Lea Michele’s First ‘Funny Girl’ Performance

Lea Michele’s First ‘Funny Girl’ Performance

Lea Michele took to the Broadway stage for the first time as Fanny Brice on September 6 at the August Wilson Theater in NYC.

Lea Michele, 36, caught the audience's full attention on the night of September 6.

When she made her long-awaited debut as Fannie Brice in the Broadway version of Funny Girl, and received four standing ovations. The actress didn't hold back as she poured her heart out in the lead role,

Which was first made famous by the iconic Barbra Streisand in her 1964 original Broadway debut, and it brought deja vu to fans who thought back to her Glee character.

Rachel Berry fictionally played the same role in the hit Fox television show. Despite a few years filled with a lot of headlines about himself, Lee made a pretty lasting impression.

When she stepped out on the stage of the August Wilson Theater in New York City to play the role of a lifetime, and it didn't take long for fans and critics alike to take to social media to share their thoughts.

"Lea Michele, you made it," wrote a fan in the caption of a Twitter video while leaning on stage at the end of the show, which included Lee's BFF and former Broadway co-star Jonathan Groff and Glee producer.

Ryan Murphy. Another tweet showed a text message exchange between a person who was apparently in the theater and another who was not. "Intermission. Three standing ovations so far. All lol. Lea Michele is killing it, and the audience is with her all the way. I'm not sure it's electric when I've ever been to the theater," the message read.

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