Originally hailing from the great state of New Jersey, Andy Schlosberg began his professional career after years of karaoke contests and coffee house open mic nights. Spanning decades and continents, Andy consistently brings high energy to every role he plays on stage and screen.
Before he sang for his supper, Andy was a news producer for Japanese television network TV TOKYO’s Washington, DC bureau. He was a ratings boon to the network as an on-air reporter and criss-crossed the country to bring a variety of entertaining feature stories to Japanese viewers. One story, “The Brood X Cicada Invasion of 2004”, featured Andy eating chocolate-covered bugs to the delight of the Japanese public.
Andy later relocated to Florida to further his entertainment career. His first professional gig was as Hilda the Hippo, a costume character at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. He progressed up the entertainment ladder as a bird trainer in “Wild Wings of Africa”, Busch Gardens’ longest running show. Andy continued to perform in other Busch Gardens shows, including “American Beat”, “Christmas Celebration”, “Sweet Dreams”, “Ctl+Alt+Deceased”, “Irish Thunder”, “Rock-A-Doo-Wop”, and as an emcee for the Real Music Concert Series.
During this time, Andy also made his American television debut as a reality show contestant on MoreTV 32’s “Host Hunt Challenge”. He continued his relationship with the station as the weekly host for the “MoreTV Movie” and “Friday Night Drive-In” shows.
Musical theater remains a passion for Andy. Over the years, he played many roles, on stages in New Jersey, Washington, DC, Tampa Bay, Greensboro, NC, and London, England. Favorite roles include The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, the dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, and Billy Flynn in Chicago.
Soul and Inspiration is Andy’s newest project with Busch Gardens alum John Wilson. After working and singing together for years, this is a perfect opportunity for the two to combine their love of music and respect for Blue-Eyed Soul. This show allows them to stretch their creative muscles and “bring back that lovin’ feeling” to a national audience.