Join Michael Paul and this weeks' guests Jinger Leigh, Penny Wiggins & Carol Maccri-Gossamer as we dedicate this episode to the "Partners in Magic" Watch the full episode.
PREVIEW: Late Night Magic Touch Episode Two
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Late Night Magic Touch /w Michael Paul
Jinger Leigh Kalin, Penny Wiggins, Carol Maccri-Gossamer
Hosted by Michael Paul
- "Partners in Magic" Special Guests -
KALIN & JINGER: Since 1992, Mark Kalin and Jinger Leigh have redefined the traditional concepts of a “magic duo”. Their unique presentations have garnered accolades throughout the entertainment industry for their innovative and theatrical approach to magic.
JINGER LEIGH: Has earned fans and praise for being an Integral female force in modern magic. Known for her skillful persona that combines unparalleled elegance, grace, honesty and charismatic qualities.
Kalin and Jinger Illusionists Live Career Highlights
Numerous TV appearances including NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, Fox Family, Entertainment Tonight.
1997 Creators and stars of “Carnival of Wonders” an award-winning and critically acclaimed magic production show.
“Magicians of the Year”: In 1998 Kalin & Jinger were voted magic’s highest honor by the prestigious Academy of Magical Arts.
In 2001, they earned the world records by creating and performing “The World’s largest Live Illusion” The Vanishing American Airlines Jumbo Jet, each night onstage at the Reno Hilton’s Ziegfeld theater.
2004 Creators, owners and featured stars of “Magic Underground”, an intimate subterranean 200-seat theater and bar located in Reno’s prestigious Arts district.
2008 received the World Magic Award: Magicians of the year.
Collaborative Ensemble productions of Spellbound, Masters of Illusion and from 2012 to present - Production team creators and performers for the World’s largest selling show “THE ILLUSIONISTS”.
Live performances on prestigious stages from London’s Palladium to the Sydney Opera House and in 2016 the first female illusionist to appear on Broadway at The Palace Theatre.
In addition to Jinger’s high-profile performances, she also acts as a Producer, Director, consultant, and coach for various projects.
Penny Wiggins / Psychic Tanya
Show-stopping magic assistant and zany foil to The Amazing Johnathan for the past nine years, is in actuality, a skilled comedienne with extensive experience in the theatre arts. A native of the Virgin Islands and a longtime resident of Los Angeles, her credits include appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," Showtime's "Rude Awakening," "The Jenny Jones Show" and "Evening at the Improv" on A&E. Penny's diverse experience in acting and comedy include her work in many theater productions including "One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest", opening act for singer Dionne Warwick, stand-up comedy for Carnival Cruise Lines, voice-over work performing the voice of "Dorothy" from The Wizard of Oz on an Aerosmith album and several sketch comedy shows. She continues to perform stand-up in nightclubs including the Improv, Icehouse and Comedy Store in the Los Angeles area during her spare time, or when on hiatus from The Amazing Johnathan Show.
Penny Wiggins began her career as a professional clown at parties, where she developed her signature character, "Spunky The Clown." She also performed many special engagements impersonating celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and Monica Lewinski, in addition to original characters she devised such as Psychic Tanya, Lucky Lucy and Dionnay, the "Queen of Feng Shui." Wiggins' additional skills include speaking in a wide range of accents - such as Spanish, Russian, Cockney, Irish, Calypso and New York, making various animal noises, juggling and singing.
Carol has been a professional singer-dancer for over 25 years. She began her career with Merv Griffin at Resorts casino and quickly moved to Las Vegas. She continued to follow her dream performing for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, Norwegian and Disney Cruise Lines. Carol choreographed and performed throughout Europe with the USO International Touring Show. Carol is a veteran performer with Legends in Concert and played the role of Ann-Margret in the international touring show of Elvis Lives.
Carol is also a lead judge for Starpower, Nexstar, and Revolution National Talent Competition. Carol performs throughout the world with her husband, Peter with their Magic Illusion show “Gossamer Magic”. They have lived in Japan twice performing their magic, as well as Greece and Bangkok where they performed alongside fellow magicians from all over the world . They have also held court in Branson for 4 years and Myrtle Beach for 3 years where they headlined with their magic show. She also donates her time with the Bonnie Blue Foundation coaching young women involved in the Miss America Pageant organization. She is the current 2019 winner of Dancing Under the Atlantic City Stars has raised over one hundred thousand dollars to help contribute to the local food banks in South Jersey.
Carol also owns and operates a production company with her partner Renée DeJohn Renzi called Vivacity Entertainment. They have produced several shows and corporate events in Atlantic City.
In her spare time, Carol operates Carol Apparel making custom costumes for production shows and various projects.
She also sings in a band called Sidestory, entertaining for corporate, and casino events.