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High School Musical Cast: Where Are They Now?

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In case you’ve been living under a rock (or in quarantine), there was a High School Musical reunion recently. The cast and director, Kenny Ortega, came together for  The Disney Family Singalong. And seeing the familiar faces together again got me thinking. What has the cast been up to since the last HSM movie 12 years ago?


Where Is The High School Musical Cast Now?

Zac Efron – Troy Bolton:

High School Musical really put Zac Efron on the map. After the series, Zac went on to star in movies like 17 Again, Charlie St. Cloud, That Awkward Moment, Neighbours, The Lucky One and Baywatch. However, that’s not all. Zac went back to his musical roots with Hairspray and The Greatest Showman. He most recently played Ted Bundy in a 2019 Netflix film called Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

Vanessa Hudgens – Gabriella Montez

Vanessa acted in movies such as Bandslam, Sucker Punch, Spring Breakers, Beastly, Machete Kills, Second Act and Bad Boys For Life. She made her Broadway debut with a revival of Gigi in 2015. And in 2016, she took on the role of Rizzo in Fox’s Grease Live! where she gave one of the best performances of her life. It’s shocking because hours before she had revealed her father had passed away from cancer and that she’d be doing the show in his honor.

Ashley Tisdale – Sharpay Evans

After High School Musical, Ashley went to focus more on her music career which was moderately successful. She also did a High School Musical spinoff film called Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure. She voiced Candace Flynn on the animated show, Phineas and Ferb for more than a decade. Besides that, she appeared in several productions like Hellcats, Sons of Anarchy, The Crazy Ones and Scary Movie 5. She went into the field of producing with Bravo series Miss Advised and ABC’s Young and Hungry.

Lucas Grabeel – Ryan Evans

The actor went on to pursue his musical career after High School Musical. He also voiced characters on animated shows like Sheriff Callie’s Wild West, Spirit Riding Free, Family Guy, Pinky Malinky and Elena of Avalor.

More Of The Cast

Corbin Bleu – Chad Danforth

After High School Musical, Corbin starred on The Beautiful Life: TBL, One Life to Life, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Castle, Drop Dead Diva, The Fosters, The Middle and Chicago Med. He most recently starred in Supergirl. But he made his Broadway debut with a role in In The Heights in 2010. He later went on to do Broadway productions like a revival of Godspell, Holiday Inn and a revival of Kiss Me, Kate.

Monique Coleman – Taylor McKessie

Monique went on to star on Here We Go Again and We Are Family. And in 2018, her online talk show Gimme Mo went on cable network Discovery Life.

Bart Johnson – Coach Bolton

The actor went on to appear in shows such as The Client List, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street and NCIS: Los Angeles. He also starred in the 2018 adaptation of Little Women.

But no matter where our favorite stars are because…

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