Lea Michele and Funny Girl cast practice ahead of performance set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Lea Michele and Funny Girl cast practice ahead of performance set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City

Lea Michele was snapped with her Funny Girl castmates at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City ahead of their performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

According to an Instagram post from The Broadway Exchange, Michele and the Funny Girl cast will open Thursday’s proceedings in the Big Apple.

On Monday, Michele, 36, was pictured wearing a navy blue knit cap with a long puffy black coat to keep warm on the chilly fall day.

The latest: Lea Michele, 36, was snapped with her Funny Girl castmates at Macy's Herald Square in New York City ahead of their performing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The latest: Lea Michele, 36, was snapped with her Funny Girl castmates at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City ahead of their performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The New York City native rounded out her ensemble with gray and black boots and had a black purse over her shoulder.

Other performers set to appear in the famed parade include Dionne Warwick, Kirk Franklin, Jordin Sparks and Paula Abdul, as well as others.

According to parade organizers, the annual tradition will also include gigantic balloons depicting an acorn, a pumpkin, and a candy cane, as well as popular characters such as PAW Patrol’s Chase, the Pillsbury Doughboy, Ronald McDonald, Spongebob, Papa Smurf and Snoopy, among others. 

The Glee star is playing Fanny Brice in the revival of Funny Girl at the August Wilson Theatre, a role she recently took over after Beanie Feldstein left the production midway through its run.

The Glee star, who is playing Fanny Brice in the revival of Funny Girl, was seen belting out a tune in preparation for Thursday's outing

The Glee star, who is playing Fanny Brice in the revival of Funny Girl, was seen belting out a tune in preparation for Thursday’s outing 

On Monday, Michele was pictured wearing a navy blue knit cap with a long puffy black coat to keep warm on the chilly fall day

On Monday, Michele was pictured wearing a navy blue knit cap with a long puffy black coat to keep warm on the chilly fall day 

The New York City native rounded out her ensemble with gray and black boots and had a black purse over her shoulder.

The New York City native rounded out her ensemble with gray and black boots and had a black purse over her shoulder.

Michele last month appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where she discussed returning to Broadway after more than a decade.

‘I’ve been wanting to come back to Broadway for so many years; I was gone for 15 years; Spring Awakening was the last show I did. To be back and to be in the show that I’ve loved for so many years, but I’m such a fan of this production. Incredible cast. Incredible score,’ Michele said.

The New York Times published a rare re-review of the musical and praised Lea in the starring role.

After Jimmy Fallon read some of the critical accolades for Michele’s performance in Funny Girl, the actress talked about her character on the cult high school show Glee, which had a Funny Girl arc for her character.

Michele was seen singing as couples danced around her

Michele was seen singing as couples danced around her 

Michele took over the role after Beanie Feldstein left the production midway through its run

Michele took over the role after Beanie Feldstein left the production midway through its run 

Funny Girl is a bittersweet comedy about a girl from the Lower East Side who dreams of a life on the stage but is told by everyone that she will never be a star; one day her luck changes when something funny happens, and she becomes one of the most beloved performers to ever shine on Broadway

Funny Girl is a bittersweet comedy about a girl from the Lower East Side who dreams of a life on the stage but is told by everyone that she will never be a star; one day her luck changes when something funny happens, and she becomes one of the most beloved performers to ever shine on Broadway

‘Now I’m doing it. I’m 36 now, and the story of Funny Girl spans through the course of many years,’ she said. ‘You see her love and her loss and her failures and her successes and becoming a mom and a wife.

‘I feel like, at this point, being where I am right now, it’s just perfect. Timing is everything and I am so grateful,’ Michele said.

The brand-new version of Funny Girl is a bittersweet comedy about a girl from the Lower East Side who dreams of a life on the stage but is told by everyone that she will never be a star.

Kirk Franklin, also set to appear, was seen rehearsing on Monday

Kirk Franklin, also set to appear, was seen rehearsing on Monday

Captain Kirk Douglas, Mark Kelley and Black Thought posed with The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, who was also on hand Monday

Captain Kirk Douglas, Mark Kelley and Black Thought posed with The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, who was also on hand Monday

According to an Instagram post from The Broadway Exchange, Michele and the Funny Girl cast will open Thursday's proceedings in the Big Apple

According to an Instagram post from The Broadway Exchange, Michele and the Funny Girl cast will open Thursday’s proceedings in the Big Apple 

One day her luck changes when something funny happens, and she becomes one of the most beloved performers to ever shine on Broadway.

The Broadway story was revised by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein and is based on the original book by Isobel Lennart.

The show is directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer and features the classic score by Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award–winner Jule Styne. 

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