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Lea Michele

 
Date Of Birth:
August 29, 1986 (36)
Birth Place:
Bronx, NY, USA
Bio:
Lea Michele is best known for her performance as "Rachel Berry" on the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe, Grammy, and SAG award-winning FOX television series Glee. She has been nominated for an Emmy, a SAG Award, and multiple Golden Globes. The GLEE Cast recordings have sold over 10 million singles ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 29, 1986 (36)

Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA

Bio:
Lea Michele is best known for her performance as "Rachel Berry" on the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe, Grammy, and SAG award-winning FOX television series Glee. She has been nominated for an Emmy, a SAG Award, and multiple Golden Globes. The GLEE Cast recordings have sold over 10 million singles ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Revival, 2022
Fanny Brice [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2006
Wendla
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006
Eponine (Alternate) [Replacement]
  [New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2006
Naleen
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Wendla
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Shprintze
Chava (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
The Little Girl
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Young Cosette (Alternate) [Replacement]
Young Eponine (Alternate) [Replacement]
Gavroche (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [New York]
Workshop, 2001
Wendla

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Revival, 2022
Fanny Brice [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2006
Wendla

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

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

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Wendla

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Shprintze

Chava (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
The Little Girl

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

Young Eponine (Alternate) [Replacement]

Gavroche (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [New York]
Workshop, 2001
Wendla

Lea Michele Biography

Lea Michele is best known for her performance as "Rachel Berry" on the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe, Grammy, and SAG award-winning FOX television series Glee. She has been nominated for an Emmy, a SAG Award, and multiple Golden Globes. The GLEE Cast recordings have sold over 10 million singles and garnered over 20 top 40 US Billboard Hot 100 hits.

Lea released her debut album 'Louder' in March of 2014, marketing her step into her career as a solo artist with an incredible vocally-driven record. The album debuted at No. 1 on iTunes and in the Top 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. That same year, Lea added best-selling author to her resume when she released her first book, "Brunette Ambition", which was a NY Times Best Seller. She released her second book, "You First," the following year. starred in the dark Ryan Murphy comedy SCREAM QUEENS on FOX. Other television credits include Dimensions 404, The Mayor, The Little Mermaid: An Immersive Live-toFilm Concert Experience, and Same Time, Next Christmas.

Most recently Lea Michele reunited with her Spring Awakening cast members for a one-night only benefit concert, which was filmed for a documentary, Those You've Known, which is now streaming on HBO Max.

Lea Michele Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical (tie)
Lea Michele, Spring Awakening

Lea Michele News

Wake Up With BWW 10/4: Andrew Lloyd Webber's BAD CINDERELLA Comes to Broadway, and Mo Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/4: Andrew Lloyd Webber's BAD CINDERELLA Comes to Broadway, and More!
by - Oct 4, 2022

Top stories include Andrew Lloyd Webber's Bad Cinderella, heading to Broadway in 2023. Plus, go inside opening night of Leopoldstadt, meet the cast of Almost Famous, and more!

FUNNY GIRL to Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA This Week Photo FUNNY GIRL to Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA This Week
by Michael Major - Oct 3, 2022

Funny Girl currently stars Lea Michele as Fanny Brice, plus Ramin Karimloo, Jared Grimes, and Tovah Feldshuh. The song that they will perform on Good Morning America has not yet been announced. Last week, the production made its broadcast television debut as Lea Michele performed 'People' on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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

Molly Moore Releases Introspective Anthem 'Hate Myself' Photo Molly Moore Releases Introspective Anthem 'Hate Myself'
by Michael Major - Sep 30, 2022

The single was co-written with Nevin Sastry (Phem, PRETTYMUCH) and Josh Murty (Maggie Lindemann). The accompanying music video was directed by Molly and Francesca Maldonado (Justin Bieber, Dixie D'Amelio, Ashley Graham) and leans into the track’s lyrical playfulness as Molly comes face-to-face with herself.

Wake Up With BWW 9/29: Read the Reviews For Lea Michele in FUNNY GIRL, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 9/29: Read the Reviews For Lea Michele in FUNNY GIRL, and More!
by - Sep 29, 2022

Top stories include reviews for Lea Michele in Funny Girl! See what the critics had to say about her performance! Plus, watch highlights of the new cast of Into The Woods, check out photos from Leopoldstadt, and more!

Review Roundup: Critics Return to FUNNY GIRL, Starring Lea Michele- Updating Live! Photo Review Roundup: Critics Return to FUNNY GIRL, Starring Lea Michele- Updating Live!
by Review Roundups - Sep 28, 2022

New York theatre critics got their first taste of Funny Girl when it opened on Broadway this past spring, starring Beanie Feldstein. Now the show has a new Fanny Brice in Lea Michele and a new Mrs. Brice in Tovah Feldshuh, and the critics are weighing in once more. 

Kristin Chenoweth & More Join Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction; Full Table Lineup Photo Kristin Chenoweth & More Join Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction; Full Table Lineup Announced!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

The biggest day for Broadway fans is this Sunday, September 25, 2022, and Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS announces even more treasure-filled tables, special Broadway guests and more unique auction items and experiences up for bid at the much-anticipated Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction.

Lea Michele to Sing 'People' From FUNNY GIRL on THE TONIGHT SHOW Photo Lea Michele to Sing 'People' From FUNNY GIRL on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Michael Major - Sep 23, 2022

The performance will mark the first televised performance from the musical. Michele will also be sitting down with Fallon discuss returning to Broadway in the role. The Glee star is currently playing Fanny Brice in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl at the August Wilson Theatre.

Jimmy Fallon's TONIGHT SHOW Wins Final Weeks of Summer With Ratings Hot Streak Photo Jimmy Fallon's TONIGHT SHOW Wins Final Weeks of Summer With Ratings Hot Streak
by Michael Major - Sep 22, 2022

Going into the fall and Fallon’s 10th season as host, guests and musical performances will include Lea Michele, Arctic Monkeys, Pierce Brosnan, Camila Cabello, Kid Cudi, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Jon Hamm, Jack Harlow, Dwayne Johnson, Nick Kroll, Ralph Macchio, Rachel Maddow, Eli Manning, Modern English, Zedd & Maren Morris, and more.

Wake Up With BWW 9/22: New Photos of Lea Michele in FUNNY GIRL, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 9/22: New Photos of Lea Michele in FUNNY GIRL, and More!
by - Sep 22, 2022

Top stories include Jonathan Bailey joining the cast of the Wicked movie as Fiyero. Plus, get a first look at all new photos of Lea Michele in Funny Girl on Broadway!

Lea Michele Videos

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

VIDEO: Lea Michele Discusses Relating to FUNNY GIRL on THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOW VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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: Original Cast of SPRING AWAKENING Reunites for NYC Premiere of HBO's THOSE YOU VideoVIDEO: Original Cast of SPRING AWAKENING Reunites for NYC Premiere of HBO's THOSE YOU'VE KNOWN Doc
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2022

There was a Spring Awakening reunion in NYC earlier this week! Stars of the beloved musical gathered for the premiere of HBO's upcoming Spring Awakening: Those You've Known documentary. Directed by Michael John Warren, Spring Awakening: Check out video interviews with the cast.

VIDEO: Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff Look Back on 15 Years of SPRING AWAKENING VideoVIDEO: Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff Look Back on 15 Years of SPRING AWAKENING
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 29, 2022

On May 3, HBO premieres Spring Awakening: Those You've Known- a documentary directed by Michael John Warren.15 years after the smash, Tony-winning Broadway run of 'Spring Awakening,' the original cast and creative team reunite for a spectacular, one-night only reunion concert to benefit The Actors Fund.

VIDEO: SPRING AWAKENING: THOSE YOU'VE KNOWN HBO Documentary Trailer VideoVIDEO: SPRING AWAKENING: THOSE YOU'VE KNOWN HBO Documentary Trailer
by Michael Major - Apr 25, 2022

Watch the trailer for the documentary which pulls back the curtain to showcase the reunited original cast, including Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele, and creative team at rehearsals, in their homes and backstage. The film features electrifying performances from the reunion concert in November 2021, newly filmed interviews, candid archival video and photographs.

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Gives Surprise SPRING AWAKENING Performance on THE TONIGHT SHOW VideoVIDEO: Jonathan Groff Gives Surprise SPRING AWAKENING Performance on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Michael Major - Apr 6, 2022

Jonathan Groff sat down with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss the upcoming Spring Awakening: Those You've Known HBO documentary. The interview also features a clip from the new documentary, which is set to premiere on May 3 on HBO. Watch as the interview concluded with Groff performing a surprise rendition of 'Totally F*cked' from the hit musical.

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Talks SPRING AWAKENING Reunion on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan VideoVIDEO: Jonathan Groff Talks SPRING AWAKENING Reunion on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan
by Michael Major - Dec 13, 2021

Jonathan Groff sat down with Kelly Ripa and guest-host Mark Conseulos this morning, discussing the Spring Awakning reunion concert. The reunion also featured Skylar Astin, Lilli Cooper, Jennifer Damiano, John Gallagher, Jr., Gideon Glick, Lea Michele, Lauren Pritchard, and Krysta Rodriguez.


Lea Michele Frequently Asked Questions

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?
Outstanding Actress in a Musical (tie) (Drama Desk Awards) for Spring Awakening .