Toni Basil Basil, T. Basil, Toni Brasil, Tony BasilAmerican choreographer, singer and actress. While best known for her 1982 hit song, "Mickey." Basil's career, especially as a choreographer, has spanned several decades. Toni Basil was an assistant choreographer and go-go dancer on the mid-60s, U.S. ABC-TV network music show, "Shindig!" as well as in the 1964 concert film, "T.A.M.I. Show", where she appeared along with a young Teri Garr, a long time friend. She has also worked with many artists as a choreographer, including David Byrne, David Bowie, Bette Midler and Tina Turner. Born: 22nd September 1943, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.