Made famous by Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, the father of modern magic, when the French government summoned him to put down an incipient revolt in the French colony of Algeria by demonstrating that he could easily achieve total control over the strongest rebelling warriors. Cohen must find his own method of turning a modern-day strongman from crushing bodybuilder into a weakling with the strength of a 3-year-old child.
About Steve Cohen
“He is as brilliant a magician as you will ever see.”– William Goldman
About Steve Cohen
Steve Cohen has delighted and mystified audiences all over the world. His long-running weekly show, Chamber Magic, presented in an elegant suite at the legendary Waldorf Astoria hotel, is consistently reviewed as one of New York’s best kept secrets and must-see theatrical events. His audiences, now totaling more than 400,000 guests, include a who’s-who of celebrities, royalty, and other notables: Woody Allen, William Goldman, Warren Buffett, Stephen Sondheim, the Queen of Morocco—the list goes on.
In 2012 he starred in Lost Magic Decoded, a two-hour special on the History Channel, and Theater of Wonder, a sold-out solo show at Carnegie Hall. His work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and Late Night with David Letterman and in numerous publications including The New York Times and Forbes Magazine.
Cohen earned a psychology degree from Cornell University and studied at Waseda University in Tokyo. He holds the esteemed rank of Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star, awarded by The Magic Circle in London. His book, Win the Crowd, in which he explores the power of suggestion and how it can help people in their everyday lives, has been published in seven languages.