Carrie Underwood will play Maria von Trapp in the NBC live presentation of The Sound of Music
. The three-hour musical production will air on NBC on December 5. Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton in True Blood
) plays World War I hero Capt. Georg Von Trapp.
Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle are the latest additions to the cast. The Sound of Music
is executive produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford will serve as directors. The presentation will be produced by Universal Television.
that the production is based on the 1959 Broadway production and not the film starring Julie Andrews.