Glee star, Lea Michele was reported to be a front runner in the race for the lead role in the much anticipated revival of "Funny Girl." If chosen for the role, Michele would have been singing tunes like "Don't Rain on My Parade" and "People," that made Barbra Streisand famous in the 1960s.
"Six Feet Under" star, Lauren Ambrose will be taking on the role instead. Michele was asked during the premiere of "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie," how she felt about the decision.
"Honestly, I'm a huge fan of Lauren's and I can't wait to see it. I might be in the audience singing along," Lea said. "I might even storm the stage."
"Funny Girl" is set to open on February 1, 2012 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
This is not a complete lost for Lea! She has lots of work to keep her busy. Despite raving rumors, Michele, Cory Monteith, and Chris Colfer will be "Glee" season 3 and will make recurring appearances in future seasons. In fact, Lea Michele missed the 2011 Teen Choice Awards because of filming this third season.
"I sadly won't be attending the Teen Choice Awards tonight:( I've gotta rest up for our first day of work tomorrow for glee season 3!!! (sic)," she tweeted on Sunday.
Her hard work on the show has made "Glee" one of the most talked about shows on television, a huge fan base, and several Emmy nominations. Despite these accomplishments, rumors have also developed suggesting that the three stars (Michele, Montieth, and Colfer) have tension with the shows creator, Ryan Murphy.
"Those guys get on really well," Kevin Reilly, Fox Entertainment president said. "If you could ever see them working together, you'd really see how much in tune they are, how much they enjoy being around each other. This really was a situation where rumours got out of hand. It really took on a life of its own. It was a two-day issue, and it became larger than life. I really think, when you see the new season, that you'll see how it all comes together."
"Glee" season 3 will begin on Sept. 20.