Updated: 03/19/2017 10:07 AM | First Published: 03/17/2017 05:05 PM

High School Musical's success helped Ashley Tisdale excel in her career

Ashley Tisdale portraying the role of Sharpy Evans in High School Musical

One of the prominent names in the American entertainment industry Ashley Tisdale aligned with the showbiz industry when she was just three years old. After being identified as a talent by her current manager Bill Perlman in a mall in New Jersey, Tisdale was sent for various auditions. As a child, she appeared in more than a hundred of TV commercials before beginning her theatrical career as from The Sound of Music and Gyspy: A Musical Fable

Her next acting venture came in the form of Les Miserables where she portrayed the role of Cosette. Speaking about her role in the Broadway flick she said “When I was little, I saw the play Les Miserables on Broadway. I thought it was  the most amazing thing I have ever seen, so I went to my manager and told him I wanted to be in it.” She remained with the show for two years before making a switch to Korean Broadway Musical Annie

Although she made her theatrical debut at an early age, Ashley had to wait till 2005 to get her big break in the entertainment industry. By the time she went to audition for Disney’s The Suite Life of Zach & Cody, she has already appeared in numerous TV series which includes the like of Smart Guy, 7th Heaven, Grounded For Life, Strong Medicine and Beverly Hills. She auditioned for the role of London Tipton and Maddie Fitzpatrick. She went on to portray the role of the latter in the series. 

Following the success of the series, Ashley and Disney formed a solid bond with each other. Her bond with the channel saw her appear in a numerous Ad’s, specials and promotions for the channel. In addition to promotional activities, Ashley also appeared in a handful of Disney production, including the High School Musical Series. 

Ashley portrayed the role of Sharpay Evans in the 2006 film. Her career got an immense career exposure from the Disney production and later went on to reprise the role in High School Musical 2 (2007) and High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008). Her performance in the series was hugely admired by the audience and the critics and later went on to collect the “MTV Movie Award” for Breakthrough Performance Female.

In addition to the award-winning movie, Ashley also appeared in a number of other Disney production including  Kim Possible (2007), Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011) and Sharpy’s Fabulous Adventure (2011). Besides Disney, she has also appeared in numerous other project including Scary Movie 5 (2013), Playing It Cool (2014) and Amateur Night (2016). The He Said She Said singer is currently preparing for musical comedy Charming.  Ashley will contribute as a voice over artist for Cinderella.