Matthew Taylor – Entertainer

About Me

Areas of Specialization /Interest:


Magic and Magic Performance, Acting, Writing, Directing, Movement, Mask, Clown, Bouffon, Theatrical Styles, Character Development, Ensemble Work, Solo Performance, Development of Original Material, Site-Specific and Community-Based Performance, International/Multi-lingual Projects, Reenactment, Nouveau Cirque




Employment/ Work:
1976 – 1984                Worked as a Professional Magician throughout Middle School, High School, and College

1986 – 1996                10 years on the Professional staff at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park plus work as an actor and teacher/coach at over 20 other LORT C and B theaters including: Actors Theater of Louisville, The St Louis Repertory Theater, Arena Stage in Washington D.C. and Long Wharf Theater in New Haven Connecticut. 

Concurrently               Worked as a professional magician throughout the United States and Canada.

1989 – Present             Educational Artist on Tour visiting schools throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania

1994 – 2004                Co-founded and taught at the Coxcomb academy for performing arts. A training program for Renaissance and other period reenactors specializing in mime, movement, New Vaudeville and Nouveau Cirque as applied to the art of street and festival performance.

Concurrently               worked for several major amusement parks and created various characters for stage and street performance including The Mad Hatter, The Joker and Beetlejuice.


2004 – 2008                Freelance work across North America and Europe as a performing entertainer.

2004 – Present           Founder and Producing Artistic Director of any THEME goes  (now MBT Live Shows) theatrical company specializing in Mystery Theatre, Game Shows and Magic Shows for corporate and private groups.

2008 – 2012                Special Events Coordinator, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Greater Cincinnati Area McDonald’s Restaurants

2012 – 2018                Program Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Greater Cincinnati Area McDonald’s Restaurants.

2007 – 2019                Writer, Director, Performer Coney Island Amusement Park. Stage Magic Shows, Game Shows and Specialty Puppeteer

2019 – Present           Writer, Director, Performer and Master of Ceremonies  Sharonville Cultural Arts Center.

2022 – Present            Character Magician Great Parks of Hamilton County


Years Performing

Years of Educational Shows




My Story

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Magic Shows


Hypnosis Shows


Murder Mysteries


Game Shows


School Assemblies


Public Library Shows


Custom Shows


Master of Ceremonies

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How Can I Entertain You?

A family friendly performance?
A memorable character?
The best birthday show ever?
A Library show that promotes reading?
A corporate show that helps business?
A performance that helps you meet goals?    

With over 300 appearances a year, Matthew is an entertainer that creates pure magic!

Performer in Cincinnati Ohio

Matthew Taylor

Master of Ceremonies
Magical Entertainer