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NICK CORTAZZO

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ACTOR | SINGER | DANCER

ABOUT

Nick Cortazzo is a performer and creative based in New York City. Nick was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from the esteemed Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace University with a degree in Music Theatre.

 

His passion for the arts began while watching Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz multiple times a day as a kid. When he is not performing he enjoys relaxing on the beach, baking any kind of sweet treat, and catching up on the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.

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ABOUT
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RESUME

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NEWS

HADESTOWN 
1ST NATIONAL TOUR

Nick joins the first national tour of Hadestown as a "Swing" and cover for "Hermes".

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GREASE
FULTON THEATRE

Nick played "Danny Zuko" in the Fulton Theatre's production of Grease from June 15th-July 23rd, 2023.

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HAIRSPRAY NATIONAL TOUR

Nick spent a year traveling the country as teenage heartthrob

"Link Larkin" in the national tour of Hairspray!

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"It Takes Two" Hairspray Tour - Niki Metcalf & Nick Cortazzo

"It Takes Two" Hairspray Tour - Niki Metcalf & Nick Cortazzo
"It Takes Two" Hairspray Tour - Niki Metcalf & Nick Cortazzo
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Grease - Fulton Theatre Sneak Peek
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HAIRSPRAY On Tour: Montage
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Nick Cortazzo Dance Reel 2022
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REVIEWS

“[Cortazzo’s] song “It Takes Two” was a highlight of the night, and his voice and performance makes the song much more memorable than in most productions of Hairspray.” - Rachel Wagner, Utah Theater Blog

“…the standouts for me were Niki Metcalf and Nick Cortazzo. Cortazzo was perfect for the handsome and talented Link Larkin. When he started to sing “It Takes Two”, I could hear the audience audibly respond to his lovely singing voice.” - Boo Segersin, Twin Cities Arts

“Nick Cortazzo brings some real star quality to Link Larkin”

- Jeffery Kare, BWW Raleigh/Durham

“Nick Cortazzo was skillful as Link, giving the Elvis vibe all the way, with the pipes to boot.” - Teresa Robinson, New Mexico Entertainment Magazine

“Tracy’s heartthrob played by Nick Cortazzo, steals practically every scene he is in.” - Greg Heilman, Heilman & Haver

“Cortazzo is plenty swoon worthy with a lovely voice to boot, but the best thing might just be his easy chemistry with Metcalf's Tracy.” -Kelsey Lawler, BWW Milwaukee

“Nick Cortazzo has the sharpest dance moves and the sharpest hair onstage, making him a perfect fit for the sensitive himbo role.” -Greg Kerestan, BWW Pittsburgh

“Link Larkin is played with sexual oomph by Nick Cortazzo who manages to bring both empathy and musicality to his role.” -J. Peter Bergman, The Berkshire Edge

“Cortazzo brings a swagger and coolness to Tracy’s love interest, Link Larkin, that makes the character feel current and refreshing.” -Jessica Neu, OnStage Pittsburgh 

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“Cortazzo not only resembled that of a charming crooner, but gave Link the depth that makes him such a great character we all have a soft spot for.”

-Olivia Murray, BWW Washington D.C.

“Stealing Tracy’s heart and probably those of half the audience was Nick Cortazzo. His Link pushed beyond the pretty-boy surface.”

-Em Skow, DC Theater Arts

“[Cortazzo’s] smile is simultaneously stamped on every viewers heart, a clear indicator that Cortazzo manages his role well"

- Sofia M. Giannuzzi, The Harvard Crimson

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