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Kelsi Nielsen was a student at East High, she writes songs for two of her friends, Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez. She is a pianist and a female character from the Disney Channel Original Movies, High School Musical, High School Musical 2, and High School Musical 3: Senior Year. She is one of the supporting & recurring characters like Zeke Baylor, Jason Cross, and Martha Cox.

Character History

High School Musical

She appeared in the first film as a supporting female character in the High School Musical series and a female Wildcat character in the High School Musical series. She used to audition for the normal High School Musical version and the winter High School Musical versions, but she does not appear as a main character in the three Disney High School Musical movies. Troy Bolton also gives Kelsi the game ball after his basketball victory over the West High Knights, saying, "Composer, here's your game ball. You deserve it, playmaker.". Kelsi scores a basket after shooting the ball, with some help from her possible new future love interest, Jason Cross.

High School Musical 2

She appeared in the second film as a supporting female character again and a female Wildcat character. She gets into playing the piano after the song "Work This Out", she auditions in the Lava Springs Country Club where High School Musical 2 takes place in the movie. She is shown to be paired up with Jason Cross once more.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

In the third and final film, there were new characters to the High School Musical series and the High School Musical movies are Jimmie Zara, Tiara Gold, and Donnie Dion. She arranges the music for the spring play, goes to prom with Ryan Evans and is awarded a scholarship to Julliard upon graduation.


  • It is interesting to note that despite the first two films setting up a potential romance between her and Jason, they are not together in High School Musical 3, as she attends prom with Ryan. It is possible that she was his girlfriend and then Kelsi broke up with him or Jason broke up with her, then became Ryan's girlfriend in the third film.

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Films: High School MusicalHigh School Musical 2High School Musical 3: Senior YearSharpay's Fabulous AdventureHigh School Musical 4

TV Series: High School Musical: Get in the PictureHigh School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Video games:Work This Out!Sing It!Sing It! 3Senior Year DanceSing ItDisney Sing It: Pop HitsDisney Sing It: Party HitsDisney Sing It: Family Hits
Music: High School Musical (Soundtrack)High School Musical 2 (soundtrack)High School Musical 3: Senior Year (soundtrack)Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (soundtrack)High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (soundtrack)High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (season 2 soundtrack)High School Musical: The ConcertHigh School Musical Hits RemixedHigh School Musical 2: Non-Stop Dance PartyHigh School Musical: Be MineHigh School Musical: The CollectionHigh School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special (soundtrack)Music from High School Musical (Original Score)

HSM: Troy BoltonGabriella MontezSharpay EvansRyan EvansChad DanforthTaylor McKessieKelsi NielsenZeke BaylorJason CrossMartha CoxMs. DarbusJack BoltonMrs. Montez

HSM2: Thomas FultonLucille BoltonVance EvansDarby EvansBoiThe Sharpettes
HSM3: Tiara GoldJimmy ZaraDonnie DionCharlie DanforthMrs. DanforthPrincipal Matsui
SFA: Peyton LeverettRoger EllistonTiffani DestinAmber Lee AdamsGill SammsNeal RobertsBerry TaylorMr. GonzalesMrs. Gonzalez

East High SchoolBolton HouseholdMountain Ski ResortLava SpringsStanford University
HSM: Start of Something NewGet'cha Head in the GameWhat I've Been Looking For + (Reprise) • Stick to the Status QuoWhen There Was Me and YouBop to the TopBreaking FreeWe're All in This TogetherI Can't Take My Eyes Off of You

HSM2: What Time Is It?FabulousWork This OutYou Are The Music in Me + (Reprise) • Humuhumunukunukuapua'aI Don't DanceGotta Go My Own WayBet On ItEverydayAll for One
HSM3: Now or NeverRight Here, Right NowI Want It AllCan I Have This DanceA Night to RememberJust Wanna Be with YouThe Boys are BackWalk AwayScreamSenior Year Spring MusicalHigh School MusicalJust Getting Started
SFA: Gonna ShineMy Boi and Me + (My Girl and Me) • Walking on SunshineBabyNew York's Best Kept SecretThe Rest of My Life
HSMTMTS (season 1): I Think I Kinda, You KnowWonderingA Billion SorrysAll I WantBorn to Be BraveTruth, Justice and Songs in Our KeyOut of the OldRole of a LifetimeJust for a MomentThe Medley, The Mash-Up
HSMTM (holiday special): This Christmas (Hang all the Mistletoe)The Perfect GiftFeliz NavidadHanukkah MedleyLast ChristmasWhite ChristmasLittle Saint NickBelieveWhat Are You Doin' on New Year's Eve?RiverSomething in the AirThat's Christmas to MeChristmas (Baby Please Come Home)
HSMTMTS (season 2): Something in the AirThe Perfect GiftHigh School Musical 2 MedleyBelle1-2-3YAC Alma MaterBeauty and the BeastEven When/The Best PartRed Means LoveGrantedA Dancer's HeartThe ClimbHomeThe Rose SongAround YouThe Mob SongGastonIf I Can't Love HerLet You GoYou Ain't Seen Nothin'In a Heartbeat