Brodini’s work with kids and families had granted him a Gold Star rating With Schools, Libraries, and Parks and Recreation throughout the United States. His face graces posters of six different countries, making him the only living black magician to receive this honor. He’s won over 5 National Creative Arts Awards for his groundbreaking work with seniors and special need audiences. Year after year he continues to tour all venues, arenas, V.I.P. events throughout the world.
In 1991,the Blackwell Theatre Award was presented to Brodini for excellence in the arts. He was honored by the Neighborhood Development Center for excellent in Performance Magic. Sound impossible? Brodini built a reputation on making the impossible look easy. He single handedly redefined his art, and remains the most emulated magician/illusionist in magic
Early Life and Career Brodini was born on May 16, 1954 as Graylyn Morris in Chicago, Illinois . His father, Essex was a taxi driver. His mother, Margaret, was an entrepreneur . A shy kid who overcame his insecurity with the help of magic, Brodini was already an accomplished conjurer by the age of 19, when he was the invited to join the Society of American Magicians—its youngest African American member ever. At 22 he was performing in California and he taught a course called “magic part one.” At 25 Brodini take acting classes and was cast as the lead in “The Black Magic Man,” a new musical comedy and gave Brodini the invaluable experience of performing daily in front of a live audience, allowing him to develop the spontaneity and love of live performance that has him performing up to four shows a day, and doing over 150 performances every year. He continued to develop his singular approach to magic, he achieved top ratings and shared his unique style magic A historian of his arts.
Brodini has been featured by countless companies, 3/M, Metronics, St Jude, Gillette, The Carlson Corp, Securion, Bayer, Travelers, and Pillsbury, US Bank, Wells Fargo, BMO Harris, and Xcel Energy, and The University of Minnesota’s Ted Mann Concert Hall.And the world famous The Magic Castle in Hollywood.
Los Cabo Brodini was honored by performing for Del Mar Development private beach club, Club Ninety Six, which hosted the luncheon for Presidential spouses as well as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and a proud part of the G- 20 Summit, Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Los Cabos, and The Brand New Diamanté Country Club, May 2014.Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo, The Gigging Marlin,Mi Casa, Westin Regina Resort, Costa Real,O Mole Mieo, Schools ,and countless Private Parties, all over Cabo and San Jose Mexico.
Lamarcus Aldridge said “Excellent Show Bro” Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Los Cabos May 2014 … Project Magic
Love Brodini’s proudest achievement, however, is Project Magic Love, a program that uses magic as therapy in hospitals in the U.S. This program motivates patients to regain their dexterity, coordination and cognitive skills by learning simple magic and sleight of hand. …The Magic “It takes time and a strong desire to develop my show and some of them take even longer,” says Brodini.