Lucas Grabeel’s Ryan Evans is finally confirmed to be gay after almost two decades of speculations about the ‘High School Musical’ character.
The upcoming final season of Disney+’s ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ is almost here, and the streaming platform dropped a clip featuring four original characters from the ‘High School Musical’ movie.
For more context about the scene, TV Line explained:
“Allow us to set the (very meta) scene: the mockumentary’s upcoming season finds the original HSM cast returning to the real East High to film a fourth movie in the franchise.”
Ryan (Grabeel), Chad (Corbin Bleu), Taylor (Monique Coleman) and Martha (Kaycee Stroh) perform “High School Reunion”, which is a song from the fictional fourth film. They sing and dance like the good old ‘High School Musical’ days as they wish Ms. Darbus (Alyson Reed) a happy retirement.
Meanwhile, Ryan approaches his partner, who is portrayed by Pentatonix’s Scott Hoying, and the two of them share a sweet kiss. During the scene, Ryan tells his partner:
“This means so much to me.”
And that moment holds so much meaning, not only for Ryan Evans, but also for long-time ‘High School Musical’ fans, as well as the gays in general… <3 ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ Season 4 is set to premiere on Disney+ on August 9.
In the meantime, you can watch the “High School Reunion” clip here:
— HSM: The Musical: The Series (@hsmseries) July 25, 2023