Zac Efron is the latest name to be added to the honouree roster at ShoWest and will collect the 2009 Breakthrough Performer Of The Year Award on April 2.

Efron appeared on stage in a musical number at the 81st Annual Academy Awards last weekend and his credits include the High School Musical franchise, Hairspray, and Me And Orson Welles.

'When Zac Efron made his debut, with the cast of Hairspray at ShoWest 2007, many in attendance took notice of this young actor's incredible talent,' ShoWest co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said.

'His undeniable onscreen presence and charm have connected with fans around the world, and with the impending release of the comedy 17 Again, Zac Efron is poised to break out as a true Hollywood star.'

ShoWest runs in Las Vegas from March 30-April 2.