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Ansel Elgort in 'Hairspray' and 'Rent,' Taran Killam in 'Evita,' and more stars in high school musicals

Ansel Egort

There is nothing else to say except this: Ansel Elgort, whose charming swagger won your heart in The Fault in Our Stars, played Link Larkin in a high school production of Hairspray.

Elgort has made frequent mention of his theater (and tap-dancing) past – but the video evidence below is really just too good to be true. Not only is there proof of Elgort’s basically perfect casting as Tracy Turnblad’s well-coiffed love; there’s also footage of Elgort’s performance as Collins in a theater camp production of Rent at the famed Stagedoor Manor.

And Elgort, of course, isn’t the only celebrity who tread the theater boards as a student. In honor of these videos surfacing, we’ve rounded up a handful of other stars who were surprise dynamos in their high school musical theater programs. Let them entertain you in the clips below:

Ansel Elgort in Hairspray

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfosjB5JWZg

Ansel Elgort in Rent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHvuZvacQw4

Taran Killam in Evita

http://youtu.be/VvH-6R9m2ss?t=1m59s

Josh Groban in Fiddler on the Roof

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5RIQg57rpw

Jessica Simpson in A Chorus Line

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCHy7vUwhFQ

BONUS: Chris Colfer cameo in Man of La Mancha

http://youtu.be/jbF1Qjvx9ig?t=5m16s

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