Toni Attell’s background as an Emmy nominated actress. Her credits includes a variety of work in television and movies, as well as, experience working with some of the masters of the performance arts field, internationally. Some of these include Jean Louis Barroult. Marcel Marceau and Mamako Yoenyama for mime, Carlos Mazzonne for Comedia del Arte, Bill Ball, David Dukes, Paul Shanar, David Alexander, Nina Foche and Harvey Lembeck for improvisation, comedy and acting.
Toni performed with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Theater West in Los Angeles and toured over 350 colleges in the United States as a mime-comedienne. She taught master classes in movement and acting and won best act on that circuit. She also created and performed five one-woman shows. Toni started the Comedy Store Players and opened and performed with the improv groups The Committee and Off the Wall. She choreographed and taught the clowns at Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus and also choreographed a variety of music videos including Kim Carnes Betty Davis Eyes. Toni taught and helped create a summer program for actors and writers at the Los Angeles Theater Center working with Bill Bushnell. She recently toured Japan and China performing her new one woman shows as well as teaching acting. Toni has toured internationally as a speaker and a lecturer. She started a stand-up comedy group comprised of children called “The Comedy Pups.” that was featured on National Television. Toni taught acting for seventeen years and holds classes in Sherman Oaks where she teaches acting for children, teens, and adults. She recently began teaching acting for seniors whom she affectionately calls her “Silver Foxes” of which 18 got national commercials.
As a comedienne and mime she was the opening act for Jay Leno, Steve Martin and Robin Williams. In 2002-2003 she hosted her own radio show on KRLA talk radio called “The Romantic Intuitive.” Toni is currently acting, lecturing and performing and is writing a column for The Tolucan Times called “The Chatterbox-The Biz.” She has extensive background writing and acting in Movies and Television.
Toni has created a workshop that she teaches at USC School of Cinema titled “The Acting Experience for Writers.” She has also created two special classes for UCLA extension titled “Hypnosis and Intuition for the Actor in Acting”, “Comedy Boot Camp”, and “Acting Techniques II: Scene Study.” She has alsocreated the following new classes “Hypnosis and Relaxation Techniques for Writers, Directors and Producers”, “Stand-Up Comedy and One-Man Shows for Writers-Performers”, and “Performance Workshop For Children.” Toni is currently teaching at The Chandler Theatre. She is a master Hypnotherapist, Metaphysician and Intuitive and is the first in her field to use hypnosis in conjunction with acting, writing and direccting. Toni is a member of The Academy of Arts and Sciences and is on the “Blue Ribbon Panel” that votes on the Emmys and is also a board member of The San Fernando Valley International Film Festival.
Ms. Attell is the recipient of The Award of Excellence, The Angel Award and the Transpersonal Therapist of the Year Award from the International Hypnosis Federation and is currently writing a book for children called “Just Kidding-Stand-Up Comedy For Kids Of All Ages.”