Glee’s next generation! Lea MicheleHas met Darren Criss‘ daughter, Bluesy Belle, and she couldn’t be happier to watch her former costar’s journey into fatherhood.
Michele, 35 years old, gushed about the Emmy winner, also 35-years-old, while speaking with Us WeeklyOnly weeks prior, the twosome reunited as they were rehearsing for 2022 Tony Awards. They air on CBS Sunday, June 12.
“I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Miss Bluesy Belle, Darren and Mia’s beautiful daughter, and she is so sweet and lovely,” Michele told Use while preparing to headline Broadway and Vine’s 2022 Concert Series at Carneros Resort in Napa Valley, California, earlier this month. “Both Darren and Mia were born to be parents and it’s such a joy for me to see him now with his little girl.”
The MidwayActor welcomed his first baby with his wife Mia Criss (née Swier) in April. “M & D made some sweet music,” Darren captioned his daughter’s Instagram debut at the time. “💙 Out now.💙.”
Michele gave birth to Ever Leo, her first child, with her husband. Zandy ReichIn August 2020. “My son is talking more and more every single day,” the Scream Queens alum told Use, calling motherhood “one of the greatest gifts” in the world. “It’s so incredible getting to have a little conversations with him.”
Both Michele und the American Buffalo star are set to hit the stage at the 2022 Tony Awards, with Darren hosting the The Tony Awards: Act OnePre-show Julianne Hough. “I wrote this little opening number for us, so we get to employ [Julianne’s] fabulous performing skills, of course, not only as a singer but, of course, she’s an OK dancer as well,” the California native teased of the ballroom pro, 33, during an interview with Broadway World before the big night.
The dynamic duo will be introducing special performances from Broadway’s biggest stars and handing out several awards before passing the hosting baton to Ariana DeBoseFor the main broadcast. Michele and her Spring Awakening costars are also billed to make a highly anticipated reunion following the release of HBO Max’s Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known documentary.
Before stepping into Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, the Mayor actress walked the Tony Awards red carpet with BFF Jonathan GroffShe starred with her in the original 2007 production. Spring Awakening. The longtime pals recently voiced their opinions about bringing the Broadway hit to the big screen — and are both all for the idea.
“It needs to happen. I watched the documentary last night and I turned to Jonathan in the middle and I was like, ‘This movie has to happen,’” Michele told VarietyApril. “When you watch the documentary, you fall in love with Spring AwakeningIt’s a dream come true. I would love to see it come back to life. Jonathan did an amazing job as executive producer on this documentary. It would be incredible to have some behind-the scenes footage. … Or even a television series, and you have each episode follow a different character. The story line and these themes are just as relevant now.”
Diana Cooper reports