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Lea Michele mocks her debut as Fanny Brice in Broadway’s Funny Girl in first-ever TikTok video

Lea Michele has joined TikTok and, in her very first post on the app, made a joke about her debut appearance as Fanny Brice in Broadway’s Funny Girl Revival.

The Glee singer, 36, shared a side-by-side video recreating user javirod305’s original clip.

Michele is temporarily on leave from production after testing positive for COVID-19 just days after opening night.

In the short video, Michele lip-synced to Don’t Rain on My Parade, the musical’s most iconic song.

After getting through just one line, she paused to wave demeanorly to where her audience would be while applause played.

She then sang the next line before quickly waving her hands up and down and striking an imaginative pose.

The New York native captioned the video, “#duet with @javirod305 #funnygirl.”

Michele, who took over the role of Fanny Brice from actress Beanie Feldstein, confirmed her positive coronavirus test last weekend.

She shared with her Instagram followers via a story post that “production protocols” require her to be temporarily absent from the show.

“Unfortunately, I have officially tested positive for COVID. If I follow production protocols, I won’t be able to return to the theater for ten days,” began Michele, who made her debut as Fanny Brice earlier this week.

She went on to explain that behind the scenes, the cast and crew of the musical have been grappling with a COVID-19 crisis that has resulted in significant absences in recent weeks.

“Thankfully we stayed at home today and saved so many members of our company from being exposed. Funny Girl is, and still is, dealing with a tremendous wave of COVID with nearly a dozen company members on the road right now,” she wrote.

“We’re almost on the other side and our swings and understudy are doing such an incredible job of keeping our show going.”

Despite her current health struggles, Michele took a moment to gush about how she landed her ‘dream role’ of Fanny Brice and how she’s looking forward to returning to the stage.

“This week has been a dream come true and I can’t wait to get back – you better get ready. See you soon,” Michele concluded, followed by a red heart emoji.

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