Meet rising star Frankie Rodriguez as he makes his highly anticipated Disney+ debut

Among the hottest young scene-stealing talent currently making waves in Hollywood, rising star Frankie Rodriguez has made his highly anticipated Disney+ debut in its original series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”. The television reboot of the wildly popular musical franchise, the fearless and spirited Rodriguez is set to take center stage as the openly gay theater student Carlos. Carlos is the student choreographer for the East High Drama Club, and as one of Disney’s few openly gay characters, the dashing newcomer is already being talked about for his compelling performance on episode 5.

“Homecoming” opens with the typically confident Carlos in a rare moment of vulnerability.After rehearsing an extended dance break with Seb (Joe Serafini), Carlos initiates every high schooler’s worst nightmare: asking his crush to the homecoming dance. Fast-forward to the big night, when it appears at first that Seb stood up Carlos. With the help of his theater squad, Carlos summons the courage to take the center of the dance floor by himself (he is the choreographer, after all) to the tune of an upbeat self-love song, “Born to Be Brave.”

The new series follows the students of the East High drama club as they prepare to perform the school’s first production of “High School Musical.” Every episode will feature a different song from the popular films as well as an original song. It takes place over a decade after the original movies, bringing a whole new vibe to the franchise we all know and love. The series will be one of many first Disney Plus originals premiering with the streaming service’s debut this fall.
Rodriguez has worked in television and film for the last four years and can be seen in the guest-starring role of Eduardo on ABC’s “Modern Family.” A native of Selma, California, the talented young actor first got his start in singing before making the transition to the screen. When not dazzling the audience, Rodriguez enjoys interior decorating and adding to his sneaker collection.