Larry Hass, Ph.D.

Larry Hass, Ph.D.


Lawrence Hass, Ph.D., is the Dean of the McBride Magic & Mystery School, successor in that role to his friend and mentor, Eugene Burger. He is former Professor of Humanities (at Austin College) and former Professor of Philosophy and Theater Arts (at Muhlenberg Colege).

Larry Hass creates magic shows that are both entertaining and edifying. They mix astonishing, artistic magic with ideas that lift the spirit. He has performed in over a dozen countries at theaters, nightclubs, universities, art museums, medical schools, public conferences, magic conventions, and private gatherings.

Dr. Hass has also won multiple awards both as a writer and an inspirational teacher of magic. He is the author or co-author of several internationally best-selling books for magicians, including Eugene Burger: Final Secrets (2021), Magic Inside Out (with Robert Neale, 2021), Eugene Burger: From Beyond (2019), Dying to Change (2019), Teaching Magic (with Eugene Burger, 2017), Inspirations: Performing Magic with Excellence (2015), The Show Doctor (with Jeff McBride, 2012), and Transformations: Creating Magic Out of Tricks (2007). His inspirational work as a performer, creator, and teacher of magic can bee seen in his various releases from Penguin Magic, including Borrowed Card Stunners (2020), Live Act (2019), and Live Lecture (2016).

Larry is also the Publisher of Theory and Art of Magic Press.  Founded in 2007, Theory and Art of Magic Press is celebrated for its high-quality books and effects from friends and faculty of the Magic & Mystery School.

Larry Hass’s visionary approach to magic has been featured in leading international media, including the New York TimesUSATodayThe Chronicle of Higher Education, by the Associated Press, National Public Radio, on the Discovery Channel, and in his recent TEDx Talk, "What Is the Art of Magic?"