Michael Nigro, a Cranford high School freshman, will play Friedrich von Trapp
in NBC’s live production of “The Sound of Music” starring Carrie Underwood.
The production will air Thursday at 8 p.m.
Last holiday season, Nigro was in the production of the 85th Radio City Christmas Spectacular. In the musical, he sang a solo as a boy traveling to the North Pole to understand the meaning of Christmas.
His other credits include, "Guys and Dolls," "Les Miserables," "Oliver," "New Voices" and "The Nerd."
The Kilkenny House in Cranford will host a viewing party of the “The Sound of
Music” to celebrate Nigro’s involvement.
"When I found out that Michael Nigro would be starring in Live on TV, we decided to put the movie on our big screens with sound so that all of his friends and fans can watch it together,” owner of The Kilkenny House, Barry O’Donovan, said. “All of us in the Cranford community are so proud of Michael."
The viewing party will be held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. To reserve a table for call Kilkenny House at (908) 276-3414.
“The Sound of Music” three-hour telecast is based on the original Broadway musical. The production is executive produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. For more about the production, visit the NBC website.