While this revival didn't happen, perhaps another production of the Jule Styne-Bob Merrill-Isobel Lennart musical will find its way to Broadway in the future. In hopes of seeing the character Fanny Brice back onstage, the staff of Playbill selected a baker's dozen of actresses we think could fill the formidable shoes of Barbra Streisand.
Click through to see our suggested leading ladies in action - some of them even singing songs from Funny Girl!
Shoshana Bean Sings "Cornet Man" on The Broadway Cruise:
Leslie Kritzer sings "The Greatest Star" on Seth Speaks:
Sutton Foster sings "Don't Rain On My Parade"
Idina Menzel sings "Funny Girl:"
Rachel Bay Jones sings "For Good":
Stephanie J. Block sings "Get Out and Stay Out" at the 2009 Tony Award Preview Concert:
Lauren Ambrose sings "My Man":
Lindsay Mendez sings "Pretty Funny" at the Dogfight concert at Joe's Pub:
Annaleigh Ashford sings "So Much Better":
Lady Gaga duets with Tony Bennett on "The Lady is a Tramp":
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