Testimonials From Actors & Directors
Oh, he’s good.”
Comedian/Actor/Writer/Producer/Director: “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show”, “The Larry Sanders Show”, “Sanford and Son”, “Welcome Back Kotter”
“Tom is one of the most talented actors to ever train at Juilliard.”
Director/Author: original productions of “Waiting for Godot”, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”, many Beckett and Pinter world premieres, Director of The Drama Division of The Juilliard School, etc.
“Tom’s class is the best kept secret in town – for new actors learning the tools, or seasoned actors needing to tune up. It’s the class I send people to. If you don’t have passion for the craft, stay away. If you do, he’ll push you till you can fly on your own. He uses classical text as well as material his actors might be auditioning with – somebody sings “Mack The Knife” and somebody else does the opening to Richard III. It’s a great acting class, and Tom has a gift for teaching it.”
Writer /Director: “Bull Durham” [Oscar Nominee], “White Men Can’t Jump”, “Cobb”, “Tin Cup”, “Dark Blue”, “Hollywood Homicide”, etc.
“If you want to learn to audition in the most effective way, the very best teacher is Tom Todoroff. He picks up the torch where I left off and it shines even more brightly.”
Author/Playwright: “Audition”. Casting Director for Mike Nichols, Bob Fosse, etc.
“What I have gotten from working with Tom is not only increased access to my voice, but increased access to my life . . . a much better working relationship with myself, and God. He coached me through the most crucial audition of my career.”
Lead Vocalist: “The Circle Of Life” (“The Lion King” film), “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, etc.
“My experience with Tom allowed me to free myself and be more than okay with who I am.”
Actor: “The Mummy”, “The Mummy Returns”, “No Vacancy”, etc.
“Tom is a passionate actor, director, coach and friend. He is committed to developing excellence of craft and truth of character in the actor.”
Actor: “The Insider”, “Heat”, “The Jackal”, “Hamlet”, etc.
“Life is about making choices. What a rare gift Tom has for directing you to the strongest ones.”
Actor: “Austin Powers I, II & III”, “Hart to Hart”, “Becoming Dick”, etc.
“Believing in myself is the most important thing a teacher can offer along with their skills. Working with Tom always inspires me to believe I can do my best work.”
American Singer/Songwriter specializing in pop folk. The New Yorker described Williams as “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.” She frequently performs at folk festivals the world over and has toured with such artists as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, The Nields, Shawn Colvin, Catie Curtis and Joan Baez.
“They say ‘You’re judged by the company you keep’. TT knows what he’s doing. He is specific, while at the same time simplistic — and that’s not an easy thing to accomplish! I don’t make a choice without him. Neither should you. Plus — he knows comedy, which few do.”
Actor/Writer/Director/Producer: “Assume the Position”, “Arli$$”, “Cobb”, “Batman”, “Bull Durham”, Rodney Dangerfield’s joke writer, etc.
"Tom is a gift. He is so invigorating it is almost beyond words. He is passionate, fearless, and has a huge heart. Of course you know all this already, but take yourself back to the first time you met him – I am truly inspired!"
“By tapping into my natural spirit as a dancer, Tom found a way to not break my own wall but make me break it MYSELF. It was a miraculous feeling…I truly appreciate the atmosphere Tom created that was safe enough for me to go through such a moment. The performance felt so powerful that I was not able to hold back the tears for the next hour or so…On the first day, Tom looked me in the eye and said ‘This weekend may change your life.’ Perhaps neither he nor I had any idea how right he just might be.”
“I just wanted to let Tom know that I had an amazing and inspiring time at the workshop. I am prone to being very skeptical about things I must take on, but within hours of being there I found myself letting go and just being present. I feel privileged that I had the chance to work alongside such great, talented and giving people. Thank you.”
“Before taking your workshop last weekend, I was rather disillusioned with what I was doing in this business. I was getting bored with theatre and rather tired of struggling from one gig to the next. The biggest lesson I walked away with was the basic idea that my own Will dictates my success. I felt inspired and revitalized to have this simple idea reiterated for me: Do the work and continuing success will come.”
“Thank you for a very inspiring weekend. I appreciated how much effort you put into conducting the workshop. You were open, frank, grounded, fun and incredibly informative. Your thoughts on acting schools, starting in “the biz”, acting techniques, are all refreshingly honest, and certainly true from my experience!…”
“…I have been talking to friends and associates for a week straight about my experience in your workshop. I have already recommended it to many and I know for myself I’d love to work with you again.”
“Your workshop is an enriching experience for both the experienced actor and the beginner alike. This business needs more Tom Todoroff!”
“Yesterday, when we were done with our scene, Tom said, “With you, we were in good hands”. And I will never forget those words for all they imply.”
“At the same time, I want to use the same words to describe my UNFORGETTABLE experience this last weekend: I WAS IN GOOD HANDS! Thank you, Tom, for being so inspirational. I love you all! You really made a difference in my life. THANK YOU!”