"Not only a master magician...a master entertainer."
- Centennial Lodge
People often tell Eric that he reminds them of the great magicians of the past.
That's no coincidence, since he has spent more than three decades studying and performing some of the greatest magic in history. While still a student, Eric's love of magic's lore took him to the Maryland Renaissance Festival. More recently, the National Theatre featured his "Turn of the Century" - a Victorian-style show with wonders not seen for a hundred years.
His award-winning blend of wit and wizardry has been seen around the world, from the streets of Paris to the White House, where he has performed for President Obama and the First Family. Add in three Presidential Inaugurals and five other White House appearances, and you have a truly Presidential prestidigitator!
Eric Henning is also an accomplished speaker, having reached the quarterfinals of the World Championship of Public Speaking. He has even been overseas to speak on behalf of the U.S. government!
Some of the groups tapping into Eric's eclectic and arcane knowledge include Northrop Grumman, MedStar Health, The World Bank, The Wonka Candy Company and certain defense-related agencies whose very mention could get him killed.
B.A., Dramatic Art, Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College)
2016 & 2014 Washington DC Magician of the Year
- International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.)
- Past President, I.B.M. Ring 50, Washington, DC - The National Capital Ring
Performer, The Comedy and Mystery Society, Gaithersburg, MD
Appearances at: The White House, The National Theatre, Kennedy Center, Arena Stage and the Smithsonian.
First Place Award, 1999 DC Magic Showcase
Quarterfinalist, 1998 World Championship of Public Speaking, Toastmasters International
Author, TIPS: Real-World Ideas from a Working Magician, pub. 2003 by TheWand.net
Featured in MAGIC Magazine, May, 2007
Published in: The Magic Menu (columnist), MAGIC Magazine; GENII: The Conjurors' Magazine, M.U.M. (Journal of the Society of American Magicians), Behind the Smoke & Mirrors and The Secret Art Journal.