It has been announced that Gray O'Brien will star as Captain von Trapp in Bill Kenwright’s touring production of The Sound of Music.
Marking his musical theatre debut, O'Brien joins the previously announced Lucy O'Byrne as Maria.
O'Brien is best known for playing Tony Gordon in Coronation Street. The tour recommences with its new cast at the The Broadway Theatre in Peterborough on 2nd December 2015.
O'Byrne was a finalist on BBC1's The Voice as a member of Team Will.i.am. She previously appeared in Thérèse Raquin at the Park Theatre and recently received acclaim for her performance at the BBC Proms.
Produced by Bill Kenwright, The Sound of Music UK tour is directed by Martin Connor and choreographed by Bill Deamer with musical direction by David Steadman.