In honor of today's big casting announcement for the new brand new national tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, BroadwayWorld introduces you to the star of the production, PACE student Kerstin Anderson! Check out videos from her official YouTube page below!
This lavish new production launches this September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements.
Anderson, a current student at Pace University, will take on the iconic role of Maria Rainer. She won the coveted role from hundreds who auditioned. This will be her first national tour.
BEN DAVIS (Broadway's Violet, A Little Night Music, La Bohème) will play Captain Georg von Trapp and ASHLEY BROWN (Broadway's Mary Poppins, NBC's The Sound of Music) will play The Mother Abbess with MERWIN FOARD as Max Detweiler, TERI DALE HANSEN as Elsa Schraeder, DAN TRACY as Rolf and PAIGE SILVESTER as Liesl. The von Trapp children will be played by ERICH SCHUETT (Friedrich), MARIA KNASEL (Louisa), QUINN ERICKSON (Kurt), SVEA JOHNSON (Brigitta), MACKENZIE CURRIE (Marta) and ANDREY BENNETT (Gretl).