The first season of High School Musical The Musical The Series made stars of the young talented cast. Now, Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett are major superstars. Fans love their chemistry as on-again off-again couple Nini and Ricky. But now, there are some new characters at East High that the two will meet.
Broadway veteran Andrew Barth Feldman will play the new character Antonie. Antonie is a French exchange student – perfect for the show’s production of Beauty and the Beast? Fans will recognize Andrew Barth Feldman from his time as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway.
Also joining the cast is Andrew’s Broadway co-star Roman Banks. Roman and Andrew appeared together in Dear Evan Hansen. On HSMTMTS, Roman will play Howie, a high school junior who works as a delivery guy for Big Red’s family’s pizza shop.
Finally, Olivia Rose Keegan has joined the cast. Olivia has previously starred on Days of our Lives. And her character will be bringing the drama! Olivia will play Lily, an East High student, whose sweetness “masks her highly competitive nature.” Sounds like she could mean trouble for Nini and Ricky!
Before season two premieres, YEM spoke with the new cast members. They shared what it was like to join the established cast and come on the scene at East High. Plus, find out which of these newbies was the BIGGEST fan of High School Musical The Musical The Series before joining the show!