Reviews

“Nightlife with a twist.”

– LA Times –

Testimonials

Video Testimonials

Clark Nguyen, Ph.D, Berkeley

The Chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Clark Nguyen, Ph.D from Berkeley, sent this testimonial after Paul Draper performed at the IEEE MEMS convention in Las Vegas. The audience consisted of 700 IEEE members hailing from Europe, Asia, and North America.

Day Chair, West Palm Beach Young Presidents

Testimonial by the day chair of the West Palm Beach Young Presidents’ Organization, a member of the Beverly Hills Young Presidents’ Organization, and a partner of a major Hollywood law firm.

Celebrity Testimonials

“Paul Draper was great at our party, seriously really wonderful. I want to dig through the magical literature to find out how he accomplishes the things he does. I look forward to seeing another one of his shows soon.”

J. J. Abrams

Director

“We could take a show on the road!”

Jason Alexander

Seinfeld

“Perception is all about the things you do.”

Arjay Smith

Perception, TNT

“Paul Draper is my favorite guest on our program. I love what he does!”

Mark Steines

Home & Family, Entertainment Tonight

“Do you have any magic recipes in your bag for me?”

Wolfgang Puck

Celebrity Chef

“Awesome lecture…it makes my head spin how well you deliver a lecture!”

Jeff McBride

Magician

“My art imitates Paul Drapers life.”

Tim Kang

The Mentalist, CBS

“I have seen magic many times, but I have never had my mind blown, until I met Paul Draper!”

Dana Snyder

Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Media Reviews

“Paul Draper wowed the crowd … The crowd often responded to Draper’s tricks with gasps of disbelief and claps of approval.”

Yale Daily News

“Mentalist Paul Draper studies cultural anthropology by reading our thoughts. His mind games have got to be seen to be believed. Paul will leave you boggled!”

Hallmark Channel

“If you’ve got an embarrassing secret, you might want to bring a tin-foil hat.”

Rick Lax

Las Vegas Weekly

“Nightlife with a twist”

New York Times

“Paul Draper is funny, smart, clever, unique, can sing opera and makes mentalism fast, funny, and highly effective. Talent bookers — don’t overlook Paul Draper!”

David Goodsell

National President of the Society of American Magicians, Linking Ring Magazine

Media Testimonials

“I have spent over 20 years in healthcare management and have never seen the level of excitement and engagement peak in just one session until Paul Draper arrived on our doorstep. “

Amy C. Barry

VP/ Chief HR Officer

“Paul Draper is a pure entertainer. He will have you laughing out loud and leaving the theatre scratching your head in amazement!”

Amber Hansen

Director of Operations, The Egyptian Theatre

“My department regularly works with the entire gamut of talented performers. What sets Paul apart is his giftedness and craftsmanship in multiple areas of art, from singing, to educating, to performing magic… We were incredibly fortunate to find such an accomplished person who can educate, entertain, and mesmerize an audience and help us put on a show that our fans will remember for the rest of their lives.”

Mike Rice

Vice President at NBC Universal & President of the ESCB

“I have only rarely seen an audience of young people as engaged, educated, and enthralled by a guest speaker as by Paul Draper. He most certainly is not somebody who will easily — if ever — be forgotten. I personally was held spellbound by Paul; and I can’t wait to invite him back at his earliest convenience.”

Harvey Goldblatt, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Master, Pierson College, Yale University

“When we envisioned the performer we wanted to represent our booth (JVC), let’s just say, you far exceeded our expectations!”

Dave Walton

Vice President of Marketing, JVC

“We have had so many comments on our program; ‘It was like a spiritual experience,’ ‘you should do this every year,’ Mostly due to the momentum that you set for the whole piece. You were/ are just terrific. Thank you, thank you. We love you and are so glad you are a part of our team. Please save room on your plate for us; the entertainment world needs you, but so do our children.

Joan W. Smith

DSW Executive Director National Conference of Community and Justice (Utah)

“When Paul performed at Apple in front of several hundred of the world’s smartest and sharpest software engineers and technologists, he kept them all enthralled and intrigued. His focus was on challenging minds and hearts, and this he succeeded in doing before a tough professional audience.”

Kim Silverman

Ph.D, Principal Research Scientist, Spoken Language Technologies at Apple

“Paul provided an opportunity to learn more about the staff and what makes them tick. He also, created a coin phrase that staff relate to now, Be a chief of XXXX and see if you can solve that issue (i.e.step in, be engaged, own fixing an issue.), which allowed the staff to recognize that solving issues are not just a manager’s responsibility. It was valuable, and staff was appreciative of being given the opportunity!”

Kathy Skrzypczak

Asst. VP Corporate Services

“In my country you could start a religion with what you do.”

Devinder Kishore

India VP of Marketing, Nokia

“Paul has been a wonderful, positive impact for our organization, and his training sessions have received the highest ratings ever by our managers.”

Roger Chen

MBA Corporate Director of Performance Excellence

“Paul Draper’s presentation was one of the highlights of the year for our students. He is a consummate showman, and was extremely successful in entertaining our toughest audience members!”

Kenneth Z. Kendall

Division Chair for Fine Arts and Humanities/ Director of Theatre, Lincoln College

“I found the communication and creativity workshop with Paul Draper beneficial to me in my role as Performance Excellence Facilitator as I learned different techniques on how to read my audience.”

David Moore

Performance Excellence Facilitator, MSM

“Paul is a very magical person and I highly recommend him.”

David Litvack

Utah House of Representatives

Reviews from Live Interactive Online Shows

“Paul Draper….. An Engaging Performer with well-executed Solid Magic!”

– David Copperfield

The greatest illusionist of the century

“Everybody has got to see Paul Draper. He will amaze you, surprise you, and absolutely charm you!”

– Robert "Bob" Fitch

Broadway star who performed in 27 Broadway shows, including the originator of the role of Rooster in Annie

“Paul Draper weaves together miracles with song and storytelling. An evening with Paul is an evening well spent. You will find yourself amazed, surprised, and wholly satisfied. Paul Draper gets my highest recommendation for virtual magic wizardry.”

– Adam Cheyer

Co-creator of Siri and Director of Engineering for the iPhone

“Paul Draper is the acknowledged master of translating magic into a delightful, fun, and amazing online experience.  You will feel as if he’s in your living room, yet you will be transported to a magical land — the best of both worlds!  And he even manages to make it educational! An added plus for all ages!”

– John McLaughlin

Former Deputy Director and Acting Director of CIA (and Magician)

“I had the fantastic opportunity to view Paul Draper’s amazing virtual show. I loved how he engaged with his audience in spite of the physical separation. I highly recommend this show if you have not had the opportunity to see it. If you have already seen Paul Draper, you know what I am talking about and will likely run to see him again!” 

– Dan Farr

Founder Salt Lake Comic Convention: FanX

“Paul Draper is the #1 Zoom performer in America.”

– Jeff McBride

Vegas headliner and founder of the world's most prestigious magic school

“While watching Paul Draper’s Zoom show, Penn Jillette uttered, ‘Very nice!’ many times. This is the highest praise he has given to a Zoom performer.”

– A source very close to Penn Jillette

“A great Zoom show leaves the screen and comes into your house. It was so great to have Paul Draper over last night.”

– Emily Jillette

“Watching Paul Draper’s show was just what I needed! I laughed, my brain hurt, and it was a joy to watch!”

– Bill Cook

International award-winning magician

“I am completely captivated by Paul Draper’s abilities to entertain and enchant.  Paul is a delightfully extraordinary entertainer who combines music and magic to deliver unique and distinctive performances.”

– Micah Young

Broadway Conductor & Music Director, Tony Award Winning Shows Spring Awakening and Fun Home

“Paul Draper is both charming and delightful. His magic is top-rate and his presentation will fit any audience imaginable.” 

– Dennis Forel

Producer, performer, and author

“Paul Draper is a bright light of positive energy that shines vibrantly through the portal of Zoom.  His stories and close-up magic are the vaccine that returns happiness to our spirits.”

– Kenny Taht

Television director, theme park designer, and lover of having his disbelief suspended

“The magic show by Paul Draper was by far the most fun event we’ve organized this year for all employees and families. He had tricks for kids of all ages and adults alike. We had never done a virtual social event in the past, and this was a great success thanks to Paul’s customized magic show. I would recommend him for anyone looking to have an online team event.”

– Rohit Mediratta

Nokia

“Paul Draper, thank you for the wonderful show just now on the Virtual LevelUp Conference. It was much needed during a difficult time we are all going through. You are a true entertainer and a special blessing to this world. Keep up your wonderful attitude and work!”

– Lynn Hathcock

Sotheby’s International Realty

“Paul Draper did an online magic show for my Boards of Directors and was really fantastic. Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed the show. It was a great success. I’m passing along his contact information to others looking for a fun virtual evening of entertainment. Bravo Paul!”

– Mary Post

MBA, CAE Chief executive officer of the American Academy of Neurology

“Thank you for entertaining us, Paul!! What fun it was. You are a man of great energy and talent. :)”

– Kimberly Lein-Mathisen

GM Microsoft

“Paul Draper has taken virtual shows to a new level with his power of personality and dynamic performances! He’s the best!” “

– Jack Goldfinger

Hollywood Magic Castle Entertainment Director

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Theaters Love Paul Draper’s “Mysteries of the Mind!”

An evening of comedy and magic, filled with family-friendly Mentalism, Music, & Storytelling – where audience members become stars of the show. 

Theaters from coast to coast praise Draper’s ability to bring people together in story and song, energizing and astonishing audiences with magic to create lasting memories.

“Two weeks out and everyone is still talking about your performance. You truly helped leave a lasting impression on a community in need of inspiration.” 

-Mayor Katrina Keith of Ironton, Ohio

“Paul Draper brought out the beauty of our historic theater and ‘wowed’ the guests… just what our theater needed!” 

– Anna Sharp, Theater Sales Director Saenger of Theater: Hattiesburg, Mississippi

“What an amazing show! We sold out the house and had to add chairs! The staff and I are still marveling at Paul Draper’s show and sharing our favorite moments. Young and old, our audience was amazed by him. So many positive comments after the show! We are already planning on having him back next season.” 

– Jason Richards, Executive Artistic Director of St. Croix Festival Theatre: St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

“Paul Draper’s show for our theater’s 80th anniversary was a huge success. He had great rapport with the audience, involving people of all ages in his performance. Everyone had a wonderful time – he’s a fantastic crowd-pleaser.”

– Gayle Berry, Owner of Willcox Historic Theater: Willcox, Arizona

“Paul Draper amazed – we will be booking again in the future!” 

– Eric Behnke, Production Manager of Cortland Repertory Theatre: Cortland, New York

“Filled with laughter, magic, and mind-boggling intrigue! Plenty for both kids and adults to enjoy.” 

– Dan Sutton, President of Crystal Theatre: Flandreau, SD

“Paul Draper presented an awe-inspiring performance. Our audience was in awe of his mind-reading techniques. We hope to have him back again soon.” 

– Marj Friedmeyer, Show Chair of Finke Theatre: California, Missouri

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