Barrett Wilbert Weed, currently starring as Janis Sarkisian in Broadway's Mean Girls, takes center stage in a new music video for "I'd Rather Be Me," her breakout anthem in the musical's second act. Take a look above.
In tune with Mean Girls' anti-bullying message, the music video celebrates owning one's differences and waving goodbye to catty cliques. The song acts as a rallying call for one lonely high school girl, who learns to be comfortable with herself and eschew unkind classmates.
Mean Girls is based on Tina Fey's movie of the same name, in turn inspired by the book Queen Bees and Wannabees by Rosalind Wiseman. Fey, who also appeared in the 2004 comedy, penned the book, with composer Jeff Richmond and lyricist Nell Benjamin tackling the score. The musical continues to run at the August Wilson Theatre.