Drew Seeley grew up in Toronto where he first fell in love with performing. At age 11, he was cast in Hal Prince’s revival of Showboat and stayed with the production for a year. Two years later, he got his first guitar, began writing songs, and hasn’t looked back since.
In 2005, Seeley started working with producer Ray Cham and together they wrote “Getcha Head in the Game” for Disney’s quadruple platinum High School Musical soundtrack. This garnered them an Emmy nomination in the Best Original Song and Lyrics category. In addition, Seeley co-starred in the North American and Latin American tours of “High School Musical: The Concert” playing in 60,000-seat arenas. Seeley’s song and video “Dance with Me”, from the platinum Cheetah Girls 2 soundtrack, can be seen on the Disney Channel and he also appeared in Belinda Peregrin’s music video “Ni Freud, Ni Tu Mama”.
He wrote and performed music for the Disney Channel Original Movie “Jump In!” starring Corbin Bleu, and his spin on America’s song “Magic” was released on the “Wizards of Waverly Place” soundtrack. Seeley also made a guest appearance on the Chipmunks CD Undeniable, singing “Shake Your Groove Thing” with Alvin and the gang. He has recently been on a national tour performing original music from his debut album The Resolution.
Seeley’s acting career has included guest starring roles on “One Tree Hill,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “Guiding Light” and “Another Cinderella Story,” in which he stars as pop star Joey Parker opposite Selena Gomez. Seeley also co-wrote and performs four songs in the film. One of these songs, “New Classic,” enjoyed a slot on Radio Disney’s Top 10 countdown for two months and the music video has surpassed two million views on YouTube.
In 2009, Seeley took on the role of Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid’ on Broadway. He was part of the show through the end of its run, and recorded an alternate version of Prince Eric’s song “Her Voice,” which was released on the DisneyMania 7 album.
Additionally, Seeley starred alongside “30 Rock’s” Katrina Bowden in the Adam Sandler produced film The Shortcut, reunited with HSM alum Lucas Grabeel for the rock musical, I Kissed A Vampire, and portrayed the title character in the Hallmark Channel original movie, “Freshman Father.” The film, which is based on a true story, also includes “Best at the Time,” co-penned by Seeley..
Additionally, he starred in the TBS series, “Glory Daze,” alongside Lacey Chabert in “Non-Stop,” and as the antagonist in two Lifetime movies this year, “He Knows Your Every Move” and “Lethal Admirer.”
Recently, Seeley was in the Broadway company of Jersey Boys as Bob Gaudio, and co-starred in a brand new ’60s musical A Sign of the Times.
Seeley resides in sunny Los Angeles with his wife, Amy Paffrath, and dog Astro, and spends as much time at the beach as possible.