ACTOR | SINGER | DANCER
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 in 2021 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 directing and choreographing, baking, and catching up on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Following his run in Hairspray, Nick joined the Actors Equity Association.
"It Takes Two" Hairspray Tour - Niki Metcalf & Nick Cortazzo
“Nick Cortazzo brings some real star quality to Link Larkin”
- Jeffery Kare, BWW Raleigh/Durham
“…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
“[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
“Nick Cortazzo was skillful as Link, giving the Elvis vibe all the way, with the pipes to boot.” - Teresa Robinson, New Mexico Entertainment Magazine
“[Metcalf] and Cortazzo dazzled with their duet ‘It Takes Two’”
- Carolyn Lamberson, The Spokesman Review
“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
“Cortazzo had a smooth voice and charisma for Link!”
- Jared Fessler, BWW Minneapolis