BURBANK, CA (Warner Bros. Records) - Warner Bros. Records is pleased to announce that it has signed singer-actress Ashley Tisdale, the effervescent star of the top-rated TV movie "High School Musical," to an exclusive long-term recording contract. She is currently co-writing and recording her debut album for the label with a stable of world-class writers and producers.
Recently named one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25," Tisdale is best known for her role as Maddie, a hotel candy counter clerk and babysitter of devious twin boys on the Disney Channel series "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody." She has also earned enormous popularity through her role in "High School Musical," which premiered in January 2006 and was the highest rated telecast in Disney Channel history.
"Ashley is that unique young woman whose determination, talent, drive, and great sense of style have made her an icon to young people all over the world," says Warner Bros. Records' Senior V.P. of Marketing Lori Feldman. "Add to that a point-of-view and a spectacular voice, and she has the makings of a superstar. We are thrilled that she has chosen Warner Bros. Records as the home for her career as a musical artist."
In addition to the acting credits mentioned above, Tisdale had a featured role in the cult classic film "Donnie Darko" with Jake Gyllenhall, as well as recurring roles on "The George Lopez Show," "Still Standing," and "The Hughleys." She was discovered at the age of three in a mall in her hometown of Monmouth County, NJ, and went on to star in more than 100 national network commercials. Tisdale made her acting debut in a leading role in the national tour of the Broadway musical "Les Misérables" at age eight.
"I am so honored and happy to be a Warner Bros. Recording artist. They have become my second family. They encourage me to be creative, and to be instrumental in the decision making process. My team at Warner Bros. which includes Lori Feldman, Luke Burland, Liz Rosenberg and Wendy Griffiths, have been so warm and wonderful. From the first meeting I knew this was where I was meant to be.
"When I met Tom Whalley, I was completely in awe of him. I was very impressed with how intelligent and worldly he is, and I knew he was the person I wanted to make my first CD with.
"Warner Bros. has hooked me up with the greatest producers in the business and I love my A&R guy, Tommy Page. Tommy was an artist himself and he just gets me.
"I'm ecstatic to be part of the Warner Bros. family. I couldn't imagine a better place to be making my debut CD."