SCHOOLS OF THE STARS: Where The Sound of Music Cast and Creators Went to College

By Robert Viagas
December 14, 2013

What does it take to write, create or star in a Broadway musical? Especially one that is broadcast live on network TV? Hard work, talent, luck—all backed up by a good education. You have to supply the first three yourself, but PlaybillEDU™ can help you find the fourth.



Here is a rundown on where the principals of the NBC live broadcast of The Sound of Music, which is rebroadcast Dec. 14, pursued their college studies.

Carrie Underwood: Northeastern State University
Stephen Moyer: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Laura Benanti: New York University
Audra McDonald: The Juilliard School
Christian Borle: Carnegie Mellon University
Michael Campayno: Carnegie Mellon University
Christiane Noll: Carnegie Mellon University
Neil Meron (Co-Producer): Brooklyn College
Oscar Hammerstein II (Lyrics): Columbia University
Richard Rodgers (Music): Columbia University
Beth McCarthy-Miller (Co-Director): University of Maryland
Rob Ashford (Choreographer): Washington and Lee University
Howard Lindsay (Co-Librettist): Boston Latin School
Austin Winsberg (TV Adaptation): Brown University
Derek McLane: Harvard College and Yale School of Drama

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