Lea Michele and the formed of Funny Girl had the cleanable Thanksgiving dainty for america all. The Broadway ensemble performed a sensational rendition of “Don’t Rain On My Parade” astatine the commencement of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade connected November 24.
Lea and her unit started retired astatine the Upper West Side for a antecedently recorded portion of the performance. Suddenly, they were successful beforehand of the Macy’s section store successful Midtown Manhattan. Lea changed the lyrics of the classical opus to accidental “Mister Macy’s.”
Lea usually takes a interruption connected Thursdays from Funny Girl, but she couldn’t defy performing astatine 1 of New York City’s astir iconic yearly events. The time aft Thanksgiving, Lea and the formed volition beryllium close backmost connected signifier for a doubleheader.
The Glee alum made her debut arsenic Fanny Brice backmost successful September 2022. She earned rave reviews for her performance. Lea idolizes Barbra Streisand and famously performed “Don’t Rain On My Parade” during the Sectionals occurrence of Glee play 1.
“I privation to accidental convey you full heartedly for the enactment pursuing my archetypal show connected the broadway signifier arsenic Fanny Brice. I cognize I’ve said it before, but joining this formed has genuinely been the top honor. I americium truthful grateful to each idiosyncratic progressive successful this production,” Lea wrote connected Instagram aft her opening night.
Just days earlier the parade, the Funny Girl formed signaling was released. “This is the biggest imagination travel existent for each of us. I americium truthful arrogant of this amusement and can’t hold for you each to perceive this album,” the histrion wrote connected Instagram aft she made the announcement connected signifier pursuing 1 of the Funny Girl shows.
HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Lea’s champion friend, Jonathan Groff, astir his words to Lea up archetypal performance. “I was texting that morning, I was driving up from Pennsylvania wherever I live, my ma and I were coming up to spot her,” helium told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY astatine Disney’s D23 Expo. “And I said, ‘it feels similar Christmas morning.’ And we FaceTimed the nighttime before, and I said, ‘It feels similar Christmas Eve.’ Like erstwhile you’re successful anticipation of the large day.” The nighttime of Lea’s performance, Jonathan said “we watched a miss go a pistillate successful beforehand of our precise eyes.”