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Lea Michele could finally be the ‘Funny Girl’ on Broadway after Beanie Feldstein quits

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This rumor is not a joke for Lea Michele fans.

According to Showbiz 411, the 35-year-old is reportedly the producer’s choice to play Fanny Brice on Funny Girl once Beanie Feldstein leaves the role in September.

A representative for Michele declined to comment when contacted by The Post, which has also reached out to show publicists.

Michele has publicly expressed her desire to play the original character of Barbra Streisand for years. She got a taste of Glee Season 1 when she sang “Don’t Rain on My Parade.” She also performed the show’s tune at the 2010 Tony Awards.

At the time, rumors were circulating that she might join the musical after Glee creator Ryan Murphy bought the rights to Funny Girl. was all she could have brought to the role.”

“We were thinking about doing it right after ‘Glee,’ but I did a lot of the songs from ‘Funny Girl’ on ‘Glee,’ so it felt a little soon, but I feel really ready to do it now to do. So maybe we could do it soon,” Michele told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live in 2017.

Last fall, Michele also threw her support behind Feldstein, telling the Little Me: Growing Up Broadway podcast, “I just think Beanie is an amazing choice to produce, and I think it’s going to be so wonderful.”

With “Glee” alum Jane Lynch will also be stepping down from her role as Fanny’s mother on “Funny Girl” out September 25. She has yet to be reassigned.

On Sunday, Michele performed “Touch Me” along with the original cast of “Spring Awakening” at the 2022 Tony Awards. She has also previously appeared on Broadway in “Les Miserables”, “Ragtime” and “Fiddler on the Roof”.

https://nypost.com/2022/06/17/lea-michele-might-finally-be-funny-girl-on-broadway-after-beanie-feldstein-bails/ Lea Michele could finally be the ‘Funny Girl’ on Broadway after Beanie Feldstein quits

Emma Bowman

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