Amanda Kloots shares 'exciting news' of upcoming Nick Cordero album

The spotlight will shine again on Nick Cordero in September: The Broadway and TV actor, who died early in July of COVID-19-related complications, will have his debut album released late this summer.

"Live Your Life — Live at Feinstein's/54 Below" is set for release Sept. 17, which would have been Cordero's 42nd birthday, his wife, Amanda Kloots, noted in an Instagram post on Wednesday:

"Exciting news!" she wrote. "Thanks to our friend @michaeljmoritz — Nick's one man show he created last April @54below is being released by @bwayrecords with presale starting today. Nick would be absolutely thrilled to hear this news. I've never seen my husband work so hard on something and be so nervous to perform. I was so proud of him and absolutely loved watching him onstage these two nights. He created this show from scratch, choosing songs to tell a story ... his story. There's some Broadway tunes with fun guest stars, some pop, standards, a little Latin and of course the encore is 'Live Your Life.'⠀The album release date will be on Nick's 42nd birthday, September 17, 2020."

Cordero was known for his work onstage in shows like "A Bronx Tale" and "Waitress"; he earned a Tony nomination for his performance in "Bullets over Broadway." He also appeared in movies like "Mob Town" (2019) and on TV shows like "Blue Bloods" and "Law & Order: SVU."

View this post on Instagram

Our last family photo before Nick got sick. What this man has gone through! Nick is 41 years old. He had no pre-existing health conditions. We do not know how he got COVID-19 but he did. He went to the ER on March 30th and intubated on a ventilator on April 1. Since then has he has suffered an infection that caused his heart to stop, he needed resuscitation, he had two mini strokes, went on ECMO, went on dialysis, needed surgery to removal an ECMO cannula that was restricting blood flow to his leg, a faciatomy to relieve pressure on the leg, an amputation of his right leg, an MRI to further investigate brain damage, several bronchial sweeps to clear out his lungs, a septis infection causing septic shock, a fungus in his lungs, holes in his lungs, a tracheostomy, blood clots, low blood count and platelet levels, and a temporary pacemaker to assist his heart. He has spent 38 days now in the ICU. This disease does not only effect old people. This is real. A perfectly healthy 41 year old man! Bring awareness to his story. STAY HOME! FOLLOW GUIDELINES! This journey with Nick has been the hardest thing we’ve ever had to go through. I ask God for a miracle and my Dad reminded me that God is answering my prayer everyday because he is still with us! Nick is a fighter and has not given up. His doctors and nurses have been truly incredible. Thank you @cedarssinai ❤️ We will get our CODE ROCKY! #wakeupnick

A post shared by AK! ⭐️ (@amandakloots) on May 8, 2020 at 5:58pm PDT

He and Kloots wed in 2017 and have one child, Elvis, 1.

Cordero made headlines when he contracted the virus and later suffered setbacks including a leg amputation. He died July 5 as a result of his illness.

Kloots, a fitness guru and theater actor, has been devoted to keeping his memory alive. On Wednesday she also posted this throwback picture to the days shortly after Elvis' birth:

"My men in fantasyland one year ago," she wrote. "Hug your loved ones tight and be grateful for everyday. Time is precious."

"Live Your Life — Live at Feinstein's/54 Below" is available for presale through Broadway Records' website here. Cordero is joined on the album by guests including Kathryn Gallagher ("You"), Drew Gehling ("Waitress"), Sara Chase ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt") and Zach Braff ("Bullets over Broadway," "Scrubs").

Proceeds from the album will benefit Kloots and their son.