Lea Michele Cries Sending Son to School Before ‘Funny Girl’ Debut

A mommy milestone Lea Michele got emotional as she prepared son Ever for school before making her big debut in Broadway’s Funny Girl.

“Today is a special and important day that with the blink of an eye was here,” the GleeThe 36-year-old alum captioned an Instagram Story photo featuring her toddler on Tuesday September 6. The second picture shows the 2-year old standing with his face turned towards the camera, showing off his backpack which had his initials in big yellow letters.

“I cried as I tied your little shoes this morning,” Michele continued. “I feel like just yesterday you were born. Now you are starting your first day at school. I’m your mama before anything Ever and I love you.”

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Tony nominee She welcomed her son with husband in August 2020 Zandy ReichShe wed her husband, in March 2019. Michele shared the morning with her son and gave a glimpse of how she was getting ready for her Broadway debut as Fanny Brice.

“For the Fannys who have fearlessly graced this stage before me … You have all climbed the mountain that is Fanny and I am honored to be in your company,” the Scream QueensThe alum posted via her Instagram Story, giving shout-outs, before the curtain went up. Beanie FeldsteinUnderstudies Julie Benko. “And of course @BarbraStreisand our queen.”

Michele was confirmed to be taking the podium Funny Girl‘s leading lady in July after Feldstein, 29, announced she was leaving the show earlier than planned. The casting caused a lot of drama, especially for former stars. GleeStar Samantha WareIn 2020, Michele was accused of creating a toxic work environment at Fox. The singer addressed the allegations candidly ahead of her Broadway return. New York Times interview.

“I have an edge to me. I work really hard,” Michele told the newspaper. “I leave no room for mistakes. That level of perfectionism, or that pressure of perfectionism, left me with a lot of blind spots.”

The Spring Awakening star continued: “I really understand the importance and value now of being a leader. It means not only going and doing a good job when the camera’s rolling, but also when it’s not. And that wasn’t always the most important thing for me.”

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Michele did not specifically mention Ware, 30, explaining that she doesn’t “feel the need to handle things” on a public level. However, All Rise star slammed Michele’s casting earlier this year, claiming via Twitter that “Broadway upholds whiteness” and “Hollywood does the same.”

Despite all the controversy surrounding her debut, Michele received many standing ovations during Tuesday’s performance at the August Wilson Theatre, New York City. The New Year’s Eve star — who sang “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and other hits from the Broadway classic on Glee — has frequently called Fanny her dream role.

“I feel more ready than I ever have before, both personally and professionally,” she told the Times. “Everyone here [at Funny Girl]He has been through a lot and I just need to come in and be ready and do a great job. … It’s just about being able to play this part. [But] I will never be as good as Barbra Streisand.”