has been all over our television screens, with her Beatles tribute at the Emmys
last month and her weekly stint as the voice of Sunday Night Football
. But she’ll be taking on an entirely different role with NBC’s The Sound Of Music
special, airing live on December 5. In an interview Tuesday (October 23) with the Associated Press, Underwood said she’s nervous about the show, and called the live production a challenge. But it’s one that she’s excited and serious about, so she arrived in New York for rehearsals three weeks early.
“I wanted to be here and have all my lines memorized and everything and be ready for it,” she said, describing the special as “a Broadway show, but you’re in your living room.” She’ll star alongside True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer as Captain von Trapp. Broadway stars Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle are also part of the cast.
“It’s been really wonderful,” Underwood said. “Audra and Laura are incredible. Stephen’s great. It’s nice to be surrounded by that much talent.”