Specializing in Comedic Infused Sleight of Hand. Featuring Close-up Routines with Audience Participation. Nathan is the “Real Deal”. A consummate magician who absolutely loves to perform. You will laugh and be amazed!!!

World Class Magic and a Quirky Personality combine to assure that your event will be filled with laughter and astonishment.

Magic Shows, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Trade Shows, Festivals and Table Strolling at restaurants.

About Me

nathan_powell_webpage_established_duotone001001As a boy, Nathan’s fascination with the Ancient Art of Sleight of Hand Magic quickly became his passion. So, no one was surprised, when at the age of 20 Nathan made himself vanish! Circus Vargas came to town and he seized the opportunity to join Ward Hall’s famous “Side Show” as it toured the country. For decades Nathan has perfected his craft, gaining priceless experience with traveling shows like Jimmy Dixon’s Magic Circus. He trained and toured with Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. All the while honing his skills and expanding his repertoire. More recently, Nathan has returned to Chicago to amaze, amuse and delight people at some of Chicago’s most popular restaurants, at parties, businesses and along the Magnificent Mile. Nathan loves what he does… and audiences love how he does it. Each show is custom tailored to the occasion.


Very reliable. Nathan is always on time. A real hit at our parties. His tricks are mind boggling, his energy never ending,and his attitude refreshing..

Janet P.

From the time he arrives to the moment he leaves, this guy keeps the audience guessing, laughing, and shaking their heads in disbelief.

John S.

I’ve never seen anyone, anywhere, do with balloons what Nathan does with balloons!


It’s fun to be fooled!

Greg C.

Refreshingly different!!

Marilyn S.

Nathan’s personality is infectuous. Very up, very positive, very high energy.

Holly B.

It is obvious that this guy loves what he does! Simply amazing tricks literally within inches of my face and I still can’t figure out how he does it.

Marnie L.


  • Northwestern University
  • DePaul University
  • Ameritech
  • Chicago Fire Department
  • Chicago Banks
  • American Dental Association
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
  • YMCA
  • Illinois Commerce Commission
  • Cook County Sheriff
  • Moody Bible Institute
  • Rotary International
  • Hospitals
  • Magic Masters at Navy Pier
  • Giordano’s
  • Cliff Dweller’s Club
  • University Club of Chicago

And scores of happy and mystified
repeat private customers!!!

Email Address:
magicbynathan@gmail.com (click here to email)