Lea Michele is looking forward to watching Beanie Feldstein make her Broadway debut in a role that the former “Glee” star has made no secret of saying she’d love to play.
Feldstein, recently seen as Monica Lewinsky in “American Crime Story: Impeachment”, has been cast as legendary comedienne Fanny Brice in an upcoming Broadway revival of “Funny Girl”, a role originated by Barbra Streisand, who then brought the performance to the screen in the film adaptation.
Speaking with the “Little Me: Growing Up Broadway” podcast, reports People, Michele — who got her start on Broadway’s “Spring Awakening” before joining the “Glee” cast, said she “can’t wait” to see what Feldstein will do with the role.
“There’s been so much talk about me coming to Broadway — and not coming to Broadway!” Michele said.
“Listen, I am so unbelievably excited to see ‘Funny Girl’ on Broadway. I cannot wait. I had drinks with [director] Michael [Mayer] the other day, and I just think that Beanie is an incredible choice for the production, and I think it’s going to be so wonderful. I can’t wait to see Jane [Lynch] in it as well,” she added.
“I think that a lot of people always put me in the lane with ‘Funny Girl’ because, of course, I love the show and the music. But I did get to do a lot of it on ‘Glee’,” referencing when she performed such “Funny Girl” numbers as “Don’t Rain on My Parade” on the show.