CRISS ANGEL (CREATOR, DIRECTOR & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
For over a decade, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet. From his role as star, creator, Executive Producer and Director of his hugely successful A&E television series Criss Angel MINDFREAK, to his countless television specials, books, retail products, music CD’s and more – Criss has redefined magic for the 21st century.
The mind-blowing The SUPERNATURALISTS™ promises to destroy reality. Criss has been working on this concept for many years, and is resolute in his mission to bring to the stage a truly revolutionary theatrical experience of magic unlike anything that has ever been seen before.
Criss explains, “While there are other ensemble shows out there, performing many of the same illusions that have been around for years, my goal is to redefine magic touring like Cirque du Soleil did for the Circus. I’ve scoured the globe for the very best performers, each in their respected disciplines, and our lineup is historic.”
For the very first time, Criss has included some of his favorite, original, and signature illusions which audiences have only seen nightly as part of his Las Vegas show, BeLIEve®.
When asked about the origin of the name of the show Criss says, “The name has been a recurring theme for me; I used it for the title of my second TV special (2003) and then again in 2008 when I was featured on Ludacris’ MINDFREAK track.
I am putting my name and reputation on the line in my pledge that The SUPERNATURALISTS™ will amuse, amaze, surprise, enchant, and delight all who come.”
Prior to the premiere of The SUPERNATURALISTS™ in 2015, Angel unveiled his second production– featuring his first performances outside of Las Vegas in more than six years–with MINDFREAK® Live! The show’s sold-out premiere run of 18 shows were a huge success, selling out one month prior to its opening. Ticket holders for MINDFREAK® Live! can expect to witness 90 minutes of the most spectacular original illusions ever performed– woven with a cast of the most talented specialty artists, original music via DJ, state of the art lighting, LED virtual world, special effects and so much more.
All the while, Angel will continue his wildly successful residency show–which began in 2008 in partnership with Cirque du Soleil, Criss Angel BeLIEve–as the show celebrates its 6th anniversary this Halloween. Criss’ partnership with Cirque du Soleil and MGM Resorts International (he serves as writer/director, illusion designer and star) has resulted in it being the #1 best-selling live magic show in the world since its opening, and has had over 2500 performances. The Huffington Post’s Lee Speigel calls it “The Magic Event of a Lifetime”.
His acclaimed series MINDFREAK on A&E is the most successful magic show in television history, resulting in more hours of magic during prime time than any other magic show ever! Angel’s most recent series, Criss Angel BeLIEve, premiered on Spike on October 15, 2013 as Spike TV’s most-watched original series premiere in over 18 months. In November 2013 Endemol, the world’s largest independent production and distribution company, announced that it had acquired the international television distribution rights (outside of North America) to the series, and now the show is seen in over 100 countries worldwide.
Angel is also the most watched magician in Internet history–a YouTube sensation. His “Walk on Water” clip has generated over 50 million views alone, and all of his clips combined have generated more than 300 million views. Criss also has the largest social media following of any illusionist, with 6 million followers.