The first photo of Allison Williams as Peter Pan is here!
The 26-year-old “Girls” actress will play the title role in NBC’s upcoming “Peter Pan Live!” The live musical staging of the classical musical, which features a book by J.M. Barrie and a score by Mark “Moose” Charlap and Carolyn Lee, with additional songs by Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, is NBC’s follow-up to last year’s hit “The Sound of Music Live!”
Williams has said playing Peter Pan is a “dream come true,” even sharing a photo on Instagram of her dressed in the part as a young child.
Here’s Williams, all grown up, in the role:
The photo was revealed in one of two interviews Williams gave on NBC’s “Today” show, where she also discussed why she decided to wear a wig for the role.
"I sort of very tentatively offered to cut my hair, I was like, 'You know, if it's a thing that would help I could cut my hair,'” she told “Today.” “And they were like, 'You're welcome to do that, we're still gonna put you in a wig.'"
Watch Williams first segment on “Today” here:
And catch a preview from “Peter Pan Live” in her second “Today” segment:
“Peter Pan Live” will air Dec. 4 on NBC.