Voice of Disney Princess Moana, Auli'i Cravalho, Just Landed Role in New TV Drama
This past Sunday, the world got to see Auli's Cravalho, the 16-year-old real-life Disney Princess, take the stage at the 89th Annual Academy Awards as she sang "How Far I'll Go" from "Moana."
On Wednesday, it was announced that Cravalho landed a role in the new musical TV pilot, "Drama High."
The show centers around drama students in a working class neighborhood who, because of their high school drama teacher's passion and dedication, become the best they can be, according to Entertainment Weekly.Writer and creator Jason Katims is also the creator of TV hits like "Parenthood" and "About a Boy." He worked with "Hamilton" producer Jeffrey Sellers to create the pilot.
Cravalho will play Lilette, a girl who "works part-time after school at the local town tines. She is so much more than Vanessa, her single mother, thinks she is. Lilette has big dreams, and joining the drama department is one of them."
The TV spin-off is based on Michael Sokolove's book, which he was inspired to write because of his own drama teachers.
The show holds promise for opportunities for Cravalho to showcase her incredible voice.
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