She's a bundle of energy that wears alot of hats; singer, comedianne, dancer, actor and producer with a lot of beauty and talent added in.That's Mary Lou Metzger in a nutshell, who's been a Welk music maker since 1970.She also co-founded the Actors' Conservatory Ensemble theater group in 1990.Metzger continues to perform with Welk alumni on concert tours, and regularly appears on pledge drives for PBS, which now airs The Lawrence Welk Show on more than 250 stations.Began singing and dancing at Atlantic City's Steel Pier at age seven At age eight, played Amaryllis in the National Touring Company's production of Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man".Went Hollywood to appear on the "All American College Show" which led her to Lawrence Welk Peformed with Universal Studio's "Double Date" for eleven years Co-founder of the Actor Conservatory Ensemble (ACE)Has two cats (Lily and Riley) and a dog (Gaby)Married to Welk bassist Richard Maloof since June 16, 1973Has produced the Christmas shows for the Welk Resort in Escondido since 1998.
Mary Lou began performing as a child, starring in the traveling production of Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man" as one of her many stage productions, and appeared on television in the program, "The Ted Mack Amateur Hour".
Ben Danforth, 27, laid down the law at DC Road Runners Club's Bastille Day 4 Mile at Fletcher's Cove in Washington DC, finishing fourth in .
John Mc Grail Jr., 17 and college-bound, was 12th in ; and Alex Filides, 32, took 15th in .
Her first exposure to acting came was as Lee Proctor in the community theater production of "A Guest In The House" and a year while performing in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" was recommened for the role of Amaryllis in the National Touring Company's production of Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man".
That role was very successful, which the production went to 113 cities for a total of 229 performances.