CAST
Carrie Underwood
Maria von Trapp
Stephen Moyer
Captain von Trapp
Audra McDonald
Mother Abbess
Laura Benanti
Elsa Schrader
Christian Borle
Max Detweiler
Michael Campayno
Rolf Gruber
Sophia Anne Caruso
Brigitta von Trapp
Peyton Ella
Gretl von Trapp
Michael Nigro
Friedrich von Trapp
Ariane Rinehart
Liesl von Trapp
Grace Rundhaug
Marta von Trapp
Ella Watts-Gorman
Louisa von Trapp
Joe West
Kurt von Trapp
Carrie Underwood stars as Maria von Trapp in NBC's The Sound of Music Live.

Carrie Underwood

Maria von Trapp

Carrie Underwood stars in the coveted role of Maria von Trapp in NBC's live three-hour telecast of "The Sound of Music," based on the original Broadway musical. Executive produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, the production will air on December 5 at 8/7c. Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti, Audra McDonald and Christian Borle also star.

Since releasing her debut album in 2005, Carrie Underwood has sold more than 15 million albums and placed 18 No. 1 singles on the charts, nine of which she co-wrote. Her current album, "Blown Away," made history by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, making Underwood only the second country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at No. 1. The platinum-selling "Blown Away" also debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, making her only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at No. 1.

She's won a vast array of awards including six Grammys and three female vocalist awards from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM). In 2010, when Carrie garnered her second win as ACM Entertainer of the Year, she became the first female artist to win the award twice and followed Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks as only the seventh female artist to take the award in the 40-year history of the ACM category. Carrie also received the ACM Triple Crown Award, thanks to her past wins for the categories of Entertainer of the Year, Top Female Vocalist and Top New Female Vocalist, which has been won by only one other female artist - Barbara Mandrell in 2004. In addition to the above, Carrie's won seven American Music Awards, six People's Choice Awards, nine CMT Music Awards, 11 American Country Awards, eight Billboard Music Awards and seven BMI Songwriter Awards. Carrie also received a Golden Globe nomination in 2010 for Best Original Song for "There's a Place for Us" from "Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader" which she both recorded and co-wrote. Carrie is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Carrie's recently wrapped Blown Away Tour played a total of 112 dates in 110 cities, six countries and three continents, entertaining over 1 million fans and selling out every concert this year. At the close of the tour, Carrie donated $1 million to the Red Cross for disaster relief.

One of Country Music's most respected young ambassadors, Carrie has served as co-host of the CMA Awards with Brad Paisley for six years. Also, this fall, Carrie will perform "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," the opening theme for primetime television's No. 1 program, "Sunday Night Football" on NBC.