Lea Michele opens New York’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with “Funny Lady” performance

Lea Michele took on her dream purpose as Fanny Brice in Broadway’s “Funny Lady” this 12 months, and on Thanksgiving she introduced the clearly show to New York City’s Herald Sq.. Michele and some of her co-stars kicked off the televised Thanksgiving Day Parade with a general performance of “You should not Rain On My Parade,” the legendary strike music from the musical. 

The parade typically characteristics quite a few Broadway quantities, performed in Herald Sq. exactly where the parade finishes. This year’s parade featured routines from “Some Like It Very hot,” “The Lion King” and many others. The Rockettes and various highlighted marching bands from across the nation also carried out.

Jimmy Fallon, the Roots, Gloria Estefan and Dionne Warwick ended up also on parade floats. 

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Lea Michele and the cast of Humorous Woman rehearse for the duration of the very first working day of New York’s Thanksgiving Working day Parade rehearsals at Herald Square on Nov. 21, 2022, in New York Metropolis. 

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Ahead of the effectiveness, Michele shared a video on her Instagram stories at 5:30 a.m. as she got ready in her Broadway dressing space. She continued to film her journey to Herald Sq.. She even shared a TikTok dance to Taylor Swift’s “Bejeweled” to mark the situation. 

Michele has normally been enthusiastic about the Fanny Brice purpose. On “Glee,” a musical television present about a high university glee club, Michele’s character, Rachel Berry, lands the position on Broadway. 

Existence ultimately imitated artwork and Michele landed the job previously this year, replacing Beanie Feldstein. She recieved numerous standing ovations during her initial week in September. 

In an interview with Broadway.com, Michele agreed it was incredibly “meta” that equally she and the character she played for 6 a long time on “Glee” received to star as Fanny Brice. 

Soon after she obtained the function, Michele shared two shots — 1 of herself and 1 as Rachel Berry – exterior of the theater beneath the “Funny Female” marquee. “A desire appear legitimate,” she wrote on Instagram. 

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Lea Michele will take her 1st curtain call as Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl” on Broadway at The August Wilson Theatre on Sept. 6, 2022, in New York Town.

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Michele is no stranger to Broadway. She appeared in “Les Miserables” as younger Cosette in 1995, when she was just 8 yrs aged. She’s also recognised for her part in “Spring Awakening” — she was aspect of the primary solid in 2006.

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