Meet the Cast of our 2021 Show

  • “Sista” Jacqui Baldwin

    Vocalist

    “Sista” Jacqui Baldwin is a “World Class Gospel Singer” and Missionary to the nations, originally…

  • Andy Michlin

    Pianist, Vocalist

    Native Dallasite Andy Michlin has never had a “regular” job. He played his first pro…

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    Angela Stanley

    Dancer, Dallas Tap Dazzlers

    Angela started dancing as a young child. While raising children, she taught Jazzercise and worked…

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    Barbara Frank

    Dancer, Class Act Tap Company, Chicks with Sticks

    Barbara is a Dallas native and grew up in East Dallas, attending Casa View Elementary,…

  • Barbara Louisell

    Dancer

    started dancing in 2007 and is thrilled to be in the Spectacular Follies again this…

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    Benny Barrett

    Vocalist

    Benny began performing professionally at the age of five – 66 years ago. However, he…

  • Beth Weems Pirtle

    Showgirl

    Beth Weems Pirtle is an original Follies Showgirl from 2008. She is Ms. Texas Senior…

  • Betsy Lee

    Dancer, Showgirl, Dallas Tap Dazzlers

    Betsy Lee took her first dance lesson at 43 and hasn’t stopped dancing since. A…

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    Bettie Roeber

    Dancer

    Bettie Roeber began dance training at the age of three. She graduated from The University…

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    Bettye Martin

    Dancer, Class Act Tap Company

    A native Dallasite, now resides in Heritage Ranch with her husband of 65 years, Don.…

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    Beverly Graham

    Dancer, Dallas Tap Dazzlers

    Beverly Graham, 84, a resident of Gainesville, Tx. for 47 years, has been a member…

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    Bill Brooks

    Master of Ceremonies

    Bill Brooks has lent his voice to every medium imaginable. From music recording artist to…

“Sista” Jacqui Baldwin

Vocalist

“Sista” Jacqui Baldwin is a “World Class Gospel Singer” and Missionary to the nations, originally from Chicago, IL. Psalm 108:3. Although Gospel music is her first love, Jazz, Blues, Soul, Classics and Standards are just a part of her repertoire. Sista Jacqui has been honored to sing in the USA/Hawaii, Canada, Europe, Israel and the South Pacific. This is her second year with the Follies.

Andy Michlin

Pianist, Vocalist

Native Dallasite Andy Michlin has never had a “regular” job. He played his first pro gig at age 16. At 21, Andy joined The New Christy Minstrels. He then traveled the world with legends like Liza Minelli, Tom Jones, Lou Rawls, and Louis Prima. He was Musical Director for the long-running Chicago stage show of “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream.” Andy thinks he’s played (at least!) 1,000 weddings, parties, corporate events, fashion shows, and charity events. Beginning in 2008 through last year, Andy was the Musical Director of the Spectacular Follies. This year, he’ll perform as pianist and singer of a 50s tune with three backup singers.

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Angela Stanley

Dancer, Dallas Tap Dazzlers

Angela started dancing as a young child. While raising children, she taught Jazzercise and worked for Plano ISD as a network software engineer. She choreographed community productions, and performed in various venues in the Carolinas and Texas. Angela fell in love with tapping, and performed in several shows at the McKinney Performing Arts Center. She tapped, acted, choreographed and directed many acts in the Heritage Ranch Variety Show. She has been a proud member of the Follies since 2018, and a member of the Dallas Tap Dazzlers since 2019. It’s a blessing to be with such a wonderful and talented group of women who demonstrate that tap dancing is ageless! Angela loves being with her family and spending time with her three grandsons.

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Barbara Frank

Dancer, Class Act Tap Company, Chicks with Sticks

Barbara is a Dallas native and grew up in East Dallas, attending Casa View Elementary, Robert T. Hill Jr. High and Bryan Adams High School, graduating in 1964. She followed Bill, her high school sweetheart, to ETSU (now A&M Commerce) and she had 3 great years with wonderful Gamma Phi Beta sorority sisters. She and Bill married in 1967 and had two amazing children, Stacie and David, who have filled her life with love and lots of fun!

Barbara has always loved watching all musicals and finally was able to take tap as an adult from Texie Waterman. Ten years later, in 1997, her life became even more fun and exciting when she joined Class Act Tap Company! What a blessing to get to share the joy of tap dancing and wonderful music with audiences all over the metroplex and even on stage in Branson and in Atlantic City.

Barbara loves traveling, entertaining, making Shutterfly books, videos and hanging out with her fabulous family and friends. She is thrilled to be back to live entertainment and hopes you derive tons of joy from our show!

Barbara Louisell

Dancer

started dancing in 2007 and is thrilled to be in the Spectacular Follies again this year! She has volunteered for USA Dance Dallas for nine years, including four years as Board Secretary. She performed at the USA Dance Dallas showcase five years and also performed at USA Dance National Conference.

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Benny Barrett

Vocalist

Benny began performing professionally at the age of five – 66 years ago. However, he didn’t really hit the boards until Dr. Rose-Mary Rumbley, Ph.D taught him everything he knows about performing. As a result of that education Benny has performed on stage, screen, radio and television. His favorite performances have been when he is sharing the stage with Rose-Mary. Rose-Mary was also instrumental as the Singles Director of the church in bringing together Benny and his precious wife, Noni. Benny is indebted to and dearly loves Rose-Mary Rumbley.

Beth Weems Pirtle

Showgirl

Beth Weems Pirtle is an original Follies Showgirl from 2008. She is Ms. Texas Senior America 2003; 1st runner up Ms. Senior America 2003. She is a graduate of the American High School in Mexico City and speaks Spanish. She holds degrees from University of Texas and Southern Methodist University and a certification in counseling. Retired in 1994 after 26 years teaching. She and her husband, Rodney, have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Her family, volunteering, and tennis are her passions!

Betsy Lee

Dancer, Showgirl, Dallas Tap Dazzlers

Betsy Lee took her first dance lesson at 43 and hasn’t stopped dancing since. A proud Dallas Tap Dazzler since January 2017, she’s excited to be in her fourth Follies, she was also a Follies showgirl from 2017 – 2019.  Retired in May 2019 after 24 years with Fujitsu as a Financial Analyst, she enjoys her free time dancing and performing. An original founder of USA DANCE DALLAS, a national non-profit promoting ballroom dancing, she was its Treasurer for 12 years and learned numerous dance styles, including Ballroom, Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing and Salsa.

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Bettie Roeber

Dancer

Bettie Roeber began dance training at the age of three. She graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a BFA degree in ballet. She was a soloist of both the Fort Worth and Dallas Civic Ballet and Oklahoma City Ballet Companies. She also taught dance in Georgia, California, Arizona, Maryland, Germany, Belgium and now Texas. Ms. Roeber performed in the Southern Palace Revue at Six Flags Over Texas, the College Capers show for American Airlines, and USO shows in Korea. She is a member of the Texas Association Teachers of Dance and also on the faculty at Miss Persis Studio of Dance in Arlington. She is delighted to be a part of the Spectacular Follies for a seventh year and will be performing as part of the Dance Ensemble.

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Bettye Martin

Dancer, Class Act Tap Company

A native Dallasite, now resides in Heritage Ranch with her husband of 65 years, Don. Tap danced for 60+ years and choreographed for several show choirs. Retired owner/coach of Flippers Gymnastics. Loves golf, traveling and spending time with 7 grandchildren and 14 greats. Thrilled to be in Follies again.

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Beverly Graham

Dancer, Dallas Tap Dazzlers

Beverly Graham, 84, a resident of Gainesville, Tx. for 47 years, has been a member of the DALLAS TAP DAZZLERS for 27 years and now holds the distinction of being the oldest among the group. She started dancing as a child and picked up tapping as an adult. She has been in the Spectacular Follies since its inception and loves being a part of such talented singers and dancers.

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Bill Brooks

Master of Ceremonies

Bill Brooks has lent his voice to every medium imaginable. From music recording artist to radio/tv news anchor. From audiobook narrator to live performance host/mc. He’s done it all. But he can’t dance worth a hoot! He currently owns Word Power Productions, LLC providing voice-over services world-wide and is a News Anchor at News Radio 1080 KRLD. But he doesn’t have much hair left.

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