How Old ‘High School Musical’ Stars Were Vs Their Characters’ Ages

Britta reassured him by saying she had yet to meet anyone worse. After saying his farewells to the rest of the group, Troy boarded a rig with his sailing vessel the Childish Tycoon and departed alongside his co-captain LeVar Burton. Once upon a time, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens — also known as #Zanessa — were the ultimate Disney Channel power couple.

Yes, we loved the first time that Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez met, and how it played out over a karaoke contest, but did any of it really make sense? First, what self-respecting high school sophomore would ever agree to go to something that’s being called a ‘kids’ party’? By the second movie, Troy and Gabriella Montez are very much together.

In the episode “One Hundred”, Casey and Dawson get married at the courthouse. When the judge asks if they have any witnesses, they say no it was a spur of the moment decision. However, Brett angel return pops her head in and says “Hey did you think you could do this without your Firehouse family?” and the whole crew comes in. She updates Mills on this and he nervously gives her support.

Troy and Chad Danforth then lead the team out, to the song “Now or Never”. They win, to thunderous applause and with Troy actually drawing the attention of the rival team away and then to which they win the game. Troy and Chad are next seen pushing Troy’s smoking pickup truck in front of Troy’s house, where a huge party is being held to celebrate the Wildcat win. Troy’s dad introduces him to the coach of the basketball team at the University of Albuquerque, and everybody seems to accept that both Troy and Chad will be going there in September.

Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens – High School Musical (2005-

Instead, it took Chad to see the aftermath of his actions to realize how much he had messed up. As a blast from the past, it’s hard to remember if any of these outfits were the norm back in ’07, but it’s safe to assume it was if we go back and look at Ashley Tisdale’s red carpet ensembles. Some of the most notable fashion items in this movie are the many hats that Kelsi and Ryan wear throughout—the hats never repeat. In counting, Kelsi has 13 different hats and Ryan is a close second at 12 hats.

Troy and Gabriella’s Relationship

Gabby even pauses her firefighting career and takes a desk job at the Office of Fire Investigation. Jay is introduced in Prove It as a regular customer at Moll’s. He instantly catches Dawson’s eye and they hit it off right away.

“I went through a phase when I was really mean because I was so fed up. Girls were running after him, and I was giving them death stares. ‘Spread the love, be a good person, they support you, be nice,’” she explained. The winners of the inaugural season of the U.S. version dated for several months before calling it quits at the end of 2019.

Zeke and Sharpay are back together again

Although Hudgens and Austin Butler were together for nine years, they split last year, leaving Vanessa open for new opportunities. She quickly moved on and made her new relationship with professional baseball player Cole Tucker Instagram official in February this year. Tucker is a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates and is very in love with his new lady. “I love you Wildcat.” It’s Gabriella’s nickname for Troy – and it’s also the name of the team at East High School.

Near the end of the school year, the group make their final diorama for Anthropology. Abed reveals that Britta had been having casual hook-ups with Jeff throughout the year. Troy is obviously upset, particularly because he thought everyone agreed not to have intimacy with themselves or each other.


Over the summer, Troy regains his freedom from the AC school and rejoins Britta and the study group. Unlike some movies like “Grease,” where the cast was much older than their on-screen characters, many of the cast members of “HSM” were relatively close to being high school-aged during the film. But some were still far too old to still be in high school.

She makes up for it with her own lavish number, which her understudy Tiara tries and fails to steal. At Graduation, Ryan and Kelsi win and Sharpay congratulates Ryan even though she did not win. She decides to attend University of Albuquerque with performing arts as her major with Chad Danforth who is playing basketball. She made peace with Gabriella and the Wildcats at the end of the movie. Every musical needs a powerful, full-cast resolution song where the main couple is back together again and everyone’s happy and singing, and “Everyday” is that song. While this is a Gabriella and Troy number, all of their friends come on stage to jam out to the tune and provide some backup vocals.