Lea Michele Teases Her Next Broadway Show After ‘Funny Girl’
Fans can continue to see Lea Michele in ‘Funny Girl’ on Broadway until September 3.
Lea Michele is planning to stay on Broadway a bit longer than fans might have thought.
The 36-year-old actress is currently on Broadway as Fanny Brice in ‘Funny Girl’ and is set to continue until the show closes on September 3.
But in a recent interview with Variety, Michele teased that she has more Broadway plays set for her in the future of her career.
When asked if she planned to return to the stage after “Funny Girl” the actor revealed she’s already booked a role in a popular show.
“I already know what it is,” she said. “You know it. It’s very different musically.”
Michele is having “the time of her life”
Originally, the Glee star was only supposed to play the role of Fanny Brice until June. But after getting to perform on stage and grow with the cast, Michele decided to extend her contract.
In an interview on Live with Kelly and Ryan, she opened up about how the cast has become a family during this “beautiful experience.”
“I really didn’t know how this was going to all sort of feel and be for us as a family and being back in New York,” she said. “But I’m having such an amazing time and we have the most amazing cast and it is just such a beautiful experience.”
Michele receives praise for her role in ‘Funny Girl’
Despite the short controversy that happened when Michele stepped into the role in September, replacing Beanie Feldstein, who led the musical revival when it first opened in April 2022 the actress has since received high praise.
One person who was quick to support Michele was her old director Ryan Murphy, who wrote a tribute in honor of her being listed in Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2023.
“Her acting: impeccable and nuanced. Her voice: full of joy and despair. She had done the impossible: made Fanny her own, to great critical and commercial acclaim,” wrote Murphy.
“Older, wiser, stronger, Lea interjected the classic with a new burst of modernity and something singular: here she was playing a survivor and killing it because she herself had survived something. Many things.”