Mark Toland is an international award-winning mind reader. His entertainment is the go-to choice for major corporate and college events around the world.
In 2018, Mark’s critically-acclaimed one man show “MIND READER” won the prestigious Chicago Theatre Award for “Best Special Event.” In the same year, Mark’s international “Out Of My Mind” tour garnered praise across North America. The show won “Best of Fest” (Kansas City), a “Top 10 Pick” (Kansas City), and “Outstanding Mentalism Performance” (San Diego). Vue Weekly says “Mark Toland is sincerely funny, heartfelt and keeps you in awe!” and awarded the show “☆☆☆☆☆” (“Five Stars”) at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival.
In 2017, Mark went on an international tour performing sold out shows around North America. "The Mystery Tour" earned praise and awards from New York City to San Diego, including "Best of Fest" (NYC), “Audience Choice” (NYC), "Pick of Fringe" (Orlando), "Outstanding Mentalism Performance" (San Diego), and “Top Selling Show” (Chicago).
Mark has also correctly guessed the outcome of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, predicted the headlines of the Chicago Tribune, and bicycled through Chicago traffic completely blindfolded.
After multiple appearances on WGN TV, Mark was hired to create and star in a 12 part WGN Radio Web Series. Mark has also been featured in Campus Activities Magazine, given a TEDx Talk, and was a featured performer at Disney World. Today, he performs hundreds of shows each year for exclusive events worldwide.
Mark lives in Chicago with his wife and two cats. He spends most of his free time writing, running, taking pictures, and making YouTube videos. He is currently the artist-in-residence at the Chicago Magic Lounge, where you can catch his mind blowing shows every Wednesday evening.