Lea Michele Reveals 'Exciting First Meetings' for FUNNY GIRL Broadway Revival
Lea Michele stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo and revealed that she and Glee creator Ryan Murphy have had "exciting first meetings with a fabulous director" for an upcoming Broadway revival of FUNNY GIRL.
When a fan called into the Bravo show last night asking, "Since Ryan Murphy owns the rights to the stage show, are the rumors of you and him doing a real life Funny Girl revival true?" Michele replied:
"Yeah, well Ryan has the rights, and you know, it's something that we both I think would really love to do, and we've had some really exciting first meetings with a really fabulous director that we think would, you know, be wonderful. Um, it's just about fitting it in, you know, timing wise. Doing that show would take so much energy and coming right off of the sixth season of Glee, I definitely am going to tour my album a little bit this summer, but definitely next summer so, once I feel like, you know, and I have to work on my second record so, when I, when we have the time, would love to do it."
Also on the show, the actress discussed how her musical dramedy Glee will end its sixth and final season. "The plan Ryan has is really cool. It will still be in the same place where it all began and we will be all together," she said.
Watch clips of the appearance here!
Transcript courtesy of BravoTV
Michele debuted on Broadway in 1995 as a replacement for the role of Young Cosette in the original New York production of LES MISERABLES. Following her theatrical debut in LES MISERABLES, Michele was cast in the role of Tateh's daughter, the Little Girl, in the 1998 original Broadway cast of Ragtime and in 2004, Michele portrayed "Shprintze" and "Chava" in the Broadway revival of the musical Fiddler on the Roof.
Michele originated the role of Wendla in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's musical version of Spring Awakening on Broadway in 2006. Michele was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance in Spring Awakening in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Musical.
In early 2009, Michele won the role of Rachel Berry on the FOX television SMASH hit, Glee (2009) and since the show's premiere on May 19, 2009, Michele has since received worldwide critical and public acclaim for her performance on the show.