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
Christian Borle stars as Max Detweiler in NBC's The Sound of Music Live.

Christian Borle

Max Detweiler

Christian Borle stars as Max Detweiler in NBC's live three-hour broadcast of the original 1959 Broadway production of "The Sound of Music" alongside Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald and Laura Benanti. Executive produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, the production will air on December 5 at 8/7c.

A multitalented stage, television and film actor, Borle will soon star in the City Center Encores! 2014 staging of the Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh musical "Little Me," tackling seven central roles in the show. Borle also recently completed production on Michael Mann's "Untitled Cyber Thriller," co-written by Morgan Davis Foehl and Michael Mann and co-starring Chris Hemsworth and Viola Davis.

Christian most recently starred as composer Tom Levitt in NBC's musical drama series "Smash" alongside Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston and Jack Davenport. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the series revolved around a fictional New York theater community and the drama that ensued while mounting an ambitious Broadway musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe.

On Broadway, Borle most recently starred as Black Stache in Rick Elice's "Peter and the Starcatcher," an inventive play that serves as a prequel to "Peter Pan." Christian's performance earned him a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. Borle is also well known for originating the role of Emmett Forrest in "Legally Blonde: The Musical" and received Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations for his performance. After making his Broadway debut in "Footloose," Borle subsequently appeared in "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Amour" before tackling notable roles in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "Mary Poppins." In "Monty Python's Spamalot," he originated a number of roles, including Prince Herbert and Not Dead Fred, which earned him a Clarence Derwent Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination.

Previously, Borle starred in a variety of off-Broadway productions, including the Signature Theatre Company's first New York revival of "Angels in America" and "Elegies: A Song Cycle" by William Finn at Lincoln Center. His work in the off-Broadway production of "Peter and the Starcatcher" at the New York Theatre Workshop garnered him a Lucille Lortel Award in addition to Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations.

Additionally, Borle starred in the national tour of "West Side Story" and the German touring production of The Who's "Tommy." He has also appeared in regional theater productions of "Peter and the Starcatcher" at the La Jolla Playhouse, "Just So" at North Shore Music Theatre and "The Three Musketeers" at AMT of San Jose.

On the big screen, he appeared in "The Bounty Hunter" alongside Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Borle attended Carnegie Mellon University and currently resides in New York City.