Not new to voicing animated characters on television, High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale has landed herself a gig on the Seth Macfarlane-created series The Cleveland Show. She'll be on the show as the character Lacey Stapleton, bagging three episodes for her appearance.
According to Ashley Tisdale's official website, the actress can be first heard on The Cleveland Show's "The Curious Case of Jr. Working at the Stool." It will air on February 21, followed by a couple more installments featuring the star.
The character she's playing, Lacey Stapleton, is said to be the wealthy rival of Roberta, the Tubbs family's teenage daughter. Both of them are popular girls in their schools, so we might as well expect a cartoon catfight.
According to the episode's official synopsis, Roberta competes with rich girl Lacey for even more fame. Unfortunately for the girl, she's going to get "more than she bargained [for]". Could that be related to the fact that Tisdale's stint on the series is for more than an episode?
After her first appearance on "The Curious Case of Jr. Working at the Stool," Ashley Tisdale will be returning on November on The Cleveland Show. Her character will next be seen on "Brian Writes a Best Seller", which airs later this year. Next comes "And Then There Were Fewer", to air in September 2011.
There may be long gaps in those episode schedules, but we're glad they cast the High School Musical actress in a role similar to one that shot her to fame: as Sharpay Evans in the Disney franchise. But we're not expecting Lacey Stapleton to have an equally musically oriented brother though.
Having heard the actress on such animated shows like Kim Possible and Phineas and Ferb, we're pretty sure she'll do fine with this role. Don't forget to catch Ashley Tisdale on the new episode of The Cleveland Show, airing on February 21 on the FOX network.