Vanessa Hudgens, easily recognizable in her role as Gabriella Montez in the Disney channel movie series High School Musical, won a Broadway Audience Choice Award for her performance as the titular character in the musical, Gigi. She’s certainly come a long way from her days at the fictional East High!
The musical is far different than the 1958 Best Picture winner starring Leslie Caron. It’s friendlier for families (getting rid of controversial topics like prostitution and other inappropriate, sexual relationships), and it really focuses on Gigi as a feminine heroine. Who better to seize such an important and cool role than the 26-year-old Hudgens?
Hudgens stars in the show eight times a week at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City. Additionally, she and the rest of the cast will perform at the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 7 on CBS. Catch her while you can!