Tonya Kay's brutally elegant work is coveted for the moxie, physicality and depth of the characters she creates.
You can see her as a series regular in the upcoming Puppet Master: Axis Termination series (El Rey Network) and lead film roles in A Better Place (Cannes), Dark Space and Earthtastrophe (SyFy) and The Other Wife and Lost Girls (Lifetime Movie Network).
On TV you’ve seen her acting on Rosewood (FOX), The Fosters (Freeform), Criminal Minds (ABC) and House MD (FOX).
The only female nominee, Tonya Kay won Best Villain from the Horror Society 2016 for her lead role in Bastard (20th Century Fox), reviewed by press as doing "batshit crazy really well”. Tonya Kay draws upon Meisner, Anthony Meindl, Second City and iO West training to shape her fearless instincts.
Tonya Kay’s sass and smarts side strongly with celebs as co-host with Penn Jillette on Street Cred (Travel Channel) and sketch comedy partner with Neil Patrick Harris and Conan O’Brien. Nothing makes Tonya Kay happier than when her ideals and art combine and it has been her distinct pleasure to work with fellow vegans Russell Brand, Ellen Degeneres, Emily Deschanel and Rob Zombie.
Fierce and sensual, this fit, female athlete performs her own stunts, has stunt doubled PINK, stunt coordinated for Corey Feldman and fought Zoe Bell in the film Raze (Paramount).
Tonya Kay’s favorite film is Faster Pussy Cat Kill! Kill! and when she’s not on-camera, she’s under the hood of her own classic hot rod.
...moves from an almost nauseating cheerfulness to lashing out maliciously when someone offends her. And...does bat shit crazy very well.
- Gruesome Magazine -
The sexy Carol Burnett.
- Director Dennis Ho, Digital Jungle -
There is an erotic sensuality to Kay's performance that could symbolize life itself.
- Two Gay Geeks -
- The Horror Society -
Bringing strong female characters to the forefront and creating women on screen whom are compelling, interesting and completely kickass.
- Blood Sprayer -
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
- LA Movie Awards -
Soccer mom look-a-like that will have you think twice about the mental aspects of living in the woods.
- Horror Cabin -
Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman in Hollywood, is a world renowned burlesque headliner, host and reigning Burlesque Queen (LA Neo Noir Film Festival).
A hard-bodied professional dancer and Second City-trained improv comedian, you can see her burlesque work on television’s Rosewood (FOX), The Fosters (Freeform), Friends With Benefits (TBS), Little Women LA (TLC) and America’s Got Talent with Howie Mandel (NBC).
Tonya Kay has toured Spain, South Africa, Japan and the British Isles. She is the creator and producer of Tonya Kay's Pinup Pole Show and a company member of The Lalas and Devil's Playground.
Her theatre training and love of Vaudeville shapes each of her 40 developed solo acts, bringing an authentic spirit of retro-burlesque to life as a showgirl in her giant champagne glass, grinding sparks off her metal bikini cod piece, intimately bathing in her full size burlesque bathtub, tributing her idols Shirley Temple, Gypsy Rose Lee, Lucille Ball and Lili St Cyr or lighting her pretty little pasties on fire.
From classic glamour to comedy and danger, Tonya Kay is a master on stage with an intimate understanding of what it means to be a true showstopper.
The Good Wife
The Good WifeBurlesque Reel
A 1940s Ella Fitzgerald "Keep My Love Alive" comedy. The secret of ever lasting love: when you can’t bear to divorce them, murder them! Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman in Hollywood, is The Good Wife. Or is she ...
So Hott Fire Tits
So Hott Fire TitsBurlesque Reel
Rock and roll! Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman In Hollywood, lights her pretty little pasties on fire and celebrates with a joint on stage to Kid Rock's 'So Hott' in tribute to Satan's Angel, the original 'Queen of the Fire Tassels' of the 1960s.
Concealed CarryBurlesque Reel
Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman In Hollywood, performs her 1930's noir styled Concealed Carry Burlesque to the Eagles 'Those Shoes'. How much heat can one woman pack and where can a scantily clad gangster girl find to fit hand weapons and a tommy gun? You'll see ...
Bullwhip BurlesqueBurlesque Reel, Danger
Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman In Hollywood's first burlesque act ever! Performed on Showtime, the Bullwhip Burlesque was the series premiere's closing act. The rest is history!
MoneyBurlesque Reel, Classic
Are you a big fan of dance training in burlesque? In life? Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman In Hollywood, dances it out in her Pink Floyd "Money" Burlesque solo.
Shirley Temple Tribute
Shirley Temple TributeBurlesque Reel, Comedy, Tribute
Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman In Hollywood, started tap dancing at age 4 because of Shirley Temple. She went on to make rhythm with her hands and feet in Broadway's STOMP, national tour of The Tap Dance Kid and in NYC and LA concert tap companies. This is Tonya Kay's tribute to the little tap dancing actress who started it all, Shirley Temple. Trivia: did you know that Shirley's first movies were a series of five controversial shorts called Baby Burleske which you can watch on Youtube? Shirley started with burlesque and went to tap and Tonya Kay started with tap and went to burlesque!
Naughty ClownBurlesque Reel, Comedy
Every performer comes to burlesque for a different reason. Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman In Hollywood, grew up acting in theatre and she came to burlesque out of a love for Vaudeville. Tonya Kay's Naughty Clown Burlesque has the audience in stitches with her penis gun, disco ball pasties and an unforgettable balloon swallow - yup, all the way down! Hi, mom!
The barre was raised with Tonya Kay at Ultimate Jam Night
- National Rock Review -
The stand-out dancer and star performer was Tonya Kay who does a power tool number with all the comedic timing and sexual innuendo possible - and brings some of the most classic and innovative ideas to her several acts. She has an amazing body that one works for, and it shows. Even if you are a diehard neo-burlesque or classic burlesque purist, you will love what you see in Tonya Kay
- Frankie Tease Magazine -
Both in look and performance, she reminds me of Lucile Ball at her best. Sharp, witty, funny and engaging, she is like Carol Burnett in pasties.
- Paul M, audience member -
Tonya Kay’s mastery of dance, specialty arts and stunts has sold out Madison Square Garden twice with the broken bones, burns and scars to prove it.
Her daredevil skills have been featured in STOMP (Broadway), De La Guarda (Las Vegas), The Muppets Movie (Disney), The Lone Ranger (Disney), recurring on Glee (FOX), The Voice (NBC) and America's Got Talent (NBC).
Performing side by side with icons Rhianna, Bruno Mars, Rob Zombie, Neil Patrick Harris, Howie Mandell and Conan O'Brien, Tonya Kay’s athletic prowess has earned her contract offers with Cirque du Soliel and Dragone.
She has stunt doubled PINK and Mac Miller, stunt coordinated Corey Feldman, stunt consulted on Bones (FOX) and fought Zoe Bell hand to hand in film Raze (Paramount).
Her physical specialties include:
* trained dance
* grinder girl
* precision bullwhip
* fire arts
* knife throwing
* pole dance
* flag dance
* side show
* giant martini glass
* on-camera stunts
To Tonya Kay, movement is honesty and the body tells no lies.
"...brutally elegant dancer who performs a primal, yet sensual dance to the delight of a blood thirsty audience"
- Rue Morgue -
"Feminine Unstoppability" in STOMP
- Cleveland Plaindealer -
"The barre was raised with Tonya Kay."
- National Rock Review -
"The real gem of the show (STOMP)."
- The Guantlet -
Earthtastrophe (SyFy)It's not post- apocalyptic; it's apocalyptic as Earth has been sucked through a wormhole, literally ripping our planet from the inside out. With bizarre disasters and civilization collapsing, our heroes must find a way to survive and get to "safe ground" before it's too late.
Director: Nick Lyon
Writer: Ashley O'Neil
Stars: Tonya Kay, Andrew Katers, Evan Weinstein
Bastard (20th Century FOX)Five strangers - newlywed serial killers, a suicidal cop, and two runaways - become suspect and victim when a masked murderer makes its presence known in an isolated mountain town.
Available on iTunes, Youtube, Amazon, Google Play and Vudu.
Directors: Powell Robinson and Patrick Robert Young
Writor: Patrick Robert Young
Stars: Tonya Kay, Rebekah Kennedy, Ellis Greer and Dan Creed
The Other Wife (Lifetime Movie Network)Kate is devastated to learn that her husband Billy has been living a double life with another wife, Deb.
Director: Nick Lyon
Writors: Adam Meyer and Delondra Williams
Stars: Tonya Kay, Kimberley Hews and Lisa Goodman
A Better PlaceA shy and underdeveloped young man with uncanny powers learns how to cope with life in a small corrupt town.
Available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
Director: Dennis Ho
Writers: K.R. Bass (screenplay) and Dennis Ho (story)
Stars: Tonya Kay, Stephan Todt, Perry Thomas and Mary Ann Raemisch
The Kill CorporationIn a possible future all disagreements are settled by Terminal Arbitration - an Arbiter examines the case, determines the winner, and kills the loser, thus ensuring continued social harmony.
Available streaming free on Youtube.
Director: Daniel Capuzzi
Writer: Daniel Capuzzi
Stars: Tonya Kay, Maralyn Facey, Hannah Levien and Victor Dean
Dark Space (SyFy)When their shuttle is damaged on the way to Centari Five, six friends are forced to crash land on the surface of a mysterious alien planet. Stranded with little hope of rescue, it soon becomes clear that they are not alone.
Available on Netflix, Youtube, Amazon, Google Play and Vudu.
Director: Emmett Callinan
Writer: Emmett Callinan
Stars: Tonya Kay, Keith Reay, Steve West and Alana Dietze
Video Game Reunion (MTV)Desperate to reboot their failed careers, the once-great video game heroes of the 1980s are coming back together... for a reunion.
Available streaming free on Youtube.
Creators: Tim Donahue, Matthew Lewis and Aaron Sherry
Stars: Tonya Kay, Britain Spellings, P.J. Marino and Courtney Merritt
Bold NativeCharlie Cranehill, an animal liberator wanted for domestic terrorism, emerges from the underground to coordinate a nationwide action as his estranged CEO father tries to find him before the FBI does.
Available streaming free on YouTube.
Director: Denis Henry Hennelly
Writer: Denis Henry Hennelly
Stars: Tonya Kay, Joaquin Pastor, Randolph Mantooth and Sheila Vand
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