Nicholas Eduardo Alberto Cordero
September 17, 1978
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
|Died||July 5, 2020 (aged 41)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||COVID-19|
Nicholas Eduardo Alberto Cordero (September 17, 1978 – July 5, 2020) was a Canadian actor and singer. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Cheech in the 2014 Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway and was twice nominated for Drama Desk Awards. His career also included television roles and film roles.
Cordero died at age 41 from COVID-19 related complications after more than three months in the hospital.
Cordero was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario to a Canadian mother and a father from Costa Rica. Cordero graduated from Westdale Secondary School in Hamilton and attended Ryerson University in Toronto for two years before leaving to perform in the band Lovemethod.
Cordero appeared on Broadway in 2014 in the musical Bullets Over Broadway in the role of Cheech, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. He won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and a Theatre World Award for the role.
In March 2016, he joined the Broadway production of Waitress, playing the role of Earl. He left Waitress to join the Broadway premiere of the musical A Bronx Tale, playing Sonny at the Longacre Theatre starting on November 3, 2016. For this role, Cordero was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical in 2017.
In 2017, he portrayed Victor Lugo in "Out of the Blue" and "Heavy Is the Head", the fourth and ninth episodes of the eighth season of the CBS police procedural drama Blue Bloods. He reprised the role in 2018 in "Your Six", the twentieth episode of the eighth season of the show.
In March 2020, Cordero was initially diagnosed with pneumonia and admitted to a hospital on March 30, where he was later diagnosed with COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles in critical condition, on a ventilator, and being treated with dialysis and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). On April 18, 2020, his right leg was amputated due to a blood clot as a result of complications from his illness. By May 1, 2020, he had major lung damage including "holes in his lungs," and had a tracheostomy tube placed.
On July 5, 2020, after 95 days in the hospital, Cordero died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at age 41. His body was cremated. On July 7, 2020, an effort was launched to rename the Longacre Theatre in Manhattan after Cordero.
|2007||Apartments at 254||John||Short|||
|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|||
|2005||Queer as Folk||Tuna Wrap||1 episode|||
|2014||Lilyhammer||Pasquale 'Patsy' Lento||1 episode|||
|2014||The Broadway.com Show||Himself||5 episodes|||
|2015||The Talk||Himself||1 episode|||
|2015||68th Tony Awards||Himself||Performer|||
|2017||Side by Side by Susan Blackwell||Himself||1 episode; web series|||
|2017–2018||Blue Bloods||Victor Lugo||3 episodes|||
|2015, 2019||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Anthony Marino / Robby Marino||2 episodes|||
|2009||The Toxic Avenger||Melvin Ferd III/The Toxic Avenger||Off-Broadway|
|2012||Rock of Ages||Dennis/Record Company Man|
|2014||Bullets Over Broadway||Cheech|
|2016–2018||A Bronx Tale||Sonny|
|2014||70th Theatre World Awards||Outstanding Debut Performance||Bullets Over Broadway||Won|
|64th Outer Critics Circle Awards||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||Won|
|80th Drama League Awards||Distinguished Performance||Nominated|
|59th Drama Desk Awards||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
|68th Tony Awards||Best Featured Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
|2017||67th Outer Critics Circle Awards||Outstanding Actor in a Musical||A Bronx Tale||Nominated|
|62nd Drama Desk Awards||Outstanding Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
I left college at Ryerson University after two years to sing in a rock band, Lovemethod.
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