Nick Cordero died after a grueling battle with the coronavirus.
Cordero, his wife and son had been staying at Braff’s guest house in L.A. while they were house-shopping when he became ill.
Nick Cordero roles
Nick Cordero was a Tony-nominated actor known for his work in “Bullets Over Broadway”, “Waitress” and “A Bronx Tale the Musical”.
Since being diagnosed with what was thought to be pneumonia, the Canadian actor spent weeks in intensive care at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
He had his right leg amputated, lost more than 60 pounds and was hoping to receive a double-lung transplant.
Nick Cordero had come to LA to star as Bourbon Room owner Dennis Dupree in an immersive adaptation of the Broadway hit “Rock of Ages”.
Furthermore, inn 2014, Cordero received a Tony nomination and a Theatre World award. It was for his tap-dancing turn as the ghostwriting crook Cheech in the musical adaptation of Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway.
David Rooney gave Nick Cordero high marks in his review. He noted an easygoing confidence in the Bobby Cannavale vein that is refreshing amid so much strenuous mugging. He leads his gangster cronies in a fun tap number to ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-Ness If I Do.’.
In 2016, Cordero played Earl Hunterson, the deadbeat husband of Jessie Mueller’s Jenna, in the hit “Waitress”. Moreover, he later left to star as Sonny, another gangster character.
Furthermore, Ronney stated that Nick Cordero steals the show an perfectly balances charm and menace in his compelling performance.
He was born on September 17, 1978, in Hamilton, Ontario. And, he attended Ryerson University in Toronto for two years before quitting to sing in a rock band.
More ever, he played Tony in a Toronto production of Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding. Also, he later starred in the title role of the rock musical The Toxic Avenger.
Additionally, he landed the part of Dennis in a national tour of “Rock of Ages”. Later, he bowed on Broadway in the 80s-set musical.
He starred as sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello in Little Shop of Horrors at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
On television he played Victor Lugo on three episodes of the CBS “Blue Bloods”. His film resume included “Going in Style”.