The previously announced Disney Family Singalong‘s list of participants is getting more magical! Alongside remote performances by Christina Aguilera, John Stamos, Jordan Fisher, and Thomas Rhett, The cast of High School Musical and Ariana Grande will be joining in on the festivities!
Uniting in a performance of “We’re All In This Together” from the series, Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens will be joined by their co-stars from High School Musical including director Kenny Ortega, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, and KayCee Stroh, along with Raven-Symoné, The Descendants‘ Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and Zombies with Meg Donnelly and Milo Manheim.
In a last minute addition, Kenny Ortega revealed to Deadline that Zac Efron will send in a video message to show his support. “We couldn’t reach Zac until late but when we did, he immediately jumped in, of course,” Ortega said.
Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and Darren Criss are also set to appear. Grande will perform her rendition of “I Won’t Say I’m In Love” from Hercules, Lovato will be performing “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from Cinderella with Michael Bublé, and Criss will be singing “I Wan’na Be Like You” from The Jungle Book, along with many other performances.
The special will also be airing PSAs with talent from all across Walt Disney Television in support of Feeding America to assist those who are vulnerable and in need of help amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Disney Family Singalong airs this Thursday, April 16 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.