After earning her Hollywood wings from the megahit High School Musical with ex-boyfriend Zac Efron, it came as no surprise that Vanessa Hudgens would give her acting prowess a try on Broadway.
It’s been an incredible theater journey for someone who started out playing the role of Mama Mary in the nativity scene as a young girl, to finally making it to the most coveted acting stage in the world, nabbing the leading role in the play Gigi. Vanessa plays a free-spirited Parisienne who is forced to become a wealthy playboy’s companion – a role made popular by the lovely Audrey Hepburn back in 1951. Despite getting mixed reviews, the 26-year-old shows her full enthusiasm at finally making it to the big stage.
Vanessa graced the 2015 Stars in the Alley Outdoor Concert, a concert celebrating the legendary impact that Broadway has had on New York, by performing together with another television-turned-Broadway actor – Darren Criss from the popular show Glee. The 26-year-old American actress and singer also took the stage with her Gigi co-star, Corey Scott. The actress looked lovely in a Saylor romper worn under a light blazer, styled with her trademark platform shoes. Vanessa kept her short hair slightly curled, and finished her look with multiple rings, layered bracelets, a silver necklace, and a bright red lip.
Vanessa Hudgens performing with Corey Cott and Darren Criss at the 2015 Stars in the Alley outdoor concert held in Shubert Alley on Broadway, New York on May 27, 2015
Darren Criss uploaded a photo of him and Vanessa Hudgens to his Instagram account
We’re not quite sure where Vanessa got her platform heels (the girl shops ANYWHERE, which we love), so we came up with three alternatives below that are available online:
Saint Laurent White Leather Bow Strap Candy Platform Sandals, $643.50 (before: $895)
Shellys London Aaelle White, $139.99
Credit: Darren Criss' Instagram / Joseph Marzullo / WENN