• Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012

    Complete Cast Announced for Carnegie Hall's Gala Production of The Sound of Music in Concert for One Night Only on Tuesday, April 24 at 8:00 P.M.

    Mary Michael Patterson and Nick Spangler Join Cast as Liesl and Rolf
    Cast Also Includes Special Appearances by Three von Trapp Children from The Sound of Music film
    Program Information
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    THE SOUND OF MUSIC
    A BENEFIT FOR CARNEGIE HALL


    Starring:
    Laura Osnes (Maria Rainer)
    Tony Goldwyn (Captain Georg von Trapp)
    Brooke Shields (Elsa Schraeder)
    Patrick Page (Max Detweiler)
    Stephanie Blythe (The Mother Abbess)
    Cotter Smith (Herr Zeller)
    Mary Michael Patterson (Liesl von Trapp)
    Nick Spangler (Rolf Gruber)
    Jake Montagnino (Friedrich von Trapp)
    Olivia Knutsen (Louisa von Trapp)
    Jacob Sutton (Kurt von Trapp)
    Grace Luckett (Brigitta von Trapp)
    Natalie Hawkins (Marta von Trapp)
    Charlotte Knutsen (Gretl von Trapp)
    Joy Hermalyn (Sister Berthe, Mistress of Novices)
    Linda Mugleston (Sister Margaretta, Mistress of Postulants)
    Faith Sherman (Sister Sophia)
    Reed Birney (Admiral von Schreiber)
    Joel Hatch (Franz, The Butler)
    Veanne Cox (Frau Schmidt, The Housekeeper)
    Daniel Truhitte (Baron Elberfeld)
    Daniela DiGiallonardo (Baroness Elberfeld)
    Nicholas Hammond, Kym Karath, Heather Menzies (Trio of the Saengerbund of Herwegen)
    Christine DiGiallonardo, Nadia DiGiallonardo, Patty Goble, Amy Justman, Kevin Munhall, and the Women of the Mansfield University Concert Choir, Peggy Dettwiler, Director (Neighbors of Captain von Trapp, Nuns, Novices, Postulants, Contestants in the Festival Concert)

    With:
    Orchestra of St. Luke's
    Women of the Mansfield University Concert Choir
    Rob Fisher, Musical Director and Conductor
    Gary Griffin, Director
    Joshua Bergasse, Choreographer

    Wendall K. Harrington, Video and Projections Designer
    Alan Adelman, Lighting Consultant
    Nevin Steinberg, Sound Designer
    Paul Tazewell, Costume Consultant
    John Lee Beatty, Scenic Consultant
    Casting by Tara Rubin and Stephanie Yankwitt

    THE SOUND OF MUSIC
    Music by RICHARD RODGERS
    Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
    Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
    Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp
    Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
    Choral, Dance, and Incidental Music Arranged by Trude Rittmann
    Concert Adaptation by David Ives

    Produced by Carnegie Hall in association with Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company

    Ernst & Young LLP is the corporate sponsor of The Sound of Music gala evening.

    Major funding for this concert is provided by The Alice Tully Foundation.

    Additional support is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. 
    Carnegie Hall today announced the complete cast for its gala benefit performance of The Sound of Music on Tuesday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. New to the cast are Mary Michael Patterson (Anything Goes) as Liesl von Trapp, Nick Spangler (The Book of Mormon) as Rolf Gruber, Cotter Smith (Next Fall) as Herr Zeller, Drama Desk and Obie Award recipient Reed Birney as Admiral von Schreiber, and Joel Hatch (Billy Elliot) as Franz, The Butler.

    In addition, making a special appearance late in Act II are three of the actors who played the von Trapp children in the beloved 1965 movie version of The Sound of Music: Nicholas Hammond (the film's "Friedrich"), Heather Menzies (the film's "Louisa"), and Kym Karath (the film's "Gretl"), joining the previously announced Daniel Truhitte (the film's "Rolf"), who plays Baron Elberfeld.

    These artists join the previously announced cast: Laura Osnes (Maria Rainer), Tony Goldwyn (Captain von Trapp), Brooke Shields (Elsa Schraeder), Patrick Page (Max Detweiler), Stephanie Blythe (The Mother Abbess), Joy Hermalyn (Sister Berthe), Linda Mugleston (Sister Margaretta), Faith Sherman (Sister Sophia), and Veanne Cox (Frau Schmidt). The roles of the von Trapp children include members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus: Jake Montagnino as Friedrich, Olivia Knutsen as Louisa, Jacob Sutton as Kurt, Grace Luckett as Brigitta, Natalie Hawkins as Marta, and Charlotte Knutsen as Gretl.

    This concert performance of the beloved musical with a timeless score by Rodgers & Hammerstein with book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, adapted by David Ives, is a gala benefit providing support for the music education and community programs of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Gary Griffin directs the production with Musical Director Rob Fisher conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Women of the Mansfield University Concert Choir under the direction of Peggy Dettwiler. Joshua Bergasse choreographs the concert with the production team including Wendall K. Harrington (Video and Projections Designer), Alan Adelman (Lighting Consultant), Nevin Steinberg (Sound Designer), Paul Tazewell (Costume Consultant), John Lee Beatty (Scenic Consultant), and casting by Tara Rubin and Stephanie Yankwitt.

    The Sound of Music gala event is sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP with corporate chair Stephen R. Howe, Jr. and co-chaired by Susan and Ed Forst, Nelle Nugent and Jolyon Stern, and Dinny and Lester Morse, Jr. Gala guests will enjoy a festive, pre-concert dinner hosted by honorary chairs, including members of the Rodgers, Hammerstein, Crouse, and von Trapp families, and His Excellency Ernst-Peter Brezovszky, Consul General of the Republic of Austria, at Remi Restaurant (145 West 53rd Street) at 6:00 p.m. as well as the best possible concert seating. Gala benefit tickets are available by calling Carnegie Hall’s Special Events office at 212-903-9679 or online at carnegiehall.org/thesoundofmusic. Tickets begin at $1500.

    A limited number of premium (concert-only) tickets, priced $55–$200, are currently available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online at carnegiehall.org/thesoundofmusic. A portion of all tickets is a tax-deductible contribution.

    Presented with full orchestra, cast, and chorus, this performance of The Sound of Music will bring the world's most popular musical to the stage of Carnegie Hall. With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, adapted by David Ives, and based on Maria Augusta Trapp's autobiography, The Sound of Music tells the timeless story of Maria, Captain von Trapp, and their singing family. Set in Salzburg, Austria on the eve of World War II, the score includes “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss,” the title song, and “Climb Ev'ry Mountain.” The Sound of Music premiered on Broadway in 1959 where it ran for more than 1,400 performances. Presented subsequently at New York City Center, New York City Opera, and in a Broadway revival in 1998-99, The Sound of Music marks its first return to New York since then with this Carnegie Hall concert version.

    Carnegie Hall has worked closely with the Rodgers & Hammerstein office on concert stagings of favorite musicals in recent years, including Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel with Hugh Jackman and Audra McDonald (2002) and South Pacific with Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell (2005) as well as Kern and Hammerstein’s Show Boat with Nathan Gunn, Carolee Carmello, Marilyn Horne, and Alvy Powell (2008).

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
    Gala Ticket Information
    Gala benefit tickets are priced at $1500, $2500, and $5000, and include a VIP pre-concert dinner as well as the best possible concert seating. Gala benefit tickets are available by calling Carnegie Hall’s Special Events office at 212-903-9679 or online at carnegiehall.org/thesoundofmusic.

    Concert Ticket Information
    A limited number of premium (concert-only) tickets, priced $55–$200, are currently available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online at carnegiehall.org/thesoundofmusic. A portion of all tickets is a tax-deductible contribution.
     
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