×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Carrie Underwood set for ‘Sound of Music’

Country songstress to play Maria von Trapp

Country chantoosie Carrie Underwood has been tapped to play the lead role of Maria von Trapp in Peacock’s live “Sound of Music” telecast next holiday season, filling the shoes of Julie Andrews who played Maria in the 1965 feature film version of the musical.

“Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn’t be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. “She was an iconic woman who will now be played by an iconic artist.”

“Smash’s” Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who are producing the program, stated: “Having Carrie Underwood as the star brings [‘Sound of Music’] to a new generation who will fall in love with it for the first time as many millions of people already have.”

Underwood is managed by XIX Entertainment and repped by CAA.

More TV

  • 'Saturday Night Live' Stages Mini 'Office'

    'Saturday Night Live' Stages Mini 'Office' Reunion (Watch)

    Country chantoosie Carrie Underwood has been tapped to play the lead role of Maria von Trapp in Peacock’s live “Sound of Music” telecast next holiday season, filling the shoes of Julie Andrews who played Maria in the 1965 feature film version of the musical. “Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn’t be happier to have […]

  • 'Big Mouth' Renewed for Season 3

    'Big Mouth' Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix

    Country chantoosie Carrie Underwood has been tapped to play the lead role of Maria von Trapp in Peacock’s live “Sound of Music” telecast next holiday season, filling the shoes of Julie Andrews who played Maria in the 1965 feature film version of the musical. “Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn’t be happier to have […]

  • Channing DungeyWomen In Film Crystal and

    How ABC Pulled Off a Stealth Transition for Channing Dungey and Karey Burke

    Country chantoosie Carrie Underwood has been tapped to play the lead role of Maria von Trapp in Peacock’s live “Sound of Music” telecast next holiday season, filling the shoes of Julie Andrews who played Maria in the 1965 feature film version of the musical. “Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn’t be happier to have […]

  • Diego Luna Inclusion

    6 Takeaways From Variety’s 2018 Inclusion Summit

    Country chantoosie Carrie Underwood has been tapped to play the lead role of Maria von Trapp in Peacock’s live “Sound of Music” telecast next holiday season, filling the shoes of Julie Andrews who played Maria in the 1965 feature film version of the musical. “Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn’t be happier to have […]

  • Frankie Shaw as Bridgette Bird and

    TV News Roundup: 'SMILF' Season 2 Premiere Date Set at Showtime

    Country chantoosie Carrie Underwood has been tapped to play the lead role of Maria von Trapp in Peacock’s live “Sound of Music” telecast next holiday season, filling the shoes of Julie Andrews who played Maria in the 1965 feature film version of the musical. “Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn’t be happier to have […]

  • "The Consummation Deviation" - Pictured: Rajesh

    Live+3 Ratings for Week of Nov. 5: 'Big Bang Theory' Ticks Up

    Country chantoosie Carrie Underwood has been tapped to play the lead role of Maria von Trapp in Peacock’s live “Sound of Music” telecast next holiday season, filling the shoes of Julie Andrews who played Maria in the 1965 feature film version of the musical. “Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn’t be happier to have […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content