Judy was born in Dallas and lived here all her life except for college at the University of Oklahoma. Although she is an accomplished entreprenuer, Judy never thought about being on the stage.
An opportunity came when the first years' Senior Follies was being planned by Mark Carroll, to whom Judy was regularly bringing her granddaughter to study music with Mark. Mark insisted that despite being 5' 2"--and having extreme stage fright--that she could be a Show Girl. Judy took on the challenge and has been in the Follies every year.
By contrast, Judy's husband Andy Michlin--Senior Follies Musical Director--has been on the stage practically his entire life.
Judy had a long carreer in Public Relations at Tracy-Locke Advertising, and has bought, remodeled and sold homes all over Dallas. When Charity Bingo was legalized in Texas, Judy went into that business, and now is involved with three Charity Bingo facilities, the latest newly opened in Terrell, Texas.
Judy has two grown children, Debra Ross and Mark Engelberg, and two grand children. She and Andy love to travel and have a goal to see the entire world; they've made great headway on that goal already.
Because so many have asked, Judy wants to make this fact clear: She was accepted into the Follies BEFORE Andy was even thought of! "Yes, Andy got in on MY coat-tails!"