"High School Musical" (Photo credit: Disney Channel)
Zac Efron/Troy Bolton "High School Musical's" true breakout, Zac Efron, has gone on to steady string of leading man roles since the trio of Disney musicals. Next up: this summer's "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" and a big-screen adaptation of the TV series "Baywatch."
Vanessa Hudgens/Gabriella Montez Following "High School Musical," Vanessa Hudgens had a few film roles, including in Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch" and Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers." She most recently earned rave reviews in Fox's "Grease: Live" just a day after the death of her father.
Lucas Grabeel/Ryan Evans Grabeel followed the Disney trilogy with a few small guest roles on shows like "Boston Legal," "Veronica Mars" and "Smallville." Since 2011, he's co-starred on Freeform's "Switched at Birth."
Ashley Tisdale/Sharpay Evans Tisdale landed her own direct-to-DVD spinoff, "Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure," in 2011 before transitioning to more adult roles on the CW's "Hellcats" and the short-lived TBS sitcom "Clipped."
Corbin Bleu/Chad Danforth Bleu wasn't the only "High School Musical" alum to go on to appear on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," but he did got he furthest, finishing in second on Season 17. He also played Jeffrey King on the short-lived online revival of the ABC soap "One Life to Live" and had a cameo in a recent episode of "Castle."
Monique Coleman/Taylor McKessie Coleman also appeared on "Dancing With the Stars," finishing fourth on the show's third season. She's since made small guest appearances on "Bones," "The Cleveland Show" and Freeform drama "Stitchers" and the digital series "The Fourth Door."
Olesya Rulin/Kelsi Nielsen Rulin co-starred alongside Jessica Simpson in the direct-to-DVD release "Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous" in 2009. She currently stars on the Playstation Network's first original web series, "Powers."