Murray Hatfield recently traversed the U.S. on a 20 city lecture tour that brought him through Houston. For those of you who may not know much about Murray's background, he has done more shows for more people across Canada than any other Canadian magician in history. Well over two million people have attended his show and over Twenty Million Dollars have been raised as a result for charities ranging from Burn Units and Hospital Wings to Training Dogs for the Visually Impaired and Breast Cancer Research.Murray has thrilled audiences in numerous countries around the world taking his magic to such diverse locations as Israel, Cyprus, England, Mexico, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. He has even entertained in the most northerly community on the globe (just 200 kms south of the North Pole) and on Luxury Cruises in every corner of the globe. He is a regular headliner at the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood and has appeared in the “It’s Magic” show as well as at national conventions for the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Society of American Magicians, Canadian Association of Magicians, Pacific Rim Association of Magicians and the European International Brotherhood of Magicians. He is a lecturer, writer, creator, producer and director and has won numerous awards for his work including being named “Magician of the Year” by the Canadian Association of Magicians. In 2009 he was honored with a Presidential Citation by the International Brotherhood of Magicians for his work.
While Murray was in Houston, we sat down for a lengthy chat which you can hear elsewhere here in a two-part podcast on The Magic Word.