Lea Michele opens New York’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with “Humorous Lady” efficiency

Lea Michele took on her dream position as Fanny Brice in Broadway’s “Humorous Lady” this yr, and on Thanksgiving she introduced the present to New York Metropolis’s Herald Sq.. Michele and a few of her co-stars kicked off the televised Thanksgiving Day Parade with a efficiency of “Do not Rain On My Parade,” the long-lasting hit tune from the musical. 

The parade typically options a number of Broadway numbers, carried out in Herald Sq. the place the parade ends. This yr’s parade featured routines from “Some Like It Sizzling,” “The Lion King” and others. The Rockettes and several other featured marching bands from throughout the nation additionally carried out.

Jimmy Fallon, the Roots, Gloria Estefan and Dionne Warwick had been additionally on parade floats. 

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Lea Michele and the forged of Humorous Lady rehearse through the first day of New York’s Thanksgiving Day Parade rehearsals at Herald Sq. on Nov. 21, 2022, in New York Metropolis. 

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Forward of the efficiency, Michele shared a video on her Instagram tales at 5:30 a.m. as she acquired prepared in her Broadway dressing room. She continued to movie her journey to Herald Sq.. She even shared a TikTok dance to Taylor Swift’s “Bejeweled” to mark the event. 

Michele has at all times been enthusiastic in regards to the Fanny Brice position. On “Glee,” a musical tv present a couple of highschool glee membership, Michele’s character, Rachel Berry, lands the position on Broadway. 

Life ultimately imitated artwork and Michele landed the position earlier this yr, changing Beanie Feldstein. She recieved a number of standing ovations throughout her first week in September. 

In an interview with Broadway.com, Michele agreed it was very “meta” that each she and the character she performed for six years on “Glee” acquired to star as Fanny Brice. 

After she acquired the position, Michele shared two images — one among herself and one as Rachel Berry – outdoors of the theater below the “Humorous Lady” marquee. “A dream come true,” she wrote on Instagram. 

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Lea Michele takes her first curtain name as Fanny Brice in “Humorous Lady” on Broadway at The August Wilson Theatre on Sept. 6, 2022, in New York Metropolis.

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Michele is not any stranger to Broadway. She appeared in “Les Miserables” as younger Cosette in 1995, when she was simply eight years previous. She’s additionally recognized for her position in “Spring Awakening” — she was a part of the unique forged in 2006.



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