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Douglas ‘Lefty’ Leferovich receives World Champion Magician Award for Manipulation from International Magicians Society

March 8, 2016 by  

Douglas 'Lefty' Leferovich gets World Champion Magician Award for Manipulation from International Magicians Society
‘Lefty,’
the comical magic sidekick in MURRAY ‘Celebrity Magician’ at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino got a surprise today during the show when halfway through the show Murray introduced Tony Hassini, the President of the International Magicians Society to come on stage to award Douglas ‘Lefty’ Leferovich the World Champion Award for Sleight of Hand 2016 (Photo credit: Richard Faverty)

Pictured above: Murray SawChuckTony Hassini, Douglas ‘Lefty” Leferovich and April Leopardi Anneberg

Douglas 'Lefty' Leferovich performs in "MURRAY Celebrity Magician" at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas

Douglas ‘Lefty’ Leferovich performs in “MURRAY Celebrity Magician” at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Richard Faverty.

The Merlin Award is to magic what the Oscar is to the movies, what the Emmy is for television, and what the Tony is for theater. Some of the past winners of the Merlin Award are David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Penn & Teller and Murray.

Douglas 'Lefty' Leferovich receives award from Tony Hassini, President of the International Magicians Society

Douglas ‘Lefty’ Leferovich receives award from Tony Hassini, President of the International Magicians Society

Photo credit: Richard Faverty.

The Merlin Award is presented to those magicians who have achieved the highest level in their craft, both on the national and international stage. The criteria that the voting members consider are talent, showmanship, originality, skills, and above all the rare ability to entertain under any conditions.

Douglas 'Lefty' Leferovich receives award from Tony Hassini, President of the International Magicians Society

Douglas ‘Lefty’ Leferovich receives award from Tony Hassini, President of the International Magicians Society

Photo credit: Richard Faverty.

The International Magicians Society (IMS) is the world’s largest magic society as recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Douglas 'Lefty' Leferovich, after receiving "World Champion Magician Award for Manipulation" from Tony Hassini, President of the International Magicians Society

Douglas ‘Lefty’ Leferovich, after receiving “World Champion Magician Award for Manipulation” from Tony Hassini, President of the International Magicians Society

Photo credit: Richard Faverty.

Lefty said, “For the past ten years I have spent a lot of time working behind the scenes on shows up and down the Las Vegas Strip. My job titles have included creative director, lighting designer, technical director, set designer, and casting director. I have also been hired by some of Las Vegas’ most well know magicians to consult on their live shows, as well as, for various television appearances.”

Douglas 'Lefty' Leferovich with Murray SawChuck, star of "MURRAY 'Celebrity Magician' at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas

Douglas ‘Lefty’ Leferovich with Murray SawChuck, star of “MURRAY ‘Celebrity Magician’ at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Richard Faverty.

Lefty continued, “This award for World’s Best Sleight of Hand Artist 2016, is special to me as it acknowledges me performing on stage in the spotlight, doing what I love to do. Having done magic since I was 4 years old, this award shows that hard work, dedication and still practicing everyday, will be rewarded by your peers.”

Douglas 'Lefty' Leferovich on Red Carpet with "World Champion Magician Award for Manipulation"

Douglas ‘Lefty’ Leferovich on Red Carpet with “World Champion Magician Award for Manipulation”

Photo credit: Richard Faverty.

“I can’t think of many other headliners in Las Vegas that would share their stage with another performer, and give them the opportunity to feature their talents center stage,” explained Lefty. “For the past 5 years I have been very fortunate to be the featured guest act in the MURRAY: Celebrity Magician show. Not only have I been able to showcase my manipulation skill and pure sleight of hand with the audience, but Murray has helped me craft and hone my Lefty character, really making it into a known brand in the Las Vegas entertainment community. For all Murray has done for my career on stage in Las Vegas, I am very thankful.”

Douglas 'Lefty' Leferovich performs in "MURRAY Celebrity Magician" at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas

Douglas ‘Lefty’ Leferovich performs in “MURRAY Celebrity Magician” at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Richard Faverty.

Douglas ‘Lefty’ Leferovich’s website is www.leftymagic.com

Watch Lefty perform in MURRAY ‘Celebrity Magician’ at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas!

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