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Audra McDonald Joins NBC's 'Sound of Music' Live Special!

Audra McDonald Joins NBC's 'Sound of Music' Live Special!

Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, and Christian Borle have been added to the star-studded cast of the upcoming live production of The Sound of Music.

The production will be airing on NBC on December 5 and will star Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer in the lead roles of Maria and Captain Von Trapp.

Audra, a five-time Tony and two-time Grammy winner, will be playing the role of Mother Abbess, the head of Nonnberg Abbey. Laura, who won the Tony Award for playing the title role in Gypsy, will play Elsa Schrader, the rich would-be fiancee of Captain Von Trapp. Christian, who starred on Smash and won a Tony for Peter and the Starcatcher, will be playing Max Dettweiler, the friend of the captain.

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