Playbill Poll: Who Should Play Maria in a Broadway Revival of The Sound of Music? Readers Respond

By Playbill Staff
01 Dec 2013

Carrie Underwood
Photo by Nino Munoz/NBC
@CarrieU_Br: what kind of question is that? @carrieunderwood of course! :DDD she's perfect for the part!

Audiences will see Grammy winner Carrie Underwood's turn as Maria in The Sound of Music Live! when it airs Dec. 5 at 8 PM. She will be joined by "True Blood" star Stephen Moyer as Capt. Georg von Trapp, Tony Award winners Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess, Laura Benanti as Elsa Schrader and Christian Borle as Max Dettweiler. The young cast set to play the von Trapp children are Ariane Rinehart (Liesl), Michael Nigro (Fredrich), Ella Watts-Gorman (Louisa), Joe West (Kurt), Sophia Caruso (Brigitta), Grace Rundhaug (Marta) and Peyton Ella as young Gretl. Perhaps the cast can transfer to Broadway following the NBC special.