The singing actor will step into the role of Captain Georg von Trapp beginning March 21 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
“Rarely, but once in a blue moon the planets align in such a way to make both a director happy and his audiences even more so,” said O’Brien in a statement. “Nicholas Rodriguez assumes the crucial role of Captain von Trapp in our wonderful The Sound of Music, bringing me not only pride that one of my own friends has turned up in the perfect role, but with the assurance that our audiences are about to hear this great music sung as beautifully as can be imagined. Nicholas’s voice is one of the major theatrical gifts I’ve known, and any production lucky enough to snag him will glow with melodic pride! We welcome him, and envy those about to experience this remarkable evening!”
Rodriguez will star opposite Charlotte Maltby, who portrays Maria.
Current tour dates for the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical follow:
Rochester, New York: February 28–March 5, 2017
Waterbury, Connecticut: March 7–12, 2017
Hershey, Pennsylvania: March 21–26, 2017
Buffalo, New York: March 28–April 2, 2017
Schenectady, New York: April 4–9, 2017
Memphis, Tennessee: April 18–23, 2017
West Palm Beach, Florida: May 9–14, 2017
Toronto, Ontario: June 6–11, 2017
Washington, DC: June 13–July 16, 2017
Cleveland, Ohio: July 18–23, 2017
For more information, visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com.