Merlin Award recipient, Paul Vigil is one of the most mesmerizing performers in the world. He has been practicing and performing the art of magic since the age of five.
Following his high school graduation, Paul attended Utah State University after being awarded the prestigious Minority Leadership Award Scholarship and All-American Academic Scholarship. Thereafter, Paul’s stellar accomplishments earned him the esteemed Botanical Preservation Corporation Scholarship. This led Paul to focus his academic efforts on the spectrum of ethno-pharmacology and magic used throughout history. He has continued this specialized study and uses his accumulated knowledge to both energize and expand the scope of his performance thinking. After college, Paul accepted an irrepressible inner-challenge and became a professional performer. He never looked back. Within a year Paul had become one of the most sought after performers in his native Salt Lake City.
The Mecca of Magic, Las Vegas, soon summoned Paul to join the ranks of magic's biggest superstars. By 2002, Paul had established himself as one of the finest performers in America’s entertainment capital. His mentors have been among the “Who's Who of Magic Legends”, including Channing Pollock, Johnny Thompson, Eugene Burger, Armando Lucero, and Paul Harris.
Paul continues to bring his unique brand of wonder and astonishment to intelligent audiences around the world. His cerebral approach has dazzled audiences at every major casino on the legendary Las Vegas Strip. As the featured performer, Paul has enjoyed multiple standing ovations at his sold-out shows at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. His intellectually stimulating performances have even attracted Nobel Laureates. Further, Paul has appeared on several hit television shows, including the Emmy award-winning Penn & Teller’s “Bullsh!t” and multiple performances on “Hocus Pocus”, hosted by Fielding West and Teresa Livingstone.
Paul’s high-profile career and cutting-edge, creative contributions have not gone unnoticed by his peers. He has been showered with multiple industry nominations and awards, including the celebrated “Magic Trick of the Year” award. He is also in constant demand as a lecturer to present his revolutionary, mind-bending theories, ideas and concepts to other performers.
With all of this under his belt, one might think Paul would only be able to talk about one thing... magic. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Paul is as smart as his magic and known to be a wonderful guest. He is often used by companies as an ambassador-of-goodwill to mingle with their distinguished guests and utilize his impeccable magic and conversational skills as the ultimate ice-breaker.
Paul Vigil is currently the resident performer at King Ink inside The Mirage.