Carrie Underwood will play Maria von Trapp in the live production of The Sound of Music, which is set to air on NBC.
Now we know that True Blood star Stephen Moyer will be cast opposite of her in the role of Captain von Trapp. Stephen is familiar with stage productions, having just wrapped a three-night run in the musical production of Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl, in which he played lawyer Billy Flynn.
Although best known by his fans for playing Billy Compton on HBO’s True Blood, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Stephen has also spent time with the National Theatre of Wales, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Oxford Stage Company and the Young Vic in England.
He oughta be more than comfortable on stage December 5th when it airs live on NBC.
– Bobbie Everett, 100.3 The Bull Houston