Lea Michele 'Devastated' To Miss 'Funny Girl' Show Due To COVID-19

By Dani Medina

September 10, 2022

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Lea Michele said she's showing "early signs and symptoms of COVID-19" and is unable to perform in Saturday (September 10)'s Funny Girl shows.

In an Instagram post, the Glee alumna said her COVID-19 test results were inconclusive and she'll test again to learn her fate for Sunday's show.

"Julie (Benko) is going to crush it today as Fanny - as are all of our amazing understudies who have stepped up so incredibly this week while we battle a very intense COVID outbreak in our theater," Michele wrote.

Lea performed earlier this week as "Fanny Brice" for the first time and gushed about her time on stage in a post.

"I want to say thank you whole heartedly for the support following my first performance on the broadway stage as Fanny Brice. I know I’ve said it before, but joining this cast has truly been the greatest honor. I am so grateful to every person involved in this production," she said.

Michele took over the role as "Fanny" after Beanie Feldstein unexpectedly bowed out.

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