Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!

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Last night, NBC presented an event that viewers have not seen on television for nearly half a century, a live airing of a musical production. Today, the network shared photos highlighting the exciting live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC - check them out below!

The presentation starred Grammy winner Carrie Underwood as 'Maria,' Audra McDonald ("Private Practice"), who has won five Tony Awards and two Grammys, as Mother Abbess; Stephen Moyer ("True Blood"), as Capt. Georg von Trapp; Tony Award winner Christian Borle ("Smash"), who portrayed von Trapp family friend Max Detweiler; and Tony winner Laura Benanti ("Go On"), who took on the role of Elsa Schrader, the captain's one-time fiancee.

The NBC television event, included studio recordings for all of the musical numbers that were performed by the cast members in the live broadcast, including Rodgers and Hammerstein favorites "The Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," among others.

Executive producers for the telecast were Neil Meron and Craig Zadan ("Smash," "The Academy Awards"). Directors are Rob Ashford ("Evita") and Beth McCarthy-Miller ("30 Rock"). David Chase ("Cinderella") served as musical director.

Photo credit: Will Hart/NBC

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Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Carrie Underwood as Maria, Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp, Carrie Underwood as Maria

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp, Laura Benanti as Elsa Schraeder

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Joe West as Kurt, Carrie Underwood as Maria, Peyton Ella as Gretl, Ariane Rinehart as Liesl, Grace Rundhaug as Marta, Michael Nigro as Friedrich

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp, Ella Watts-Gorman as Louisa, Grace Rundhaug as Marta, Ariane Rinehart as Liesl, Peyton Ella as Gretl, Sophia Anne Caruso as Brigitta, Michael Nigro as Friedrich, Joe West as Kurt

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Christian Borle as Max Detweiler, Ella Watts-Gorman as Louisa, Peyton Ella as Gretl, Michael Nigro as Friedrich, Sophia Anne Caruso as Brigitta, Ariane Rinehart as Liesl

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Christian Borle as Max Detweiler, Ella Watts-Gorman as Louisa, Peyton Ella as Gretl, Michael Nigro as Friedrich, Sophia Anne Caruso as Brigitta, Ariane Rinehart as Liesl

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Christian Borle as Max Detweiler

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Kristine Nielsen as Frau Schmidt, CJ Wilson as Herr Zeller, Christian Borle as Max Detweiler

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess, Carrie Underwood as Maria --

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp, Ariane Rinehart as Liesl

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Sophia Anne Caruso as Brigitta, Ariane Rinehart as Liesl, Michael Nigro as Friedrich, Grace Rundhaug as Marta, Joe West as Kurt, Ella Watts-Gorman as Louisa, Peyton Ella as Gretl

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Carrie Underwood as Maria, Sophia Anne Caruso as Brigitta

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Carrie Underwood as Maria, Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp, Joe West as Kurt

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Carrie Underwood as Maria, Joe West as Kurt

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Michael Nigro as Friedrich, Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp, Ella Watts-Gorman as Louisa

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Christian Borle as Max Detweiler

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Peyton Ella as Gretl, Carrie Underwood as Maria

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Ariane Rinehart as Liesl

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Ariane Rinehart as Liesl

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Michael Campayno as Rolf Gruber, Ariane Rinehart as Liesl

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Michael Campayno as Rolf Gruber, Ariane Rinehart as Liesl

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Michael Campayno as Rolf Gruber, Ariane Rinehart as Liesl

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Carrie Underwood as Maria with (back, l-r) Ella Watts-Gorman as Louisa, Michael Nigro as Friedrich, Ariane Rinehart as Liesl, Joe West as Kurt; (front, l-r) Grace Rundhaug as Marta, Sophia Anne Caruso as Brigitta, Peyton Ella as Gretl

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp, Ariane Rinehart as Liesl, Michael Nigro as Friedrich, Ella Watts-Gorman as Louisa, Joe West as Kurt, Sophia Anne Caruso as Brigitta, Grace Rundhaug as Marta, Peyton Ella as Gretl, Carrie Underwood as Maria

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess, Carrie Underwood as Maria

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Carrie Underwood as Maria, Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Jessica Molasky as Sister Berthe, Elena Shaddow as Sister Sophia, Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess, Christiane Noll as Sister Margaretta

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Jessica Molasky as Sister Berthe, Christiane Noll as Sister Margaretta, Elena Shaddow as Sister Sophia, Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess

Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
Carrie Underwood as Maria

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