Las Vegas, NV, July 8, 2016 - David Copperfield announces Michael Carbonaro as the first recipient of the Copperfield Prize. The award recognizes an individual or group of individuals for their outstanding achievement in the art of magic.
Michael Carbonaro has been a pioneer of the hidden-camera magic genre starting with his appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2011. In 2014 Carbonaro launched his hit television series - The Carbonaro Effect - which airs on truTV and continues to bring a growing number of fans into the unique world he has created. In addition to his work on television Carbonaro’s touring interactive magic show, Michael Carbonaro Live! has performed to sold out crowds across the country. The Copperfield Prize does not just recognize great achievement in the art of magic but achievement that elevates the art form and Michael Carbonaro has done just that.
Carbonaro will receive the honor on July 16th, 2016 at The Society of American Magicians National Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Harry Houdini, a past President of the S.A.M., would recognize other magicians at their annual gathering and David Copperfield, an ambassador of the S.A.M., continues this rich tradition with one significant perk. Mr. Copperfield has attached a $10,000 award to this honor commensurate in monetary value to the Pulitzer Prize.