Corbin Bleu comes from an extensive background in film, television and theatre. Bleu has established himself as an actor, singer/songwriter, dancer, voiceover/recording artist, host/television personality and producer. He is probably best known for his role as Chad Danforth in Disney’s Emmy Award-winning “High School Musical” franchise. In 2021, Bleu starred in his first Hallmark Channel original movie, “Love, for Real,” playing the role of Marco Tate, a bachelor looking for love on a dating show who comes to realize not all of his bachelorettes are there with the same intentions. Also in 2021, he starred in the Lifetime Holiday movie, “A Christmas Dance Reunion,” in which he reunited on screen with Monique Coleman, his former “High School Musical” co-star.
Bleu was last seen on Broadway in 2019 as Lucentio/Bill Calhoun in the Tony-nominated, revival of Kiss Me Kate for the Roundabout Theater Co. at the legendary Studio 54. He also headlined as Ted Hanover in the Tony-nominated production of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, winning him the Chita Rivera Award for Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show. Additional Broadway credits include the role of Jesus in Godspell and as Usnavi in In the Heights. Other stage highlights include Hairspray as Seaweed and Mamma Mia! As Sky, both at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. In 2018, Bleu starred as Don Lockwood, the role made famous by Gene Kelly in The Muny's centennial season production of Singin' in the Rain, as well as Billy Crocker in Anything Goes at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. That same year he was honored with the Entertainer of the Year award from the Tremaine National Gala honoring his work in the dance industry.
Bleu’s television credits include “Dynasty,” “Supergirl,” “Chicago Med,” “The Middle,” “The Fosters,” “Castle,” “Psych,” “Franklin & Bash” and “Blue Bloods.” Additionally, he partnered with Karina Smirnoff on the multi-Emmy Award-winning ABC hit “Dancing with the Stars,” placing a close second.
On the big screen, Bleu has starred in To Write Love on Her Arms opposite Kat Dennings, Nurse 3-D, and The Monkey's Paw, to name a few.
In February of 2022, Bleu appeared in Fox‘s “The Real Dirty Dancing,” a four-part television event that was a one-of-a-kind competition featuring celebrities reliving the most memorable moments from the classic film. He and his competition partner, celebrity chef Cat Cora, came in first place after nailing the iconic “Baby” and “Johnny” lift.
Next up in 2022, Bleu is returning to some familiar territory and guest starring in the third season of the Disney+ series, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” in which he will play himself, star of “the High School Musical franchise.”
Bleu is the Chair of the National Advisory Board of the Looking Ahead Program, a division of The Actors Fund focused on helping professional young performers and their families thrive amid the unique challenges of working in the entertainment industry. He also dedicates himself to giving back through programs such as St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Starlight Children’s Foundation and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.