June 9th, 2010
04:48 PM ET
"Glee’s" Rachel Berry might finally land her dream role – or at least the actress who plays her might.
Lea Michele is among the actresses being considered for the role of showgirl/comedienne Fanny Brice in the Broadway revival of "Funny Girl," the 1964 musical that made a then-21-year-old Barbra Streisand a star.
Michele, 23, seems a natural for the part – she’s already a Broadway vet, having headlined the hit "Spring Awakening," and has performed the "Funny Girl" showstopper “Don’t Rain on My Parade” on "Glee."
"Funny Girl’s" producer, Bob Boyett, hopes to have the show up and running by late 2011, and says that both unknown and well-known actresses, including Michele, are being considered for the lead.
“I think Lea is wonderful, she’s great, and she would certainly be on anybody’s list,” he told the New York Times, adding, “She’s also got a pretty good gig going now.”
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