See Teenage Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Osnes, James Monroe Iglehart, Kara Lindsay, and More in Their High School Musicals

Photo Features   See Teenage Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Osnes, James Monroe Iglehart, Kara Lindsay, and More in Their High School Musicals
 
Before they were working on Broadway, they were the teenage stars of their high school musicals.
<b>Lin-Manuel Miranda</b>: As Conrad Birdie in the sixth grade production of <i>Bye Bye Birdie</i>. I was twelve years old and three feet tall. And all the girls in sixth grade had to pretend to be in love with me.
Lin-Manuel Miranda: As Conrad Birdie in the sixth grade production of Bye Bye Birdie. I was twelve years old and three feet tall. And all the girls in sixth grade had to pretend to be in love with me.

The new ABC television musical special Encore!, which reunites former classmates to rehearse and perform their high school musical one more time, premieres December 10 at 10 PM on ABC.

FROZEN’S KRISTEN BELL TELLS US WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ENCORE!

Frozen and The Good Place star Kristen Bell, who is a theatre kid herself, hosts and executive produces the documentary-style special that reunites a group of ex-classmates to restage their 1997 high school production of Into the Woods in its premiere episode.

Many of our favorite Broadway stars and theatre insiders began their theatrical careers in their own high school musical productions. Take a look at this exclusive slideshow featuring photos of teenage Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Osnes, Kara Lindsay, James Monroe Iglehart, Courtney Reed, Michael Arden, Wesley Taylor, Saycon Sengbloh, and more in their own high school productions.

Flip through photos of their high school performances below:

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