Rachel Berry’s Best Solos, Ranked – Billboard

More than 10 years later Joy premiered on the small screen, one of its latest storylines came to life on September 6 when the show’s lead actress, Lea Michele, debuted as Fanny Brice in the 2022 Broadway revival of funny girl.

If you need a reminder, here’s what you missed Joy: With a vocal range nearly as big as her ego, Michele’s Rachel Berry has always had her sights set on stardom. The character was also obsessed with Barbra Streisand and performed many of her signature tunes throughout the series (including, funny girls own “Don’t Rain On My Parade”, introducing a whole new generation to the 1964 musical). A few seasons after graduating from McKinley High and embarking on a journey of self-discovery in New York, she finally landed her dream role as, you guessed it, Fanny Brice in Joyversion of a funny girl the comeback. So yes, life really imitates art.

Fanny marked a Broadway first for Rachel — but for Michele, it’s a homecoming. Pre-Joythe singer-actress made her Broadway debut as Young Cosette in Wretched Eight years. Later, she originated the role of Wendla, the female lead role in spring awakening. It may not be his first circus, but funny girl was “a dream come true” for Michele too.

To celebrate the fictional cast turned real, we dropped by JoyThe catalog of over 700 songs to choose from 15 of our favorite Rachel solos. Take a look at his best musical performances, all of which helped cement the musical’s place as a pop culture phenomenon.

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