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Nick Cordero Shines at Feinstein’s/54 Below

Nick Cordero Shines at Feinstein’s/54 Below

Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero (Bullets Over Broadway) made his solo concert debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Best known for staring in Broadway’s A Bronx Tale, Waitress, and Toxic Avenger, the award-winning actor’s set list was an eclectic mix of jazz, soul, latin, blues and rock & roll.

Nick Cordero

Starting out with the funky “All Night Long” by Lionel Richie, “Higher Ground” by Stevie Wonder and “Oye Como Va” by Tito Puente, the audience pumped up with an electrical current. These were all smart choices as the lighting brought us back to the disco era. During the entire concert we learned in details about this this Latin Canadian, as he revealed his upbringing and shared the secrets of his life with us.

Nick Cordero, Kathryn Gallagher

Bringing up his first guest Kathryn Gallagher (Spring Awakening, Jagged Little Pill), the two launched into a duet of “If I Ain’t Got You ” by Alicia Augello-Cook.

Nick Cordero, Kathryn Gallagher

A fabulous arrangement of “What A Wonderful World” by George Weiss, Robert Thiele, a slick styling of Christopher Martin and Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland and William Champion Politik followed.

Zach Braff

Drew Gehling (Jersey Boys, Waitress) and Zach Braff (Bullets Over Broadway, “Scrubs”) joined in a lively “You Matter To Me” by Sara Bareilles.

Giving his audience slices of his career, the show that brought him to attention Toxic Avenger: The Musical brought back his original co-star Sara Chase for “Hot Toxic Love” by David Bryan and Joe DiPietro.

“Ain’t Nobody’s Business” from Bullets Over Broadway and “One Of The Great Ones” from A Bronx Tale by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, ended off the songs from shows that showed off Nick’s talents. Chazz Palminteri was in the audience to cheer on his star.

Chazz Palminteri

Finishing off this sensational night “The Men That Drive Me Places” by Benjamin Rector,” Break It Down Again” by Alan Griffiths and Roland Orzabal and a guitar playing Nick on Brandi Carlile, Phillip Hanseroth and Timothy Hanseroth The Mother had the audience on their feet.

Nick Cordero

Accompanied by musical director Michael J. Moritz and a sizzling hot band, that consisted of Bass:Larry Cook, Guitar: Kenny Brescia, Percussion: Marcos Torres, Drums: Billy LaGuardia this show was so well put together. Also backing Nick was a wonderful trio of singers.

Kathryn Gallagher and Nick’s wife Amanda Kloots

Nick Cordero’s show was polished, electric and inviting. This was Nick;s first cabaret act and we seriously hope this won’t be his last.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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