• Tuesday , 21 November 2017

Beautiful and Talented Ms. Missouri is crowned Ms. Senior America at Resorts in AC

Photos, story by Lou Perri

The Ms. Senior America Pageant, held at Resorts Atlantic City, featured elegant ladies of 60 years or older. The pageant was won by Peggy Lee Brennan, Ms. Missouri, who captivated her audience with a rousing song and dance rendition of “People Will Say We’re in Love”.
Raised on Staten Island, New York, Peggy’s acting career took her from Broadway to Hollywood to Branson, Miss. A lifetime member of The Actors Studio, and SAG and AEA member, Peg earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wagner College and a Masters of Fine Arts in Dramatic Arts from The New School University.
She performed with Patrick Swayze in the original production of GREASE on Broadway; played Radar’s girlfriend in the Emmy Award winning episode of MASH, “Hotlips is Back in Town”; co-starred with Vic Morrow playing Princess Meia in Japan’s answer to Star wars, MESSAGE FROM SPACE; and Peggy Sawyer in many productions of 42ND STREET. Peg performed with Cab Callaway, Arthur Duncan and the Nicholas Brothers in Las Ve
gas.
Runners-up were Trina Schelton. Ms Mississippi, Sherri McGhie, Mds Maryland, Elaine Willingham, Ms Alabama, and Joyce Schumaker-Tygett, Ms California.

Debbie Miller sings the Star Spangled Banner to open the Ms Senior America 2016 Pageant at Resorts.

Debbie Miller sings the Star Spangled Banner to open the Ms Senior America 2016 Pageant at Resorts.

Contestants are introduced.

Contestants are introduced.

img_2118 img_2116 img_2115

Ms Senior America 2015 Dr. Barbara Mauldin, poses for Explore New Jersey and Travelin Man USA.

Ms Senior America 2015 Dr. Barbara Mauldin, poses for Explore New Jersey and Travelin Man USA.

Dr. Al Mott,, the pageant founder, and Ms South Dakota Beth Weems Pirtle

Dr. Al Mott, the pageant founder, and Ms South Dakota Beth Weems Pirtle.

Ms Senior America, diddle, and runners-up.

Ms Senior America, diddle, and runners-up.

The 2016 Ms Senior America waves to her audience.

The 2016 Ms Senior America waves to her audience.

img_2102 img_2100

Peggy Ann Brennan is crowned Ms Senior America by the outgoing Ms Senior America 201

Peggy Ann Brennan is crowned Ms Senior America by the outgoing Ms Senior America.

Peggy Ann Brennan is crowned Ms Senior America by the outgoing Ms Senior America 2015.

Peggy Ann Brennan is crowned Ms Senior America by the outgoing Ms Senior America 2015.

img_2095

The pageant finalists

The pageant finalists.

The pageant finalists

The pageant finalists.

The pageant finalists

The pageant finalists.

The co-hosts in an informal photograph, Lou Parisi and Lousie Ferla.

The co-hosts in an informal photograph, Lou Parisi and Lousie Ferla.

Dr. Mauldin tells about her year as the Ms Senior America and believes in service above self.

Dr. Mauldin tells about her year as the Ms Senior America and believes in service above self.

The Dallas Tap Dazzelers

The Dallas Tap Dazzelers wow the crowd.

Another scene of the farewll dance.

Another scene of the farewll dance.

Dr. Barbara Mauldin, Ms Senior America 2015, creates her farewll to the audience.

Dr. Barbara Mauldin, Ms Senior America 2015, creates her farewll to the audience.

Ms Oregon creates her dream of Wanting to be a Rockette from the Broadway hi, Kicks.

Ms Oregon creates her dream of Wanting to be a Rockette from the Broadway hi, Kicks.

Another scene for Ms Louisiana.

Another scene for Ms Louisiana.

Ms Louisianan mesmerized her audience with art, song, dance and playing the Rhythm Stick handcrafted by her grandfather.

Ms Louisianan mesmerized her audience with art, song, dance and playing the Rhythm Stick handcrafted by her grandfather.

Ms Iowa knocked the audience over with The Prayer from the animated film, A quest for Camelot.

Ms Iowa knocked the audience over with The Prayer from the animated film, A quest for Camelot.

Ms Tennessee does the Elvis Presley Rock-a-Hula and performed in two Elivismovies.

Ms Tennessee does the Elvis Presley Rock-a-Hula and performed in two Elvis movies.

Ms Maryland captivated her audience with a rendition from Chicago.

Ms Maryland captivated her audience with a rendition from Chicago.

Ms New York named her number Gotta Dance and displays dance through a mix.

Ms New York named her number Gotta Dance and displays dance through a mix.

Close up of Ms Mississippi.

Close up of Ms Mississippi.

Ms Mississippi sings title song from Connie Francis' hit movie, Where the Boys Are.

Ms Mississippi sings title song from Connie Francis’ hit movie, Where the Boys Are.

Ms California performed a sparkling Charleston and tap dance .

Ms California performed a sparkling Charleston and tap dance .

Close up of Ms Missouri

Close up of Ms Missouri.

Ms Missouri sang and tap danced to People Will Say We're in Love.

Ms Missouri sang and tap danced to People Will Say We’re in Love.

Elaine Willingham performs "en pointe" to a contemporary ballet she choreographed.

Elaine Willingham performs “en pointe” to a contemporary ballet she choreographed.

The MC Steppers performed in colorful wigs.

The MC Steppers performed in colorful wigs.

Louise receives a boutquet for her work in the pageant.

Louise receives a boutquet for her work in the pageant.

The pageant staff made it happen.

The pageant staff made it happen.

The Seasoned Steppers performed.

The Seasoned Steppers performed.

Former Ms Washington D. C. contestants.

Former Ms Washington D. C. contestants.

Close up of MC Steppers and their dazzling wigs.

Close up of MC Steppers and their dazzling wigs.

img_2011 img_2009 img_2008 img_2007 img_2002

Kyle Ralston, Ms Louisiana, is an American painter and accllaimed graphics designer who loves to sing, dance, and play the Rhythm Stick."

Kyle Ralston, Ms Louisiana, is an American painter and acclaimed graphics designer who loves to sing, dance, and play the Rhythm Stick.

Moelani DeRossett, Ms Tennessee, teaches and dances the Hula, also creates Hawaiian crafts.

Moelani DeRossett, Ms Tennessee, teaches and dances the Hula, also creates Hawaiian crafts.

Sherri McGhie, Ms Maryland, She is a certified personal trainer, a photographer, and loves to travel.

Sherri McGhie, Ms Maryland, She is a certified personal trainer, a photographer, and loves to travel.

Dolores M. Hofman, Ms New York. She attended Farmington College and went on to pursue a career in aviation.

Dolores M. Hofman, Ms New York. She attended Farmington College and went on to pursue a career in aviation.

Trina Schelton, Ms Mississippi, has entertained across the US and Europe with her husband,, formeor "teen Idol," Troy Shondell.

Trina Schelton, Ms Mississippi, has entertained across the US and Europe with her husband, former “teen Idol,” Troy Shondell.

Joyce Schmaker-Tygett, Ms California, is a professional dancer, choreographer and educator.

Joyce Schmaker-Tygett, Ms California, is a professional dancer, choreographer and educator.

A close up of Ms Brennan.

A close up of Ms Brennan.

Peggy Lee Brennan, Ms Missouri, has a Master's in Fine Arts from The New York University and starred in Grease on Broadway.

Peggy Lee Brennan, Ms Missouri, has a Master’s in Fine Arts from The New York University and starred in Grease on Broadway.

Elaine Willingham, Ms Alabama. She is a ballet dancer and owner of a ballet theatre for 43 years.

Elaine Willingham, Ms Alabama. She is a ballet dancer and owner of a ballet theatre for 43 years.

Yje St. ouis Strutters entertain.

The St. Louis Strutters entertain.

img_1963 img_1960

The ten finalists are named.

The ten finalists are named.

Paga==eant co-housts Lou Parisi and Louise Ferla, pageant vice president

Pageant co-hosts Lou Parisi and Louise Ferla, pageant vice president.

Co host f the pageant, Lou Parisi, sings asong he penned to contestants on stage.

Cohost of the pageant, Lou Parisi, sings a song he penned to contestants on stage.

Contestants parade across Resorts SuperStar stage.

Contestants parade across Resorts SuperStar stage.

Related Posts

Leave A Comment