Kerstin Anderson cast as “Maria” in THE SOUND OF MUSIC Broadway National Tour


Kerstin Anderson

Head shot by Tim Barden

Kerstin Anderson (Bill Reed Voice Studio alumna) was just cast as “Maria” in the Broadway National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

I’m sure you’ve seen the Facebook posts, but I wanted to tell you as well! I was cast as Maria in the National Tour of Sound of Music!! So grateful for all I learned in Bill’s Studio! ~ Kerstin Anderson

Everyone at Spotlight makes you feel so safe. I was able to challenge myself and try new things. I wouldn’t be the same person or artist I am today without the people of Spotlight Vermont, Bill Reed and his voice studio! There is no better place to grow as an artist! ~ Kerstin Anderson, “Maria” in Broadway’s National Tour of The Sound of Music, directed by Jack O’Brien

I’ve always believed Maria was a ‘star-making’ part, rather than the leading role we remember from the movies; so I went looking for someone with star-making magic,” said director O’Brien in a statement. “And in through the audition door one day walked Kerstin Anderson, still studying at Pace University in New York. She opened her mouth, she sang and the tears welled up in my eyes. If ever there were an enchanting young woman standing on the brink of discovery — this was it! And now, the discovery is about to be all of ours! ~ Jack O’Brien, director of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, quoted from Playbill.com

When I saw her (Kerstin Anderson) go up there and sing, she made feel so happy. And I felt right then that I wanted to be able to do that for other people. ~ Briege Riley (BRVS member)

For the official BroadwayWorld.com article, please click here.

For the official Broadway.com article, please click here.

For the official Playbill.com article, please click here.

For the official Theatermania.com article, please click here.

The principal cast of the new national tour of The Sound of Music: Kerstin Anderson (Maria Rainer), Ben Davis (Captain Georg von Trapp), and Ashley Brown (Mother Abbess). (© David Gordon)

The principal cast of the new national tour of The Sound of Music: Kerstin Anderson (Maria Rainer), Ben Davis (Captain Georg von Trapp), and Ashley Brown (Mother Abbess).
(© David Gordon)