A recording of the late Nick Cordero’s one-man show will be released by Broadway Records on September 17, marking what would have been the actor’s 42nd birthday.
Broadway Records and Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots today announced the release of Live your life, a live recording of the Broadway actor’s April 2019 show at Feinstein’s / 54 Below cabaret in New York City.
“Nick would be absolutely delighted to hear this news,” Kloots wrote on Instagram. “I’ve never seen my husband work so hard on something and be so nervous about playing. I was so proud of him and loved watching him on stage these two nights. He created this show from scratch, choosing songs to tell a story… its story. It’s got Broadway tunes with funny guest stars, pop, standards, a bit of Latin and of course the encore is Live Your Life.
Guest artists on the album include Cordero’s friend and Bullets Over Broadway co-star Zach Braff, Kathryn Gallagher (Little jagged pill), Drew Gehling (Waitress) and Sara Chase (First date).
Presales for the album begin today.
Michael J. Moritz Jr., co-producer of the Tony-winning film Hadestown, is the director and musical director of the project. He and Cordero had planned to release the album before the actor fell ill with COVID-19 in March. After 95 painful days at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Cordero passed away on July 5.
Moritz released a music video from the show, with Cordero singing “What A Wonderful World,” earlier this month. Watch it above.
The actor’s battle with numerous setbacks and a health crisis was recounted by his wife Kloots in frequent Instagram updates which were followed by a worldwide fan base, old and new.