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Drew Seeley

Seeley during the High School Musical tour
Background information
Birth name Andrew Michael Edgar Seeley
Also known as Drew Michaels[1]
Born April 30, 1982 (1982-04-30) (age 27)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Origin United States
Genres Pop, dance-pop, R&B
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actor
Years active since 1999
Labels TweenPower Entertainment
Associated acts Belinda, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Selena Gomez, Monique Coleman
Website drewseeley.net/

Andrew Michael Edgar "Drew" Seeley (born April 30, 1982) is a Canadian actor, singer, dancer, and songwriter. He has recorded many songs for The Walt Disney Company. He danced as a child in Whitby, Ontario until he was about pre-teen age. He then moved to Florida.

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Career

Drew Seeley grew up in place called Toronto where he was cast in Hal Prince’s revival of Showboat and stayed with the production for a year. A prolific performer in the Disney Channel stable of young talent, Drew Seeley appeared on a number of spin-off albums from Disney's films and television shows, as well as being the "singing voice" for Zac Efron's character, Troy, in the hit television movie High School Musical. He has guest starred on shows such as One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek, and Guiding Light. Drew also has a career as a musician and has toured the country as one of the lead singers of the R&B group called Nu Ground, a band created by artist development consultant Jamaica Johnson.

In 2005 Drew began working with established producer Ray Cham and together they wrote “Getcha Head in the Game” for Disney’s quadruple platinum High School Musical soundtrack. His voice had been blended with Zac Efron's voice for the character of Troy Bolton in High School Musical.[2] This garnered them an Emmy nomination in the “Best Original Song and Lyrics” category. In addition, Drew filled in for Efron (who was shooting Hairspray) in the North America and Latin America tours of High School Musical: The Concert playing in 60,000 seat arenas and he can be heard on both soundtracks.

Drew's association with Disney continued and he can be heard as a featured artist on several Disney soundtracks/compilation cds including: Disneymania 5, Disneymania 6, Disney Channel Holiday, Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 9, and B'You. Drew’s duet with Spanish-born Mexican singer Belinda “Dance with Me”, from the platinum Cheetah Girls 2 soundtrack, can be seen on the Disney Channel and on Radio Disney. Seeley appeared in Belinda's video of "Ni Freud Ni Tu Mama". Drew also made a guest appearance on the current Chipmunks CD 'Undeniable', singing an updated take on Shake Your Groove Thing with Alvin and the gang.

Drew has been seen in the Hallmark Channel Movie, Claire, opposite Valerie Bertinelli, and in the film Fly Kidz for which he co-wrote and produced the soundtrack. He also wrote and performed music for the Disney Channel Original Movie “Jump In!” starring Corbin Bleu and Keke Palmer. Drew starred opposite Selena Gomez and Jane Lynch in Another Cinderella Story, playing the popstar Joey Parker.[3] Drew wrote and performed 4 songs in the film, and shot music videos for both versions of his hit song, 'New Classic.'

Recently he starred as Prince Eric in the Disney Broadway Musical The Little Mermaid for a limited sold out engagement from June 9, 2009 and ended his run on August 30, 2009 when the show closed.[4]

Drew wrapped filming on the Adam Sandler produced movie The Shortcut and is now on a national tour performing his own original music while recording his forthcoming debut album.

Discography

The discography of Drew Seeley consists of an online album and one future studio album along with various soundtracks, singles, and music videos mostly produced by Disney. The most notable Disney album is High School Musical.

He is signed to TweenPower Entertainment,[5] a division of Brand Engine Media[6] which is co-directed by Emily J. and Greg Cham (who co-wrote "Get'cha Head in the Game" with Seeley).[7] He is represented by the William Morris Agency and TalentWorks.[8]

He also recorded "Shake Your Groove Thing" with Alvin and the Chipmunks on their 2008 album, Undeniable.[9]

Filmography

Year Film Role Other notes
1999 Camp Tanglefoot: It All Adds Up Tommy
2004 Stuck in the Suburbs David TV film
2005 Locusts: The 8th Plague Willy TV film
Campus Confidential Logan TV film
2006 Complete Guide to Guys Agen Leopold
Christopher Brennan Saves the World Tom Hartwell
2007 Claire Bobby TV film
2008 Another Cinderella Story Joey Parker Direct-to-DVD
2009 The Shortcut Derek
I Kissed a Vampire Trey Online show
2010 Freshman Father John Filming in Victoria, B.C.
Year Television appearance Role Other notes
2000 Guiding Light Andrew Episode #1.13547
Episode #1.13548
Episode #1.13549
2002 Dawson's Creek Male "The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest"
2003-2004 One Tree Hill Johnny 'Vegas' Norris "Crash Into You"
"You Gotta Go There to Come Back"
2008 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody David/Jeffery "Romancing the Phone"

Theater credits

Year Title Role Venue Other notes
1993 Showboat Ensemble Toronto Canada Revival directed by Hal Prince
2009 The Little Mermaid Prince Eric Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Replacement for Sean Palmer

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