High School Musical – Character Descriptions


  • Gabriella Montez (Female Teen): The "New Girl" to East High School, met Troy over winter break. [Alto – Lead female]
  • Troy Bolton (Male Teen): Captain of the Basketball team, met Gabriella over winter break. [Tenor – Lead male]
  • Sharpay Evans (Female Teen): Lead in every school musical since kindergarten. President of the drama club. And most popular student. Shows interest in Troy and hates Gabriella. Villain of the show. [Mezzo-Soprano - Lead]
  • Ryan Evans (Male Teen) Sharpay's brother. Performs with Sharpay in musicals. VP of the drama club. [Tenor -Lead]
  • Taylor McKessie (Female Teen) Head of the Brainiacs. Convinces Gabriella to try out for the Mathelites. [Alto - Lead]
  • Chad Danforth (Male Teen) Basketball team member, friend of Troy's. [Tenor - Lead]
  • Coach Bolton (Male Teen or Kid to play Adult) Gym Teacher, Troy's father and coach of the basketball team. [Spoken - Supporting Lead]
  • Zeke Baylor (Male Teen) Basketball team member with a passion for baking & Sharpay. Solo in "Status Quo." [Baritone - Supporting]
  • Jason Cross (Male or Female Teen) Basketball team member, eager for Troy to continue his/her passion for basketball in "Counting On You." [Any - Cameo]
  • Ripper (Male or Female Teen) Passion for the cello and also skate boarding. Solo in "Status Quo." Skateboarding skills a plus. [Baritone or Alto - Supporting]
  • Mongo (Male or Female Teen) Braniac & skater dude. Rippers's "sidekick." Skateboarding skills a plus. [Any - Cameo]
  • Basketball Team (Male/Female Teens) The dance core of the production. Featured in "Getcha Head in the Game"
  • Varsity Cheerleaders (Male/Female Teens) Will be featured prominently in "Wildcat Cheers" throughout the show, as well as other jock & ensemble numbers.
  • Junior Varsity Cheerleaders (Male/Female Kids) The children's ensemble. Will be featured prominently in "Wildcat Cheers" throughout the show, as well as other ensemble numbers.
  • Jack Scott (Male or Female Teen or Kid) News announcer at East High. Also known as "The Velvet Fog of East High". Provides important narration and commentary. Could possible split this role into a whole "News Team of 3" [Spoken - Supporting Lead]
  • Martha Cox (Female Teen) Brainiac, who has a passion for hip-hop. Solo in "Status Quo." [Mezzo-Soprano - Supporting]
  • Kratnoff (Male or Female Teen) Brainiac, who is very much against Martha Cox's dancing, and "knows everything about everything." He/she has lines in " Status Quo and " Counting on you " [Any - Cameo]
  • Ms. Tenny (Female Teen or Kid to play Adult) The chemistry teacher. [Spoken - Cameo]
  • Moderator (Male or Female Teen or Kid to play Adult) Moderator of the Braniacs' Tournament [Spoken - Cameo]
  • Ms. Darbus (Female Teen or Kid to play Adult) Drama Teacher. Dislikes the Jocks and Coach Bolton. [Spoken - Supporting Lead]
  • Kelsi Neilsen (Female Teen) Pianist for the drama club. Composer of the winter musical. Piano playing skills a plus. [Alto - Supporting]
  • James Parker (Male Teen) An earthworm expressionist. He has the worst sense of pitch. [Any - Cameo]
  • Cyndra (Female Teen) Overdramatic, operatic soprano. [Soprano - Cameo]
  • Susan (Female Teen) Emotional wreck with abilitiy to riff. [Alto - Cameo]
  • Cathy (Female Teen) Ethel Merman wannabe, with no sense of tempo. [Alto - Cameo]
  • Alan Alan (Male Teen) - Well-dressed, but extremely shy. [Any - Cameo]

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