Bradley Fields Presents

Bradley Fields Biography

Bradley FieldsActor, director and one of the most acclaimed magicians in the world, Bradley Fields began professionally at the age of fourteen. Working as apprentice to actor-magician, Jack Adams, Bradley began performing in schools, nightclubs, theaters, and on television. Using comedy, mime and characterization, Fields developed a style so original, that he became the first magician to appear in rock concerts and at such legendary nightspots as New York’s Gaslight, the Bitter End, Washington’s Cellar Door and Chicago’s Quiet Knight. Newspaper critics at the time compared him to Marcel Marceau, Charlie Chaplin, and Harpo Marx. Variety said, "What was once standard boite fare is now a real novelty. Fields impresses with his work and he walks off to much appreciation." The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle called him "New York’s funniest magician."

....After taking a BA in Philosophy with a minor in Theater (SUNY, Purchase), he went to Paris where he studied mime with the great master Etienne Decroux while introducing his highly unorthodox magic act into Parisian cabarets. He was featured in the French TV special, Les Cercles Magique, at the Festival de Vence, and at the Harrogate Theater in England. The Harrogate Herald said "The main attraction, magician Bradley Fields, had the entire audience spellbound."

....Returning to New York, Bradley began touring college shows across the US, and throughout the late 70's, he was a featured act at Reno Sweeney’s, Tramps, and other NY cabarets. After studying acting and directing for two years at the Stella Adler Conservatory, he created the role of the Barker for the hit Broadway musical, Barnum!, and designed magic for the show. Fields also continued both as opening act and headliner in top nightclubs from Chicago’s Hyatt Regency to Bermuda’s Princess garnering more enthusiastic notices from the press. In Chicago, The Daily News called him "a spellbinder", while the Tribune critic proclaimed he had "never seen magic with such grace and wit."

....With the birth of his children, Fields took some time off to teach in the New York City Public Schools. It was there that he conceived the idea of MatheMagic!®, a show which uses magic to teach math. It has since been seen in over one thousand schools, theaters, and performing arts centers becoming one of the most highly praised and best selling educational shows in the US. In 1997 the Fairfax County Public Schools asked Bradley to develop and host the Magic in Math satellite TV series, which has since been seen in hundreds of schools nationwide.

....In addition to giving two hundred performances of MatheMagic!® each school year, Bradley Fields has appeared at the National Theater, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and became the first American magician to be presented in Beijing, China. Bradley Fields continues to present his Magic Theatre & Illusion Show to rave reviews, standing ovations and sold-out houses worldwide.

What Educators Say

"BRILLIANT! ...Passion, energy, and a gift for bringing the classroom curriculum to life."
Mahaffey Theater for the Performing Arts, St. Petersburg, FL.

"TREMENDOUS! ... A very high level of artistic achievement combined with subject matter that proved to be of great interest to our audience and local schools. We will be inviting Bradley back in the near future."
California Institute of Technology

"ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS we've ever had! Funny, entertaining, educational, great audience participation. Highly recommended."
The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH

"Through his onstage presence, Fields displays an uncanny knack of developing a learning mood for stimulating creative-thinking and problem-solving... Every public and private school should take a page from his teaching script for use in the classroom."
(from Editorial) Delta Democrat Times, MS

"WONDERFUL! ... A most enjoyable and meaningful experience! Our students still talk about you, and how you changed their views about mathematics."
Professors of Mathematics Education, Queens College, NY

"You were right! The second grade class at Corpus Christi Elementary School was spellbound by Brad Fields' amazing MatheMagic!® performance."
Corpus Christi ES, Pacific Palisades, CA

"Absolutely one of the best cultural arts programs we've seen! What an exciting way to present math concepts! Turned our children on to the fun and magic of numbers!"
Teachers, St. John's Lane ES, Ellicott City, MD

"Bradley was a delight! We sold out very early and had to turn many students away."
Des Moines Civic Center, IA

"We turned away hundreds of kids! The show is fun, educational, and creative. Bradley knows the curriculum and can respond to 1st, 3rd or 5th graders."
Pepperdine University

"Exciting and relevant."
Supervising Director of Mathematics, Washington, DC Public Schools

"As math lead teacher, I found the show outstanding!"
Teacher, Stratford Landing ES, Alexandria, VA

"Teachers and students were delighted with Bradley Fields' melding of magic and math concepts."
Grand Theater, Wausau, WI

"Very professional, exciting, energized the audience ... great rapport."
Grand Opera House, Macon, GA

"A magical 'Pied Piper' of Math ... Professional, entertaining, genuine."
Pike Performing Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN

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