Who Is in the Cast of 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' Season 3?

After one year of waiting, Season 3 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (HSMTMTS) has landed on Disney+.

Following on from the success of their production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the students of East High will be tackling the hugely popular Frozen: The Musical as well as some iconic bops from Camp Rock as well as other Disney hits.

However, things will look a little different in Season 3 as the students are heading to summer camp and there will also be some new faces to help them along the way and more.

Newsweek has everything you need to know about the cast of HSMTMTS Season 3.

Who Is In The Cast of HSMTMTS Season 3?

Ricky — Joshua Basset

Joshua Bassett returns as Ricky Bowen, a guitarist, and skateboarder who discovered his love for musicals after being cast as Troy Bolton in Season 1 and the Beast in Season 2.

HSMTMTS is Bassett's biggest acting role to date. His other credits include Lethal Weapon, Dirty John, and Game Shakers.

He released his debut single "Common Sense" in 2020 and released his EP in March 2021. He will embark on his first headline tour in September 2022, starting in Toronto, Canada.

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Joshua Bassett is back as Ricky for HSMTMTS Season 3 Disney

Nini — Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo has returned for HSMTMTS Season 3 as Nini, a die-hard musical theater enthusiast who left for drama school in Season 2.

For Season 3, Rodrigo will star in a recurring capacity, with her storyline taking place away from Camp Shallow where her former castmates are attending.

In 2020, Rodrigo released her first single "Drivers License" which broke numerous records and was one of the best-selling songs of 2021. She released her debut album, Sour in 2021 which won her three Grammys.

Rodrigo, who is just 19, has also won an American Music Award, seven Billboard Music Awards, and four MTV Video Music Awards.

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Disney’s "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" stars Olivia Rodrigo as Nini. Disney/Sheryl Nields

Gina — Sofia Wylie

Sofia Wylie is back as Gina Porter, a transfer student who has finally found her place at East High.

Before landing the role of Gina on HSMTMTS, Wylie starred as Buffy Driscoll in the Disney comedy-drama Andi Mack.

Her other well-known Disney credits include Back of the Net, Shook, and Marvel Rising.

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Sofia Wylie as Gina in HSMTMTS Season 3

E.J. — Matt Cornett

Matt Cornett plays the role of E.J. Caswell, one of the popular boys in school who is no stranger to the stage.

HSMTMTS is Cornett's biggest role to date but he has had small roles in big projects such as The Goldbergs, Life in Pieces, Criminal Minds, and The Middle.

Matt Cornett is E.J. in HSMTMTS Season 3 Disney

Ashlyn — Julia Lester

Julia Lester returns as Ashlyn, E.J.'s cousin in HSMTMTS Season 3.

Lester is currently starring as Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods on Broadway.

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Julia Lester as Ashlyn in HSMTMTS Season 3 Disney/Sheryl Nields

Kourtney — Dara Reneé

Dara Reneé once again takes on the role of Kourtney, Nini's best friend who once worked in the costume department but found her voice in Season 2, playing Mrs. Potts in East High's production of Beauty and the Beast.

Outside of HSMTMTS fame, Reneé is well known for her role as Stunts in the fifth season of Black-ish.

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" stars Dara Reneé as Kourtney. Disney/Sheryl Nields

Marvin — Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Emmy-nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, best known for his role as Mitchell in Modern Family, has joined the cast of HSMTMTS in the guest starring role of Marvin.

Marvin is an old family friend of Rodrigo's character, Nini.

Aside from Modern Family, Ferguson is also known for his Tony-award-winning performance in the revival of Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out and as Richie Velch in The Class. He will star in the upcoming thriller Cocaine Bear directed by Elizabeth Banks.

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Jesse-Tyler Ferguson in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Disney

Madison — JoJo Siwa

JoJo Siwa joins the cast of HSMTMTS Season 3 as Madison, a Camp Shallow Lake alum.

Siwa is an entrepreneur, singer, television and film star, New York Times bestselling author, and social media sensation. She is also a musician, releasing her second EP in 2019 and embarking on a world tour.

She recently appeared on Dancing with the Stars, where she made history as the first contestant to dance with a same-sex partner, and has her own reality series, Siwa's Dance Pop Revolution on Peacock.

High School Musical alum Corbin Bleu who played Chad in the original film series will be back himself alongside Meg Donnelly will be back as Val, Jason Earles as Dewey Wood, and Kate Reinders as Miss Jenn.

Also returning are:

  • Aria Brooks as Alex
  • Frankie Rodriguez as Carlos
  • Liamani Segura as Emmy
  • Ben Stillwell as Channing
  • Olivia Rose Keegan as Lily
  • Larry Saperstein as Big Red
  • Joe Serafini as Seb
  • Saylor Bell Curda as Maddox
  • Adrian Lyles as Jet

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Season 3 airs Wednesdays on Disney+.