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Fanny Brice

 
Fanny Brice Headshot
Date Of Birth:
October 29, 1891
Date Of Death:
May 29, 1951 (59)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Fanny Brice, the legendary Jewish comedienne, Ziegfeld Follies/Broadway star, recording artist, and film actress extraordinaire. One of the most popular radio stars of all time, Fanny was the voice of “Baby Snooks” on air for 25 years and even better known as the inspiration for “Funny Girl." (read complete bio)
 
Fanny Brice Headshot
Date of Birth: October 29, 1891
Date of Death: May 29, 1951 (59)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Fanny Brice, the legendary Jewish comedienne, Ziegfeld Follies/Broadway star, recording artist, and film actress extraordinaire. One of the most popular radio stars of all time, Fanny was the voice of “Baby Snooks” on air for 25 years and even better known as the inspiration for “Funny Girl." (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1936
"Modernistic Moe" Singer
"He Hasn't A Thing Except Me" Singer
Myrtle Oppenshaw
Norma Shaeffer
Baby Snooks
Ruby Blondell
Mrs. Phoebe Schwartz
Zuleika
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1936
Performer
"Modernistic Moe" Singer
"He Hasn't A Thing Except Me" Singer
Norma Shaeffer
Ruby Blondell
Zuleika
Baby Snooks
Myrtle Oppenshaw
  [Broadway]
1934
Annie
"Soul Saving Sadie" Singer
"Sarah, The Sunshine Girl" Singer
Performer
"Countess Dubinsky" Singer
Baby Snooks
Julia
  [Broadway]
1931
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1930
Performer
  [Broadway]
1929
Marchesa Vera Di Livio
  [Broadway]
1926
Fanny Fiebaum
  [Broadway]
1924
Performer
  [Broadway]
1923
Performer
  [Broadway]
1921
Principal
Performer
  [Broadway]
1920
Performer
Performer
  [Broadway]
1920
Performer
  [Broadway]
1919
Performer
  [Broadway]
1918
Dora
  [Broadway]
1917
Performer
  [Broadway]
1916
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1913
Marcelle
  [Broadway]
1911
Performer
  [Broadway]
1910
Performer

Fanny Brice Biography

Fanny Brice, the legendary Jewish comedienne, Ziegfeld Follies/Broadway star, recording artist, and film actress extraordinaire. One of the most popular radio stars of all time, Fanny was the voice of “Baby Snooks” on air for 25 years and even better known as the inspiration for “Funny Girl."




Fanny Brice News

Lea Michele to Perform 'I'm the Greatest Star' From FUNNY GIRL on LATE NIGHT WITH SET Photo Lea Michele to Perform 'I'm the Greatest Star' From FUNNY GIRL on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Next Week
by Michael Major - Nov 30, 2022

Lea Michele will perform 'I'm the Greatest Star' from Funny Girl on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Michele recently opened the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with a performance of 'Don't Rain On My Parade.' She also performed 'People' on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and 'Don't Rain On My Parade' on Good Morning America.

Broadway Buying Guide: November 28, 2022 Photo Broadway Buying Guide: November 28, 2022
by Team BWW - Nov 28, 2022

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, November 28, 2022.

Sidney Myer, Rachelle Garniez & More to Perform at Pangea in December Photo Sidney Myer, Rachelle Garniez & More to Perform at Pangea in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2022

Pangea’s holiday tree will be all a-blaze with garlands of mirthful Downtown artistry this December, featuring Sidney Myer, Tammy McCann, Roz White, and more.

Photos: Broadway Comes to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Photo Photos: Broadway Comes to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
by Michael Major - Nov 25, 2022

Check out photos of Lea Michele and the cast of Funny Girl, the Broadway cast of The Lion King, Natasha Yvette Williams, J. Harrison Ghee, and Adrianna Hicks and the cast of Some Like It Hot, and Will Swenson and the cast of A Beautiful Noise performing on the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade now!

Video: Watch Lea Michele Sing from FUNNY GIRL at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Photo Video: Watch Lea Michele Sing from FUNNY GIRL at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 24, 2022

Lea Michele took centerstage on 34th Street as the opening performance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Below, watch as she is joined by the Broadway cast of Funny Girl to perform 'Don't Rain on My Parade.'

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Playhouse on Park's PI Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Playhouse on Park's PIPPIN Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Broadway Buying Guide: November 21, 2022 Photo Broadway Buying Guide: November 21, 2022
by Team BWW - Nov 21, 2022

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, November 21, 2022.

Album Review: FUNNY GIRL THE NEW BROADWAY CAST RECORDING Is Fanny-Tastic Photo Album Review: FUNNY GIRL THE NEW BROADWAY CAST RECORDING Is Fanny-Tastic
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 20, 2022

The revival of Funny Girl on Broadway has led to a new album for a new generation of fans, and it goes beautifully hand-in-hand with the 1964 original recording.

Listen: FUNNY GIRL New Broadway Cast Recording is Available Now! Photo Listen: FUNNY GIRL New Broadway Cast Recording is Available Now!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 18, 2022

The New Broadway Cast Recording of Funny Girl has been officially released digitally, November 18, 2022, on streaming platforms. Listen to the full album here!

Review: THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland Theater Retains Its Sparkle After Fo Photo Review: THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland Theater Retains Its Sparkle After Four Years
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 17, 2022

Amy Irving stopped by THE LINEUP, making the last episode of the year even more magical than it already was.

Fanny Brice Videos

FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording Will Be Released Tomorrow; Watch Lea Michele Sing 'Don't Ra Videoplay
FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording Will Be Released Tomorrow; Watch Lea Michele Sing 'Don't Rain on My Parade'

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 17, 2022

The New Broadway Cast Recording of Funny Girl will be released digitally tomorrow, Friday, November 18, 2022 at 12:01AM ET. Plus check out a teaser video, featuring Lea Michele singing Don't Rain on My Parade!

VIDEO: Watch Lea Michele Perform 'Don't Rain On My Parade' From FUNNY GIRL on GOOD MO Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Lea Michele Perform 'Don't Rain On My Parade' From FUNNY GIRL on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Michael Major - Oct 7, 2022

Watch a new video of Lea Michele singing 'Don't Rain On My Parade' from Funny Girl on Good Morning America! Michele stars in the revival as Fanny Brice alongside Ramin Karimloo, Jared Grimes, and Tovah Feldshuh. Michele also sat down for an interview before the performance, discussing mid-show standing ovations and being back on Broadway.

VIDEO: Lea Michele Performs 'People' from FUNNY GIRL on THE TONIGHT SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Lea Michele Performs 'People' from FUNNY GIRL on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 1, 2022

Watch Lea Michele perform 'People' from FUNNY GIRL on THE TONIGHT SHOW in this special video of her performance!

VIDEO: Ephie Aardema Dishes on Being Part of the 'Fanny Pack' as an Understudy in Bro Videoplay
VIDEO: Ephie Aardema Dishes on Being Part of the 'Fanny Pack' as an Understudy in Broadway's FUNNY GIRL

by Survival Jobs - Sep 25, 2022

Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back and sit down with actor Ephie Aardema, who shares what it’s like being part of the “Fanny Pack” as one of the Fanny Brice understudies in the Broadway hit musical ‘FUNNY GIRL’. Ephie shares what it’s like returning to the Broadway stage after the pandemic and juggling multiple roles in rehearsals in this video.

VIDEO: Lea Michele Discusses Relating to FUNNY GIRL on THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Lea Michele Discusses Relating to FUNNY GIRL on THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOW

by Michael Major - Sep 21, 2022

On the latest episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, Lea Michele sat down on the stage of the August Wilson Theatre with Barrymore to discuss her current Broadway run as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl. Michele spoke to Barrymore about her upbringing, relating to the role, landing her first Broadway show, and more. Watch videos from the interview now!

VIDEO: Julie Benko Discusses Her 'Big Break' in FUNNY GIRL on CBS MORNINGS Videoplay
VIDEO: Julie Benko Discusses Her 'Big Break' in FUNNY GIRL on CBS MORNINGS

by Michael Major - Sep 2, 2022

Julie Benko appeared on CBS Mornings to discuss her 'big break' in Funny Girl on Broadway Barbra Streisand's 'shadow,' and recent backstage rumors regarding the show's casting. The video also features performance footage of Benko performing 'I'm the Greatest Star' and rehearsal footage of a new version of 'People' that has been added into the show.

VIDEO: First Listen to Lea Michele in FUNNY GIRL Rehearsals Videoplay
VIDEO: First Listen to Lea Michele in FUNNY GIRL Rehearsals

by Robert Diamond - Aug 19, 2022

This afternoon, FUNNY GIRL on Broadway shared a new promo video of Lea Michele in rehearsal, singing up a storm as she prepares to join the musical as Fanny Brice.

VIDEO: First Look at Lea Michele in FUNNY GIRL Rehearsals Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Lea Michele in FUNNY GIRL Rehearsals

by Michael Major - Aug 4, 2022

Lea Michele took to Instagram to share a short clip of her in rehearsals for Funny Girl. The short clip features Michele tap dancing at the end of a musical number in the show. Michele is slated to begin performances alongside Tovah Feldshuh who will take over for Jane Lynch in the role of Rosie Brice. Watch the video clip of Michele in rehearsals!

VIDEO: Watch Beanie Feldstein Take Her Emotional Final Curtain Call in FUNNY GIRL Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Beanie Feldstein Take Her Emotional Final Curtain Call in FUNNY GIRL

by BWW Staff - Jul 31, 2022

Watch Beanie Feldstein take her emotional final bows and curtain call in Broadway's Funny Girl and as the cast pays tribute to her onstage with speeches and more.

VIDEO: Beanie Feldstein Talks FUNNY GIRL Audiences & Her Engagement on LATE NIGHT Videoplay
VIDEO: Beanie Feldstein Talks FUNNY GIRL Audiences & Her Engagement on LATE NIGHT

by Michael Major - Jun 28, 2022

Beanie Feldstein sat down with Seth Meyers to discuss the importance of telling Fanny Brice's story, how she relates to the character, and how many times her mother has come to see the show, revealing that they can see audiences from the stage. She also told the story of her recent engagement to Bonnie Chance Roberts. Watch the video!


Fanny Brice Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Fanny Brice been in?
Fanny Brice has appeared on Broadway in 19 shows.

How many West End shows has Fanny Brice been in?
Fanny Brice has not appeared in the West End