Magician & Mentalist – Mega Magic

poster with megamagic titleMike 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, theatres, theme parks, festivals and television networks across Canada. Mike was the winner of the 2012 & 2013 “Performer of the Year” award presented by Festivals & Events Ontario. He was nominated for the “Canadian Entertainer of the Year” award by the Canadian Event Industry Awards. He was also nominated for the BizBash Magazine “People’s Choice Awards” and the “Notable TV” Entertainment award presented by the Metro Newspaper and City TV. 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! His magic has been featured across Canada on the Comedy Network, Global, CTV, City TV, OMNI TV, YTV, the W Network, MTV, Rogers Television 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 also featured on YTV’s hit show “Zoink’d” and “Come Dine with Me” on the W Network.

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 in 2013. 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 and numerous national corporate conferences & galas across Canada and the United States.

BestPics08.JPGHis 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. 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 worked 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 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., Granite Club, 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

Theme Parks
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.

Banquets/Conventions/Theatres/Festivals
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, Niagara Falls Canada Day Festival, Mount Forest Fireworks Festival, Vaughan City Playhouse, Sony Centre, Isabel Bader Theatre, Al Green Theatre, John Bassett Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts.

Tours
-Featured for over half a million people in over 100 shows across China
-East Coast Canadian Tour (Labrador)
-Montreal & Charlevoix Quebec

Television
-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

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

Awards & Nominations
-Winner of the 2012 & 2013 “Performer of the Year” award by Festivals & Events Ontario
-Nominated for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 “Canadian Entertainer of the Year” by the Canadian Event Industry Awards
-Nominated for the BizBash Magazine 2012 “People’s Choice Awards”
-Nominated for the “Notable TV” Entertainment award presented by the Metro Newspaper and City TV
-Placed in the top 2% of all acts across Canada on the show, “Canada’s got Talent”
-Gig Masters Performer Award 2012

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