Brian Williams Subtly Nods to Daughter Allison Williams for Landing “Peter Pan” Role

Posted Thursday July 31, 2014 11:41 AM GMT

He’s the beloved host of “NBC Nightly News,” but there’s more to Brian Williams than what we see on television.

The 55-year-old anchor is also a proud father, and it was clear he’s thrilled for his daughter Allison Williams scored the lead role in NBC’s forthcoming live production of “Peter Pan.”

During last night’s (July 30) broadcast, Brian declared, "Just today, NBC announced Allison Williams will play the role of Peter Pan. The actress and singer is currently on the cast of Girls on HBO."

And with a totally straight face, Williams added, "Family members confirm she's been rehearsing for this role since the age of 3, and they look forward to seeing her fly,” along with a photo of Allison dressed as Peter Pan as a child.

Meanwhile, Allison tweeted earlier in the day, "I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about 3 years old, so this is a dream come true… Thrilled to be playing Peter Pan live on NBC in December. I've been rehearsing for a REALLY long time."

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