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Cozi Zuehlsdorff's career began when she was cast as Hazel in the feature film "Dolphin Tale" alongside Harry Connick Jr. and Morgan Freeman. She went on to star in the sequel, "Dolphin Tale 2." In 2017 she starred with Willie Nelson in "Pure Country 3: Pure Heart," in which she played a young country music singer. In 2018 she starred opposite Broadway star Heidi Blickenstaff as Ellie Blake in the Disney Channel Original Movie Freaky Friday. Along the way, Cozi has also appeared in David E. Kelly's "Monday Mornings," and Disney Channel's series "Liv & Maddie," "K.C. Undercover" and "Mighty Med."

As a musician, Zuehlsdorff has experienced success in the world of electronic dance music, both as a writer and featured performer on several singles, and streams-to-date for her features are over 100 million. Trained as a classical pianist, she uses her talents as a songwriter for her own solo career as well as for other artists and films including the original song "Brave Souls," which plays during the end credits of "Dolphin Tale 2" and "What It's Like to be Me," the opening theme song of the Disney Channel Original Movie Freaky Friday.

Zuehlsdorff also has a passion for musical theater and has performed as Aurora in the Lythgoe Panto production of "Sleeping Beauty" and Brigitta in the regional 3D Theatricals version of "The Sound of Music." A native of Orange County, Calif., she enjoys swimming, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

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Disney Channel Original Movies for Broadway Lovers


Read BroadwayWorld's list of the best Disney Channel Original movies for Broadway lovers, featuring High School Musical, Descendants and more!

Laguna Playhouse & Lythgoe Family Panto Announce Full Casting For THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ - A HOLIDAY PANTO


Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto has announced the full casting for its upcoming production of THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ: A HOLIDAY PANTO, written by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Mason Trueblood, musical direction by Andy Street and directed by Bonnie Lythgoe. 

Cast Announced for THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ: A HOLIDAY PANTO at the Laguna Playhouse


Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto have announced that OLIVIA SANABIA (Amazon's “Just Add Magic,” Disney's “Coop and Cami Ask the World”) will star as “Dorothy” and BARRY PEARL (“Grease”) will star as “The Wizard” in THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ: A HOLIDAY PANTO, written by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Mason Trueblood, musical direction by Andy Street and directed by Bonnie Lythgoe. 

LISTEN: Andrew Barth Feldman & Cozi Zuehlsdorff Release New Single 'The Old Me & You'


Designed to take us back to the summer of our first crush, Cozi and featured duet partner Andrew Barth Feldman (star of Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen and the Disney+ hit HSMTMTS) sing nostalgically of dancing in sprinklers and kissing in summer. 

Lythgoe Family Panto's CAROLS FOR KIDS Virtual Concert Benefits CHLA


Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), presents a virtual at home sing-along concert CAROLS FOR KIDS, benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and featuring stars from a decade of Lythgoe Family productions.

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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet For LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE at The Wallis Annenberg


The Wallis and For The Record present LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of one of the most beloved holiday films of all time and the biggest, record-breaking hit in The Wallis' history, which is back by popular demand, now as a not-to-be-missed Los Angeles tradition with performances beginning the day before Thanksgiving (November 27) and running through the weekend following Christmas (December 29).

BWW Review: Aaron Lazar Presents BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD at OC's Segerstrom Center


If you were fortunate enough to be one of the many who caught the touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN during its Southern California stops at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre or, more recently, at O.C.'s Segerstrom Center of the Arts this past January, then you, no doubt, would remember Broadway veteran Aaron Lazar, the handsome and very talented man tasked with the role of Larry Murphy, the distant but distraught father to a suicidal teenager. The role has earned him much-deserved universal praise, not only for such a thoughtful, searing acting performance but also for his obvious singing prowess. Those powerful pipes were on full display this past weekend, where Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center once again played host to Lazar, this time for a splendid solo cabaret set entitled BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD that entertained audiences for three nightly performances, April 11-13.

Cynthia Erivo and Heidi Blickenstaff to Perform at Gala Honoring Audra McDonald


On March 4, 2019 Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Audra McDonald will receive the 2019 Stephen Sondheim Award, to be presented at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy. The award, established in 2009 in honor of America's most influential musical theater writer and composer, benefits Signature's artistic, education and community programs. Broadway stars Cynthia Erivo and Heidi Blickenstaff will perform in Audra's honor along with Washington's own Tracy Lynn Olivera and Nova Y. Payton.

A Look Back: Our Top Ten Stage-to-Screen Moments of 2018


2018 saw many stage to screen adaptations on our televisions, streaming services, and at the movies, and BroadwayWorld is here to count down 10 of our favorite moments from the year!

Andrew Barnicle Completes Cast of Laguna Playhouse's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE


Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) are thrilled to announce that Laguna Playhouse favorite Andrew Barnicle (Twelve Angry Men, Fallen Angels) will join Ashley Argota ("True Jackson VP," "Lab Rats"), Thomas Hobson (Ain't Misbehavin', Recorded in Hollywood), Heath Calvert (Amelie, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Riley Costello ("Hairspray Live," Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirate's Christmas) Roland Rusinek (The Phantom of the Opera) and David Engel (Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, La Cage Aux Folles) in Lythgoe Family Panto's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE.

Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE


Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) are thrilled to announce that Ashley Argota ("True Jackson VP," "Lab Rats"), Thomas Hobson (Ain't Misbehavin', Recorded in Hollywood), Heath Calvert (Amelie, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Riley Costello ("Hairspray Live," Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirate's Christmas) Roland Rusinek (The Phantom of the Opera) and David Engel (Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, La Cage Aux Folles) are set to star in Lythgoe Family Panto's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE. Written by Kris Lythgoe, directed by Sheldon Epps, choreography by Mandy Moore, musical direction by Keith Harrison and musical supervisor Michael Orland, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE will begin performances on Wednesday, December 5 and run through December 30, 2018 with a press opening on Friday, December 7 at 7:00pm at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.Casting is led by LFP Producer Becky Lythgoe, and the full cast will be announced at a later date.  

Disney Channel to Premiere LEGENDARY, an Anthem About Self-Confidence and Celebrating Others


'Legendary,' an affirming anthem and music video that supports girls' great potential everywhere and heralds the United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child (Oct. 11), will debut MONDAY, OCT. 8, on Disney Channel and DisneyMusicVEVO. Made for Kids and Tweens age 6-14, 'Legendary' encompasses the spirit of camaraderie and delivers the powerful message that when girls and young women support each other and work together, nothing is out of reach. This initiative further amplifies Disney Channel's brand promises: 'Express Yourself,' 'Believe in Yourself' and 'Celebrate Your Friends and Family.'

Premiere of Disney Channel's Original Movie FREAKY FRIDAY is the #1 TV Telecast of the Summer in Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14


The world premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie “Freaky Friday” on Friday, August 10 (8:00-9:45 p.m. EDT/PDT) reached 7.2 million Total Viewers – including 3.1 million Kids 6-14 – across seven telecasts in its first three days. The Friday (8:00 p.m.) telecast alone ranks as the summer's #1 TV telecast among both Kids 6-11 (999,000/4.2 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (782,000/3.2 rating) and is the top cable telecast in six months among both Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 – since 2/16/18 and 2/19/18, respectively.  Disney Channel's “Freaky Friday” is available now on DisneyNOW and VOD. 

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Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: check out all the reviews for Gettin' the Band Back Together, which opened last night on Broadway!

VIDEO: Watch Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff Sing Six Original Songs From FREAKY FRIDAY


Disney Channel's musical film adaptation of Freaky Friday officially aired on Friday, August 10. The musical featured an original score written by Broadway veterans Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). The pair penned nine original songs for the musical and you can watch the cast, including Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff, sing six of them in the clips from the film below!

VIDEO: Watch FREAKY FRIDAY Stars Talk New Movie Musical on GOOD MORNING AMERICA


Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Heidi Blickenstaff, stars of Disney Channel's music-driven, contemporary body swap comedy 'Freaky Friday,' chat about the fifth remake of the iconic movie.  on ABC's 'Good Morning America' on Monday, August 6.

TICK, TICK... BOOM!, HAIR, FREAKY FRIDAY, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's August Stage-to-Screen Report


There has been a lot of news swirling around stage to screen adaptations in the past few weeks, from Lin-Manuel Miranda directing a TICK, TICK... BOOM! movie, to Diane Paulus directing NBC's HAIR LIVE!, and this Friday, the Disney Channel original movie of the FREAKY FRIDAY musical will premiere.

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