group, Open Venue Market Research, Chapters-Indigo, Allied Advertising, Supercom, Pratt & Whitney Canada, CIM Marketing, Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers, Insception Biosciences, Toshiba, IKEA, Wrigley’s, Ontario Dental Association, Delta Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Chamber of Commerce (Canadian, Huntsville Lake of Bays, Baffin Regional & Labrador North), Grantek, GuestLogix, Sugar Models, Canusa- CPS, Amphenol Inc., Cascades Box Board Inc., Hughwood Canada, W.J Heaslip Ltd., Redknee Solutions Inc., I.A.T.S.E, Briarlane Property Management, Structform International, Mayfair Clubs, Rogers, Ingram Micro, Best Buy, Hyundai Canada, Adastra, Burgundy Asset Management, Creechurch International Underwriters, Morneau Shepell, Granite Club, UJA Federation, BNP Paribas, Capital One, Esso, AOC, Town of Bracebridge, Town of Labrador City, Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine, Centre for Dermatology, Herman’s Building Centre’s, Electromate Industrial Sales, The Brainstorm Group, Engineering Office Deisenroth Canada, Tenaquip, Parmalat Canada, H&M Clothing, Rogers, FOS Décor, BizBash Magazine, Canadian Pension Plan, Davis & Henderson, Royal LePage, Sarracini Travel, PI Fine Art, CAA Insurance, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Upscale Getaways, Canadian Confederation of Fujian Associations, Affiliated Distributors, Wendy’s Canada, Antalex Inc., Quickservice Technologies, D&D Automation Inc., Clover Leaf, Casino Niagara, HJV Equipment Company, Mold Masters, TJX Canada, Computer Methods International, RME Inc., Simex- Iwerks Entertainment, Falls Avenue Resort, Bacardi, JDL Realty, Makino, Single Source Technologies, Home Depot, Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington, Superior Tire, Tim Hortons, The Health Network, ClearBridge Technology Group Boston, Chicago Experiential Marketing Summit, Tirecraft, TA2 Sound & Music, Peel Financial, Wright Rehab, Fortress, B2B Bank, California Pools, Colliers International New York, Hampton by Hilton Orlando Florida, Hilton Worldwide, Microsoft, SEMA Show Las Vegas, Warner Bros, Corus Entertainment, Imperial Oil.


 

Educational Institutions

York Region, Peel & Toronto District School Boards, York University, University of Toronto, Ryerson, Fanshawe College, Atkinson Professional Accounting Association, Toronto French School, Transformation Education Institute, META & Reena Foundation- Centres for Developmental Disabilities, Associated Private Schools, The York School, Huron Heights Secondary School Arts Program, USDS, Durham College Board of Governors Retreat.

 

 

Kids/ Youth Organizations

Magic, Mystery & Marvel Camp- Town of Markham (Director/ Coordinator of Magic program, Centre Camp, Bayview Glen, City of Vaughan & Toronto Day Camps, Zodiac, Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp, Banbury Kids Camp, Crestwood Valley Day Camp, Northern Karate Camps, Canada’s Best Karate, Teen Read Awards, Scouts Canada, Girl Guides of Canada.

 

Theme Parks / Attractions

Canada’s Wonderland, Toronto Zoo, Centre Island, Rogers Centre, Wild Water Kingdom, Casa Loma, Ontario Science Centre, Adventure Land, Playdium, Rexall Centre, Headliner- Canadian National Exhibition.

 

Fundraising

Canadian Cancer Society, Star Light Star Bright Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Association, Big Brothers & Sisters of Toronto, Charles H Best Diabetes Centre, Pro Action Cops and Kids, BLEYP- Police Foundation, McCauley Association, Ronald McDonald House, Centre for Creative Living, Friuli Centre, Chartwell Senior Homes, Amica, YMCA, Sunnybrook Hospital, Wings of Hope, Autism Ontario, Chai Lifeline, National Advertising Benevolent Society, Parya Trillium Foundation, Make a Wish Foundation, Ephraim’s Place, Kensington Health Centre, IC Savings Foundation, Dental Volunteers for Israel, Huntington Society of Canada, Wellspring Foundation, Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation, Humber River Hospital Foundation, Shoppers Drug Mart OneWalk to conquer Cancer, Unity for Autism.

 

Banquets/ Conventions

Pearson Convention Centre, Premier Banquet Halls, Liberty Grand, Le Jardin Special Event Centre, Paradise, Paramount & Le Parc Banquet Halls, Atlantis, Embassy Grand, Windsor Arms, Delta Chelsea, St. George’s Golf and Country Club, Beacon Hill & King Valley Country Club, Deerhurst Resort, Horseshoe Valley Resort, Royal Niagara Golf Club, Eagles Nest Golf Club, Le Manoir Richelieu Charlevoix Quebec, Magi-Fest- Columbus Ohio, West River Events Centre, Canadian Music Week.

 

Theatres/ Performing Arts Centres

Vaughan City Playhouse, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Isabel Bader Theatre, Al Green Theatre, John Bassett Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, St. Francis Centre Ajax, Capitol Theatre Port Hope, Meadowvale Theatre, Sanderson Centre, Rose Theatre, K-Rock Centre Kingston.

 

Festivals

Niagara Falls Canada Day Festival, Mount Forest Fireworks Festival, Belleville Canada Festival, City of Kingston NYE, Labrador City NYE, Oakville Children’s Festival, Carrot Festival Bradford, Winona Peach Festival, Salt Festival Goderich, Blue Mountain Famarama Festival, Burlington Children’s Festival, Oshawa Canada Day Festival, International Plowing Match, Scare in the Square Brantford, Town of Richmond Hill Multicultural Festival, Centre Island Kids Fest, Kleinburg Canada Day Fest.

 

Casinos

Casino Rama, Casino Niagara, OLG Woodstock, Point Edward Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino Connecticut, JW Marriot Las Vegas, Paris Hotel Las Vegas.

 

Tours

-Featured for over half a million people in over 100 shows across China.

-Headline act at the Eid Festival in Doha Qatar (100,000 people).

-Las Vegas (Paris Hotel and JW Marriott)

-Orlando Florida (Hilton Worldwide Conference).

-Mohegan Sun Casino Connecticut (Colliers International Gala).

-Boston (ClearBridge Technology Group Corporate Sales Meeting).

-Chicago (Experiential Marketing Summit).

-East Coast Canadian Tour (Labrador).

-Royal Manitoba Winter Fair (Brandon Manitoba).

-New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition (Fredericton).

-Montreal & Charlevoix Quebec.

 

Television

-Made Up on the Disney Network USA.

-Keys to the VIP on The Comedy Network, CTV, MTV and Fuse TV in the United States.

-Canada’s got Talent on City TV.

-Come Dine with Me on the W Network.

-Zoink’d on YTV.

-ZAPX segments on YTV.

-The Magician on Vision TV.

-News Hour on OMNI TV.

-Daytime on Rogers Television.

-Breakfast Television on City TV.

-The Morning Show on Global TV.

-Being Frank Show on CHCH.

 

Media

-Featured in the Vaughan Citizen, The Liberal, Thornhill Post, Metro, NOW Magazine, Tandem Newspaper, York U Magazine, Northern Peeks Magazine, Toronto Star, Notable.ca & Z103.5

 

Entertainment Agencies

Top Talent Entertainment, Showvision Events & Entertainment, Zero Gravity Circus, Special Occasion Events, 5th Element Events, FOS, Magic Unlimited Theatre Productions, Francine Socket & Associates, Swaye Entertainment, Farco Entertainment, Rainbeau Creative Concepts, Sonic Events, Party Crew Entertainment, S4 Sound Sensation, Tina’s Talent Management, Nat Raider Productions, K&M Productions, Las Vegas Events, Sam Trego Productions,Timing USA.

 

Memberships

-International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM).

-Canadian Association of Magicians (CAM).

-Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO).

-International Live Events Association (ILEA).

-Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS).

-Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA).

-Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA).

-International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE).

-Canadian Association of Fairs and Expositions (CAFÉ).

 

 

Award Awards & Nominations

-Winner of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 “Performer of the Year” award by Festivals & Events Ontario.

-Winner of the 2014 “Canadian Entertainer of the Year” by the Canadian Event Industry Awards.

-Winner of the 2015 & 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Entertainer by Special Events Magazine.

-Winner of the Top 10 Magicians World Wide by the Wedding Industry Experts Awards 2014.

-Top 5 Magicians in Toronto 2015 by Blog TO.

-Toronto Choice Award 2017- Event Source.

-Placed in the top 2% of all acts across Canada on the show, “Canada’s got Talent”.

-Gig Masters Performer Award 2012.

-Nominated for the BizBash Magazine 2012 “People’s Choice Awards”.

-Nominated for the “Notable” Entertainment award presented by the Metro Newspaper and City TV.

 


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