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Nick Cordero, Broadway Star: Emotional, Music-filled Memorial Tribute

Nick Cordero, Broadway Star: Emotional, Music-filled Memorial Tribute

Nick Cordero, Broadway Star, On Sunday evening, Nick Cordero’s life was celebrated in a heart-warming, virtual ceremony. All of his colleges, friends, and family joined in and shared beautiful, musical memories of Nick’s life. After a lengthy hospitalization and health-care procedure, Nick passed away on July 5th, due to coronavirus. He was only 41.

Remembering Cordero

Amanda Kloots organized a special memorial tribute, which was streamed on BroadwayOnDemand.com, to honor her late husband and the Tony-nominated actor of Bullets Over Broadway, The Toxic Avenger, and Waitress. She opened the memorial by saying that Nick would’ve wanted his memorial to be a celebration that would make people smile, sing, and remember his life in a beautiful way. Although the streaming was free, viewers were encouraged to donate to Save the Music in Cordero’s honor. The ceremony would’ve definitely taken place on a large stage, but all the theatres have been shut down since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. No one knows when they’ll reopen. The memorial service included family photos, wedding photos, glimpses of his early appearances in school plays and repertory productions, and many other significant events. Tributes from many notable people who worked with remembered and admired Cordero was also included.

Nick’s Life-Changing Moment

One show that was very dear to him was Bullets Over Broadway. Reportedly, Cordero was planning to quit performing and had taken up real estate classes. Kloots admitted,

When he booked Bullets Over Broadway, I was standing next to him after the reading, and I was in awe of my husband-to-be.

She also revealed that Cordero worked really hard on this show and finally earned a Tony nomination. She continued,

Nick and I met during Bullets Over Broadway, fell in love, and then got married. It was a pretty good showmance, if you ask me.

Further, snippets of his and Kloots’ wedding dance, her pregnancy, the birth of their son Elvis, played on the screen. Everyone close him got very emotional. The ceremony concluded with a segment of Cordero’s music. Even the ones that Kloots finished after Cordero’s death were played.

His Final Days

Cordero’s battle with the coronavirus lasted more than 90 days. Each moment of that battle was documented by his wife. The moment in which his leg had to be amputated, the one where he was being put into a medically induced coma – it was all on social media. As his condition worsened, a social media rally took place. Fans and colleagues got together and posted messages under #wakeupnick.

Nick Cordero was truly loved and cherished, not only because of his acting and music but also because of how he treated people around him. He was a gentle soul who will always be remembered.

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