ABOUT DOUG MCKENZIE
Doug McKenzie is a New York-based magician and mentalist whose internationally acclaimed performances have garnered him a reputation as one of the most innovative names in magic.
Doug has performed in over two dozen countries, both for notable businesses and celebrities, including: Google, Hermés, NBC, American Express, GE, Deutsche Bank, Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Paul Newman, Sting, and is a favorite amongst royal families in the Middle East.
In addition to his interactive live performances, Doug is recognized by his fellow magicians as a premier creator of magic effects. As an integral member of David Blaine’s team, Doug consulted on and produced David’s prime-time ABC specials for more than a decade. Doug also developed the magic for the BAFTA nominated U.K. television series Dynamo: Magician Impossible, which subsequently aired in more than 150 countries.
Born in Scotland, Doug grew up in The Sultanate of Oman, Germany and Saudi Arabia, and is fluent in English, German, and Arabic. He holds a B.S. in finance and international business from New York University's Stern School of Business. He has lectured at New York University and Princeton University.
What People are saying...
See Doug in Action
Written by the editors of CNN
The Internet makes it hard for modern-day magicians to keep their secrets safe. In this Mostly Human Conversation, Laurie Segall talks with magician and mentalist Doug McKenzie, who uses tech to push the boundaries of the imagination.
WRITTEN BY THE EDITORS OF Cool hunting
For the second video from our Lincoln Hello Again Series, we spent several days with an enchanting man. Doug McKenzie (who has produced magic for the likes of David Blaine) is one of the world's premiere close-up magic artists. But Doug's interest in the illusion goes far beyond typical street magic; he has made it his mission to incorporate new technologies into his work, making a seemingly mundane cellphone the key to a mind-blowing performance. We went out on the streets of New York City with McKenzie to watch him surprise and delight passers-by, and we learned quite a bit about where magic comes from in the process.