Lea Michele is marking a significant milestone in her career, and her fans are giving her all the flowers!
The actress who rose to fame as Rachel Berry on the hit television series “Glee” got her start on Broadway as a child actress and has since starred in several critically acclaimed productions. She recently took to social media to express her appreciation for being able to pursue her passion for so many years.
Lea Michele Marks 28 Years On Broadway With Gratitude And Joy
The singer is among the talented few fortunate enough to grace its stages for nearly three decades. On her Instagram page, she shared throwback pictures of herself as a youngster holding flowers to the next slide that showed her performing with a co-star.
The following images were of her on stage in character as a young woman. The last saw her in a red dress, holding flowers and taking a bow alongside other cast members. The proud songwriter wrote in the caption:
“April 6th marked 28 years of living this incredible dream of performing on Broadway. At the young age of 8 years old, I made my Broadway debut. Now five shows and 28 years later to still be on the stage, I’m so grateful to be able to STILL be doing what I love so so very much. ❤️.”
Fans equally overjoyed at her accomplishments responded encouragingly, like this user who wrote, “You deserve to shine everywhere. The stage is your second home and where you belong. Lots of love. .”
One follower stated, “So proud to see you living your best life!! To more years working on the stage 🥂,” while another believed she was “born to be on stage.” A fourth noted, “Our greatest star. You shine! ✨💖.”
In an earlier post, she shared some good news concerning the revival of the play “Funny Girl.” In the caption, alongside a picture of the poster on Billboard, she announced, “So incredibly excited that our Funny Girl New Broadway Cast Recording made it to #1 on the Billboard Cast Album Charts! Thank you for all the continued love and support for our show!❤ ⭐.”
She received positive comments from fans who gushed, “I had no doubt you guys would make #1🥰 congrats!!” and “That’s epic, buddy! I’m so happy that your dreams are coming true. U deserve it.”
A third described it as the “best and fantastic!!!” excitedly adding, “So lucky to have witnessed all this magic that you and the whole cast create on stage! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 ❤️❤️🔥🔥🔥.” This person noted that they were playing the album repeatedly because of how much they loved it and commended them for doing a fantastic job.”
Michele has undoubtedly come a long way from being a striving young artist to being well-known. Last December, The Blast reported on how she got candid about being advised to change her appearance to meet Hollywood standards.
During an interview with Time & Country Magazine, Michele shared how individuals suggested she get a “nose job” and commented on her lack of visual appeal. She was counseled to undergo surgery to improve her appearance because, according to them, she was not “pretty enough for film and television.”
Former Co-Worker Accuses Lea Michele Of Bad Behavior On Set Of ‘The Mayor’
Two months ago, in February, The Blast reported on how Laura Eletel made a video claiming that the star was rude and difficult to work with on the set of “The Mayor.” The woman alleged that the actress’s behavior was not limited to her but extended to other cast and crew members.
In the now-deleted clip, Eltel discussed her experience working as a background regular on the show and stepping in as her stand-in while filming episodes 7 out of 12. She claimed that Michele displayed a cold and distant demeanor during the script reading and review of the director’s notes. Only for the “Ragtime” star to address her rudely when she decided to acknowledge her.
Another example of her inappropriate behavior was throwing fits and failing to show up promptly on set. Eltel alleged that the actress was motivated to keep the job, as she was facing backlash over accusations of being “racist, mean, and aggressive” on the set of “Glee.”
The last instance given was when Michele nearly got cursed by one of her colleagues, Yvette Nicole Brown, on the last day of filming.