Lea Michele gleeful after meeting Lea Salonga in Broadway

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 25) — American actress and singer Lea Michele was filled with glee after watching Filipino icon Lea Salonga onstage.

Michele, famous for her role Rachel Berry in the television musical series "Glee," tweeted she has been a fan of Salonga ever since she was a young girl.


Salonga portrays island goddess Erzulie in the Broadway musical "Once on This Island." She stars alongside Hailey Kilgore, Isaac Powell, Alex Newell, and Quentin Earl Darrington, among others.

The Tony Award-winning actress tweeted back to Michele, saying, "It's not often I meet a namesake, so today was very special!"


Netizens immediately caught on the interaction, with many urging the two artists to do a collaboration.




Michele also starred in Broadway productions of "Les Miserables" and "Fiddler on the Roof," and originated the Wendla in "Spring Awakening."