Annie Kozuch [pronounced Ko zuk] is a versatile and dynamic actress and singer who was raised in Mexico City and who enjoys a successful and broad-based career in New York City. Whether in plays (Suicide Club, Barrio Babies, No Way To Treat A Lady, Joe Egg, Side by Side by Sondheim), film (Postales, UnSafe, Over Her Dead Body), television (Guiding Light, One Life to Live), or TV/radio commercials, Ms. Kozuch brings emotional depth and sharp delivery to every role she takes. In her one-woman show, Divas Lament, reviewers called her soprano voice "pure" and "effortless" and pointed out that "she acts every tune as well as she sings them." [Backstage] She has been called a "smart, smart blond" for her ability to find and deliver wit and insight in lyrics to the delight of her audiences.
In concert, Ms. Kozuch has been featured as a soloist with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra under the musical direction of Jung-Ho Pak, and conductor Gerald Steichen, with tribute programs to the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lerner & Lowe, Sondheim, Porter, Loesser and many more. Other Broadway Pops performances include the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Tokyo City Symphony Orchestra, and an Evening of Jazz at the Natchez Opera Festival.
In 2010, Ms. Kozuch teamed up with jazz pianist Frank Ponzio and producer Jose Gallegos who bridged her love of the American Songbook with their Jazz and Latin backgrounds. Releasing her debut CD, Here With You, which featured standard jazz, boleros and bossa nova, Ms. Kozuch was thrilled when it peaked at No. 6 on the CMJ Jazz Charts sharing the Top Ten with Miles Davis and Esperanza Spalding. She recently became a 2011 MAC Award Recording Nominee for the release. JazzInside said, Kozuchs forte is her smooth vocal stride which can rival the great ladies of swing. [Here With You is available on itunes, amazon & cdbaby.]
Ms. Kozuch is staying busy and is currently working on her second CD.