Funny Girl is a classic musical comedy staring Lea Michele, Ramin Karimloo, Jared Grimes and Tovah
I saw the original Funny Girl starring Barbara Streisand, not once but twice. I saw the production with an
actress with questionable ability and stage presence and then with Lea Michele.
Ms.. Michele plays Fanny Brice with great aplomb and can act, sing and dance and provide comic relief.
Ramin Karimloo plays Nick Arnstein in a role well suited for him.
The show is built upon a terrific score by Julie Stein and Bob Merrill and a revised book by Tony winner
Harvey Fierstein. The show follows Fanny Brice from humble beginnings to stardom.
The songs and dance routines are quite entertaining and the audience will find familiarity with the
Lea Michele is terrific and certainly will make Barbara Streisand proud through a wonderful
performance. Ms. Michele’ voice and range is quite good.