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Lea Michele

Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA

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Now starring on Broadway in Funny Girl, Lea Michele is an award-winning actress, singer and NY Times Best Selling author. She is best known for her role as “Rachel Berry” on Ryan Murphy’s critically acclaimed, Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning series, “Glee.” In 2010, Michele was honored with an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Actress – Comedy. In 2012 and 2013, Michele won the TEEN CHOICE Award for Choice TV Actress: Comedy. In 2013, she also won a People’s Choice Award for Best TV Comedic Actress.

At just eight years old, Lea Michele made her Broadway debut as “Young Cosette” in Les Misérables. Since then, Michele has shared the stage with Broadway greats Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell in Ragtime, as well as Alfred Molina in the 20th anniversary production of Fiddler on the Roof. She also received raved reviews for her stage performance in the role of “Wendla” for the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Spring Awakening, which earned her a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. She recently reprised her role of “Wendla” in Spring Awakening for the 15th anniversary of the production with the original cast. During a spectacular one night only reunion concert the group came back together to benefit The Actors Fund. You can catch this performance in the new HBO docuseries; “Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known,” available on HBO Max.

While appearing on television and stage, Michele’s love for music has been a focus point in her career. Michele has had the honoring of singing for The President and performing at the Superbowl. She has released 4 albums, “FOREVER”, “Christmas in the City”, “Places” and “Louder” and has also traveled around the world on multiple concert tours including a joint tour with fellow “Glee” alum Darren Criss.

Michele is also a best-selling author releasing “Brunette Ambition,” which was a NY Times Best Seller as well as her follow up book, “You First”.

Lea Michele Photos


Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Fanny Brice [Replacement]

Broadway Transfer, 2006

Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006
Eponine (Alternate) [Replacement]

[New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2006

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006

Broadway Revival, 2004

Chava (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 1998
The Little Girl

Original Broadway Production, 1987
Young Cosette (Alternate) [Replacement]

Young Eponine (Alternate) [Replacement]

Gavroche (Understudy) [Replacement]

[New York]
Workshop, 2001

Lea Michele Movies

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
[ 2013 ] Dorothy

Lea Michele TV Shows

Rachel Berry, Tina Cohen-Chang
Scream Queens
Hester Ulrich
The Mayor
Valentina Barella

Lea Michele Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical (tie)

Lea Michele, Spring Awakening

Lea Michele Videos

Lea Michele News

Review: FUNNY GIRL at The Kennedy Center

Funny Girl is a solidly entertaining vehicle for a high-profile performance by Katerina McCrimmon as beloved vaudeville performer Fanny Brice. Now playing at the Kennedy Center, this popular musical (from the original stage version starring Barbra Streisand and her Oscar-winning performance in the 1968 hit film –and the recent hit on Broadway starring Lea Michele) is a lively, sassy, and brassy summer musical treat. 

We talk to Michael Feinstein about his upcoming show at Wolf Trap. You’ll get a kick out of the legendary career of the late Tony Bennett when Michael Feinstein and The Carnegie Hall Big Band perform a powerful tribute concert.
Jonathan Groff Recalls Turning Down GLEE to Ryan Murphy

In a new interview, Tony-Award-nominated actor Jonathan Groff discussed a few of his projects, including his current role as Franklin Shepard in the Broadway revival of Merrily We Roll Along. Groff also revealed some details about the massively popular musical series Glee.
Interview: Katerina McCrimmon Talks About Playing Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL National Tour

Katerina McCrimmon talks to BroadwayWorld about the rigorous demands of playing Fanny, what it’s like to work with the iconic Melissa Manchester, and how her high school boyfriend’s mom predicted she would land the role someday. 
Ariana DeBose, Alan Cumming, Darren Criss, Shoshana Bean, & Aaron Lazar Headline BROADWAY AND VINE Concerts

Broadway and Vine kicks off its 2024 season on July 9 and 10 at 7:30PM, with Academy Award-winner Ariana DeBose at Carneros Resort Vineyard Lawn.
Photos: Jonathan Groff and Friends Celebrate New Sardi's Caricature

2024 Tony nominee Jonathan Groff was honored with his very own caricature at Sardi’s. with remarks from friend, Sutton Foster. Check out photos from the big day!
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld May 20, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is May 20, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed this weekend. 
Jane Lynch Says She 'Should Have Stayed' in FUNNY GIRL With Lea Michele

People reports that at a recent event Jane Lynch (who's Broadway credits include Funny Girl and the most recent revival of Annie) shared she regrets not staying in Funny Girl following Beanie Feldstein's departure.
Lea Michele Reveals Her Second Baby is a Girl

In a touching Mother's Day post on Instagram, Lea Michele has revealed the gender of her second child.
Social: WICKED Stars, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lea Michele And More Hit the 2024 Met Gala!

It's the first Monday in May and the stars are stepping out once more for this year's Met Gala to benefit the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hit the iconic steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with all your faves in our social roundup!
Pianist & Composer Natalie Tenenbaum Releases New Album 'Standard Repertoire, Vol. 1'

Natalie Tenenbaum is a composer, pianist, and music producer recognized equally on the stages of Carnegie Hall, SXSW and Broadway for breaking the boundaries between classical composition, popular storytelling, and improvisational jazz to create acoustic and electro-acoustic concert music for a wide scope of artists.
Carnegie Hall Citywide Reveals 24�"25 Season Featuring Free Performances in NYC

Carnegie Hall has revealed the summer concert schedule for Carnegie Hall Citywide, the Hall’s free concert series that brings a diverse lineup of live performances to neighborhoods throughout New York City. See the performers!
Jacquie Roar Releases New Single 'Learn About Love'

Hear the new single 'Learn About Love' by Jacquie Roar, a dynamic finalist from THE VOICE Season 24.
Jack Wolfe and Richard Southgate Join SPRING AWAKENING Concert

Final casting has been announced and additional tickets have been released for the 15th Anniversary reunion concert of the original West End production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Tony, Olivier and Grammy award-winning musical SPRING AWAKENING, based on the play by Frank Wedekind.  
Video: Lea Michele, Ben Platt, Lizzo, and More Perform at Joe Biden Fundraiser

Watch Lea Michele, Ben Platt, Lizzo, and more perform at the Joe Biden Fundraiser at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, March 28th!
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld March 28, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is March 28, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Lea Michele Delightfully Reveals Pregnancy with Second Child

Broadway and television star #LeaMichele and her husband Zandy Reich announced via Instagram today that they are expecting baby number 2. Congratulations to the growing family!
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld March 27, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is March 27, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Lea Michele, Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo & More to Perform at Joe Biden Fundraiser

A fundraising event is set to be held this Thursday, March 28 at Radio City Music Hall, for President Joe Biden's campaign. It was previously announced that Biden will be joined by former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, and now the lineup of performers has been revealed.
Michael Feinstein In To Star In RAINBOW: THE NEW JUDY GARLAND MUSICAL  at the Mark Taper Forum

Experience the magic of Judy Garland's music anew with RAINBOW: THE NEW JUDY GARLAND MUSICAL, featuring Michael Feinstein at the Mark Taper Forum.


How many Broadway shows has Lea Michele been in?

Lea Michele has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Lea Michele been in?

Lea Michele has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Lea Michele been nominated for?

Lea Michele has been nominated for the Outstanding Actress in a Musical award at the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in Spring Awakening.

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