'Moana' Star Auli'i Cravalho Lands New Gig Day After Stunning Oscar Performance

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What a 24 hours for Auli’i Cravalho!
The Moana star has landed a supporting role in NBC’s theater drama pilot, Drama High, just one day after her stunning performance at the 2017 Academy Awards,ET can confirm.

Drama High centers on the talented students in a stand-out high school drama department from a working-class town, who are enriched by their impassioned teacher. The project hails from Friday Night Lights and Parenthood creator Jason Katims.

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Cravalho will play Lilette, who works part-time after school at the local diner and has big dreams -- and joining the drama department is one of them.
This marks the 16-year-old’s second major role following her breakout as the titular voice star of Moana.
On Sunday, Cravalho stunned the star-studded crowd at the Oscars, performing a beautiful rendition of Moana’s Oscar-nominated ballad, “How Far I’ll Go.” She didn’t miss a beat, even after she was hit in the head by one of her dancers’ large flags.
For more on the performance, watch the video below.