Borle, who also starred as Max Dettweiler in NBC's 2013 broadcast of The Sound of Music, would portray the comedic sidekick to Christopher Walken's Captain Hook. On July 30 NBC announced that "Girls" star Allison Williams will fly in the musical's title role.
Borle earned a Tony Award for portraying Black Stache (the inspiration for Captain Hook) in the stage production of Peter and the Starcatchers, which imagines the origins of the Peter Pan tale.
Both "Smash" and "The Sound of Music Live!" were produced by "Peter Pan" producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan.
The original Broadway production of Peter Pan, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins and featuring the songs “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” and “Never Never Land,” opened on Broadway in 1954. The show had a book by J.M. Barrie and a score by Mark “Moose” Charlap and Carolyn Leigh, with additional songs by Jule Styne and Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It starred Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, both of whom won Tony Awards for their performances.