International fame knocked out more than once
Since the High School Musical franchise ended, the cast has been pretty busy. Let’s see what they are doing.
Wanna feel old? The first High School Musical movie came out 16 years ago. Those of us who saw it in our childhood are now fully grown ups. We are at uni, we have a career. Some of us even have children of our own. Oh.
The actors in it were also relatively unknown. Certainly not the case for some of them after 16 years, so where are they now?
Do we even need to go into this? It’s too early to say that Zac. what is Not there Have been since your HSM days. He’s been in The Greatest Showman, Baywatch – he was even played serial killer Ted Bundy in the insanely evil, shockingly evil, and vile. The 34-year-old is now worth $40 million and relocated to Australia last year. As with countless projects, we certainly haven’t heard the last from Troy Bolton.
Perhaps a little less well known than Zack, but a huge star nonetheless, Vanessa’s career didn’t progress in exactly the same way. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t kept busy though. Unlike Zack in the first film, she sang for Gabriella in all HSM films – but it was acting she wanted to pursue. Right after High School Musical, he starred in films such as Beastly with Alex Pettyfer, Sucker Punch and Spring Breakers.
Most recently, she has been in Netflix’s The Princess Switch franchise, playing three characters at once. She co-starred with Andrew Garfield in the Oscar-nominated Tick… Tick..Boom! also starred in, again took on a singing role.
That same year he co-hosted the Met Gala in Manhattan.
If you don’t secretly love Sharpay Evans, you’re lying to yourself. His version of You Put the Music in Me is the better version, and that’s a hill we’ll die on.
After High School Musical, Ashley pursued a singing career, releasing her debut album Headstrong in 2007. The success of his character also meant a follow-up solo film after the original franchise ended. She then showcased her talent in voice acting, playing Candace on Phineas and Ferb from 2007 to 2015.
Most recently, she starred in CBS’s Carol’s Second Act and has been a panelist on The Masked Dancer.
The 37-year-old actor has lived a little quiet life as compared to other actors. The actor, singer and songwriter has worked on several projects since HSM, but none of them have become widely popular. However, he appeared in the revived High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
The list of her TV work is quite extensive, appearing as lead roles in Family Guy, Phineas & Ferb and Pinky Malinky.
Gabriella’s best friend, Taylor McKesey was one of our favorite characters in High School Musical. But what has she been doing since then? Well, Monique had a recurring role in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (which also starred Ashley Tisdale!).
Since then, unfortunately, Monique hasn’t been able to do much. However, she got married in 2012 and became the first ever UN Youth Champion in 2010!
The youngest of the main cast, Corbin Bleu is only 33 years old. After a short-lived musical career, Corbin devoted his time to Broadway, playing Usnawi in In the Heights and Bill Calhoun/Lucentio in Kiss Me, Kate.
In 2016, he married Candian actress Sasha Clements.
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