And this sounds pretty exciting!! Derek has a new interview in Parade Magazine where he talks about Dancing with the Stars, World of Dance, High School Musical…and a secret, new, BIG project that he’s creating. I can’t wait to see it!! I’ve put a small excerpt from Parade Magazine below – click the link to read the whole thing:
First, on HSMTMTS:
Is Zack going to be singing and dancing?
Yeah, there is a song and dance performance in this season. I’m doing a duet. What was cool was I’m originally from Utah, and we filmed in Utah. It was good to go home and see the family and then go shoot some episodes.
This is another musical, like Hairspray Live! Do you ever want to play a dark, twisted role?
We’ll see in the future. When I went to theater arts school in London, there were a few things I did that were quite dark and moody and emotional. Honestly, I loved that. However, I think that right now, for me, my focus in future projects that I’m about to work on, I feel like in this day, I feel compelled to do joy, pure and fun. I feel like there’s a lot of density right now in general in the world, and I feel like bringing a little bit of light, a little bit of joy, is calling to me.
Now on that big project…
You mentioned you’re creating a platform for dancers to showcase their abilities. Is that part of your ABC deal? Or are you working on a show for you to star in?
There is a show. I’m not allowed to officially announce anything, but I will say that there’s something in the works that I’m very, very, very excited about. It is a once in a lifetime project. When people ask what a dream project would be like, well, this it. It’s a huge challenge. Again, it’s a lot of joy, a lot of nostalgia, a lot of pure entertainment. But it is a massive, massive undertaking, I will say that. I’m excited to create it.