Nathan Burton (b. May 9)


Real Name

Nathan Burton




Magician, Illusionist, Entertainer

Place of Birth

Oakland, California, USA


Approx 5' 7"






Burton possesses the ability to create a myriad of mind-blowing illusions, from magically materializing a real life Barbie doll out of an empty life-size Barbie box, to making himself vanish on stage and reappear in the audience in the most astounding way.

Burton blends original stage illusions, comedy, street magic and showgirls to create a fast paced, contemporary and riveting performance amidst his mischievous and masterful magic.

Interesting Fact

In 2007, after months of planning, Burton attempted to spend 24-hours entombed in a 15-ton block of ice as promotional stunt for Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, high winds and near 100-degree temperatures cut his feat short just after the seven-hour mark.


Nathan Burton was born in Oakland California. He became enamored with magic at the tender age of four when his mom bought him his first magic trick, which he performed in front of his kindergarten class in the family’s hometown of Palm Desert, CA. 

From that day on nathan was hooked and decided to live out his dream in becoming a professional magician.

Between 1987 and 1991, Burton won four first place awards at international stage competitions while competing against other magicians from the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the United States. 

In 1996 Nathan Burton performed on NBC’s "The World’s Wildest Magic" sharing his unique comedy magic with a nationwide television audience; and after an incredible response from his appearance, the network featured Burton in its 1997 special "World’s Greatest Magic 3."

Burton’s success continued and in 1997 he was a headliner at the Showboat Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.   European acclaim followed, including performing at Germany’s famed Wintergarten Variety as well as various television appearances worldwide in Paris, Athens, Lisbon and Santiago. 

Burton spent all of 2000 at the Hotel Lotte in South Korea, where he amazed audiences by vanishing an elephant nightly - a first for Korean audiences. After spending a year in Asia, Nathan was excited to perform for American audiences again as he was featured in the all-new "Showgirls of Magic" in Las Vegas.

After performing nightly in "Whisper " at Harrah’s in Reno, Nevada, Burton headed back to Las Vegas in 2003 to perform in "V – The Ultimate Variety Show," first at the Venetian Hotel and then Planet Hollywood.

In 2005, Burton was back in the national TV spotlight as the only magician in E! Entertainment’s The Entertainer starring Wayne Newton, which was seen by an estimated audience of 95 million viewers worldwide.

Later that year, Nathan Burton also appeared as the "Red Neck Magician" in "Buck Wild - A Country Variety Show," at the Sahara.

He also created for himself the Ultimate Las Vegas Showgirl Challenge by spending seven nights inside a sealed box with seven showgirls – a stunt that received national attention from E! Entertainment and CNN’s Larry King.

On May 25, 2006 “Nathan Burton Comedy Magic” opened at the V Theater at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino featuring 60-minutes of Burton’s signature fast-paced performance that combines large stage illusions, comedy and street magic.

Just weeks after opening at the V Theater, Burton was back again on national TV and made six appearances on NBC’s hit summer series, America’s Got Talent.

Burton’s other TV credits include PAX's "Masters of Illusion." TLC’s Miami Ink and VH1’s Surreal Life: Fame Games.

On March 3, 2008, Burton signed a multi-million dollar deal with Flamingo Las Vegas to perform in its main showroom – “Nathan Burton Comedy Magic” opened at the Flamingo Las Vegas on April 21, 2008.

In 2009, Burton recently extended his contract for three additional years.

For more information, visit Nathan Burton's official website.

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