Corbin Bleu On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets

Corbin Bleu

Corbin Bleu Reivers was born on February 21, 1989 in Brooklyn, New York and is perhaps best known for his role as Chad Danforth in Disney's "High School Musical" movie franchize.

He studied at both the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and took dance classes at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. From the age of two, Bleu was appearing in a variety of television commercials and by the age of four, he had been signed as a model for Ford Modeling Agency and featured in a whole host of magazine fashion spreads and ad campaigns for superstores, toys, and games. He also began taking jazz and ballet classes from a young age.

Bleu began his career in televison in the late 1990s, landing small roles in series such as "ER" and "Malcolm & Eddie". Around the same time, he was also cast in minor roles in feature films, including "Soldier" in 1998, and "Galaxy Quest" and "Mystery Men" in 1999. He landed his first principal role in the 2004 teen movie "Catch That Kid" which would eventually lead to a massive breakthrough role for the young actor. In 2005 he was cast to play Chad Danforth - one of the six leading characters - in "High School Musical" which premiered on the Disney Channel in January 2006 and catapulted him to fame, alongside co-stars Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens, Lucas Grabeel, and Monique Colman.

The group toured the country in "High School Musical: The Concert" from 2006 to 2007 and Blue landed another Disney Channel role as Izzy Daniels in "Jump In!" (premiering in January 2007). The movie sequel, "High School Musical 2," premiered on the Disney Channel in August 2007, and a third installment, "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" was granted a theatrical release for October 2008. During his time with the Disney Channel, Bleu also appeared in "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" and "Hannah Montana" and starred as Nathan in 27 episodes of "Flight 29 Down." His most notable post-High School Musical screen credits include "The Beautiful Life: TBL" in 2009, "The Good Wife" in 2010, "The Little Engine That Could" in 2011, "Blue Bloods" in 2012, "One Life to Live" in 2013, "Psych" in 2014, "Castle" in 2016, and "The Middle" and "Chicago Med" in 2018.

In theatre, Bleu made his Broadway debut in January 2010, assuming the leading role of Usnavi in Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights at the Richard Rodgersand played a limited engagement through to August 2010. He went on to star as Seaweed in Hairspray at The Hollywood Bowl in August 2011, before returning to Broadway in April 2012 to assume the role of Jesus in Godspell at Circle in the Square for the remainder of its Broadway run. After appearing in regional productions of Family ShotsRomeo and Juliet: Love Is a Battlefield, and The Dodgers, Bleu took on his first Broadway role as an original company member of Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical. He played the role of Ted Hanover (portrayed famously in the 1942 film by Fred Astaire) and was showered with critical acclaim for his performance and dance skills, in particular. The production ran at Studio 54 from September 2016 to January 2017. Other stage credits include the roles of Sky in Mamma Mia! at The Hollywood Bowl (July 2017), Don Lockwood in the MUNY production of Singin' in the Rain in St. Louis, Missouri (June to July 2018), and Billy Crocker in Anything Goes at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage (November to December 2018).

Bleu returned to Broadway for the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Kiss Me, Kate! at Studio 54, playing the dual roles of Bill Calhoun / Lucentio for the production's limited engagement from February 14 through June 30, 2019.


Corbin Bleu in Kiss Me, Kate!
(Photo by Joan Marcus)

 

Previous shows Featuring Corbin Bleu

Show Role Theatre Link
Kiss Me, Kate! Bill Calhoun/Lucentio Studio 54