“Funny girl has been and is still dealing with a huge COVID wave with nearly a dozen company members currently absent,” Michele wrote on Instagram when announcing her brief hiatus. We’re pretty much on the other side of this and our change and approach is doing an incredible job of keeping our program on track. “
“This week has been a dream come true and I can’t wait to come back,” added Michele. “You better be ready. See you soon.”
Meanwhile, Michele remains busy during the quarantine while joining TikTok. She first video found the Glee alum Javi Rodriguez (@javirod305)lip sync to her own sound singing “Don’t Rain On My Parade” while holding a hairbrush as a microphone and breaking in Beyoncé Inspiring choreography. “Obviously I can’t wait to go back to @funnygrlbwy next week,” she captioned the clip. In a second, even more popular than TikTok, Michele teased the internet theory that she was illiterate, pretending to call her best friend Jonathan Groff to ask him to read her TikTok comments, lip-syncing to the sound of Kim Kardashian.
But now, Michele is COVID-19 free and back on Broadway. She will reunite with four-time nominee Tony Feldshuh, who took over the role of Mrs Brice from Michele’s ex. Glee costar Jane Lynchwhen she leaves the production job in mid-August. She will also reunite with Karimloo, who plays Michele’s love interest, gambling Arnstein, and Jared Grimeswho has been nominated for a Tony Award for his work as tap-dance Eddie Ryan.
But on Tuesday, all eyes will be on Michele as she returns to her long-awaited role of Fanny Brice. After an epic debut, an unexpected sideline, and a newly found TikTok fame, the actress will finally return to the stage to do what she’s best at: perform some show tunes. Broadway’s most beloved.