Chris Anthony specializes in performing for private parties, wedding, & corporate events. He also performs at Holiday parties, Anniversary parties, Sweet 16s, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Communion parties, Graduation parties, Baby Showers, and Adult Birthday Parties.
Chris Anthony is a professional magician who mixes magic, mentalism, and comedy to make your event unforgettable. For your entertainment, turn to charismatic magician, entertainer, and mentalist Chris Anthony.
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Among other cities, Chris Anthony Entertainment Inc. may serve the following areas: New York, New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Flushing, Bronx, Jamaica, Staten Island, Yonkers, Long Island City, Astoria, White Plains, Far Rockaway, New Rochelle, Bayside, Chestnut Ridge, East Elmhurst, Mount Vernon, Queens Village, Boulevard, Douglaston, Eastchester, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens, Little Neck, Middletown, Newburgh, Ozone Park, Riverdale, South Ozone Park
Chris was such a pleasure to work with leading up to our event. He was always so responsive and on the day of the event, he even showed up a bit early to make sure he was ready for all our guests! I keep hearing from our guests, our volunteers and our staff, what an amazing magician/mentalist he was! He is SO engaging and does such incredible magic tricks that wows the crowd, both young and old! I would HIGHLY recommend him to perform at your next function! You will be very happy you hired him!
Magic marriage proposal
Ive known Chris Anthony for more than 12 years and not only is he extremely personable and a pleasure, his magic show is spectacular! He made it simple to coordinate and was accomodating. The whole experience was so memorable and entertaining that my fiance was grateful for it all. Chris Anthony helped me score major points kicking off my whole marriage experience with his act. I expected awesome and he truly exceeded all expectations. If you're considering a magic proposal, dont hesitate! You wont regret a thing, and you'll have a great time proposing!
Phenomenal Trade Show Magician!
Chris Anthony is absolutely one of the best trade show magicians I have ever seen (and I have dealt with many over the past 15 years!). Not only can he effortlessly draw in a huge crowd to your booth, but he makes each and every spectator feel important, and stimulate interest in your company. What a pleasure to work with. He’s friendly and has great style - what an asset to any company! If I could give him 10 stars I would!
Chris has provided magic at 2 of our corporate office holiday parties. He is so very talented and never ceases to amaze our guests! He is very friendly and really keeps the crowd engaged and having a lot of fun. I am still thinking about the tricks he performed on us! I had several inquiries after the party from colleagues wanting to obtain his contact info for their own events. Chris is a true professional and a pleasure to work with! We hope to have him back next year :)
Wedding Proposal Never to Forget!
Chris Anthony was part of one of the most memorable days in my life. He and my now fiance orchestrated a marriage proposal in the center of Grand Central. Chris was very professional and never let on that anything was going on other than his magic show. In the middle of his "show" my fiance slipped the ring to Chris and a few minutes later he made it "appear" with my fiance on his knee. Chris then brought us to the Campbell Apartment for a toast and a few more personalized magic tricks just for the two of us. We are so grateful for the magic of Chris Anthony and he will be in our hearts always.
Sweet 16 Party
Chris was excellent at my daughters Sweet 16. He was a pleasure to work with during the planning, confirmed his services and prices the day before, was on time and 100% professional during the party. Our daughters friends were amazed and entertained as Chris moved through the tables with his tricks. His skits were engaging and not at all "cheesy" or "silly". He kept a room full of 16 year old boys and girls guessing as to how he did the tricks he did. I highly recommend Chris for any event. He was excellent to work with and well worth every dollar of his fee.
Morgan Stanley event
Chris Anthony was AWESOME. Everyone was so impressed by Chris and the clients are still calling in to say how amazed they were with the event. Great job Chris, we look forward to working with you again in the future!
Chris Anthony is truly Amazing. For the past three years Chris has performed at our annual Fundraising Event. We just love him. The magic and illusions are unbelievable right before your eyes you are just in amazement. All our guest are engaged by Chris, he works the room like no other. Everyone raves about his performance. He is so personable, friendly, funny and just fabulous. We will continue to have him join for our next event and would recommend him in a heartbeat. No one will be disappointed.
My daughter's wedding
I first saw Chris perform three months ago at a friend's birthday party. I immediately hired him for my daughter's wedding which took place this past weekend. He performed for the cocktail hour and the first hour of the dinner. He was a HUGE hit; especially for the three children attending. He was not intrusive, but mixed in seamlessly with the guests as they nibbled on their appetizers and then while they dined, doing his amazing sleight of hand magic as only Chris can do. I cannot sing his praises loud enough. Hire him and you won't be sorry. He turned the wedding into a magical evening!!!
Amazing Talent - Great for Business Reception or Networking Event!
Chris was the perfect entertainment for our work event! We had never tried something like this before and didn't know how people would react to someone entertaining during a social networking reception. Well the response was unbelievable! Chris strolled the room providing amazing "slights of hand" that captured the attention of anyone near him (some people even followed Chris around to see more!). Chris was punctual (early), professional (did I mention this was for a HR team) and connected with everyone; both the believers and the skeptics. I would definitely recommend Chris Anthony Magic for any type of business event (or any other event!)!
Sweet 16-80th birthdays-Easter
This year, Easter Sunday happened to fall on my daughter's 16th birthday and my father's 80th birthday. My dad is also a twin, so we had 3 birthdays and Easter, all on the same day. Normally, I don't do Easter, since it's my husband's side's holiday, but we decided to make it a big party to celebrate everything. My now 80 year old father absolutely loves magic. We had seen Chris another time, years ago. When I contacted him, I told him this was anything but a little kid magic show. He did so many amazing things that our guests were left speechless with parts of his act. My daughter still can't figure out how he unlocked her phone! He showed up on time and he kept everyone entertained for the entire hour. I would highly recommend him!
Grand central, New York- Suprise Proposal
I Came across Chris Anthony a few months ago when looking online for a memorable way to propose to my Girlfriend. Living in England and planning to do something as big as this in New York at first sounded quite stressful but luckily I was in the best hands! I emailed Chris with my thoughts and questions and he instantly put my mind at rest with his quick return contact. He answered all of my questions and went into great detail as to how we could make this happen! He put the full plan together and it turned out better than could ever be imagined!
He kept in contact during the run up to the trip- again this helped to put my mind at rest.
Chris is a great person and a fantastic magician and performer- he had me, my now fiancé and the others watching all captivated from the beginning... so much so I forgot to give him the ring during a trick!!!!
I would 1000000% recommend Chris and his magic to anybody- especially someone looking to give there partner memories of a proposal that would last a lifetime!
I cant thank Chris enough.. A great guy and an even greater magician! 5 *****
Sweet 16 for triplet daughters.
I first whitnessed the magic of Chris Anthony at a holiday party, I knew then we had to ask him to preform at our triplet daughter's Sweet 16 birthday party.
Chris Anthony's magic, literally blows your mind, even the normally blasé teenagers were amazed as were the adults.
Thre is no word to describe what Chris Anthony does except Magic, he literally changes matter in front of your eyes, leaving observers gasping with awe and wonderment. He could easily win America's Got Talent, or have a show in Vegas.
Chris Anthony's manner is polite and low key, he casually walks around your event and performs for small intimate groups of people, all are amazed and cannot explain the magic.
We had 130 guests at our events, and in a couple of hours everyone was able to see the Magic, a week later people are still taking about it!
having Chris Anthony at our event really was the icing on the cake, ensuring a memorable and fun party for everyone.
TOP OF THE LINE - CAN'T SAY ENOUGH!
Chris Anthony is the BEST!!! My husband saw him at a fund raiser event and loved him. He brought home his business card and kept going on and on about how good this magician/mentalist is. I decided to use him for my daughter's 40th birthday party. He was the highlight of the party. We spent the rest of the night talking about Chris. He is AMAZING!! It is baffling that he performs these over the top acts so close to the guests. We all agreed that he should go on America's Got Talent. My daughter, as well as all the guests, were blown away. Not only is he an outstanding performer, he has the nicest disposition. I felt like I knew him forever. I'm looking forward to the next event where I can have him perform. If you want your party to be a big hit - CALL CHRIS ANTHONY. One suggestion .... make sure he leaves some business cards ... everyone will be asking for one. Even the next day at work, people were asking me if I had his card. My 94 year old uncle was a former magician. He too, was in awe. Chris actually stayed after his performance and my uncle got to show Chris some old time magic. That's the type guy he is!! Thank you Chris for an amazing night!
I run the entertainment at Sagamore Yacht Club and Chris Anthony was highly recommended to us by two of our members who saw his show at another club. I was so happy that we booked him for he did an amazing show for us. Everyone who came was in awe of his performance and blown away by his tricks. Not only does Chris do great magic, he does it in such a personable manner. He is a true professional and puts on an awesome show.
We will definitely have him back again and I would recommend him to anyone.
Cocktail Hour Magic!! Perfect for a Wedding!
I hadn't considered the idea of having a magician entertain my guests at my wedding's cocktail hour but then when I saw Chris in action one night at a restaurant and I asked him what kind of events he does and he mentioned weddings, I knew it was such a great idea! My guests LOVED him! They all said he was awesome and so entertaining! Chris was able to get groups together and mingling during cocktail hour. His tricks were a great conversation starter for strangers and small groups and he definitely raised the level of excitement and fun in the room! Not to mention he made everyone smile and laugh...and stunned them all! My guests told me they will never forget it! Chris also made sure to move throughout the venue and hit as many people as possible during the hour!
His magic is not cheesy or immature at all. It is the best I've seen, definitely top level professional magic! You will be more than impressed! Worth every dollar!
Chris was simply amazing! I hired him for a corporate event with about 50 people in attendance. He strolled around and was very engaging. I keep noticing large groups forming around him to watch!! Everyone was entertained and totally delighted with his magic. He provided a clean, fun, and respectful environment. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!!!!!
AMAZING SHOW !!! MUST BOOK !
My highest recommendation for magic performance goes to Chris Anthony. We have hired Chris for our Corporate Holiday Dinner Party and had the pleasure of experiencing up close personal magic. He kept everyone engaged and entertained !!Total rave about his talent !!
Many thanks Chris !! We will definitely contact you to perform at future upcoming events !!
AMAZING 10 Star Experience!!!!!
I was so lucky to get Chris to preform at my husbands birthday this past weekend at such a last minute. I had saw him years back at an Italian restaurant, and while thinking of a potential awesome bday experience for my husband, I thought of "that amazing magician" that came over to our table at the restaurant ( that's how good Chris is, I remembered him from our small encounter years back, and he left a memorable experience in my mind) I hunted him down LOL and like magic he was at my house the next night for Joe's Birthday Party! He was sooooooooooo amazing, mind-blowing in fact! All my guests cant stop talking about him and the tricks. They were all like "how the hell did he do that??" type tricks. He made Joe's bday so special and we will never forget the experience (cause that's what it is) I promise you, if you hire Chris you will remember the night forever and your guests will be WOW'ed beyond belief! True Talent...Thanks Chris! cant wait to see you again soon
We booked Chris Anthony for our wedding On August 13th to walk around during reception and entertain some guests and he was absolutely incredible! We had a rather large wedding and all the guests were blown away by his magic! He was extremely professional and personable. Would definitely use him again and highly recommend you book him for any event! He took the time to seek my husband and I out during the busy chaos of the wedding and perform a few things for us which I really appreciated. Thank you so much for your amazing talent, and engaging in all of our guests!!
We have used Chris for several of our company events so far, and he has NEVER failed to entertain us so completely. Most recently, we hired him for a corporate company cruise- and he was absolutely amazing. He was extremely professional the entire night- people were completely blown away by his magic. He was the talk of the night- and even the next few days, people kept commenting on how much they LOVED his magic. Furthermore, he is a very nice guy and has a great stage presence. I would HIGHLY recommend using Chris for any event- no matter the size or type of event. I promise you- you will not regret your decision!
Sal's 60rh Birthday Party
I'm so happy we hired Chris Anthony for my husband, Sal, 60th Birthday Party! He arrived early and was so professional. I was so excited because he came highly recommend! He mingled and worked the crowd so well! My husband & our guests were so impressed with his magic! He was truly amazing & gave the party that special twist! Thanks again Chris for a great performance! If you hire Chris you will not be disappointed!
Awesome Magician - Great Performer
I hired Chris for a corporate event this month. Needless to say I was a bit nervous about having him preform at an event like this. Im into magic but I had seen him at a birthday party so the atmosphere was totally different.
Chris was awesome! He worked the room for a while, broke the ice and got everyone involved. By the time he got started everyone was really excited to see him preform. His magic is unbelievable even the people who claimed not to be into it were totally wondering how he preformed his tricks.
Our group loved having Chris he is a tremendous performer. Id recommend him for any kind of event.
The Ultimate Show Stopper!
The first time we saw Chris was at my husband's work Christmas Party. I knew that I had to have him perform at my father's 75th birthday party because he is hands down a one- of -a -kind performer. He can captivate an audience including a 5 yr old up to 85 yr old. Our guests were in awe of his amazing skills and he was truly the "talk of the town' the next day! My father, who loves magic, said he had never seen a better magician in his life!! Chris is also extremely professional and courteous. He was very easy to plan and talk with and a genuine and pleasant person. He was on time (even early) and stayed to satisfy every guest (because at the end the crowd around him wouldn't let him leave). I never really write reviews but this is one review that I felt needed to be written to let people know that you will not regret hiring Chris....he is truly a show stopper!! Can't wait to see him at this year's xmas party again:))
I highly recommend Chris Anthony for your event if you are looking to be entertained and amazed. My husband first saw him perform at a restaurant for a baseball event. And he could not stop talking about how great and amazed he was. I hired him just from the fantastic reviews my husband told me. He performed at my daughters communion party for approx 55 guests. Every single one of them can not stop talking about his tricks and how they can't believe he did what he did. He was definitely an asset to my party and would hire him again in a heart beat. He is extremely professional! Thank you very much Chris for keep my guests entertained. We all had a great time! :)
Second time I have had the pleasure to use him!
The first time I used Chris was at my son's christening, Fast Forward seven years and he just did my son's First Communion last week.
As expected, perfection. We had ages from 3 to 70 and he entertained them all. Spent plenty of time with the kids and did so well that's all they talked about the rest of the day. Then moved on to entertain the adults. Chris was on time and worked the room like a rock star. Trust me, if you want something different for your event, hire Chris. Whether as an addition to your entertainment or the main entertainment, you wont regret using Chris Anthony.
Big Birthday Party
Chris Anthony absolutely made our evening "magical"!!! He has a fantastic way of including everyone in the action and making the guest of honor feel most special. He is captivating and impressed even the skeptics in the room.
We highly recommend Chris for any occasion - he will "make" the event fun and memorable!!
We have used Chris many times in the past for various events, and he has always put on a great show. His performance has only gotten better as he performed at my daughter's bat mitzvah this past weekend, and both the adults and kids loved him. He was ever-present at the party, but not intrusive and I received many requests for his contact information.
We booked Chris for my daughter's party. He did an absolutely amazing job. He entertained everyone at the party. He was able to captivate the attention of both a 6 year old and a 86 year old at the same time. He was engaging and enthusiastic with the entire room. No one could figure out his magic even watching the illusion twice. He was great and hands down will have him again. You will definitely not be disappointed in booking him for your next event. We know we will have him again!
Magical Marriage Proposal
I wanted to do something truly special to propose to my girlfriend when we were going to be in NYC. I didn't know exactly what I wanted, so I started Googling for secret photographers. After watching some YouTube videos I was led to a magical marriage proposal done by Chris in Grand Central Station. I watched it probably 5 or six times and even as a guy I think I cried every time. I knew this was what I wanted to do, but I still felt like I needed to do my due diligence. I used a site called Thumbtack to broadcast my idea to other local NYC magicians, several of whom replied back to me with their videos, quotes, ideas, etc. As good as many of them were I couldn't help but come back to Chris. I reached out to him and he worked with me every step of the way to do something amazing for us. Right up to the day of my proposal he stayed in contact with me to iron out final details. Even when we were running late to Grand Central, he stayed right on top of everything. When we arrived, he already had a crowd gathered and the act was going on. He quickly integrated us into the performance and was a true professional. Chris' magic is top notch. I have never seen anyone do slight of hand the way he does. He draws in the crowd, he is funny, charming, and just puts on a fantastic show. His finishing act to reveal the ring to my fiancé was just one more thing that completely set him apart from the rest. Gaby's jaw literally dropped when she opened her hand to see the ring sitting right there! It was the exact reaction I was hoping for!! In addition to being a great magician and mentalist, Chris is just a great person. He helped me with getting everything captured on video and stayed afterwards to talk to us. He even had a couple little surprises for Gaby's two boys. It was truly a special day for us and I would happily call Chris a new friend. Thank you so much Chris for making our day extra special! And keep doing what you do because there is absolutely NO ONE better.
60th Birthday Party
I saw Chris perform a few years ago at a friends Birthday party. I remember saying then, that I would no doubt hire him for my wife's 60th birthday party in a few years. Well I did and he was incredible! Chris came exactly on time, looked, talked and acted professional. He dazzled the 50 people that were at the dinner party. I had the party in a very nice restaurant with great food, atmosphere and piano player, but Chris made the night! I'm thinking about having another party just so I can hire him again! LOL.
Swiss Re Holiday Party
I had the pleasure of seeing Chris's magic act at a local restaurant a while ago and was totally amazed! As part of my company's social committee, I kept looking for ways to hire him for one of our functions. Well, we finally booked him for our Holiday Party on December 10, 2015 and everyone was totally blown away. He did the strolling magician thing during the cocktail hour, which everyone enjoyed. But the real wow factor was the mentalist show he did after dinner. We still can't figure out how he had the answers to questions that he asked on the spot sealed in an envelope that was sealed in another envelope that was sealed in another and another and another envelope! Totally amazing!! I highly recommend Chris for his talent, showmanship, sense of humor and professionalism. If you want a great show that wows your friends, he's the guy!
Off the hook
Chris is the most professional and accommodating person I have ever dealt with hands down. On Dec 19, he helped me propose to my girlfriend his act was flawless he got my girlfriend involved an she never suspected what was going on. He made the whole experience unforgettable. I would without hesitation recommend Chris he's the best. Mario
Chris is amazing. We have seen him perform three times now and each time is jaw-dropping and totally fun. He is personable, funny and clearly loves what he does. He is a great addition to any event. 100% recommend Chris!
Impressive is an understatement when describing Chris Anthony's performance at our recent 40th birthday cocktail party! He arrived early, got the magic started right away, and worked the crowd without interruption. Everyone, even the hardest to please in the crowd, were wowed by his outstanding performance and are still asking "how'd he do that?". Would love to have Chris return for future events. Highly recommend!
Company Holiday Party
Chris is fantastic. I love to be amazed and amazed I was. His slight of hand is flawless. Most of his card tricks were done within arms reach of the participants. So smooth and the mentalist stuff still has me confused. Highly recommend him!
Best Magician I've Seen Hands Down
This is the second year we've had Chris perform at our annual Christmas holiday party and he just keeps getting better every year. Such an amazing performance and great at entertaining any group of people. Every magic trick he did was mind-blowing. Definitely the definition of a true magician. I would recommend him a thousand times.
Unilever SFF Holiday Party 2015
This year I was tasked with planning our work group's holiday party and had the idea of hiring an illusionist/magician for our entertainment. After reading various reviews and connecting with several illusionists I chose Chris based on what he had to offer - 1 hour group performance and then 1 hour close-up performance at our various tables - his reasonable fee and also just his whole pleasant demeanor. He absolutely made our party a huge success and I have been told over and over again that the party this year was the best we've had! We were amazed by his magic which left us in complete awe and laughed like little children with the magic that included us when he performed at our tables. All you heard over and over again was "How did he do that!" His sense of humor was perfect...not offensive in any way...and definitely added to his whole performance. Everyone enjoyed themselves so much and his card was requested by many who hope to hire him for their own private events....he was that good! Thank you Chris for making our holiday party an absolutely unforgettable experience that I'm sure we will be talking about for years to come. I actually pity the organizer of next year's holiday party because it's going to be tough topping this! ;)
WE WERE BLOWN AWAY!!!!
We just had our annual end of the year company party and it was by the far the best we've had. I got engaged at the beginning of this year (2015) and saw Chris wow'ing people at a restaurant brunch in the Bronx. The guy just straight up had swag, style, finesse, skill and the list goes on. I took his card and brought him up as an idea for our company party and it was the best idea we could have made. Chris showed up to the party on time/before time and started warming up with people without even being asked to. Never-mind that though, when it was his time, there were non-stop unexplaine-able, impossible and incredible things that we just couldn't figure out HOW. To call the show one that had 'tricks' would be profane to say the least. Chris is a true mentalist and we literally talked about him all night, all weekend and around that office all morning. Thanks again Chris for the AMAZING TIME.
Cocktail hour for our wedding
Chris Anthony was absolutely amazing!!! Our guests are still raving about the outrageous tricks that he performed during our cocktail hour. He even came to our bridal suite and performed for myself and my husband. We were so blown away by his performance, my husband is still trying to figure out how he got a dollar bill under his watch. He was truly the icing on the cake for our wedding. We highly recommend him to any event that you have, he's definitely a crowd pleaser!!!
Thanks again Chris for making our wedding day that much better!!
Chris put on an incredibly awe-inspiring mentalism/magic show. We were an intimate party of about 15-20 people. He captivated everyone for an hour. It was a great success. His card tricks are awesome and his finale is so amazing. Definitely recommend him!
Daughter’s Baby Shower
Thank you for being a part of my Daughter’s Jack & Jill Baby shower - We had over 120 people at the shower and everyone was talking about you. My daughter in the beginning was hesitant for me to book you - this is why I only booked you for 1 hour - however you were such a huge success at the party, her and my son in Law thought you were terrific so I asked you to stay for another hour ( I knew you were going to be great - since I saw you already perform) -
The next day everyone who called had an amazing story about the magic that you performed at their table or to them -
Thanks again, we got our money's worth
Artie's 60th Birthday Party
I wanted to THANK YOU for your OUTSTANDING performance at my brother's 60th birthday party. He was ecstatic with your magic. As for the rest of the guests attending the party, they were blown away with you performance.............as I was the first time I saw you perform. I am still getting compliments for YOUR performance. Your professionalism was outstanding and your ability to include everyone in the magic was first rate. It was spectacular and I can't thank you enough for making my brother's 60th birthday very special and memorable for him and me.
On a scale of one to five I will rate Chris Anthony's magic show a TEN, I was skeptical that I had booked him at the last second, but when he began his show I could tell that we were in for a fun evening. The show was simply amazing; everyone old and young was simply blown away with his performance, and talent. As far as accommodating I was shocked when 4 family members arrived late, and he asked if he could stick around to do a private show for them afterwards. That's professional!!! If you are planning an event and you don't book Chris Anthony I think you will be making a big mistake.
Chris Anthony is a true magician!! Within one minute you will be amazed at the magic he can do. I have hired him two times to perform for my daughters' birthday (over 5 years) along with my large family and each time he has not ceased to exceed our expectations. The magic that he does is AMAZING!! The changes/illusions that occur during each portion of his show cannot be explained, even with several sets of eyes watching.
Chris is very professional and would be a great addition to any function that you may be having, whether it's a wedding, birthday, party, or simple get together with friends. He engages everyone into his show and gives everyone the opportunity to participate.
You will not be disappointed!!!