by: Sammy Mink
After their initial controversial casting of Allison Williams as the lead, NBC’s PETER PAN LIVE! has found a more traditional choice, casting Christian Borle as Smee and Mr. Darling. For those who don’t remember the Disney animated film, Smee is Captain Hook’s assistant and Mr. Darling is the kids’ father. Christopher Walken has been cast as the infamous Captain Hook.
This project is right up Borle’s alley, after he played Max Detweiler in NBC’s first experiment in live musicals – “The Sound of Music.” Before that, he starred as Tom Levitt in the network’s musical drama “Smash” and he has since guest starred on CBS’ “The Good Wife.” Borle will play a recurring role on Showtime’s risque series “Masters of Sex.”