January 31, 2023

Lea Michele took on her dream position as Fanny Brice in Broadway’s “Humorous Woman” this 12 months, and on Thanksgiving she introduced the display to New York Town’s Usher in Sq.. Michele and a few of her co-stars kicked off the televised Thanksgiving Day Parade with a efficiency of “Do not Rain On My Parade,” the enduring hit track from the musical. 

The parade regularly options a number of Broadway numbers, carried out in Usher in Sq. the place the parade ends. This 12 months’s parade featured routines from “Some Like It Sizzling,” “The Lion King” and others. The Rockettes and several other featured marching bands from around the nation additionally carried out.

Jimmy Fallon, the Roots, Gloria Estefan and Dionne Warwick had been additionally on parade floats. 

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Lea Michele and the solid of Humorous Woman rehearse all through the primary day of New York’s Thanksgiving Day Parade rehearsals at Usher in Sq. on Nov. 21, 2022, in New York Town. 

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Forward of the efficiency, Michele shared a video on her Instagram tales at 5:30 a.m. as she were given able in her Broadway dressing room. She persisted to movie her adventure to Usher in Sq.. She even shared a TikTok dance to Taylor Swift’s “Bejeweled” to mark the instance. 

Michele has at all times been the Fanny Brice position. On “Glee,” a musical tv display a few highschool glee membership, Michele’s personality, Rachel Berry, lands the position on Broadway. 

Existence in the end imitated artwork and Michele landed the position previous this 12 months, changing Beanie Feldstein. She recieved a number of status ovations all through her first week in September. 

In an interview with Broadway.com, Michele agreed it was once very “meta” that each she and the nature she performed for 6 years on “Glee” were given to megastar as Fanny Brice. 

After she were given the position, Michele shared two footage — certainly one of herself and one as Rachel Berry – outdoor of the theater beneath the “Humorous Woman” marquee. “A dream come true,” she wrote on Instagram. 

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Lea Michele takes her first curtain name as Fanny Brice in “Humorous Woman” on Broadway at The August Wilson Theatre on Sept. 6, 2022, in New York Town.

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Michele isn’t any stranger to Broadway. She gave the impression in “Les Miserables” as younger Cosette in 1995, when she was once simply 8 years previous. She’s additionally identified for her position in “Spring Awakening” — she was once a part of the unique solid in 2006.

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