A Magical Birthday Cake at Lotte New York Palace

The Lotte New York Palace surprised me with a giant cake (enough for 80 people) to celebrate my 48th birthday. What a thoughtful gift, and I was happy to share the surprise with my entire audience!   The audience was just as surprised as me. This is the first year I didn’t mind performing on […]

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2018 Year in Review

One of the joys of being a close-up magician is the ability to observe the glistening, pure excitement in the eyes of my audience. I hope they can sense the equal joy in mine! Every weekend I turn the historic Lotte New York Palace hotel into my personal playground. Even after nineteen years of presenting […]

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R.I.P. Illustrator Gino D’Achille

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I just read the news that artist Gino D’Achille passed away, and want to pay tribute to his brilliance. Although this memorial comes over one year late, it is nevertheless heartfelt. Gino D’Achille was a renowned Italian oil painter who came to my attention when I was performing Chamber Magic in London. His period-perfect cover paintings […]

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Max Malini Memorabilia Collection

In his landmark book, Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women, Ricky Jay devoted a chapter to my favorite magician Max Malini. When I heard the news that Ricky had died (or as he might have put it “joined the silent majority”), I recalled that my initial exposure to Malini and his escapades were contained in that book. If […]

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Book Signing Event at Tannen’s Magic Shop

Book signing event at Tannen’s Magic Shop! Join us next Thursday (November 15) for a FREE special event to celebrate my new graphic novel. November 15 (Thursday) 5:30-7:00PM Special performance starting at 6:00   “The best ever graphic novel dealing with the subject of magic” – Michael Uslan (Batman film producer)   At 6:00PM I […]

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Graphic Novel Official Release Date is Today

“The best ever graphic novel dealing with the subject of magic.” – Michael Uslan, originator and executive producer of BATMAN film franchise     “Not an illusion – this graphic novel is engaging and breathtakingly real.” – Chip Kidd, Penguin Random House Book Cover Designer   “What Steve Cohen does is flatly impossible. Don’t believe […]

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Coming Soon: The Millionaires’ Magician Graphic Novel

  “The best ever graphic novel dealing with the subject of magic.” – Michael Uslan (Originator and Executive Producer of BATMAN film franchise)     “Not an illusion – this graphic novel is engaging and breathtakingly real.” – Chip Kidd     “What Steve Cohen does is flatly impossible. Don’t believe me? Well, read this […]

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Copperfield, Tamariz, Derren Brown, Teller (and more) on Chamber Magic®

Since I began performing “Chamber Magic” at the Waldorf Astoria 15 years ago, many of the world’s top magicians have visited me during their trips to New York. It is always an honor to look into the audience and see my personal heroes looking back!

Here are some quotes from names you’ll be sure to recognize: David Copperfield, Juan Tamariz, Derren Brown, Andy Nyman, Teller, Siegfried, Eugene Burger, Jeff McBride, John Carney, Richard Kaufman, Roberto Giobbi, Dick Cavett, Patrick Page, Derek DelGaudio, Jon Racherbaumer, Simon Aronson, David Ben, Levent, Daryl, David Regal, Milt Larsen, Dani DaOrtiz, Richard Wiseman, Ken Weber, Harry Lorayne, Pit Hartling, and David Berglas.


“A masterful performance. You can’t write a show like this. It can only come from performing night after night, listening to the audience. I loved it.” – DAVID COPPERFIELD

“I loved your act at the Waldorf-Astoria – especially the elegant atmosphere and classical style of the performance, not to mention the very strong magic!” – JUAN TAMARIZ

“Aside from his success, it is Steve’s charm and elegance which separate him from all but a tiny elite of world-class magicians. However, Steve is the only magician from that elite and highly-select group to take his show to an elite and highly-select audience. It is a true one-off: an intimate caprice of parlour diversion by an enthralling and consummate master.” – DERREN BROWN

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The Making of “Miracles on Madison Avenue”

By Nico Moreno, Cinematographer   I have collaborated with Steve Cohen numerous times, shooting short promotional videos and still images of his show Chamber Magic. When Steve asked me to film a promotional bio at the Lotte New York Palace, I was equally honored and ecstatic. We spent months planning and prepping, scripting and storyboarding. […]

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