Mom must be so proud! Fantastic news today from The Hollywood Reporterabout Maura West’s (Ava, GH) son, Joe West! The young performer has been cast in NBC’s upcoming live production of The Sound of Music!
Joe West has been cast as Kurt, one of the von Trapp children! He will be joining Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer on the live December5th performance of the classical musical! Comprising the rest of the von Trapp kids areL Ariane Rinehart (Liesl), Michael Nigro (Fredrich), Ella Watts-Gorman (Louisa), Sophia Caruso (Brigitta), Grace Rundhaug (Marta) and Peyton Ella (young Gretl). They join previously announced cast members Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle.
The three-hour new live production is based on the original 1959 Broadway production of The Sound of Music, which starred Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel. The play won the Tony Award for best musical, with Martin winning for best actress. The 1965 Sound of Music film adaptation starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer went on to win five Academy Awards, including best picture.
So, what do you think of Joe West landing a plum role on this very special live production of The Sound of Music? His career is certainly taking off!