Corbin Bleu
Actor, singer, model, dancer
Corbin Bleu
Corbin Bleu Reivers, known professionally as Corbin Bleu, is an American actor, model, dancer, producer, and singer-songwriter. He performed in the High School Musical film series, the Discovery Kids drama series Flight 29 Down, and the Disney Channel Original Movie Jump In!. His first lead role was in the film Catch That Kid (2004).
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Brisk Staging And Charming Performers Fill A Buoyant 'Holiday Inn'
Huffington Post - 4 months
(l. to r.) Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer and Bryce Pinkham in Roundabout Theatre's production of 'Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical;' Photo: Joan Marcus By Chris Caggiano, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, October 31, 2016 Right at the start, I must confess a personal aversion to "songbook" musicals like An American in Paris and Irving Berlin's White Christmas. They can certainly have their charms, but as a musical-theater historian, I'm reminded when I see these shows that the reason it's possible to repurpose songs from the musicals of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin is that the songs often weren't fully integrated into the plot of the original shows. That said, I also must confess to involuntary waves of warm nostalgia as I sat watching the new Broadway musical Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical, particularly as I heard the opening chords to such Irving Berlin classics as "Blue Skies," "White Christmas," and "Shakin' the Blues Away." (I mean, I ai ...
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Corbin Bleu, on Broadway and Dancing in Fred Astaire’s Footsteps
NYTimes - 4 months
The “High School Musical” star straps on his tap shoes for “Holiday Inn,” a new musical take on the 1942 film.
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<i>Holiday Inn</i>: Come In, Stay A While
Huffington Post - 5 months
You might be confused to hear the words "new musical next to Irving Berlin's name, but that's what Holiday Inn boasts. This isn't your expected, routine revival. The show, co-written and directed by Gordon Greenberg, reimagines the classic movie for the stage. Jim Hardy (Bryce Pinkham) and Ted Hanover (Corbin Bleu) see their friendship and professional song-and-dance partnership suffer when Hardy decides he's had enough and wants to leave Broadway for a rural farm in Connecticut. But right away his plans go awry when his leading lady on and off the stage, Lila, played by Megan Sikora, opts to stay in the spotlight and seek stardom in favor of joining Hardy off the grid. Left with no other choice if he wants to pay his bills, Hardy soon finds himself back in familiar space, producing a series of holiday-inspired musicals. The show is short on plot, however the ensemble cast, led by Lora Lee Gayer as Hardy's newfound love interest, carry the weight of the musical, sparking both rev ...
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Zac Efron, Corbin Bleu And Lucas Grabeel Had A 'High School Musical' Reunion On Broadway
Huffington Post - 5 months
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Zac Efron And Vanessa Hudgens' Original 'High School Musical' Audition Is Perfect
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The Wildcats (minus Zac Efron) were in the house once again on Wednesday night for a special "High School Musical" 10-year anniversary show, and it was just what we'd been waiting for.  Things got pretty nostalgic when the cast members -- Monique Coleman, Corbin Bleu, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel -- started watching their old audition videos. Tisdale and Grabeel proved they were always meant to bop to the top, and Coleman and Bleu had instant chemistry (and the same hairstyle). But the best part was seeing Hudgens and Efron share the screen for the first time. (Considering the pair went on to date off-screen, it really was the start of something new.)  In their audition, the pair, acting as Troy and Gabriella, describe how it feels to sing with each other.  "Remember in kindergarten, how you’d meet a kid and know absolutely nothing about them and then 10 seconds later, you’re playing like you’re best friends, because you didn’t have to be ...
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The Cast Of 'High School Musical' Had An Awesome Halloween Reunion
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Not only did Halloween bring us some great celebrity costumes, it also gave us a "High School Musical" reunion.  That's right, a few former Wildcats, including Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman and Corbin Bleu, were in the house for Hudgens' "Halloween in Wonderland" party. Lucky for us, there are plenty of photos of our favorite musical high schoolers decked out in costumes.  BFFs Hudgens and Tisdale went as Alice and the Queen of Hearts, while Coleman rocked an all-plaid ensemble as Dionne from "Clueless." As if. And Bleu appears to have dressed up as Lenny Kravitz.  A photo posted by Monique Coleman (@_moniquecoleman) on Nov 1, 2015 at 1:20am PST of ❤'️s A photo posted by Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) on Nov 1, 2015 at 9:23am PST In Wonderland with my woes A photo posted by Monique Coleman (@_moniquecoleman) on Nov 1, 2015 at 12:56am PDT "As If" A photo posted b ...
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The Cast Of 'High School Musical' Had An Awesome Halloween Reunion
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Not only did Halloween bring us some great celebrity costumes, it also gave us a "High School Musical" reunion.  That's right, a few former Wildcats, including Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman and Corbin Bleu, were in the house for Hudgens' "Halloween in Wonderland" party. Lucky for us, there are plenty of photos of our favorite musical high schoolers decked out in costumes.  BFFs Hudgens and Tisdale went as Alice and the Queen of Hearts, while Coleman rocked an all-plaid ensemble as Dionne from "Clueless." As if. And Bleu appears to have dressed up as Lenny Kravitz.  A photo posted by Monique Coleman (@_moniquecoleman) on Nov 1, 2015 at 1:20am PST of ❤'️s A photo posted by Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) on Nov 1, 2015 at 9:23am PST In Wonderland with my woes A photo posted by Monique Coleman (@_moniquecoleman) on Nov 1, 2015 at 12:56am PDT "As If" A photo posted b ...
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Corbin Bleu Talks About Growing Up Biracial And The 'Token Black' Role In Hollywood (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Before "High School Musical" star Corbin Bleu became a teenage heartthrob at age 16, he was a young boy who found himself targeted by bullies who didn't understand him. From Bleu's love of ballet and tap to his mixed race, the now-24-year-old entertainer struggled with feeling misunderstood by his peers. His race, especially, was a question among other children. "The whole bullying thing is a very important thing for me," he says on an episode of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?". "I remember growing up and having so many kids ask, 'Wait, so what are you?'" Upon learning that Bleu's mother is white, other kids became confused. To Bleu, there was -- and is -- nothing complicated about his heritage. "I identify with my Italian culture, I identify with my Jamaican culture," Bleu says. The rest of the world, however, doesn't always see the actor as biracial. "Of course, in society, I am considered 'black,'" Bleu says. Bleu says he saw this same mentality in his professional life as well. ...
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'Dancing With The Stars': Did The Show Suffer This Season?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The words I have been hoping for since the third week of September were uttered by Tom Bergeron Tuesday night when he handed over the coveted Mirror Ball to Amber Riley and Derek Hough: our new champions of "Dancing With The Stars." Because, honestly, it could've gone either way. Twice a year, I look forward to another season of "Dancing With The Stars" and every time, I'm never disappointed. But for most of Season 17, I was not a happy viewer. Sure, there were some great pairs with touching stories (Valerie Harper and Jack Osbourne), and some nice surprises (Nicole Polizzi is a much better dancer than her former "Jersey Shore" co-star, The Situation) but they were outnumbered by the ridiculous amount of upsets. And while I do not blame Bill Engvall whatsoever (he is pretty darn likeable), I did blame the people who voted for him. I really had no idea that rednecks would outnumber Guidos and Guidettes, "Saved By The Bell" fans and Scientology haters the way they did. The fact that ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Corbin Bleu
    TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 24
    On October 15, 2014, Bleu and Clements became engaged at Disney World. They married on July 23, 2016.
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  • 2011
    Age 21
    In 2011, Bleu began dating actress Sasha Clements.
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    In May 2011, Bleu also attended the 2011 Do Something Awards kick-off event.
    More Details Hide Details He teamed up with Aimee Teegarden, Kevin Jonas and JoJo during the event to honor the thirteen nominees who were up for the Do Something Award and $100,000 in recognition of their outstanding activism.
    In 2011, he performed the voice Lou in The Little Engine That Could, starred in the horror film Scary or Die, and started filming Renee, which was released in 2012.
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  • 2010
    Age 20
    Corbin starred in the short comedy film I Owe My Life to Corbin Bleu in 2010.
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    He landed the lead role in the Broadway Musical In the Heights, and guest starred in one episode of The Good Wife as DJ Javier Berlin in October 2010.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2009
    Age 19
    Also in 2009, he is Voice in Beyond All Boundaries, and appeared on Entertainment Tonight and The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet.
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    In fall 2009, he had a lead role in the film Free Style as Cale Bryant, and appeared in The CW Television Network's new show The Beautiful Life: TBL.
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  • 2008
    Age 18
    He appeared on The Tyra Banks Show in 2008, and in the 2007 Disney Channel Games as captain of the Blue Team.
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  • 2007
    Age 17
    His debut album,Another Side, was released in May 2007.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted at No. 36 on the Billboard 200 album charts, selling 18,000 in its first week. Blue worked with Ne-Yo on "I Get Lonely," and with other performers such as Matthew Gerrard and Eric Hudson. A music video for his first single, "Push It to the Limit", premiered on the Disney Channel, and was used to promote the movie Jump In! "Push It to the Limit" reached the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 15. Bleu toured with fellow High School Musical cast members from late November 2006 to late January 2007 in High School Musical: The Concert, and with Drake Bell and Ally & AJ performing in about 40 different cities. To promote his debut album, Bleu performed at the NextFest tour. On Another Side, he wrote or co-wrote five of the album's twelve songs. He wrote two songs that appear as bonus tracks on the European version. One of those tracks was titled "Shake It Off", an ode to the musician Prince.
    He has also pursued a music career, and released his debut album Another Side on May 1, 2007, which included the single "Push It to the Limit".
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted at number thirty-six on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 18,000 copies in its first week. Bleu released his second album, Speed of Light, on March 10, 2009, in the U.S. Bleu played Usnavi in the Broadway company of In the Heights. Bleu was considered as host for The X Factor USA. On September 4, 2013, he was announced as a contestant on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars. He partnered with professional dancer Karina Smirnoff. Corbin and his partner made it to the finals, but became the runners-up behind Amber Riley. Bleu was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Martha (née Callari) and David Reivers, an actor. His mother is Italian American and his father is Jamaican American. He has three sisters: Jag, Phoenix, and Hunter. As a child, Bleu studied dance for several years, focusing on ballet and jazz.
    Bleu's next film, Jump In!, premiered on January 12, 2007, and has since become one of the highest-rated Disney Channel original movies.
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  • 2006
    Age 16
    He also had a small role as Spencer on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, appearing in the episodes entitled Guide to: The School Play and Guide to: Revenge & School Records. and Mother Goose Parade as Grand Marshal in 2006 and 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Bleu played "Chad Danforth" in the Emmy award-winning Disney Channel original movie High School Musical (2006), and reprised the role in the sequels High School Musical 2 (2007) and High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008). He guest starred as Johnny Collins in the premiere episode of Disney's Hannah Montana.
  • 2004
    Age 14
    Corbin continued dancing, becoming one of the first students at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. While in his first year Corbin was cast in his first lead role in the feature film 2004 film, Catch That Kid, alongside Kristen Stewart and Max Thieriot.
    More Details Hide Details In his second year, he played the lead role of Ren in the musical "Footloose" and the role of Sonny in the musical "Grease". That same year Corbin won Theatre Student of the Year. In the summer of 2004 Corbin became a part of the ensemble cast for the new Discovery Kids television series Flight 29 Down as Nathan McHugh, alongside Allen Alvarado and Hallee Hirsh and Lauren Storm, a drama series about a group of teens stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1996
    Age 6
    In 1996 Bleu's family relocated to Los Angeles, and he soon gained a recurring role on the TV series High Incident and a guest star appearance on ER.
    More Details Hide Details Bleu also had roles in Malcolm & Eddie (1998), as Matthew, and Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (2000), as Nick Elderby. He also had small roles in films like Soldier, Family Tree, Mystery Men, Galaxy Quest, and The Amanda Show.
  • 1989
    Born
    Born on February 21, 1989.
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