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Gabriella Montez is a character in the High School Musical series. She is one of the protagonists, along with Troy Bolton, Sharpay Evans, Ryan Evans, Taylor McKessie and Chad Danforth.

Gabriella Montez joins East High School, and is an academic genius with a wonderful singing voice. She catches Troy Bolton's attention the first day she comes to the school, and starts singing with him. She ends up singing with Troy in the school's musical production.


High School Musical

Gabriella in the original film.

Extraordinarily beautiful and academically-gifted, she meets Troy at a family bar during their winter break and are forced to sing in the New Year's Eve party at the Ski Mountain Resort. They instantly feel a connection with one another, and, as fate would have it, they end up attending the same school, East High School. There, they become close friends, and eventually begin dating. When the two meet up at the auditions for the winter concert, they try out for the callbacks and do a duet of a song called Breaking Free.

Since Troy, being the basketball star of East High and not known to have a passion or talent for singing, and Gabriella, the shy, nerdy new girl with a liking for chemistry, start singing, there is a large amount of social unrest at the school, as more people begin revealing their passions that conflict with the stereotypes they have been placed into.

However, despite numerous attempts to break the duo apart, they end up singing the duet and encouraging others to break from the norm in favor of following their dreams. Following the performance, the two become a very successful couple, though not without their occasional conflicts. Eventually, Sharpay Evans is jealous of Gabriella because of how popular Gabriella is becoming in the school, which Sharpay sees as a threat to her own popularity--she's also jealous of Troy and Gabriella's relationship, the former of whom Sharpay has a crush on.

High School Musical 2

Gabriella in the second film.

In the second film, Gabriella has maintained her romance with Troy, and the couple, along with their friends, get jobs at the Lava Springs Country Club for the summer. Seeking revenge, Sharpay lures Troy away from Gabriella and his friends, showering him with various luxuries, including promising college opportunities. After Troy repeatedly breaks his promises and backs out of his commitments, Gabriella breaks up with him, only for the couple to reunite.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Gabriella Montez in High School Musical 3

Gabriella in the third film.

A Stanford-bound Gabriella is uneasy about the fast pace her life has taken. Before graduation, Gabriella briefly considers taking classes at the local university for a year and going to Stanford when she is ready, much to the dismay of Taylor and Mrs. Montez. Troy urges Gabriella to accept an early orientation.

Gabriella goes to Stanford but must drop out of the school musical (allowing Sharpay to fill the lead role) and miss prom. Wanting his last dance at East High to be with Gabriella, Troy drives to Stanford and the two share an intimate prom of their own. He convinces Gabriella to return to East High for opening night of the musical and for graduation. Gabriella will attend Stanford and study law. She put her house up for sale before she graduated high school.


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Films: High School Musical | High School Musical 2 | High School Musical 3: Senior Year | Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure | High School Musical 4
TV Series: High School Musical: Get in the Picture
Video games: Makin' the Cut! | Work This Out! | Sing It! | Sing It! 3 | Livin' the Dream | Senior Year Dance | Senior Year DS | Sing It | Disney Sing It: Pop Hits | Disney Sing It: Party Hits | Disney 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 Hits Remixed | High School Musical 2: Non-Stop Dance Party


HSM: Troy Bolton | Gabriella Montez | Sharpay Evans | Ryan Evans | Chad Danforth | Taylor McKessie | Kelsi Nielsen | Zeke Baylor | Jason Cross | Martha Cox | Ms. Darbus | Jack Bolton | Mrs. Montez
HSM2: Thomas Fulton | Lucille Bolton | Vance Evans | Darby Evans | Boi | The Sharpettes
HSM3: Tiara Gold | Jimmy Zara | Donnie Dion | Charlie Danforth | Mrs. Danforth | Principal Matsui
SFA: Peyton Leverett | Roger Elliston | Tiffani Destin | Amber Lee Adams | Gill Samms | Neal Roberts | Berry Taylor | Mr. Gonzales | Mrs. Gonzalez


East High School | Bolton Household | Mountain Ski Resort | Lava Springs | Stanford University


HSM: Start of Something New | Get'cha Head in the Game | What I've Been Looking For + (Reprise) | Stick to the Status Quo | When There Was Me and You | Bop to the Top | Breaking Free | We're All in This Together
HSM2: What Time Is It? | Fabulous | Work This Out | You Are The Music in Me + (Reprise) | Humuhumunukunukuapua'a | I Don't Dance | Gotta Go My Own Way | Bet On It | Everyday | All for One
HSM3: Now or Never | Right Here, Right Now | I Want It All | Can I Have This Dance | A Night to Remember | Just Wanna Be with You | The Boys are Back | Walk Away | Scream | Senior Year Spring Musical | High School Musical
SFA: Gonna Shine | My Boi and Me | My Girl and Me | New York's Best Kept Secret | The Rest of My Life

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