2013 NBC Live!
The notion of broadcasting a live performance of a musical on network television hadn’t been considered in decades. But NBC, under Robert Greenblatt, took the plunge with this highly anticipated television event of the season. The Sound of Music LIVE! was broadcast across America on December 5, 2013 into the homes of over 18 million viewers. Lead by country music star Carrie Underwood, alongside Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti, Christian Borle and Audra McDonald, this Emmy-nominated sensational special was the network’s most-watched Thursday night program in almost ten years.
This soundtrack recording is from the wildly successful NBC live broadcast starring country singer Carrie Underwood. The first live musical seen on television in decades, the production featured Audra McDonald, Stephen Moyer, Christian Borle and Laura Benanti, under the music direction of David Chase. The cast album hit #2 on the Billboard Soundtracks Chart and #17 on the Billboard 200.