Nick Cordero, the actor who spent more than 90 days in a hospital fighting for his life after contracting the coronavirus, will have an album released posthumously.
Sadly, the Broadway actor passed away on July 5 following a courageous battle with COVID-19.
Breaking: Actor Nick Cordero has passed away.
‘God has another angel in heaven now,’ his wife shared. https://t.co/QxYcgNn4Iu
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His right leg had been amputated in April due to complications from the virus.
Broadway Records said Wednesday it will release “Nick Cordero: Live Your Life” on Sept. 17 — what would have been his 42nd birthday.
Cordero’s album is named after one of his songs and captures his cabaret performance in April 2019 at the Broadway supper club Feinstein’s/54 Below.
“Nick created a night of music and storytelling that was extremely personal too. It is a mix of Broadway, rock ‘n’ roll, standards and original music and, if you knew Nick, it was perfect.”https://t.co/3ut2zpgiJq
— broadway.com (@broadwaycom) July 23, 2020
Cordero was in many stage productions, including “Bullets Over Broadway” in New York, which earned him a Tony Award nomination.
His wife, dancer and personal trainer Amanda Kloots, said she’d never seen Cordero work as hard on something as he did on his cabaret show.
‘I’ve been told it would take a miracle. Well, I have faith,’ his wife Amanda Kloots wrote. ‘Faith that is small as a mustard seed sometimes, but that is all you need sometimes.’ https://t.co/Z8ayjFottF@iamNickCordero @amandakloots#uplifting #hope #love #faith #FridayFeeling
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“I was so proud of him and absolutely loved watching him onstage these two nights,” she said Wednesday in a post on Instagram.
“He created this show from scratch, choosing songs to tell a story … his story.”
Guest performers on the album include Kathryn Gallagher, Drew Gehling, Sara Chase and Zach Braff.
Nick Cordero passed at 11:40am today with his mother and wife by his side. I can honesty tell you I have never met a kinder human being. Don’t believe that Covid only claims the elderly and infirm.
I am so grateful for the time we had. “We’ll catch up some other time.” pic.twitter.com/Oq2a8QsIyH
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) July 6, 2020
Proceeds will go to benefit Kloots and their 1-year-old son, Elvis.
Kloots described the album line-up as “Broadway tunes with fun guest stars, some pop, standards, a little Latin and, of course, the encore is ‘Live Your Life,’” the song many covered while Cordero was in the hospital.
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