ANDREW JOSEPH KOSLOSKY, Founder and Chairman of The Josephine Foundation, has been performing in concerts and musical theater throughout the world for more than 30 years. The New York born and raised tenor has performed as a featured soloist at the St. James Cathedral in Seattle, WA, the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, LA, the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, and in New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral. He was the featured soloist in a concert shown on Public Television in Canada, singing with the CCI Choir during the Anglican Church Canadian Bishop’s Conference in Calgary, Alberta. He was the featured soloist in the internationally televised concert “The Music of Christmas” with The Noel Chorale, under the direction of the late maestro Richard Noel Amend. Koslosky has been featured on Public Television, The Prayer Channel, EWTN, and Telecare nationwide many times.
Mr. Koslosky’s other professional credits include, on tour as The Captain in The Sound of Music, Ravenol in Showboat, Jeffrey in Godspell, regionally as Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in Houston, Texas, at the Main Street Theater, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, with performances at The Worthan Center in Houston, Texas, and the Evanston Starlight Concert Series in Chicago, to name a few. He also was featured in the Broadway Blockbusters series here in New York from 2002- 2006 and in August of 2009, he appeared in the spectacular music review, The 100 Years of Broadway, at Town Hall in Flushing. He was the featured performer in Town Hall’s 2010 “Noel: A Night of Everlasting Love” televised by Queens Public Television and winner of Public Television’s Best Program Award. A CD of the concert was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Jeff Jones. In 2011, he was featured in the New York- Florida tour of American Fantasy: A Tribute To Hollywood’s Greatest Musicals performing at Town Hall in Flushing, NY, The Sunrise Theater in Ft Pierce, Fl and The Parker Playhouse in Ft Lauderdale. Mr. Koslosky is also a successful producer, director and writer. His most accomplished written work was an award winning production about the character portrayals of the passion of Christ, called “The First Personal Portrayals”. His very successful CD, “Zeus Does Broadway”, features Mr. Koslosky singing songs from Phantom, Les Miserables and many other Broadway shows. The CD was dedicated to the New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewe of Zeus, who in 2006 celebrated their 50th anniversary. He was crowned King of Zeus for Mardi Gras 2002. He also had been honored as King of Camelot years earlier. Mr. Koslosky was MC for the prestigious Pegafest Ball and Celebration Parade of the Mardi Gras Krewe of Pegasus for many years. All in all, quite an honor for this New York born and raised son.
Mr. Koslosky has performed to raise funds for many charities, including The American Cancer Society, The National Leukemia Society, The Society for Battered Women and Children, and the Juvenile Diabetes Association. He is the winner of the 2004 New York City Everyday Hero Award, given to a person who makes the City of New York a better place through special deeds. Mr. Koslosky was cited for his work with under privileged children and adults, bringing the Arts into the lives of people who normally would not get that opportunity. He is the 2007 winner of The Nassau Boces Educational Partner Award and was awarded President George W. Bush’s National Award for Community Service recognized for his works in the Arts. In October of 2010, Mr. Koslosky was honored by The Holy See of The Roman Catholic Church, in a ceremony at New York's Cathedral of St Patrick. The title of Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, was bestowed by now Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York in the presence of Papal Nuncio Cardinal Justin Francis Regali.