‘High School Musical’ Fans Attack Zac Efron’s Voice Double On Social Media

High School Musical swept the nation when the first movie was released in 2006, and now the cast is reuniting for a television special to commemorate 10 years with their “heads in the game.” However, Zac Efron, who starred in the movie as Troy Bolton alongside Vanessa Hudgens as Gabriella Montez, is not going to be among the returning cast.

Billboard reports that all the other main cast members are returning, including Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale (who played Sharpay Evans), Lucas Grabeel (who played Ryan Evans), Corbin Bleu (who played Chad Danforth), and Monique Coleman (who played Taylor McKessie). Efron could not attend the taping of the show due to conflicts with the promotion of his new movie, Dirty Grandpa. Instead, Efron will join the High School Musical cast via a recording that will be aired during the Disney Channel broadcast on January 24.

Now, fans all know that after the first High School Musical movie came out on television, the whole concept took off. It spawned a concert tour and two more movies, one of which was debuted on the big screen. According to Movie Pilot, there are some pretty interesting facts about High School Musical of which many fans might not be aware. For instance, the movie was filmed in a real high school and Sharpay’s pink lockers are actually still there and used by students in real life.

Another interesting fact is that in the first High School Musical movie, Zac Efron didn’t actually sing. Instead, Drew Seeley did the singing for Efron’s character, Troy Bolton. Just Jared Jr. reports that Seeley recently posted a tweet in celebration of the 10-year reunion of High School Musical.

“Well it’s official, I’ve had my head in the game 10 years next week! #HSM airs on @disneychannel Wednesday 8pm est.”

Apparently, there were some fans of the movie that were incredibly critical of his post and Seeley had to tell them to calm down.

“Simmer down trolls. I never said I was Zac [Efron]. But I was an important piece of the movie & tour. I’m proud of it. #HSM… There’s enough hate in the world already. Do y’all really need to add to it over a Disney movie? Be more.”

He also put out a last couple of posts, just to push the haters a little more and make his point.

So what does the original cast of High School Musical think of the reunion that is set to air this month? Yahoo! News reports that Ashley Tisdale is happy they all still love each other.

“I just love that we all still love each other and love hanging out with each other and have that connection, you know? It was a really special moment in our lives.”

Tisdale also spoke about how High School Musical was way more successful than they ever thought it would be.

“Nobody thought it was going to be as successful as it was. It was really, purely because of the fans that it was that successful and the fact that they’ve supported us throughout the years has been amazing.”

Tisdale has posted pics on her Twitter account notifying fans of the upcoming reunion and helping everyone get into the spirit.

Vanessa Hudgens was also busy posting to Twitter.

There will no doubt be many fans of the High School Musical movies that will be watching the 10-year reunion special. It sounds like fans won’t get to hear Tory and Gabriella sing together this time around, but it will still be fabulous to see the cast come together to remember old times.

[Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images]

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