John B. Pyka
|John B. Pyka|
John B. Pyka (aka "Big Daddy Cool") is a professional entertainer based in Nashville, TN.
He is a professional singer, actor and magician, and blends genres to create something uniquely different. His professional credits include Broadway, TV, and Film. Highlights include MTV's Spring Break, A&E's An Evening At The Improv, PBS' Magical Time Travelers, the Broadway musical Closer Than Ever, Carnegie Hall, and a very successful four year tour of his original magic musical Swingin' At The Roxy.
John is the author of Theatrical Magic: The Book published in 2007 by Leaping Lizards Magic. He offers workshops and lectures based on the material in the book. As a writer he authors a regular column called "Tricks of my Trade" for the Nashville One Paper, and hosts a podcast devoted to the performance of magic.
John also serves as a private coach, director, and creative consultant. He has consulted Angela Funovits of NBC's Phenomenon, and college circuit performer Jason Micheals. He additionally offers a Magician's Assistant School workshop and a Directing Intensive workshop.