In an exclusive report by TVLine, Olivia Rose Keegan, also known for her role as Claire Brady on “Days of Our Lives” has joined the cast of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” who’s been renewed for a second season. The show’s second season is set to premiere later this year.
The actress landed a recurring role as Lily, which was described as “an energetic and adorable East High freshman whose sweetness masks her insecurity and highly competitive nature.” Her new role is far from the character she played on “Days of Our Lives.” In the sudser, Keegan had to play a mentally unstable person who played with fire, posed a danger to others, and was eventually admitted to Bayview for professional help.
The actress announced the exciting news on Instagram.
“It’s the start of something newwwww…” Beyond grateful and excited to be joining @highschoolmusicalseries!! We’ve got some fun things planned….” the actress said.
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Roman Banks, who portrayed the lead role in “Dear Evan Hansen” on Broadway, was also cast along with Keegan. He’ll take on the role of Howie, which has been described as a character who is “hyper-smart, adorkable high school junior who works at Big Red’s family’s pizza shop.”
His character was named after Howard Ashman, a popular lyricist, and playwright, whose collaborations include “Beauty and the Beast,” which is the musical that’s being performed on the second season of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.”
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Derek Hough of “Dancing With the Stars” will also recur on the second season as Zak, which is the former boyfriend of Miss Jenns. He’s a sneaky but charming actor who returns to Salt Lake as a drama teacher at East High’s biggest rival, North High.
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Other cast members include Olivia Rodrigo as Nini, Joshua Bassett as Ricky, Matt Cornett as E.J., Sofia Wylie as Gina, Larry Saperstein as Big Red, Julia Lester as Ashlyn, Dara Reneé as Kourtney, Frankie Rodriguez as Carlos, Mark St. Cyr as Mr. Mazzara, Joe Serafini as Seb and Kate Reinders as Miss Jenn.
The first season of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” focused on a group of high school students who are working on a stage production that’s based on the “High School Musical” movies starring Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, Corbin Bleu, Ashley Tisdale, and Chris Warren.
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