Lea Michele of Musical Series “Glee” Exchanges Tweets with Lea Salonga, Claims She’s Salonga’s Big Fan

Lea Michele Sarfati as Rachel Berry of the Fox musical comedy-drama series “Glee” is the show’s female lead and star singer.  ‘Big star’ as she is, she showed another part of her being a fan as she expressed how excited she was upon seeing the casts of the Broadway production of “Once on This Island”.

In her Twitter account on January 25, 2018, Michele shared with her millions of followers how excited she was to watch the show.

Photo: Lea Michelle/Twitter

A few hours later, she posted a series of photos while feeling overwhelmed to have personally met the casts after watching the show.  She started sharing her photo with the very talented Lea Salonga, and tagged her in the photo as she wrote: “I’ve been a fan of Lea Salonga since I was a little girl…so incredible seeing her today in Once on this Island.”

Photo: Lea Michele/Twitter

Surprisingly, soon after her post, Salonga replied with:  “Thank you for joining us, Lea! It’s not often I meet a namesake, so today was very special. Big fan of yours, too!

Photo: Lea Michele/Twitter

Michele whose heart at that time may be ‘shouting’ with so much joy,  retwitted Salonga’s reply and put an emoji with heart eyes on it.

Meanwhile, she also shared some photos with the show’s other casts including Newell and Norm Lewis.

Photo: Lea Michele/Twitter


Photo: Lea Michele/Twitter

Michele starred in “Glee” from 2009 until its ending in 2015. Playing as Rachel Berry, her role was specifically written for her by co-creator Ryan Murphy.

Michele is an award-winning American actress, singer and author. She began her career as a child actress on Broadway and had appeared in “Les Misérables“, “Ragtime“, “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Spring Awakening“. Among her awards, she won  Satellite Award for Best Actress in 2009 under Television Series Musical or Comedy, 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress and an Emmy Award nomination and two Golden Globe nomination for “Glee“.

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