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Vanessa Hudgens BIO

A California native, Vanessa Hudgens began her career in musical theatre at the age of eight, performing in productions of Evita, Carousel, The Wizard of Oz, The King & I, The Music Man, Cinderella and Damn Yankees. She made her feature film debut in Catherine Hardwick's Thirteen, starring Holly Hunter and Evan Rachel Wood, and co-starred in the action film, Thunderbirds. She is best known for her role as Gabriella Montez in Disney Channel's breakaway hit, "High School Musical" and its follow up films, "High School Musical 2" and the theatrical release, High School Musical 3: Senior Year. She followed her "High School Musical" success with the critically acclaimed Bandslam, as well as Beastly and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Credits include Frozen Ground, directed by Scott Walker, Spring Breakers, opposite James Franco and Selena Gomez and directed by Harmony Korine, and Gimme Shelter, directed by Ron Krauss. In 2010, she won the ShoWest Award for "Female Star of Tomorrow" and the Trendsetter Award at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards. Additional film credits include The Princess Switch, Second Act, and Bad Boys for Life.



Hudgens played the titular role in Gigi on Broadway and starred in the KENNEDY Center production of In the Heights. She's perhaps best known for her work in the High School Musical franchise. She also starred in Rent: Live and Grease: Live. She executive produced and star in The Knight Before Christmas.

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Vanessa Hudgens STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
FOX Live Televised Production, 2019
Maureen Johnson

[Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Concert Production, 2018
Vanessa

[Motion Picture]
FOX Live Televised Production, 2016
Betty Rizzo

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2015
Gigi

[Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Production, 2015
Gigi


Vanessa Hudgens Movies

Thirteen
[ 2003 ] Noel Vanessa Anne Hudgens
Thunderbirds
[ 2004 ] Tintin
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
[ 2008 ] Gabriella Montez
Bandslam
[ 2009 ] Sa5m
Sucker Punch
[ 2011 ] Blondie
Beastly
[ 2011 ] Lindy
Spring Breakers
[ 2012 ] Candy
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
[ 2012 ] Kailani
Gimme Shelter
[ 2013 ] AgnesAppleBailey
The Frozen Ground
[ 2013 ] Cindy Paulson
Machete Kills
[ 2013 ] Cereza
Freaks of Nature
[ 2015 ] Lorelei
Second Act
[ 2018 ] Zoe
Dog Days
[ 2018 ] Tara
The Princess Switch
[ 2018 ] Stacy De Novo, Lady Margaret
Polar
[ 2019 ] Camille
The Knight Before Christmas
[ 2019 ] Brooke
Bad Boys for Life
[ 2020 ] Kelly
The Princess Switch: Switched Again
[ 2020 ] Stacy, Margaret, Fiona
Asking for It
[ 2021 ] Beatrice
My Little Pony: A New Generation
[ 2021 ] Sunny Starscout
tick, tick... BOOM!
[ 2021 ] Karessa
The Princess Switch 3
[ 2021 ] Fiona Pembroke, Queen Margaret, Stacy
Entergalactic
[ 2022 ] Karina

Vanessa Hudgens TV Shows

Drunk History
Mata Hari, Marge Callaghan, Joan of Arc
Powerless
Emily Locke

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The Song of the Summer has arrived! Black Eyed Peas have teamed up with Latin superstars El Alfa and Becky G for “TONIGHT (Bad Boys: Ride Or Die),” the lead single from the soundtrack of the highly anticipated new installment of the Bad Boys franchise, Bad Boys: Ride Or Die. The explosive track is available now.
The Lesser-Known Works of Composer, Musician, and Orchestrator Tom Kitt

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Disney Music Launches 2000s Campaign With Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez & More

Explore the nostalgia with Disney Music Group's new campaign, Disney 2000s. Revisit the iconic tunes from your favorite Disney shows and movies from the early 2000s like Hilary Duff, Jesse McCartney, Vanessa Hudgens, The Cheetah Girls, Corbin Bleu, Aly & AJ, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and Bridget Mendler.
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Photos: See Ariana Grande & Cynthia Erivo Channel WICKED at the Oscars

Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo channeled their Wicked characters on the Oscars red carpet. Grande paid tribute to Glinda with a custom pastel pink Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown. Erivo is representing Elphaba in a dark green custom Louis Vuitton dress. Check out photos now!
Vanessa Hudgens to Return as Oscars Red Carpet Host With Julianne Hough

Actor and entrepreneur Vanessa Hudgens and multihyphenate Julianne Hough will host “The Oscars® Red Carpet Show,” the official lead-in to the 96th Oscars on Sunday, March 10, airing at 6:30 p.m. EDT/3:30 p.m. PDT on ABC. This marks Julianne Hough’s inaugural year and Hudgens’ third consecutive year hosting the official pre-show.
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Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is December 14, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Cast Set for ELF THE MUSICAL at Mill Mountain Theatre

This holiday season, join the cast of Mill Mountain Theatre's 'Elf the Musical' for a festive and glamorous Broadway production. Based on the beloved film, this holiday spectacle is sure to become a tradition for families.
Calvin Harris to Headline the 2024 Pegasus World Cup

Known for attracting world-class Thoroughbred racehorses, A-list celebrity attendees, tastemakers, influencers, and avid racing fans, 1/ST has once again partnered with Palm Tree Crew and David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality to curate a unique Miami experience including an unforgettable headline performance by Calvin Harris. 
Aaron Tveit to Play The Bushnell in November

The Bushnell will present An Evening with Aaron Tveit. The charismatic Award-winning star of Broadway, television, and film will bring his singular charm and charisma to the Belding Theater for one lively evening of music on November 8, 2023. Get all the performance information here!
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Grace Gummer, Mamie Gummer & Louisa Jacobson to Star in THREE SISTERS at Williamstown Theatre Festival

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Photos: Casamigos Celebrates the Premiere of DOWNTOWN OWL Directed by Lily Rabe

Last night at the Tribeca Film Festival, Casamigos helped celebrate the premiere of Lily Rabe’s directorial debut, Downtown Owl. Check out photos from the event here!
Norm Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Skylar Astin Join Sondheim Celebration At Hollywood Bowl

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Lane Marsh Named Director Of Operations For Broadway's GM Foresight Theatrical

Foresight Theatrical, a leading Broadway general management company, under the supervision of partners Allan Williams, Aaron Lustbader and Mark Shacket, has named Lane Marsh as Director of Operations.  Marsh, also a general manager at FST, has been with the company since its formation in 2012.   The FST partners also announced that Nick Ginsberg and Jalaina Ross have been promoted to general managers. 
GG Magree Shares New Single 'Turn Me On'

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Review: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL at Shanley High School

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Laura Benanti, Lily Rabe & More to be Featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival 2023 Summer Season

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Recap the Recent Works of Thomas Kail

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New York, New York begins previews tonight, Friday, March 24, 2023. The musical officially opens Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at Broadway's St. James Theatre. Meet the cast of New York, New York!

Vanessa Hudgens FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Vanessa Hudgens been in?

Vanessa Hudgens has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Vanessa Hudgens been in?

Vanessa Hudgens has not appeared in the West End.

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