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Tony Nominee and Passion Star Melissa Errico Will Have Vocal Cord Surgery

Tony Nominee and Passion Star Melissa Errico Will Have Vocal Cord Surgery
Melissa Errico & Ryan Silverman in 'Passion'
Melissa Errico to undergo vocal cord surgery.

Broadway veteran Melissa Errico will soon be undergoing a surgery to repair a blood vessel on her vocal chord. As previously reported, Errico had to drop out of the Classic Stage Company production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion to go on vocal rest. Errico, who played the role of Clara, had to leave the show due to a bout of bronchitis.

Errico took to Twitter to send an encouraging message to her fans. She wrote, "Best you hear it from me first. I am going to have a laser procedure to repair a blood vessel on my vocal cord. I am under the care of Dr. Steven Zeitels in Boston. I am confident I will make a full recovery, and I am motivated to sing again soon. Thanks to all who have written with your concern and support. I appreciate it immensely. I am optimistic, and truly believe I will be stronger than ever."

Passion ended its extended run on April 19. PS Classics was forced to continue with its scheduled recording sessions with Passion—enlisting Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker to sing the role of Clara on the CD. Errico earned a Tony Award nomination for Amour. She was last seen on Broadway in White Christmas and has also appeared in My Fair Lady, High Society, Dracula and Anna Karenina.

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