One of the top-performing magicians in the world, Gleason has headlined more than 10,000
performances at the Las Vegas strip’s MGM, Venetian and Bally’s. He was named Illusionist of the Year
by the International Magicians Society, State Magician of the Year by The World Magic Awards
Television Event and Las Vegas Illusionist of the Year. He has starred in 10 national tours of Masters of
Illusion, has been featured on eight seasons of the Masters of Illusion television series and has numerous
other television credits.
Gleason attended high school in Topeka, Kansas, and worked as entertainment director of Confetti, a
popular Kansas City night club, in the mid-1980s. He began working in Las Vegas in 1993. His affinity
for Kansas City attracted him back to open Gleason Magic Experience.
Gleason will perform 90-minute shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and matinees
at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Guests at the theater will experience world-class sleight-of-hand magic
and mind reading. Gleason’s sleight-of-hand will be projected on a large screen behind him as he
performs, giving guests a virtual seat at the table with him. Sunday Matinees are geared more for the