As anticipation builds to a gleektastic pitch for the April 13th mid-season return of Fox’s first-year ‘Glee,’ we gathered the show’s stars to chat about their favorite musical performances thus far. The fifth and final installment in the series of interviews features Lea Michele as Rachel Berry, the oft-bullied star of McKinley’s glee club.
Lea Michele: Rachel Berry
Favorite Performance: “Don’t Rain on My Parade”
Why Don’t Rain on My Parade: I’m a huge Barbra Streisand fan and that was a dream come true for me. They’ve all been amazing but I absolutely loved doing it.
Behind The Scenes: ‘Glee’ is 24/7. Literally we’re working nonstop. I used to try to listen to and watch the original versions of the songs, and then I realized it’s really important to respect those but also make these songs my own. I’ve watched ‘Funny Girl’ enough to know how she blinks, though!
Least Favorite Performance: It wasn’t a walk in the park doing “Halo/”Walking on Sunshine” in [episode] “Vitamin D” on hyperspeed. I wouldn’t do that again, but nothing is not fun.
Watch Michele Perform “Don’t Rain on My Parade”: