PLAYBILL PICKS: A Dozen Actresses We'd Like to See Play Fanny Brice in a Broadway Revival of Funny Girl

By Playbill Staff
18 Jul 2013

Annaleigh Ashford

Annaleigh Ashford
It was also a busy season for Annaleigh Ashford, who impressed us in Off-Broadway's Dogfight and even more so in the 2013 Tony-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots, where she displayed her delicious comedic timing in the role of Lauren. Ashford's Tony-nominated turn reached its comic peak in the wonderful Cyndi Lauper tune "The History of Wrong Guys." We'd love her to bring that same zaniness to the role of Fanny Brice.