Toni Burns has been a stagehand for Local 27 in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1994. He is a second-generation stagehand. Toni started his career as a high rigger, downrigger, head flyman and rose to a union steward. Toni was elected business manager for local B27 from 2007 to the present. He is serving as an IATSE DEI member at large and a board member for Local 27 stagehands. Toni was recently elected as the 9th International Vice President in 2024.