Nick Cordero should be celebrating his birthday today, but he lost his battle with COVID-19 on July 5. Broadway Records released Nick’s album today, “Live Your Life: Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below.” It is available from all major music retailers and commemorates what would have been Nick’s 42nd birthday. Proceeds from the album will go to benefit his wife, Amanda Kloots, and their young son Elvis.
Just in case his name doesn’t ring a bell with you, his performances will. Nick was a Tony Award nominee for his role in Bullets Over Broadway. He also originated roles in A Bronx Tale and Waitress.
The recording of Nick ‘s cabaret performance at 54 Below was directed and music directed by Emmy Award-winning Producer and Music Director, Michael J Moritz Jr. Prior to being diagnosed with coronavirus, Nick and Michael ad been planning to release the recording of his cabaret act from 2019, but his plans were put on hold. This album is not being released with his family’s blessing to honor his legacy and celebrate the incredible talent and life that was tragically cut short.
Guest performers on the album include Kathryn Gallagher (Jagged Little Pill, “You”), Drew Gehling (Waitress), Sara Chase (First Date, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), and Zach Braff (Bullets Over Broadway, “Scrubs”). To order the album, visit https://www.broadwayrecords.com/54-below/nick-cordero-live-your-life-live-at-feinsteins54-below-cd or Amazon.
For the duration of his illness, fans and friends united over social by singing Nick’s original song “Live Your Life”, which is featured on the album. Those wishing to support the family directly can also donate to a GoFundMe page set up to benefit them. (https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-amanda-kloots-nick-cordero-amp-elvis)