Lea Michele’s latest TikTok took her from backstage at her hit Broadway show to a tropical paradise.
The 36-year-old Glee alum, who recently attended the star-studded Michael Kors show during New York Fashion Week, posted a TikTok on Tuesday that began with some BTS images of Funny Girl.
Lip-syncing to a TikTok version of Miguel’s Sure Thing, Lea looked into the camera with her face full of Funny Girl makeup and tapped the screen, transporting her to a beautiful beach.
With crystal blue water behind her, the actress showed off her amazing body while rocking a black bikini, turtle-hued shades, and a tan glow.
‘Vacation mode activated!’ Michele wrote in the caption of the photo. ‘See you at @funnygirlbrwyofficial in a week!’
Beaches and Broadway: Lea Michele, 36, posted a TikTok Tuesday that took her backstage at her hit Broadway show to a tropical paradise.
Michelle’s makeup-free face soaked up the sunlight as she filmed herself standing in the sand, twisting her jet-damp hair.
The multi-hyphenate star’s flat stomach was on full display and she accentuated her black bikini top with a gold necklace and diamond earrings.
Michelle’s vacation is well deserved, as she is credited with saving the Funny Girl revival from the Broadway bombing.
The Brunette Ambition author took over the lead role of Fanny Brice in the classic play in July of last year after Beanie Feldstein vacated the role.
Feldstein’s performance received mediocre reviews, with particular attention being paid to her mediocre singing voice.
After Beanie abruptly left the production, Lea was immediately called in to rescue the play, as the role of Fanny Brice was dear to her as a performer.
The Bronx native got her start as a child actress on Broadway and has long campaigned to play Fanny Brice, a fixation she signed up for on Glee, as her character Rachel Berry was also obsessed with the role.
Sold-out shows and standing ovations followed her debut performance, as Funny Girl became a huge hit with Lea in the lead.
From funny to sunny: The Glee alum’s TikTok started with some BTS images of Funny Girl. Lip-syncing Miguel’s Sure Thing, Lea looked into the camera with her face full of Funny Girl makeup and tapped the screen, transporting her to a beautiful beach.
Stunning: With crystal blue water behind her, the actress showed off her amazing body while rocking a black bikini, tortoise shades and a sun-kissed glow
Vacation mode: ‘Vacation mode activated!’ Michele wrote in the caption of the photo. ‘See you at @funnygirlbrwyofficial in a week!’
Funny Girl broke the all-time Broadway box office record for the highest-grossing ticket sales in one week.
In December, the show grossed $2 million in an eight-performance week, largely due to Michelle’s acclaimed role as Fanny Brice.
Lea’s performance has been hailed as a ‘tour de force’ and ‘spectacular’, with many critics declaring that her star has been ‘reborn’ in the wake of her alleged bad behavior during all six seasons of Glee.
Reviewing the work of VarietyFrank Rizzo stated, “Michelle gives (Funny Girl) what the revival previously lacked: charisma, amazing voices and confidence…”
“To put it bluntly,” Jessica Derschowitz wrote for entertainment weekly‘she’s just spectacular.’
In an interview with Peoplethe Broadway sensation described the moment she found out she had finally won her dream role.
‘Funny story: I got the call from my agents that I got the part. I had no idea. I was literally sitting at Bubby’s with my son (Ever, age three), feeding him pasta with butter and broccoli.
“I got a call from my agents and they said, ‘You’re going to be Fanny Brice in Funny Girl.'” ‘
Read to the Rescue: Michelle’s vacation is well-deserved, as she’s credited with saving the Funny Girl revival from the Broadway blitz.
Fanny’s Salvation: The Brunette Ambition author took over the lead role of Fanny Brice in the classic play in July of last year after Beanie Feldstein vacated the role.
A smash hit: Sold-out shows to standing ovations followed Lea’s debut performance as Funny Girl has become a smash hit with her in the lead.
Lea described how she was thrilled to find out she had won the role of a lifetime, saying, “When I looked up, I started crying hysterically and I was like, oh my God.”
Lea was joined by her former Spring Awakens co-star Gideon Glick when she got the happy news.
‘(Gideon) saw me cry. People had been asking me (about the role), but I really didn’t know what was going to happen.
‘He was like, ‘Oh my gosh, did you just get the part?’ And I was nodding. Then she took a picture of me in the street crying hysterically, landing the part of Fanny Brice.
She added: ‘Gideon used to be my old roommate. And he was actually there with me when I got the call that I would be in Les Miz too. So it was a very complete moment for me.
Although her performance appeared to be a hit with audiences by the time the musical reached halfway point, she also had to deal with viewers reportedly laughing at a line about reading books after online trolls claimed she doesn’t know. read.
Fans of the performance tweeted about the positive response earlier in the night.
“Lea Michele has received four standing ovations on Funny Girl so far, and it’s just an intermission,” wrote one fan. I have defended all four. The Gleek jumped OUT.