Meet Katherine McNamara and Mark Indelicato — the newest cast members of Madison High!
You may remember Mark, 16, from ABC’s Ugly Betty. He’ll be playing Harvey Flynn, the overly officious stage manager and reigning president of the Drama Club.
Katherine, a Broadway vet has been cast as Cherry Oâ€™Keefe, Madison Highâ€™s resident queen bee and blogger.
The duo join Luke Benward, Leah Lewis, Nolan Sotillo, G Hannelius and Alyson Reed. The cast has already had several bowling parties together!
Now that you see the whole cast — what do you think? Will you watch Madison High?
Huge congratulations to Nolan Sotillo!
The -year-old actor was just cast on Madison High as Colby Baker, the artistic anime fan whose hand-drawn Manga is inspired by his high school experiences.
Nolan joins Leah Lewis, G Hannelius and Luke Benward in the series which also stars Alyson Reed.
READ all about the series on JJJ!
You can next see Nolan in Disney’s upcoming Prom as Lucas.
Meet Luke Benward and Leah Lewis, the new faces of Madison High!
You might recognize Luke from Minutemen – he played Charlie. The 15-year-old actor will play Devin Daniels, a motocross racer looking for a new hobby.
Leah, 14, will be playing Peyton Hall, a formerly home-schooled tennis champion. Leah actually has a 4 1/2 octave range! Can’t wait to hear her sing!
G Hannelius has also snagged a role as Wednesday Malone, a precocious starlet in the making — that, we can see!
And get excited, Ms. Darbus is back! Alyson Reed will be reprising her High School Musical role, relocating from East to Madison High.
At Madison High, the students embark on a journey of self discovery while trying to build a revolutionary theatre program under the tutelage of Ms. Darbus. She casts a diverse troupe of both seasoned and raw actors to create an original musical production based on their lives.
Production on the pilot begins in March in consideration for a Disney Channel series to premiere in early 2012. The series will also four original songs.
Stay tuned to JJJ to see who will play Cherry O’Keefe, Colby Baker and Harvey Flynn.
WHAT DO YOU THINK of the new cast of Madison High?
Would you watch a song-and-dance series on Disney Channel?
Deadline is reporting that Disney is looking to start working on a new series, tentatively called Madison High.
The pilot, if greenlit, is a single-camera comedy just like HSM and employs the break-into-song-and-dance format to tell the stories about 11-16 year-olds navigating the school social hierarchy. The series will be set at the title school, which is trying to build a revolutionary theatre program, and follows a pool of students who, by the end of the year, will have produced an original piece based on their lives.
But the difference between MH and FOX’s Glee? MH will have all-original music.
The Office alum Lester Lewis is writing Madison High, and executive producing with alongside Paul Hoen.