One of the few natives of Denver, Mary Louise, began performing at an early age. For over 30 years, she has built an extraordinary performing career as a vocalist, actress, band leader, and a highly sought-after vocal coach, mentor, and director. She has toured Korea, Japan, Johnston Island, Honduras, and Panama, singing for the U.S. Department of Defense troops. Mary Louise has performed at high profile events including 2004, 2008, and 2012 Democratic National Conventions, Colorado Governor's Inaugural Gala, Opening Ceremonies for Colorado State Senate and Colorado House of Representatives, Denver Mayor's City Address, Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, the grand opening of Union Station, Red Rocks Visitor Center and was a Season 9 contestant on America's Got Talent, just to name a few.
Mary Louise's extensive stage credits include: Marion Anderson in Secrets of the Universe and other songs - Aurora Fox Arts Center; Velma in Crowns - Vintage Theatre; Caroline in Caroline Or Change (Henry Award - Best Performance By An Actress In A Musical, and True West Award) - Aurora Fox Arts Center; Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill – Vintage Theatre, Denver Center for Performing Arts, and Shadow Theatre (Westword - Best Actress in a Musical); Nell in Ain't Misbehavin' (Littleton Town Arts Center); Sarah Jean in Uncle Jed's Barbershop (True West Award) - DreaMakers Productions; Grace in Annie, Glinda in The Wiz – AfterThought Theatre; Powerwoman in Menopause the Musical - Denver Civic Theatre; Charlene in Ain't Misbehavin' (Top of the Rockies - Best Actress in a Musical), Narrator in Beehive, the 60's Musical - Country Dinner Playhouse; Smokey Joe's Café - Theatre Aspen; and Geneva in 1940's Radio Hour - Arvada Center; National credits include: A Brief History of White Music, Beehive, the 60's Musical and Up On the Roof, (Denver Drama Critics Circle - Best Performance by Actress in a Musical).