"ENTERTAINMENT SENSATION" from "America's Got Talent" TV NBC, USA
Mr. Filatov, who is highly regarded in Russia for his incredible circus skills, brings to the show the excitement of his astounding circus acts... (whether juggling fifty hula-hoops, playing with fire, or skillfully balancing a sword on a knife held in his mouth,) and blends it all with elegant and beautifully conceived and choreographed musical numbers.
Mr. Filatov performs at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. He has been featured on CNN, Telemundo, MTV, "The Osbornes", "Antena TV", Greece,"Jay Leno" late night show, America"s Got Talent, NBC, Jimmy Kimmel live, ABC and has appeared with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Beacher, Anna Nicole Smith, Teri Hatcher, Ed Asner, Sharon Osbourne, Regis Philbin, David Hasselhoff, Paul Reubens, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Jerry Springer, Gene Simmons "KISS".
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America's Got Talent salutes Leonid the Magnificent- Entertainment Sensation !!!
Leonid the Magnificent and Regis Philbin , America's Got Talent, NBC July 2006
" This man is even more, then I expected..."
- Jay Leno "The Late Night Show" NBC channal TV, California 05.19.05
Leonid the Magnificent and Jimmy Kimmel, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC, 08. 16. 2006
Jerry Springer, Leonid the Magnificent, Megan Fernandez and Elena Bolotina, America's Got Talent, NBC, LA 05. 2007
Leonid the Magnificent and Gene Simmons, Las Vegas, Septeember 29, 2007
David Hasselhoff and Leonid the Magnificent, NBC, America's Got Talent, Hollywood, CA 08. 17.08
Leonid the Magnificent & Filatov and Philip Kirkorov , April 29. 2008, Atlantic City, USA
Brandy Norwood and Leonid the Magnificent, America's Got Talent, NBC, Hollywood, CA 08. 17.06
Paul Reubens and Leonid The Magnificent, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, Hollywood, CA 08. 16. 06
Uma Thurman and Leonid the Magnificent, "The Box", New York, 12. 17. 06
" Ooh Leo! I did not have so much fun in such a long time..." - Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton and Leonid Filatov Hard Rock Hotel Casino, Las Vegas "Beacher's Madhouse" 09.23.05
Leonid the Magnificent and Ilias Psinakis on TV show "Greece's Got Talent, Athens, Greece, March 28, of 2007
Leonid the Magnificent and Vaggelis Perris
Leonid the Magnificent and Matthilda Maggira, TV show "Greece's Got Talent", March28 of 2007, Athens, Greece
Vince Neil "Montley Crue" and Leonid the Magnificent at the "Joint" Celebrity Poker", Charity Event Benefiting the TJ Martell Foundation, Hard Rock Casino, Las Vegas 11.11.2005
Leonid the Magnificent and Consul of Russia in India, Consulate of Russia, Deli, India 1998
Consul presents Leonid with an antique Indian sword with precious stouns. For memory of Leonid's concert in Delhi.
Metropolitan Opera, Leonid the Magnificent&Filatov and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, NY 03. 13. 2009
Leonid the Magnificent and Alexander Herzburg- Vice President of Professional Servises WELLA , Astoria Waldorf Hotel, Intercoiffure, New York, 10. 08. 06
Alexey, Leonid the Magnificent and Dmitriy Vinokurov, WELLA studio, Moscow, February 2007
On april 30 Mayor Oscar Goodman presented the Key to the city to Jeff Beacher of the celebrityfave Beacher's Madhouse. Nicky Hilton, Leonid Filatov & Leonid the Magnificent, Jeff Beacher, Oscar Goodman.
New York State Senator Carl Kruger and Leonid the Magnificent & Filatov, "Haven" New York 12.09.2008
Assemblywoman Janele Hyer Spencer and Leonid the Magnificent & Filatov
Jewish Staten Island Center, New York 03. 12. 2009
Mayor of Las Vegas Oscar Goodman and Leonid the Magnificent. Hard Rock Hotel&Casino, Las Vegas 04. 30. 2005
"FORTUNE" magazine 02. 23. 2006 Mayor of Las Vegas Oscar Goodman and Leonid the Magnificent Las Vegas, Nevada
Leonid the Magnificent new award from Mayor&State Senator Brian P. Stack & Union City Board of Commissioners
Union City, NJ 05. 15. 2008
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Leonid Filatov and Brian P. Stack Union City Mayor & New Jersey State Assemblyman, Belleville, NJ 12. 04. 05
Lucio Fernandez & Deputy Director, Department of Pablic Affairs City of Union City, Leonid Filatov and Brian P. Stack Union City Mayor & New Jersey State Assemblyman Belleville , NJ 12. 04.05
PREMIO ARTE Award. Leonid Filatov as Extravagant Artist of the 2005 Year. Leonid Filatov, Emilio Del Valle, Rafael Palacios. Edgewater,NJ April 22-th, 2006
Taras Kardashov, Rita Rudner, Leonid Filatov & Leonid the Magnificent. Las Vegas 2005
Leonid is the one of the most unusual performers you have ever seen. His shows include: acting, dance, gymnastics, circus and comedy. Leonid is tall, handsome, and very sexy man. He can make you forget everything and take you to another world. A world of happiness, dreams, and love...
"... I am an actor, good or bad, but an actor. Every time I go on the stage I create a character and I use all my skills to achieve this..."- Leonid
In Russia Leonid finished Russian Circus School and University of Art and Culture to become an artist and a show creator.
"...It was amazing to learn from the best teachers and artists, who helped me to understand the most important things in life,- to be who I am and not to copy others..."- Leonid
All his amazing costumes are designed and created by Taras Kardashov ("RUSSIAN VERSACE" nickname, given to him by Leonid)
"...I took a lot of different classes to be able to play different characters and make people believe that what they see is me, my world. I am proud that I can be a devil or an angel, Mister Casanova or a shy virgin..."- Leonid
Danger always attracts people. Leonid knows what his audience wants to see,- things that are sometimes unsafe for the artist himself. He still performs his best acts again and again...
"...Otherwise, my life is fun. Partying all day and night. I wish that was true. In reality, I have to work very hard to stay in shape. I work out at least 2 hours a day 4-5 times a week. I practice all my circus acts, dance numbers, and study English. When I arrived in the USA, I could not speak any English. Today I can speak not only with my friends, agents, and co-workers, but with my audience as well. Although I still have a "heavy" Russian accent, they understand me. My work is 24/7-365"- Leonid
Performing since the age of 12, Leonid has developed circus tricks that only he can perform.
"...When you do what you love doing, time goes by fast. I cannot believe how many years I have been performing and how many countries I have traveled to. I meet so many interesting people, learn from them, and later use that knowledge in my work. That way I can come up with something unusual..."- Leonid
Today Leonid lives in the USA. He travels from coast to coast performing in the hottest TV and stage shows.
"..."The Late Night show with Jay Leno" was one of my first appearances on American TV. It made me realize how funny I can really be and how many people I can make smile. On the show I performed my "ass-hoop" number..."- Leonid
In 2000 year Taras Kardashov offered Leonid the chance to create their own show. In October 2001 Miami saw the first version of the show "Leo-Leopatra". The show ran for one year on the best stages and TV channals in Miami, until Leonid and Taras decided to move to New York City.
"...At a certain moment in my life I realized that I could not do everything by myself . I was delighted when Taras came up with an idea for the show. A show where I can express myself not only as a solo performer, but also as a headliner, host, choreographer and creator. Together we did a great job..."- Leonid
Later Taras Kardashov became the exclusive producer of the show as Leonid achieved a higher level of performance. News papers began calling him the "Russian Sensation in America", but his nickname with friends and admirers was "The Magnificent", which then became "Leonid the Magnificent". He liked this so much that he adopted "Leonid the Magnificent" as his new stage name.
The combination of costumes, music, light, choreography, and special skills make Leonid a very powerful stage presence. His audiences never forget his performances.
"...I will never give up my dreams. I will always go forward! It's the only way to survive in this world. I have to work very hard to be able to create something extraordinary, something that no one else can do..."- Leonid
For more info, please, contact Leonid by E-mail: email@example.com
Mister X: Please, call me Steven.
Leonid: And you can call me....ANY TIME....And I mean it!
Leonid: Lucio, are you gay?
Lucio: No Leo...
Leonid: But you dress like a gay!!!
"To be, or not to be? That is the question..."
"Because I love you! Until the end of time!"
Balancing the sword on the sharp knife that he is holding in the mouth...Can you do it?
Hula-hoops. Fact: During 4 minutes of performance with hula-hoops, Leonid burns more calories than in his regular 20 minutes morning work out.
The cube. For somebody it's just a beautiful number, for others it's a message: "Stop living in the box. Get out. Enjoy the life!"
Fire juggling, air acts ( trapeze, air ring, silk), tumbling and juggling with flags are just a few numbers that Leonid performs. If etc is ok. If you have any questions, or ideas you can E-mail them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
"BELLE"-a solo dance, where Leonid uses jazz, modern dance and gymnastic skills together. Like most Russian artists Leonid started his training in ballet and adagio, later he studied jazz-modern, ballroom and street dance. In New York City Leonid took classes in National and folkdance, including American, African-American, Latin, Chinese and many other styles of dance.
Leo and his showgirls
Leonid and his showgirls
Leonid Filatov and Mariel Dupetit, Miami Hilton, November 2000
Very nice, but no cigar.
From tiny cabaret stage to the biggest concert halls and stadiums, Leonid always does his best and wins the love of his audience. Come see him live and enjoy the incredible performance of Leonid Filatov "Russian Sensation in America", "Entertainment Sensation"- new title from "America's Got Talent" TV NBC USA, 2006
Today Leonid is not only a perfomer, he also helps other companies and solo artists, choreographing and creating new numbers, and shows. He is also always on the lookout for something unusual and interesting, that he can use on the stage.