Jason Michaels, better known as “The CardShark,” is a dynamic and engaging speaker & entertainer with astounding expertise in the arts of deception. He has been a student of sleight of hand, illusion, and theater for almost 25 years. A storyteller by heart, Jason loves to blend impossible mysteries with unforgettable tales of adventure, danger & romance.
Diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome at age six, Jason has overcome "the impossible" and become an internationally award-winning sleight-of-hand artist and professional speaker. At age sixteen he discovered a passion for live theater and, after wandering into a magic shop later that year, Jason’s path in life was set.
As a professional speaker and entertainer, Jason is celebrated for his ability to engage and inspire his audiences. Because of his own creative & inquisitive nature, Jason thoroughly enjoys performing for both artistic, cultured audiences as well as highly intelligent, analytical crowds.
Jason has shared his style of interactive humor, sleight of hand, and illusion with audiences on cruise ships and at corporate events, universities, performing arts centers, and private social affairs all over the world, including the Bahamas, Shanghai, Beijing, London, Las Vegas, Chicago, Atlantic City, Orlando, and his home, Nashville.