Lea Michele might finally be ‘Funny Girl’ on Broadway after Beanie Feldstein bails

This rumor isn’t any laughing matter for Lea Michele followers.

The 35-year-old is reportedly the producer’s decide to play Fanny Brice in “Humorous Lady” as soon as Beanie Feldstein leaves the position in September, according to Showbiz 411.

A consultant for Michele declined to remark when contacted by The Submit, which has additionally reached out to point out publicists.

Michele has publicly manifested her desire to play the Barbra Streisand-original character for years. She bought a style on the first season of “Glee” when she sang “Don’t Rain on My Parade.” She additionally performed the show tune on the 2010 Tony Awards.

At the moment, rumors swirled that she could possibly be becoming a member of the musical after “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy’s purchased the rights to “Humorous Lady,” however a source told People she declined “primarily as a result of she thought what was completed on ‘Glee’ was all the pieces she might have dropped at the position.”

“We had been considering of doing it to do it proper after ‘Glee’ however I did quite a lot of the songs from ‘Humorous Lady’ on ‘Glee’ so it felt a like little quickly, however I really feel actually able to do it now, so perhaps we might do it quickly,” Michele advised Andy Cohen on “Watch What Occurs Stay” in 2017.

Final fall Michele additionally threw her assist behind Feldstein, telling the “Little Me: Growing Up Broadway” podcast, “I simply suppose that Beanie is an unimaginable alternative for the manufacturing, and I feel it’s going to be so great.”

Fellow “Glee” alum Jane Lynch may also go away her position as Fanny’s mom in “Humorous Lady” on Sept. 25. She has but to be recast.

On Sunday, Michele performed “Touch Me” alongside the unique solid of “Spring Awakening” on the 2022 Tony Awards. She has additionally beforehand appeared on Broadway in “Les Miserables,” “Ragtime” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”

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