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.
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.