Michael Campayno Signs on for 'Rolf' in NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Triple threat Campayno is currently a senior at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, and a native of Pittsburgh, PA. His local credits include Billy Bigelow in Carousel and Side by Side by Sondheim at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. His uncle is Emmy Award winning makeup artist Joseph Campayno, who also serves as the telecast's key makeup artist.
"The Sound of Music" is from Universal. Neil Meron and Craig Zadan are the executive producers. Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford will direct. The three-hour telecast airs Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
"The Sound of Music Live!" will star six-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood as Maria and "True Blood" star Stephen Moyer as Capt. Georg von Trapp. Moyer recently headlined in the stage version of the musical "Chicago" at the Hollywood Bowl. Also co-starring are Tony Award winners Audra McDonald (Mother Abbess), Laura Benanti (Elsa Schrader) andChristian Borle (Max Dettweiler).
The young cast set to play the von Trapp children are Ariane Rinehart (Liesl), Michael Nigro (Fredrich), Ella Watts-Gorman (Louisa), Joe West (Kurt), Sophia Anne Caruso (Brigitta), Grace Rundhaug (Marta) and Peyton Ella as young Gretl.
The Nuns will include: Cameron Adams, Wendi Bergamini,Ashley Brown, Stowe Brown, Catherine Brunell, Paula Leggett Chase, Nikki Renee Daniels, Adrienne Danrich, Margot De LaBarre, Gina Ferrall, Rayanne Gonzales, Joy Hermalyn, Leah Horowitz, Autumn Hurlbert, Andrea Jones Sojola, Jessica Molaskey, Sydney Morton, Linda Mugleston, Christiane Noll,Elena Shaddow, Laura Shoop, Georgia Stitt, and Rema Webb.
The live holiday spectacular is based on the original 1959 Broadway production of "The Sound of Music," starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel, with a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The iconic story centers on a young woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the seven children of a naval officer widower.