Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Troy Bolton
Good-looking teen dreamboat, star of the basketball team and school icon; loves to sing with GABRIELLA; obsessed with getting a summer job and nailing a full basketball scholarship; gets a job at the country club due to SHARPAY's secret plot to steal him away from Gabriella.
Chad Danforth
Hot-wired jock, second in command to TROY; trying to save money to buy a car so he can take TAYLOR out to the drive-in movies; gets a job at the country club, but gets all the dirty jobs, while Troy is treated like royalty; sibling rivalry steams up between Troy and him.
Zeke Baylor
Basketball jock who loves to cook top-notch cuisine; has a crush on SHARPAY, who dumps him in the first scene; gets a job assisting the chef at the country club; vows to win back Sharpay by sending her pastries at the country club.
Jack Scott
The techno nerd school announcer; awkward and gawky when not making the announcements, but as soon as he gets behind a microphone, he turns into "The Velvet Fog of East High"; has a crush on KELSI; gets hired to make bland announcements at the country club, but is closely monitored by Fulton.
Gabriella Montez
The new girl in school; pretty, shy, and possesses a fantastic voice when she sings with TROY; she is also the smartest girl in the Southwest; gets a job as a lifeguard at the country club and expects to have the best summer of her life with her new friends; in for a rude awakening as SHARPAY tries to steal Troy away from her.
Taylor Mckessie
TAYLOR MCKESSIE: head brainiac of the school, she is the president of the Science Club; Chad's girlfriend; gets hired as Fulton's assistant, and tries to warn Gabby and Chad about Sharpay's plans to get Troy over to the dark side.
Martha Cox
Member of the Science Club; fun-loving side-kicky personality; loves hip-hop dancing; becomes adoring devotee of GABRIELLA; one of the gang; hired to cut onions at the country club.
Kelsi Nielsen
Diminutive musical genius; wants to write the great American musical for TROY and GABRIELLA; gets hired to play the Barry Manilow songbook during meals at the country club; gets sucked into SHARPAY's plans against her will.
Sharpay Evans
Beautiful and egocentric star of the school musicals; RYAN's older twin, she is the alpha dog of the two, and has a mad crush on TROY; she never met a mirror she didn't like; looking forward to a summer by the pool at her dad's country club, and to stealing Troy away from GABRIELLA; she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Ryan Evans
SHARPAY's fraternal twin, he is a star in the making; loves singing, dancing and lots of attention; follows Sharpay's orders, but wants to break free from her shadow; he and Sharpay have a falling out, and he joins the Wildcats to try and beat his sister for the Star Dazzle Award.
Sharpettes
Ramona, Marilee and Chelsea - The "Sharpettes" - three SHARPAY-wannabes; teen socialites who provide both social and musical back-up to Sharpay.
Mr. Fulton
The henpecked hatchet man for SHARPAY; Assistant Manager at the country club, dreams of being the General Manager someday; a meticulous control freak who is never without his stopwatch and boatswain's whistle; actually a nice guy underneath the authoritarian surface; hates having to cater to Sharpay's demands, but he has a mortgage to pay.
Coach Bolton
Stern basketball coach and TROY's dad; proud of his championship team, and urges them to stick together this summer; sees his son being led down the wrong path by his old rival, MR. EVANS. Double as MR. EVANS.
Mr. Evans
SHARPAY and RYAN's dad; super rich mogul, owns the country club; slick, handsome, gets what he wants; played ball with TROY's dad years ago when they were in high school; over-achiever who spoils his daughter and ignores his son; favorite books are The Art of War and Play the Game. Doubles as COACH BOLTON.