Ashley Tisdale to Star in High School Musical Spin-Off

04/01/2010 at 12:00 AM EDT

Ashley Tisdale to Star in High School Musical Spin-Off
Adam Larkey/Disney Channel
A favorite love-to-hate character from Disney's hit franchise High School Musical is gearing up for a Big Apple encore: Ashley Tisdale's drama queen, Sharpay Evans.

Tisdale is starring in and executive producing Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, a Disney TV movie that will chronicle the blond's quest to conquer New York City and appear on the Broadway stage, according to

In a statement, Disney said, "In Sharpay, Ashley Tisdale brought to life one of the most memorable comedic characters we've seen in years. This movie captures the absolutely perfect next chapter in Sharpay's life, as she tries to cultivate the humanity buried, deep, deep within her -- a challenging and hilarious endeavor."

The movie, which will begin production this summer, is scheduled to premiere on The Disney Channel in 2011. --Blane Bachelor

Tell us: Are you excited to see more of Sharpay?Adam Larkey/Disney Channel

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