After a year of waiting, season 3 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (HSMTMTS) landed on Disney+.
After the success of their production of Disney’s The beauty and the Beast, East High students will tackle the wildly popular Frozen: The Musical as well as some iconic bops from camp rock as well as other Disney hits.
However, things will be a little different in Season 3 as the students head to summer camp and there will also be new faces to help them along the way and more.
Newsweek has everything you need to know about the casting of HSMTMTS Season 3.
Who is in the cast of HSMTMTS Season 3?
Ricky — Joshua Basset
Joshua Bassett returns as Ricky Bowen, a guitarist and skateboarder who discovered his love for musicals after being cast as Troy Bolton in season 1 and the Beast in season 2.
HSMTMTS is Bassett’s biggest acting role to date. His other credits include Lethal weapon, Dirty John, and Game shakers.
He released his first single “Common Sense” in 2020 and released his EP in March 2021. He will embark on his first headlining tour in September 2022, from Toronto, Canada.
Nini — Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo is back for HSMTMTS Season 3 as Nini, a musical theater enthusiast who went off to drama school in Season 2.
For Season 3, Rodrigo will star in a recurring capacity, with his storyline taking place away from Camp Shallow where his former castmates are present.
In 2020 Rodrigo released her debut single “Drivers License” which broke many records and was one of the best selling songs of 2021. She released her debut album, Acid in 2021 which earned him three Grammys.
Rodrigo, who is just 19, has also won an American Music Award, seven Billboard Music Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards.
Gina — Sofia Wylie
Sofia Wylie returns as Gina Porter, a transfer student who has finally found her place at East High.
Before landing the role of Gina on HSMTMTS, Wylie starred as Buffy Driscoll in the Disney comedy-drama Andi Mack.
His other well-known Disney credits include Behind the Net, shaken, and Marvel Rising.
EJ — Matt Cornett
Matt Cornett stars as EJ Caswell, one of the popular boys at school who is no stranger to the scene.
HSMTMTS is Cornett’s biggest role to date, but he’s had small roles in big projects such as The Goldbergs, Life in Pieces, Criminal Minds, and The middle.
Ashlyn — Julia Lester
Julia Lester returns as Ashlyn, EJ’s cousin in HSMTMTS Season 3.
Lester currently stars as Little Red Riding Hood in In the woods on Broadway.
Kourtney — Dara Renee
Dara Reneé reprises the role of Kourtney, Nini’s best friend who once worked in the costume department but found her voice in Season 2, playing Mrs. Potts in East High’s production of The beauty and the Beast.
Apart from HSMTMTS fame, Reneé is well known for her role as Cascades in the fifth season of Blackish.
Marvin—Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Emmy-nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, best known for his role as Mitchell in modern family, joined the cast of HSMTMTS in the guest lead role of Marvin.
Marvin is an old family friend of Rodrigo’s character, Nini.
Apart modern family, Ferguson is also known for his Tony Award-winning performance in the Richard Greenberg cover. take me out and as Richie Velch in The class. He will star in the next thriller cocaine bear directed by Elizabeth Banks.
Madison — JoJo Siwa
JoJo Siwa joins the cast of HSMTMTS Season 3 as Madison, a Camp Shallow Lake alumna.
Siwa is an entrepreneur, singer, television and film star, New York Times best-selling author and social media sensation. She is also a musician, releasing her second EP in 2019 and embarking on a world tour.
She recently appeared on Dancing with the stars, where she made history as the first contestant to dance with a same-sex partner and has her own reality series, Siwa’s dance pop revolution on Peacock.
musical high school alum Corbin Bleu who played Chad in the original film series will return himself alongside Meg Donnelly will return as Val, Jason Earles as Dewey Wood and Kate Reinders as Miss Jenn.
- Aria Brooks as Alex
- Frankie Rodriguez as Carlos
- Liamani Segura as Emmy
- Ben Stillwell as Channing
- Olivia Rose Keegan as Lily
- Larry Saperstein as Big Red
- Joe Serafini as Seb
- Saylor Bell Curda as Maddox
- Adrian Lyles as Jet
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Season 3 airs Wednesdays on Disney+.