Creative Team Members
Creativity is strongly influenced by the way individuals are organized. The Brad Ross Creative Team is able to collaborate, inspire and work together effectively to produce a show that is both spectacular and artistic. The Brad Ross Show is more than just one person. It is a collaboration and a synergy of the most brilliant minds in the industry.
“Our focus is always, 110%, on the AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE. I want them to walk away having witnessed something unlike anything they’ve ever seen before and something they’ll ALWAYS REMEMBER. If they can forget about their bills, their homework and their every day routines while at my show, then we’ve succeed…and that’s the real magic!”
- Brad Ross, Executive Producer
The New York Times calls Jim Steinmeyer the "celebrated invisible man-inventor, designer and creative brain behind many of the great stage magicians of the last quarter-century." His illusions have been seen from Broadway, London's West End, Las Vegas, and in Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth.
He's the author of best-selling books about magic and magic history, including Hiding the Elephant, and The Glorious Deception. Recognized for his extensive, innovative creations in magic, a recent profile concluded that Jim was "the best living originator of stage illusions," noting his many creations as the "defining illusions in contemporary magic." Jim Steinmeyer has worked with virtually every leading magician around the world, produced magic on television, and written extensively on his illusions as well as his research into the history of magic.
Jim Steinmeyer was the Magic Designer for Doug Henning, who wrote, "I consider Jim the most brilliant mind in magic." Jim invented impossibilities for four Henning television specials, six touring shows, two Henning Broadway shows ("Merlin," for which Jim received his first Drama Desk Nomination, and "Doug Henning's World of Magic"), and numerous television and Las Vegas appearances.
Jim Steinmeyer has worked with virtually every leading magician around the world, produced magic on television, and written extensively on his illusions as well as his research into the history of magic.
In addition to his work for Doug Henning and David Copperfield, Jim was a consultant for many television shows, including ABC's 1994 Siegfried and Roy television special, "The Magic, The Mystery," Lance Burton's 1996 and 1997 NBC television specials and numerous others.
Jim produced the special, enhanced illusions for the highly praised Las Vegas production of “The Phantom of the Opera,” and the critically acclaimed magical effects for the Disney / Cameron Mackintosh stage production of "Mary Poppins," which opened in London and on Broadway. Other theatrical productions have included the original Walt Disney Company production of “Beauty and the Beast” on Broadway, where Jim devised the famous climax of the show, when the Beast was levitated into the air and transformed into the Prince.
Jim is especially proud to be one of the organizers of the Los Angeles Conference on Magic History, which has been hailed for its prestigious and informative programs.
Jim Steinmeyer was born in 1958 and raised just outside of Chicago, Illinois. He was graduated in 1980 from Loyola University of Chicago, with a major in communications. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife Frankie Glass, an independent television producer who has worked extensively in Great Britain and the U.S.
Jinger Leigh Kalin (Director & Choreographer) has brought her wide range of talents to theatrical stage productions, network television, the most exclusive, high-powered corporate functions around the world for more than 2 decades.
Jinger began taking dance lessons when she was four, and by age fifteen she was working as a professional dancer. She worked as a dance instructor while performing for companies like Disney, Fuji Television and in Southern California dinner theaters. Ms. Leigh has been involved with magic since 1991.
James Youmans (Scenic Designer) has designed for Broadway, Off-Broadway, Corporate events, Special events, television, regional theater, touring productions, and theme parks.
On Broadway, Mr. Youmans has designed the revival of West Side Story, Frank Sinatra's Come Fly Away, Gypsy, and Swinging on a Star. Other live events Mr. Youmans has designed include: The Music City Holiday Spectacular at Opryland; The NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show for NBA entertainment; His Corporate event clients include: Coors Brewing Company, IBM, Philips, New York Life, ITT, Armani Exchange, HP, among others. Mr. Youmans has created scenic designs for Disney LIVE presents Mickey's Magic Show, various Disney On Ice Productions and numerous Ringling Brother's Barnum & Bailey Circus units.
Sam Brooks (Costume Designer) is a New York City based costume designer and technician.Hailing from Virginia and attending college in North Carolina, his costume work has taken to Broadway, theme parks and cruise ships around the world. Sam is bringing a fresh approach to The Brad Ross Show with modern, hip costumes that add a touch of old school style as well. Most recently, he has costumed the staff of the Soho House New York, designed for Paige Turner, a well known nightlife personality.