Born Toni Wynell Smith, Toni Malone is the epitome of a diva from her successes as a songwriter in the 1980s to an internationally acclaimed singer, author and performer today, she has always exuded strength, courage, grace and enormous talent. Toni was encouraged at an early age with the joy and support she received singing in her father’s local community church as she still does today. Her songs range from Gospel to R&B to POP.
Toni has also gained recognition through various theater, television, movie productions such as “The Apollo Theater”, “The Gospel Truth”, “Fame,” “The Beat Goes On”, H.B. Barnum Life Choir and Orchestra, “The African American”, “Smokey Joe’s Café”, “Hollywood P.O.”, “You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down”, “Voices”, “A Good Man Is Hard To Find”, “Harlem Gospel Choir”, “Dream Girls”, “Stella Awards”, “Big Break”, and “The Buddy Holly Story”. To her most recent credit, Toni has just concluded performances in the broadway play "Hats" in Las Vegas, as well as Toni performing at Disneyland as "Queenie"
These qualitieshave won her undying loyalty from divas, fans worldwide, and many professional accolades and awards.
In addition to singing Toni has written, produced and performed several one-woman show productions, which showcases her vocal range and entertaining spirit such as;
“It’s All About Love”- a love story performed in concert with song and conversation. She has given a new meaning to the term love story and captures your attention with a style of her own. This musical love journey keeps your toes tapping, hands clapping, and sends your spirit soaring with excitement. “It’s All About Love” has been performed to sold-out audiences within the Greater Los Angeles area and on the Radisson Seven Seas Cruise
“Voices of the Past Series”-a nostalgic series of short plays which portrays redemptions of African-American Notable women in U.S. History such as; Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks and Madame C.J. Walker and pictured Harriet Tubman just to name a few.
Toni is a hard working professional but a lady first, doing her utmost to become the best in the entertainment business. Toni views her profession as business as well as pleasure and strives toward pleasing her audience with enthusiasm. She is a very ambitious young lady, who believes in herself and enjoys making people happy with her music. She says, “If her God given musical and singing ability can make others happy, she is filled with a joy unmatched by material things”.
While Toni brings a delightfully powerful voice to fans in song, she also is thewriter of over one hundred fifty plus songs including the hit “To Forgive is to Forget” sang by Phillip Bailey and Dionne Warwick.
Toni has performed on stage with artist such as, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estevan, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Neal Diamond, Billy Preston, Barry White, The Whispers, and more, Toni delights her audience with a dazzling stage presence and has traveled to almost every country in the world.