Lea Michele opens New York’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with “Funny Girl” performance

Lea Michele took on her dream role as Fanny Brice in Broadway’s “Funny Girl” this year, and on Thanksgiving she brought the show to New York City’s Herald Square. Michele and some of her co-stars kicked off the televised Thanksgiving Day Parade with a performance of “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” the iconic hit song from the musical. 

The parade often features several Broadway numbers, performed in Herald Square where the parade ends. This year’s parade featured routines from “Some Like It Hot,” “The Lion King” and others. The Rockettes and several featured marching bands from across the country also performed.

Jimmy Fallon, the Roots, Gloria Estefan and Dionne Warwick were also on parade floats. 

96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rehearsals
Lea Michele and the cast of Funny Girl rehearse during the first day of New York’s Thanksgiving Day Parade rehearsals at Herald Square on Nov. 21, 2022, in New York City. 

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