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Nick Cordero was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his performance in the Broadway production of Bullets over Broadway, for which he also received the Theatre World Award and Outer Critics Circle Award.

He also originated roles on Broadway in the hit musical Waitress as well as the musical adaptation of A Bronx Tale for which he received Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations.

He made his Broadway debut in Rock of Ages. Nick's off-Broadway credits include the original productions of Nice Girl, Brooklynite, and The Toxic Avenger Musical. His most recent appearance on stage was in the Kennedy Center concert presentation of Little Shop of Horrors.
Nick's television appearances include his work on Queer as Folk, Lilyhammer; Law and Order: SVU and his recurring role on Blue Bloods.

Cordero passed away on July 5th, 2020 at the age of 41, following a long battle with coronavirus. His solo album, Live Your Life: Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below, was released by Broadway Records to celebrate his incredible talent in a life cut tragically short.

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[Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Regional Production, 2019

[Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Broadway Center Stage Revival, 2018
Orin Scrivello, D.D.S.

Original Broadway Production, 2016

Original Broadway Production, 2016

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse World Premiere Production, 2016

World Premiere Vineyard Theatre Production, 2015

Original Broadway Production, 2014

[US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2010

Original Broadway Production, 2009
Dennis [Replacement]

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Melvin Ferd the Third

Melvin Ferd the Third

Nick Cordero Movies

[2011]Don Juan Don Juan

[2016]A Stand Up Guy Sal

[2017]Going in Style Butcher

[2019]Inside Game Pete Ruggieri

[2019]Mob Town Vincent Gigante

Nick Cordero TV Shows

Blue Bloods Victor Lugo

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Anthony Marino, Robby Marino

Nick Cordero Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

Nick Cordero, Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical

Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award

Nick Cordero, Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical

Nick Cordero Videos

Nick Cordero News

A Guide to Broadway Guest Stars on BLUE BLOODS

While the series' recurring cast includes Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, and more, guest stars have included Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Joanna Gleason, Adrienne Warren, Jinkx Monsoon, Norm Lewis, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check out a list of Broadway guest stars on Blue Bloods now!

Interview: Amanda Kloots Talks Returning to Acting In FIT FOR CHRISTMAS

Amanda Kloots stars in Fit For Christmas, the new CBS original holiday film, which she also co-created and executive produces. BroadwayWorld caught up with Kloots to discuss how the tragic loss of her husband, Nick Cordero, inspired her to create the film, why fitness should be a part of the holiday season, and if she would ever return to Broadway.

Tony Award-Winning Producer Steve Fickinger Has Passed Away

Steve Fickinger, The Tony Award-winning producer who worked on shows such as Dear Evan Hansen, The Lion King, and Newsies passed away suddenly last week. 

BWW Exclusive: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adrienne Warren & More Talk Broadway Shutdown in BROADWAY RISING Clip

The new documentary Broadway Rising documents the Broadway community's journey through the pandemic: from the almost overnight shut down, to the paths essential theater workers took on their road back to the stage. Watch an exclusive clip featuring Adrienne Warren, Jewelle Blackman, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and T. Oliver Reid. 

VIDEO: Tony Yazbeck & Melanie Moore Perform 'The Best Things Happen When You're Dancing'

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century has released its next video, “The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing” from the Broadway musical Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin.

Amanda Kloots to Star in & Executive Produce New Holiday Film for CBS

Amanda Kloots will star in and executive produce Fir for Christmas from writer and executive producer Anna White (“Christmas Wonderland”). The film follows the tale of Audrey, an enthusiastic Christmas-obsessed fitness instructor at a beloved, financially beleaguered community center in quaint Mistletoe, Montana.

The Bourbon Room, Hollywood's Hottest New Live Music Venue, Is Officially Reopen

The Bourbon Room Hollywood is set to officially reopen as Hollywood's hottest new live music, entertainment, and dining destination. Kicked off by the global sensation Rock of Ages, The Bourbon Room brings the best in live music, nightlife, comedy, and theater to Hollywood with the same edgy, rock and roll attitude that built The Sunset Strip. If Joe's Pub and The Troubadour had a baby, it would be The Bourbon Room.

Student Blog: Best Theater Memories In 2021

It's that time of year again. 2021 is coming to a close and soon we will all be ringing in the new year. As a form of goodbye to this year, I am looking back at all the fun moments I've had that are related to theater and are now fond memories. I've seen so many shows with friends and family members, I've been to concerts with friends and I even met some actors. Here are my top five memories.

Amanda Kloots Comes in Fourth Place on DANCING WITH THE STARS; Watch All of Her Performances

Throughout the season, Kloots and her partner, Alan Bersten, received praise from the judges and viewers alike, also paying tribute to her late husband, Nick Cordero, who died of COVID-19 in 2020. Watch a complete roundup of her performances on the show, including dances to, Britney Spears, Grease, Janet Jackson, and more!

Wake Up With BWW 11/19: TROUBLE IN MIND Reviews, and More!

Last night, Trouble In Mind opened on Broadway! Check out all of the reviews in our roundup below, and stay tune later today for coverage from the big night! Plus, check out photos from the North American Tour of Hairspray, new Moulin Rouge! production photos, Mrs. Doubtfire's Good Morning America performance, and more!

VIDEO: Watch Amanda Kloots Dance to Nick Cordero's 'Live Your Life' on DANCING WITH THE STARS

Amanda Kloots performed a contemporary dance to 'Live Your Life', a song that her late husband, Nick Cordero, wrote before he passed away. Cordero died of COVID-19 at the age of 40 in July of 2020. While he was in the hospital, Kloots would take to Instagram every day to dance to the song. Watch her performance on Dancing With The Stars now!

Photos: Lilli Cooper, Adam Jacobs, Kate Rockwell & More Take Part in THE EYES OF THE WORLD

Last night, in celebration of Veterans Day, historian John Monsky brought his groundbreaking American History Unbound series to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with The Eyes of the World: From D-Day to VE Day.

New Book Spotlighting the Theater Shutdown WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE BRIGHT AGAIN Available Today

When The Lights Are Bright Again, the new book created by Andrew Norlen spotlighting the 2020-2021 theater shutdown, is available today in hardcover and digital formats wherever books are sold.

VIDEO: Amanda Kloots Dances to 'Paint It, Black' on DANCING WITH THE STARS

This week, Kloots and her dance partner Alan Bersten performed the Argentine Tango to “Paint It, Black” by Ciara for the theme of Horror Night. For the dance, Kloots was dressed as the character Jigsaw from the 'Saw' film franchise.

Lilli Cooper, Javier Munoz, Kate Rockwell & Daniel Yearwood to be Featured in THE EYES OF THE WORLD at Carnegie Hall

Following sold-out Zankel Hall shows in 2018 and 2019, historian John Monsky will bring his groundbreaking American History Unbound series to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with The Eyes of the World: From D-Day to VE Day on Wednesday, November 10 at 8 p.m.

VIDEO: Amanda Kloots Dances a Foxtrot in Tribute to Nick Cordero on DANCING WITH THE STARS

Broadway veteran Amanda Kloots was back in action last night on Dancing with the Stars. This week, she and partner Alan Bersten danced the foxtrot to 'It Had To Be You', which she also danced at her wedding with Nick Cordero in 2017. Watch the emotional performance!

VIDEO: Watch Amanda Kloots' Tango in Her First DANCING WITH THE STARS Performance

Amanda Kloots made her Dancing With The Stars debut dancing the tango to “Dance Again” by Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull on the show's season 30 premiere. Kloots' partner is Alan Bersten.

VIDEO: WAITRESS Company Celebrates 'Nick Cordero Day' Mayoral Proclamation

This afternoon, the company of Waitress on Broadway gathered on the stage of Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre to commemorate a Mayoral Proclamation declaring Friday, September 17, “Nick Cordero Day” in New York City. 

Student Blog: I Got Vaccinated!

I got the vaccine in memory of those who did not make it to this day, people like Nick Cordero. I took the vaccine in honour of families who have lost their world, like Amanda Kloots and Elvis. I was happy to be jabbed in thanks of all of our health care workers, who have had a much longer eighteen months than anyone can ever claim to have.

Student Blog: We're Back!

The return of Waitress brought Sara Bareilles back as Jenna and Drew Gehling as Dr. Pottamer. At the opening night curtain call, the cast called Amanda Kloots onstage to pay tribute to her husband, Nick Cordero. In productions of Waitress around the world, audiences will be able to spot Cordero's 'Live Your Life' Pie' on the menu board in honor of the late actor.


Nick Cordero has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Nick Cordero has not appeared in the West End

Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Bronx Tale , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Bronx Tale , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical .

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bullets Over Broadway: The Musicaland Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical.

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