2:10pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
NBC's 'Peter Pan' Casts Tony Nominee as Mrs. Darling
NBC has found Peter Pan Live's Mrs. Darling.
Five-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara has been tapped to play the wife to George Darling and the mother to Wendy, John and Michael, the network announced Tuesday.
O'Hara earned five Tony nominations in the past three years for her work in The Bridges of Madison County, Nice Work If You Can Get It, South Pacific, The Pajama Game and The Light in the Piazza. She next makes her opera debut on Dec. 31 at New York's Metropolitan Opera co-starring in Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow.
NBC also announced that the production team behind The Sound of Music Live will return for Peter Pan. Joining executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are director Rob Ashford, director for live TV Glenn Weiss, David Chase as musical director, production designer Derek McLane, costume designer Catherine Zuber and lighting designer Robert A. Dickinson.
Peter Pan airs live Dec. 4 on NBC.