About Jay Mattioli
At 18 years old, Jay was hailed by the International Brotherhood of Magicians as a "Champion of Magic", becoming one of the youngest magicians to ever receive this honor. Then in 2006, Jay was awarded 1st Prize at the Society of American Magicians International Stage Contest of Magic. Jay is one of only a few magicians in HISTORY to receive 1st prize in both of these international magic competitions.
More recently, Jay electrified the nation and stunned the judges with his appearance on NBC's #1 hit show " AMERICA'S GOT TALENT" and FOX's rebut "SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO" hosted by Steve Harvey.
A native of New York but now based out of the Washington DC area, Jay's magic has appeared in over 20 countries including Hong Kong, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, England, and countless special events throughout the U.S. From Casino showrooms, to luxury cruise ships, Jay's unique style of illusions has captivated the imagination of millions and reminds people, of all ages, what it is like to believe in the impossible and most importantly... HAVE FUN!
Considered by his peers as a magic innovator, Jay creates many of his signature magic effects from the ground up. Jay has even released some of his original magic creations to fellow performers who now incorporate Jay's magic in their own shows.
Now performing for over 25 years, Jay has become a sought after act for vacation resorts, variety revues, corporate events, cruise lines and college universities.
Organizations such as IBM, Morgan Stanley, Best Software, Inc., Aflac, COX business, Celebrity Cruises and hundreds more have chosen Jay's magic to entertain their guests and special events. Packed with excitement, comedy, audience interaction, and a one-of-a-kind personality, Jay Mattioli will continue to delight audiences of the new millennium with a show that simply can not be missed!
Jay Mattioli's "THE VIRTUAL MAGIC SHOW" is a full-scale magic and illusion show that is performed LIVE, broadcasted from Jay's studio, in real time, for viewers to INTERACT with. Jay's magic has been seen on "America's Got Talent" and “SHOWTIME at the APOLLO”, and in this broadcasted show, Jay can hear and respond to you, in real-time...and so can you! This is a unique experience to see Jay perform the same magic he has performed for TV, for major vacation resorts, for half-time shows, and casino showrooms...But in this show, viewers can also come right up to their screens and participate! Fun for the whole family!
We want to say THANK YOU for putting together a unique, and very special virtual magic show for our son Levi’s birthday. He was thrilled to still have a “birthday party” and you made it so so special for him and all of our guests! We keep getting messages from our guests commenting on how cool it was to watch and be a part of the show and you gave everyone something really happy and positive to enjoy.
This was not just a magic show you could watch on tv! You asked for kids participation, and managed to really interact with the audience despite everyone being on a screen. You included a wide variety of magic tricks from up close tricks with just your hands, to big spectacles with big magic equipment. We love the doves! You definitely held the kids attention for the entire show. The personal touches, like putting Levi’s face into your tricks was so funny! We loved it!" -Naomi and Adam G.
"To Whom it May Concern,
Having a young child during a pandemic brings forth many feelings of uncertainty and confusion. Having a young child with a birthday during a pandemic is even worse. Having to cancel a party that was planned a year ago, well, that is devastating. My husband and I were struggling to think of a way to celebrate our daughter on her special day with social distance limitations in place.
We have seen Jay perform on numerous occasions and our daughter is completely mesmerized by his magic. When he reached out about a virtual magic show, we immediately entertained the idea of being able to host a virtual birthday party for her. Jay was easy to work with, very flexible and made this opportunity seamless for us. Within two days, we had her party booked and ready to go!
The Virtual MAGIC SHOW was a wonderful way for us to celebrate our daughter. It allowed for her to see all of her friends, some who would not normally be able to attend a birthday party locally anyway; provided an opportunity for families to sit together, laugh, smile and share in a special moment during these uncertain times. Our daughter loved that she had her very own magic show personalized just for her and her friends! Everyone is still talking about how “cool” the virtual party was! Even when this pandemic is over and social distancing measures are no longer in place, the virtual magic show is an excellent option for birthday parties in the future." -Stephanie D.
My husband, daughters and I absolutely loved The Virtual MAGIC SHOW! My oldest, who is 5 later went around performing her own tricks, including one called “I can hold my breath for five minutes.” In which she puffs out her cheeks and (though still breathing) appears to be holding her breath. We were thoroughly amused. Best of luck in your career!" -Janelle M.
I just wanted to reach out and thank you for the great show today! I have gotten so many emails and texts and comments from our families, and everyone loved the show. I wasn't sure exactly what it would be like, but the way you were able to engage the kids and make it so interactive and fun was simply MAGIC!!!! Thank you for sharing your talents and bringing some sunshine to our kids during this crazy time.
I shared your Instagram page on my personal page so that friends who follow and aren't local can reach out for their own assemblies and birthday parties! Thanks again and stay well." -Aleah F.