Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Late Broadway Star Nick Cordero Go Fund Me Campaign Nears $1 Million, with Donations from Stars, Fans, Friends


The GoFundMe campaign for Nick Cordero’s family is nearing $1 million. As of 5:30pm it was up to $965,000.

Cordero died two days ago at age 41 following a 95 day battle with COVID-19. The Tony nominee for “Bullets Over Broadway” was incredibly talented and popular. His death has become emblematic of the coronavirus. He had no underlying issues and he was young.

He leaves behind his wife, Amanda Kloots, and their 1 year old son, Elvis.

Contributions to the GoFundMe page have come from friends, fans, and stars. Among the latter are Chazz and Gia Palminteri. Nick and Chazz had very close ties. Nick played Chazz’s movie role “Bullets” on stage and then played Chazz in Palmineri’s “A Bronx Tale” on Broadway as well. Tommy Mottola, producer of the show, also donated.

Other stars include Ben Stiller, Alan Mencken, Kristin Chenoweth, Andrea Martin, famed director Susan Stroman, and Alec Baldwin. There are a number of anonymous donations for $10,000, but many, many more from fans and friends in smaller amounts.

In some ways, thinking about it now, Nick was like a new version of Jerry Orbach. He would have Orbach’s career, at least, on Broadway, TV, and in movies. He was already on his way, with Broadway creds like crazy. He was just starting to pick up the TV side of things. His death is a terrible loss for his family, and for all of us.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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