Zac Efron wants to appear in a Broadway show.

The 'High School Music' star - who showed off his singing-and-dancing skills in the US children's film franchise - admits his dream role would be to perform live in the theatre every night.

He told Absolute Now: "Every time I see a show on Broadway I get this deep feeling that I just really want to be up on stage with those guys."

The 22-year-old hunk - who has been dating his co-star Vanessa Hudgens for five years - is now desperate to clear up his hectic work schedule to make way for rehearsals and to give him enough time to learn lines in readiness for a stage production.

He explained: "The challenge is just to get away and find the time to do it. I hope I can soon."

Zac's determination to appear in a show was probably increased when he starred in the movie version of Broadway sensation 'Hairspray' back in 2007.