For the upcoming live television production of ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ starring and produced by Jennifer Lopez, the production team will be looking for the perfect All American Girl to play Kim MacAfee. The actress chosen to bring the role to life must be a triple threat – a strong singer, dancer, and actress.
JLo and Executive Producers Neil Meron, and Craig Zadan would be hard pressed to find an actress that fits the bill more than Vanessa Hudgens.
Hudgens burst to fame in Disney Channel’s ‘High School Musical’ trilogy. Songs from the films charted worldwide, with the song ‘Breaking Free’ peaking inside the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Her success in the Disney venture lead to the release of two solo albums ‘V’ and ‘Identified.’
Since that time she has steadily worked to cement herself as one of the true go-to performers in stage and film musicals. She starred as Mimi in the Hollywood Bowl production of ‘Rent’ – directed by Neil Patrick Harris, as the title role in ‘Gigi’ on Broadway, and as Rizzo in Fox’s ‘Grease Live!’
A true triple threat with All American looks, Hudgens could be just what ‘Bye Bye Birdie Live!’ needs.