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Darren Romeo is a professional magician and off-Broadway actor, and the protégé of Siegfried & Roy. He is a regular performer in Las Vegas, and Branson, Missouri, with his long time assistant, Kristy Michelsen.
Named after musician/teen idol Bobby Darin, he developed his flair for magic and the performing arts while growing up in East Meadow, New York. During his years at East Meadow High School, he studied voice, and starred in productions of the musicals Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, and Pippin. He also helped to organize a fundraising benefit for the victims of Hurricane Andrew, drawing recognition from the local press.
His style of magic combines vocal performance and illusion, in what is billed as "The Voice of Magic". In 1995, he starred in the Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks, before relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada. Once there, he became a regular performer at Caesars Palace. In 1999, he met Siegfried & Roy, who took him on as their sole protégé. With their backing, he was given his own nightly show at The Mirage, for which he received the Merlin Award from the International Magicians Society.
In 2004, he began headlining a show in Branson, Missouri, several months per year.
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