Vanessa Hudgens has come a long way since her "High School Musical" days, but she hasn’t forgotten her Disney roots. The actress performed on the 2015 Tony Awards along with the company of “Gigi,” and Ashley Tisdale, Hudgens former “High School Musical” co-star, introduced her.
“Please welcome my best friend Vanessa Hudgens, Tony nominee Victoria Clark, Corey Cott and the company of ‘Gigi,” Tisdale, 29, said.
In “Gigi,” Hudgens, 26, plays the name character in the Parisian musical. Her teenage character is being groomed as a courtesan as she falls in love. The performance of “The Night They Invented Champagne” filled the stage with bubbles as dancers popped wine bottles. However, fans on Twitter seemed more interested in the introduction to the performance.
Hudgens and Tisdale met on the set of the Disney Channel movie “High School Musical,” which came out in 2006. The duo went on to make two sequels to the film together and have clearly remained friends (even though they played adversaries), something that excited Twitter users. Plenty of tweets were posted referencing their Disney days.
— Jaimee Harmon (@itsjaimeeharmon) June 8, 2015
She went from being too nervous to audition for the "spring musicale" to performing on the Tony Awards. Yes @VanessaHudgens
— Griffin (@griffinuggets) June 8, 2015
They had Ashley Tisdale announce vanessa hudgens performance at the Tonys how cute!
— Matthew Bogacki (@mattbesexxi) June 8, 2015
Ashley Tisdale just announced Vanessa Hudgens as her best friend on an awards show and nothing's ever made me happier #thankyoukennyortega
— Molli Mowry (@molli_mowry) June 8, 2015
Did anyone else scream when Ashley Tisdale walked out bc we all knew she was gonna announce GiGi and HSM is still everything
— Rachel Page (@rpage1700) June 8, 2015
— Clyde Moser (@Clyde_Moser) June 8, 2015
— Amy Elinski (@AmyElinski) June 8, 2015
ITS A HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL REUNION #TonyAwards
— JARED GAMBER (@JaredGamber) June 8, 2015
— life in the theatre (@nerdsoftheatre) June 8, 2015