Bio: A gifted young talent who has achieved a remarkable level of success as both an actor and recording artist, Corbin Bleu continues to evolve with each new project.
"Godspell" marks his second leading stage role on Broadway, following his rave-reviewed performance in the critically acclaimed musical, "In The Heights."
On the big screen, Bleu can next be seen in "Nurse 3-D." This psycho-sexual thriller will be released by Lionsgate film later this year. Bleu will also soon star opposite Kat Dennings in "Renee," a film that follows the character of 19 year old Renee Yohe in her journey to recovery from addiction, depression, and self-injury. He recently appeared in Rotimi Rainwater's "Sugar," the story of a group of homeless twenty-somethings trying to survive on the streets of Hollywood. Bleu also wrapped production last spring on "Clowned," a segment included in writer/producer/director Michael Emanuel's "Scary or Die," a short horror film that tells four multi-ethnic, interwoven stories all taking place in and around Los Angeles.
Bleu starred in the Emmy-award winning Disney Channel Original Movie "High School Musical" and its sequel, "High School Musical 2" alongside Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Tisdale. "High School Musical 2" premiered to 18 million viewers, making it the highest rated Disney Channel Original Movie in history and the overall highest rated program in cable history. Following to the worldwide success of "High School Musical," Bleu reprised his role as 'Chad' in "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" on the big screen. The film broke opening weekend records and grossed over $250 million worldwide.
His debut solo album titled "Another Side," was released in 2007. The album featured the hit single Push it to the Limit from his film "Jump In!" His single, Run It Back Again, from the Disney Channel Original Movie "Minutemen," became one of the top 10 downloaded songs on iTunes. Bleu was subsequently nominated for a 2008 NAACP Image Award for "Best New Artist." In 2009, Bleu released his second studio album, Speed of Light (Hollywood Records.) He collaborated with some of the top producers and writers in the industry on this project, including Eric Hudson (Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson), Claude Kelly (Akon, Michael Jackson) and Brian Kennedy (Rihanna). Bleu co-wrote Moments that Matter and Champion with Claude Kelly (both tracks produced by Eric Hudson), allowing Bleu to showcase his growth as an artist firsthand.
Bleu's first leading film role was in Bart Freundlich's "Catch That Kid," opposite Kristen Stewart. Other film credits include Paul W.S. Anderson's "Soldier" opposite Kurt Russell, Dean Parisot's "Galaxy Quest" opposite Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver, Kinka Usher's "Mystery Men" opposite Ben Stiller and Hank Azaria, Duane Clark's "Family Tree", and William Dear's "Free Style," which Bleu also produced.
On the small screen, Bleu starred in the smash hit Disney Channel Original Movie "Jump In!" with Keke Palmer and his real-life father, David Reivers. Bleu's other television credits include the Discovery Kids/NBC series "Flight 29 Down," "Hannah Montana," "ER," "The Amanda Show," "Cover Me" and "Malcolm & Eddie."
On stage, Bleu starred in the Off-Broadway production of "Tiny Tim is Dead" as well as "Brothers of the Knight" with Debbie Allen. He attended the prestigious Debbie Allen Dance Academy and then attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a theatre Major.
Bleu was born in Brooklyn, New York and currently resides in Los Angeles and New York City. In addition to being an actor, musician, and stage performer, he is the national spokesperson for the Starlight Children's Foundation and is also involved with St. Jude's Children's Hospital and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.