Judy Taylor is the VP of Casting and Talent Relations for the Disney Channel. When Judy was casting for High School Musical, all of the actors and actresses were already working actors but did not have their big break yet. Zac Efron had done an arc on Summerland and had actually done a pilot for the Disney Channel previously to getting casted on High School Musical. This was a couple of years before Zac Efron’s big break. Vanessa Hudgens had also previously read for Judy Taylor and Disney Channel before but also had not made her big break. Ashley Tisdale was on Sweet Life and Monique Coleman had also auditioned for Disney Channel before. Lucas Grabeel was also in one of of Disney Channel’s Halloween Town movies before. Corbin Bleu had also read for a Disney Channel audition before his big break with High School Musical but was not read before.
When you audition or “read” for casting directors, it is a long process and the casting directors see a lot of actors and actresses auditioning. The next step is casting directors like Judy Taylor from Disney Channel will have a call back process to bring back those actors that they think fits the role the best. From there they will see how well they work cohesively and checks on chemistry and camaraderie.
You have to always be working on your craft as an actor and actress if you want to make it big. Casting directors from Disney Channel are always looking for talent and of course what they call “triple threats” which mean acting, singing and dancing. But for casting directors like Judy Taylor at Disney Channel, you have to have acting as your core because at the Disney Channel, acting is what it is all about. At the end of the day you need to be able to carry the skill of acting, you need to be funny and have comedic skills especially for Disney Channel stars. The triple threat of singing, dancing, and musical talents is the icing on the cake. For the Disney Channel family, acting is the best avenue where you can go down. The beauty of the Disney Channel is that they let their stars and actors stretch their acting muscles and talents. You’ll love it at the Disney Channel so if you get a