Playbill Poll: What Should Lea Michele's Next Broadway Musical Role Be? Readers Respond
15 Sep 2013
FivePointsWoman: Octavia in "Nero" if Sater and Sheik get it to Broadway. She was great in the role in a reading back in '08.
Michele rose to Broadway stardom in the Steven Sater-Duncan Sheik musical Spring Awakening, which premiere Off-Broadway in 2006 at the Atlantic Theater Company prior to a Tony Award-winning Broadway run later that year. Nero, which has been in development for several years, was workshopped at the Powerhouse Theater in 2008. Michele and Idina Menzel were among the cast of them musical exploration of the Roman emperor with a flair for the theatrical.
Deaf West’s production of SPRING AWAKENING floored the critics when it premiered in California, prompting the Los Angeles Times to write, "It's hard to enumerate all the ways in which Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING is so very, very good." Now this unapologetically brilliant new production is coming to New York.