Sophia Anne Caruso
When NBC aired The Sound of Music Live!, viewers fell in love with the 12-year-old triple threat playing Brigitta von Trapp: Sophia Anne Caruso. This talented young actress already has a stacked resumé of theater credits, television appearances and commercials—including a national Campbell’s soup commercial and a guest appearance on NBC’s “Smash” as a young Norma Jean. But Sophia’s success comes from a lot of hard work: She trains daily at Broadway Dance Center in NYC, in addition to her voice and acting lessons.
photo, Maria May
Birthday: July 11, 2001
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Favorite actor: Tom Hanks. “His performance in Captain Phillips really inspired me, and I’d love to work with him one day.”
Favorite dancer of all time: Savion Glover
Favorite dance classes: Justin Boccitto’s tap and theater classes at Broadway Dance Center in NYC
Favorite food: “I basically live on Jamba Juice, but I love it when my dad makes Italian food, like homemade spaghetti sauce.”
Go-to stress relievers: “Yoga and painting my nails”
Dream role on Broadway: Cassie in A Chorus Line
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