Lea Timeline - Aug 1986 - July 2008

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Lea Timeline

Lea  Timeline… circa: August 29, 1986 Lea Michele Sarfati is born in the The Bronx New York Parents: Marc Sarfati - Owner - Deli Edith Sarfati - nurse Lea is an only child. Does mention a extended family with many cousins.

Lea  Timeline…

circa: August 29, 1986

Lea Michele Sarfati was born in the The Bronx New York

Parents:

Mark Sarfati- Owner - Deli

Edith Sarfati- nurse

Lea Michele’s mother is Italian American and Roman Catholic, while her father is a Spanish Sephardic Jew. Her parent’s met each other when they are just 14 years old.

Lea was raised Catholic, but is unknown if she still practices the religion as an adult.  She is an only child, but has mentioned a extended family with many cousins.

Lea Timeline

circa: 1990/91

Lea and her family move to Tenafly NJ when she is four.

Lea Timeline Circa: 1991-98  Lea attended Rockland County Day School for elementary school in New York. http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/05/exclusive-glee-star-lea-micheles-childhood-photos

Lea Timeline

Circa: 1991-98

Lea attended Rockland County Day School for elementary school in New York. Unknown how long she attended this school

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/05/exclusive-glee-star-lea-micheles-childhood-photos

Pictures: At school and play with friends.

Lea Timeline circa: March/April 1995 -  On April 6, 1995 - Lea books her first job after her first audition. At eight years old, Lea went with a friend to an open call for a  musical. She decided on a whim she wanted to try out. She was offered  the part and made her debut on Broadway in 1995 as a replacement in the  role of Young Cosette in the New York City production of Les Misérables. Lea also played Young Eponnie  and understudied Young Gavroche. For her auditioned Lea sing Angel of Music from Phantom of the Opera acapella. Lea did Les Miz from April 1995 - August 1996

Lea Timeline

circa: March/April 1995 - Aug 1, 1996

On April 6, 1995 - Lea books her first job after her first audition.

At eight years old, Lea went with a friend to an open call for a musical. She decided on a whim she wanted to try out. She was offered the part and made her debut on Broadway in 1995 as a replacement in the role of Young Cosette in the New York City production of Les Misérables. Lea also played Young Eponnie  and understudied Young Gavroche she never gets to be Gavroche though.

For her auditioned Lea sang Angel of Music from Phantom of the Opera acapella.

Lea Timeline circa: 1995 Lea performs on  “The Sally Jesse Raphael Show” titled, “I’m A Kid & Already A Star!”  She sings Castle on a Cloud from Les Miz. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/lea_michele_pre_glee_6fMoTmd2qfKHV1LKFSrMWK#ixzz1QpY3aR2m

Lea Timeline

circa: 1995

Lea performs on  “The Sally Jesse Raphael Show” titled, “I’m A Kid & Already A Star!”  She sings Castle on a Cloud from Les Miz.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/lea_michele_pre_glee_6fMoTmd2qfKHV1LKFSrMWK#ixzz1QpY3aR2m

Lea Timeline circa: 1996 In late August of 1996 Lea and her mother moved to Toronto Canada when  Lea won the role of The Little Girl in a new Musical called Ragtime.   The production would stay in Canada for one year before moving to Broadway. Ragtime opened in Toronto on Dec 8, 1996.

Lea Timeline

circa: 1996

In late August of 1996 Lea and her mother moved to Toronto Canada when Lea won the role of The Little Girl in a new Musical called Ragtime.  The production would stay in Canada for one year before moving to Broadway.

Ragtime opened in Toronto on Dec 8, 1996.

picture: Lea (Little girl) and Peter Freeman (Tateh).

Lea Timeline

circa: May 2007

Lea at age 10 with Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchel and Peter Friedman appear in Vogue for Ragtime.

Lea Timeline circa: 1998 Lea provides voices for Buster and Chancey’s Silent Night an animated Movie. Probably 11 while doing the voice work. http://youtu.be/5bb0IaSMCwI http://youtu.be/2ZmUZZdVaXE http://youtu.be/Lp29ZGSFE5M http://youtu.be/TGjEOugBQ6Y

Lea Timeline

circa: 1998

Lea provides voices for Buster and Chancey’s Silent Night an animated Movie. Probably 11 while doing the voice work.

Lea Timeline Circa: 1998-1999 January 1998 Ragtime moves to Broadway. Lea also is a part of the pre-Broadway tryout in Los Angeles.

Lea Timeline

Circa: 1998-1999

January 1998 Ragtime moves to Broadway.

Lea Timeline

circa: Spring/Summer 1998

Lea does some press for Ragtime.

http://123what.tumblr.com/post/24944446074/talking-with-lea-michele

http://123what.tumblr.com/post/24944495603/ragtime-youngsters

picture: Lea and Ragtime cast including Andra McDonald.

Lea Timeline

circa: Jan 1998

Lea and the company of Ragtime are featured in the PBS series, Great Performances..Creating Ragtime. The program is hosted by Whoopi Godlberg.

http://youtu.be/-5azCWA3DT0

http://youtu.be/dpxvSAWGcp4

http://youtu.be/qy2xm2jwdcQ

Lea Timeline circa: June 1998 Lea performs for the first time at the Tony’s as part of  the company of Ragtime which was nominated for best musical. Les is just 11 years old. http://youtu.be/AZbPdFv7qVs

Lea Timeline

circa: June 1998

Lea performs for the first time at the Tony’s as part of  the company of Ragtime which was nominated for best musical.

Lea is just 11 years old.

http://youtu.be/AZbPdFv7qVs

picture: Lea with Ragtime co-stars at the Tonys.

picture: Lea and Peter Freeman.

Lea Timeline circa: 1998-2000 Lea was home schooled while performing Ragtime in Toronto.  When the show moved to Broadway Lea attended Tenafly Middle School in Tenafly New Jersey.  The Sarfati’s moved from The Bronx some time before exactly when is unknown probably before Lea started school.

Lea Timeline

circa: 1998-2000

Lea was home schooled while performing Ragtime in Toronto.  When the show moved to Broadway Lea attended Tenafly Middle School in Tenafly New Jersey. 

While working on Broadway the family seems to have the home in NJ and a apartment in Manhattan probably to accommodate Lea’s schedule and lessen the commute.

Lea Timeline circa: 1998 In 1998, Lea, then 12, and her mother appeared in a documentary that was obtained by MTV’s “The Seven.” http://www.etonline.com/tv/104382_WATCH_Lea_Michele_Before_Her_Glee_Fame/index.html

Lea Timeline

circa: 1998

In 1998, Lea, then 12, and her mother appeared in a documentary that was obtained by MTV’s “The Seven.”

http://www.etonline.com/tv/104382_WATCH_Lea_Michele_Before_Her_Glee_Fame/index.html

http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/606915/pre-glee-lea.jhtml#id=1648906

Lea Timeline

circa: 1986-2000

Miscellaneous childhood pictures.

Lea Timeline circa: 1990-1991 Michele’s mother is Italian American and Roman Catholic, while her father is a Spanish Sephardic Jew.  Lea’s family seems to have combined traditions and Lea relates to both side very nicely.  She did not have a bat mitzvah though.  religious affiliation is unknown. source: http://www.interfaithfamily.com/arts_and_entertainment/popular_culture/Interfaith_Celebrities_Are_Gleeful.shtml

Lea Timeline circa: 1999-2002 Lea’s Spring Awakening beginnings…. Lea first tries out for role of Wendla in the new musical Spring Awakening.   She wins the role and stars opposite Gavin Creel who is 10 years her senior. They perform a workshop of the musical and Lea has her first stage kiss with Gavin. circa 2000. Lea will do another workshop of Spring Awakening in summer 2001. Spring Awakening was due to play at the Roundabout Theater of its 2002-2003 season but was cancleed. http://www.playbill.com/news/article/71453-Roundabout-Postpones-Production-of-Musical-Spring-Awakening

Lea Timeline

circa: 1999-2002

Lea’s Spring Awakening beginnings….

Lea first tries out for role of Wendla in the new musical Spring Awakening.  Lea auditions with I don’t know how to love him and Opps I did it again,  She wins the role and stars opposite Gavin Creel who is 10 years her senior.

They perform a workshop of the musical and Lea has her first stage kiss with Gavin. circa 2000.

Lea will do another workshop of Spring Awakening in summer 2001.

http://youtu.be/J8aispZMBk0

Spring Awakening was due to play at the Roundabout Theater of its 2002-2003 season but was canceled.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/71453-Roundabout-Postpones-Production-of-Musical-Spring-Awakening

Lea Timeline circa: April 2000 Lea appears on Third Watch as Sammi. Lea is 13. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0720969/

Lea Timeline

circa: April 2000

Lea appears on Third Watch as Sammi.

Lea is 13.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0720969/

 clips: http://youtu.be/m2KOF52g_vc

Lea Timeline  Circa:  2000-2002 Lea Michele, the star of Glee and Broadways Spring Awakening who attended Stagedoor Manor for three summers  and never landed a lead role in her time at the camp.  http://www.playbill.com/playblog/2011/02/qtheater-geek/

Lea Timeline

Circa:  2000-2002

Lea Michele, attended Stagedoor Manor for three summers – and never landed a lead role in her time at the camp.


Summers at Stagedoor: 2000-2002 
Memorable roles: “Pinball Wizard” soloist in The Who’s Tommy

You’d been in Les Miserables on Broadway as a kid, playing young Cosette. But then you came to Stagedoor in 2000—and you didn’t get a lead! Were you upset?
I’d also done Ragtime on Broadway. I went to school in New Jersey but was living in Manhattan. I was basically in Broadway shows from when I was eight years old on.

And yet!
I didn’t expect them to automatically give me a lead role. I wasn’t like, “I’ve been on Broadway! Give me the lead!” I didn’t really care. I didn’t want the pressure of being a lead. I appreciated the normalcy of being in the camp.

Read full interview

http://123what.tumblr.com/post/26324861919/name-lea-michele-how-you-know-her-in-2006-she

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Lea Timeline

circa: 2000-2004

Lea enters Tenafly High School.  Chooses not to work as much, so she can have a “normal” high school experience.

Lea reportedly has a long term high school boyfriend named Mike.

Lea does some musicals during school but opts out of choir.  She felt the teacher did not like her. 

Lea was on the volleyball team and was a champion debater.

Lea Timeline

circa; Dec. 2003  (12/1)

In her senior year of High School and at the age of 17,  Lea wins her third role on Broadway as Shprintze (u/s Chava) one of the daughter’s in the revival of Fiddle on the Roof.

Lea and the company of Fiddle on the Roof begin rehearsals in December 2003.

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Lea Timeline circa: February 2004. In her senior year of High School and at the age of 17,  Lea wins her third role on Broadway as Shprintze one of the daughter’s in the revival of Fiddle on the Roof. Lea leaves Fiddler on the Roof in approx. October of 2005, she is 19 years old.

Lea Timeline

circa: February 2004. (2/26/04)

Fiddle on the Roof Opening night is Feb 26, 2004.

Lea leaves Fiddler on the Roof in approx. October of 2005, she is 19 years old.

picture: Lea with Fiddle on the Roof co-star.

Lea Timeline

circa: April 2004  (4/26/04)

Lea and the company of Fiddler on the Roof record their cast album.  It is Lea’s third show but first time on a cast recording.

picture: Lea and Fiddler sisters.

Lea Timeline circa: April 2004 Lea performs for charity with the cast of Fiddler on the Roof  in the most successful Easter Bonnet Competition ever, the 18th annual  event raised a whopping $3,420,537 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights  AIDS. The casts of Avenue Q and Fiddler on the Roof, who joined forces for the afternoon’s award winning bonnet presentation, provided the funniest moments. Lea wore the award winning Bonnet … http://youtu.be/_dprUZL-QvQ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/85734-DIVA-TALK-Avenue-Q-and-Fiddler-Spread-Joy-at-Easter-Bonnet-Divas-on-Disc-Plus-News-of-Wicked-Stars

Lea Timeline

circa: April 2004

Lea performs for charity with the cast of Fiddler on the Roof  in the most successful Easter Bonnet Competition ever, the 18th annual event raised a whopping $3,420,537 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The casts of Avenue Q and Fiddler on the Roof, who joined forces for the afternoon’s award winning bonnet presentation, provided the funniest moments.

Lea wore the award winning Bonnet …

http://youtu.be/_dprUZL-QvQ

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/85734-DIVA-TALK-Avenue-Q-and-Fiddler-Spread-Joy-at-Easter-Bonnet-Divas-on-Disc-Plus-News-of-Wicked-Stars

picture: Lea accepting the award for Best Easter Bonnet.


Broadway Cares @BCEFA 
#bcefabonnets 2004: before @GLEEonFOX, @msleamichele joined the cast of @avenueqmusical for the comical ‘Avenue Jew’ bonnet!

Lea Timeline

circa: June 2004.

Lea performs at the Tony’s for the second time as part of the company of Fiddler on the Roof, which is nominated for best musical revival.

http://youtu.be/6slyYuGA4to

Lea Timeline circa: June 2004 Lea graduates from High School, she is 17 and working on Broadway. She was accepted to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, but opted instead to continue working professionally on the stage

Lea Timeline

circa: June 2004

Lea graduates from High School, she is 17 and working on Broadway.

Message from her parents in her yearbook:

“Dear Lea, we know you don’t want this message to be serious, but seriously you are the best of our lives. We are amazed with all you have accomplished so far in your life. College will be another great experience for you and as always we wish you all your heart desires.
Love, Mom and Dad.”

- Tenafly High School Yearbook 2004.

Lea takes a vacation after graduation to the British Isle.

Also reportedly she moves to Manhattan full time.

Lea was accepted to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, but opted instead to continue working professionally on the stage.

Lea Timeline

circa: 2000-2004

Miscellaneous teen pictures.

Lea Timeline circa: 2000-2004 Lea enters Tenafly High School.  Chooses not to work as much, so she can have a “normal” high school experience. Lea does some musicals during school but opts out of choir.  She felt the teacher did not like her.  Lea was on the volleyball team and the debate team, and was a champion debater.

Lea Timeline

circa: Sept 2004 (9/19/04)

Lea attends The 18th Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction.

Lea Timeline circa: February 2005 Lea performs a concert of Spring Awakening at Lincoln Center in New York. Director Mayer                steers the concert staging with a firm hand, drawing surprisingly                textured perfs from the 13 talented kids in the ensemble, most of                them close to the age they’re portraying. Especially notable are                John Gallagher Jr. as troubled Moritz; Ben Walker, a handsome, confident                presence as Melchior, who shows far more soul than his status as                the popular boy would imply; and the sweet-voiced Lea Michele, a                star in the making as Wendla. This is Lea’s third time as Wendla. The  fourth time getting the role one production canceled.. http://www.untamedspirits.net/aj/regional_springawakening_2205.htm

Lea Timeline

circa: February 2005

Lea performs a concert of Spring Awakening at Lincoln Center in New York.

Director Mayer steers the concert staging with a firm hand, drawing surprisingly textured performances from the 13 talented kids in the ensemble, most of them close to the age they’re portraying. Especially notable are John Gallagher Jr. as troubled Moritz; Ben Walker, a handsome, confident presence as Melchior, who shows far more soul than his status as the popular boy would imply; and the sweet-voiced Lea Michele, a star in the making as Wendla.

This is Lea’s third time as Wendla. The  fourth time getting the role, one production canceled..

http://www.untamedspirits.net/aj/regional_springawakening_2205.htm

Lea Timeline circa: November -December 2005 Lea decides to leave Fiddler on the Roof to take the title role in the  Round House Theatre production of The Diary of Anne Frank. http://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/dc/dc165.html http://www.jewish-theatre.com/visitor/article_display.aspx?articleID=1069 * While working on Anne Frank Lea gets word that Spring Awakening is back up and looking to cast again.  Lea once again decides to try for Wendla.

Lea Timeline

circa: November - December 2005

Lea decides to leave Fiddler on the Roof to take the title role in the  Round House Theater production of The Diary of Anne Frank.

http://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/dc/dc165.html

http://www.jewish-theatre.com/visitor/article_display.aspx?articleID=1069

* While working on Anne Frank Lea gets word that Spring Awakening is back up and looking to cast again.  Lea once again decides to try for Wendla.

Lea Timeline circa: Winter/Spring 2006 Complete casting has been announced for the Atlantic Theater Company world premiere of Spring Awakening. The musical will feature Frank Wood, Mary McCann, John Gallagher Jr., Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele. Lea Michele begins rehearsals for Spring Awakening, finally a full production of the show will happen off Broadway at the Atlantic theater.  She has been working on SA for 6 years now. Lea is 19 years old. Lea mets Jon Groff winter/spring of 2006. http://www.broadway.com/shows/spring-awakening/buzz/95324/complete-cast-announced-for-spring-awakening-at-the-atlantic/

Lea Timeline

circa: Winter 2005/Spring 2006

Complete casting has been announced for the Atlantic Theater Company world premiere of Spring Awakening. The musical will feature Frank Wood, Mary McCann, John Gallagher Jr., Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele.

Lea Michele begins rehearsals for Spring Awakening, finally a full production of the show will happen off Broadway at the Atlantic theater.  She has been working on SA for 6 years now. Lea is 19 years old.

Lea meets Jonathan Groff in December 2005, they became Best Friends.

picture: Lea, Jonathan Groff and John Gallagher Jr.

http://www.broadway.com/shows/spring-awakening/buzz/95324/complete-cast-announced-for-spring-awakening-at-the-atlantic/

Lea Timeline

circa: Jan 2006 (1/12/06)

Lea attends Almost Maine’s Opening Party.

Lea Timeline circa May 2006-August 2006 Spring Awakening opens off Broadway at the Atlantic Theater. The production was scheduled to go from May or July 6th.  In June the production was extended until August 6, 2006. http://www.playbill.com/news/article/100394-Spring-Awakening-Extends-Off-Broadway-at-Atlantic-Transfer-Possible Mid July it is annouced Spring Awakening will got to Broadway. Lea is 19. http://www.playbill.com/news/article/100968-Off-Broadway-Hit-Spring-Awakening-to-Awake-on-Broadway

Lea Timeline

circa: June 2006-August 2006 (6/15/06)

Spring Awakening opens off Broadway at the Atlantic Theater.

The production was scheduled to go from May to July 6th.  In June the production was extended until August 6, 2006.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/100394-Spring-Awakening-Extends-Off-Broadway-at-Atlantic-Transfer-Possible

Mid July it is announced Spring Awakening will go to Broadway.

Lea is 19.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/100968-Off-Broadway-Hit-Spring-Awakening-to-Awake-on-Broadway

picture: Jon Groff, Lea and John Gallagher - Opening Night Spring Awakening - Off Broadway

Lea Timeline circa: summer 2006 Lea’s dream role was Eponine in Les Miz, she even audition as a teen for the touring company but was told her voice was not ready.  When a revival was announced Lea now 20 auditioned she was offered and agreed to do the part. But around the same time Spring Awakening was going to Broadway… Lea agonized over the decision, but since she was so committed to SA she gave up the chance to play Eponine. http://www.theatermania.com/new-york/news/11-2006/rite-of-spring_9461.html

Lea Timeline

circa: summer 2006

Lea’s dream role was Eponine in Les Miz, she even audition as a teen for the touring company but was told her voice was not ready.  When a revival was announced Lea is now almost 20 auditioned and was offered and agreed to do the part.

But around the same time Spring Awakening was going to Broadway… Lea agonized over the decision, but since she was so committed to SA she gave up the chance to play Eponine.

http://www.theatermania.com/new-york/news/11-2006/rite-of-spring_9461.html

Lea Time Line

circa: Sept 2006

Lea cast as Naleen

Hot and Sweet, a new musical about an all-girl 1940’s big band to be produced at the New York Musical Theater Festival.

Performances will take place Sept. 21-30 at the Theater at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/101692-Katie-Finneran-Lea-Michele-Complete-Cast-of-NYMFs-Hot-and-Sweet

http://www.talkinbroadway.com/ob/09_30a_06.html

Lea does other workshops but dates are unknown.

Known workshops

Samson and Delilah as Delilah

Wuthering Heights as Lucy

Lea Timeline

circa: Sept 2006 (9/10/06)

Lea attends Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally.                Picture: Lea and friends including than boyfriend Landon Beard.

Lea Timeline

circa: Sept 2006 (9/13/06)

Lea performs at a discussion on the creation and production of Spring Awakening.

Lea Timeline

circa: Sept 2006  (9/24/06)

Lea and Jon Groff attends the Broadway Flea Market, a charity event.

Lea Timeline

circa: Oct 2008

Lea and the company of Spring Awakening do a preview of the musical before it open in less then 2 months.

picture: Lea and the company of Spring Awakening.

Lea Timeline

circa: Dec 2006

Lea is feature in Interview Magazine’s Dec 2006/Jan 2007 Issue. It is her first shoot for Spring Awakening according to a tweet years later.

my first shoot for Spring Awakening back in 06’

Lea Timeline circa: Dec 2006 After several weeks of previews Spring Awakening premiers on Broadway on Dec 10, 2006 at the Eugene O’Neil Theater. Lea is now 20 and is in her fourth musical on Broadway, now as a lead. http://www.playbill.com/news/article/104146-PLAYBILL-ON-OPENING-NIGHT-Spring-Awakening-Knickers-in-a-Twist

Lea Timeline

circa: Dec 2006 (12/10/06)

After several weeks of previews Spring Awakening premiers on Broadway on Dec 10, 2006 at the Eugene O’Neil Theater.

Lea is now 20 and is in her fourth musical on Broadway, now as a lead.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/104146-PLAYBILL-ON-OPENING-NIGHT-Spring-Awakening-Knickers-in-a-Twist

picture: Lea and Jon Opening Night on Broadway.

Lea and Spring Awakening cast celebrate Opening Night.

Promotional picture

Lea Timeline circa: 2006-2008  (dates unknown) Lea dates Landon Beard.  I’ve never heard you talk much about Landon Beard, your actor  boyfriend. The two of you have been together for more than a year.  [Smiling] I feel very lucky to have such a great boyfriend who’s so wonderful. Best guess they broke up  May/June of 2008,  near when Lea left for California. http://www.broadway.com/buzz/141771/qa-lea-michele/

Lea Timeline

circa: 2006-2008  (dates unknown)

Lea dates Landon Beard. 

I’ve never heard you talk much about Landon Beard, your actor boyfriend. The two of you have been together for more than a year.
[Smiling] I feel very lucky to have such a great boyfriend who’s so wonderful.

Best guess they broke up  May/June of 2008,  near when Lea left for California.

http://www.broadway.com/buzz/141771/qa-lea-michele/

Lea Timeline

circa: 2006

Lea appears in an Issue of Glamour, unknown which month.

Lea Timeline circa: Jan 2007 Spring Awakening cast album goes on sale the album in Jan 2008 will win a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album, Original Broadway Cast, including Lea Michele. This is the second cast album for Lea but the first with solo work.

Lea Timeline

circa: Jan 2007

Spring Awakening cast album goes on sale the album in Jan 2008 will win a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album, Original Broadway Cast, including Lea Michele.

This is the second cast album for Lea but the first with solo work.

picture: Lea and Micheal Mayer sign SA CDs at Virgin Mega Store in NYC.

Lea Timeline

circa: Jan 2007 ( 1/10/07)

Lea and the company of Spring Awakening perform on the NY affiliate CW news.

Lea Timeline Circa: Feb 2007 Lea and the cast of Spring Awakening perform on The View. http://youtu.be/vsR3te9wJKE

Lea Timeline

Circa: Feb 2007

Lea and the cast of Spring Awakening perform on The View.

http://youtu.be/vsR3te9wJKE

Lea Timeline

circa: Feb 2007

Lea, Jon Groff, John Gallagher and John B. Wright appear in Teen Vogue.

Lea Timeline

circa: March 2007 (3/1/07)

Lea attends the 2nd anniversary party Altar Boyz, a musical in which her than boyfriend Landon Beard starred.

Lea Timeline circa: April 30 2007 The cast of Spring Awakening and Degrassi discuss teen issues. http://www.myspace.com/video/springawakeningonbroadway/spring-awakening-degrassi-verbal-mashup-host-rosie-o-39-donnell/39285593

Lea Timeline

circa: April 30 2007

The cast of Spring Awakening and Degrassi discuss teen issues.

http://www.myspace.com/video/springawakeningonbroadway/spring-awakening-degrassi-verbal-mashup-host-rosie-o-39-donnell/39285593

http://youtu.be/veiZmKRJ4no

picture: SA Girls perform Mama who Bore Me.

Lea Timeline

circa: May 2007

Lea and the cast of Siring Awakening in NY Magazine.

http://nymag.com/arts/theater/profiles/24733/

1. Lea Michele
Plays Wendla, the female lead, star-crossed lover of Melchior.
Will be 21 in August. Raised in New York. Has been with the show for seven years—“since the start.” You may have also spotted her in Les Misérables, Ragtime, or Fiddler on the Roof. On the sex onstage: “To see kids in the audience that are the same age as we are still shocked by some of the stuff we do just goes to show that there’s something that’s going to affect everyone.” That diamond ring on her finger: “No, no, no. Not engaged. This is my mother’s ring. It’s three stones—for me, my mom, and my dad—and it reminds me of them when I’m here.” On her iPod: “Ms. Dolly. I’m such a dork, but I love Dolly Parton and I’m proud of it.

Lea Timeline

circa: May 2007 (5/1/07)

Lea attends the Drama Desk Cocktail reception, Lea is nominated as Outstanding Actress in a Musical.

Lea Timeline

circa: May 2007 (5/7/07)

Lea and Spring Awakening Cast perform at the 22nd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards.

Lea Timeline

circa: May 2007 (5/11/07)

Lea attends the 73rd Annual Drama League Awards.

Lea Timeline

circa: May 2007 (5/15/07)

Lea attends the 2007 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards with Jon Groff and Micheal Mayer.

Lea Timeline circa: May 2007 Lea Michele wins 2 Broadway.com Audience Awards: Favorite Female Breakthrough Performance, Favorite on stage pair with Jon Groff.

Lea Timeline

circa: May 2007

Lea Michele wins two Broadway.com Audience Awards:

Favorite Female Breakthrough Performance.

Favorite on stage pair with Jon Groff.

Lea Timeline circa: May 2007 Lea and the cast of Spring Awakening perform at the Drama Desk Awards. Lea is nominated for Drama Desk Award- Outstanding Actress in a Musical. http://youtu.be/ZhLTx6f2bMo

Lea Timeline

circa: May 2007 (5/20/07)

Lea and the cast of Spring Awakening perform at the Drama Desk Awards.

Lea is nominated for Drama Desk Award- Outstanding Actress in a Musical.

http://youtu.be/ZhLTx6f2bMo

Lea Timeline

circa: May 2007

Lea attends the 52nd Annual Drama Desk Awards After Party

Lea Timeline circa: June 2007 great interview with Lea!!! Six Degrees of BroadwayWorld debuts on BWW TV: Richard Jay-Alexander interviews Spring Awakening’s Lea Michele (TV Content)On  Wednesday, June 6th before a matinee, producer/director Richard  Jay-Alexander interviewed Spring Awakening’s breakout star - Lea Michele, 4 days  before the TONY Awards and its fateful sweep as Best Musical for the  2006/2007 theatre season.  Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/videoplay.php?colid=19232#ixzz1R1ODJcQL

Lea Timeline

circa: June 2007 (6/6/07)

great interview with Lea!!!

Six Degrees of Broadway World debuts on BWW TV: Richard Jay-Alexander interviews Spring Awakening’s Lea Michele (TV Content)

On Wednesday, June 6th before a matinee, producer/director Richard Jay-Alexander interviewed Spring Awakening’s breakout star - Lea Michele, 4 days before the TONY Awards and its fateful sweep as Best Musical for the 2006/2007 theater season.


Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/videoplay.php?colid=19232#ixzz1R1ODJcQL

Lea Timeline

circa: June 2007

Lea and Jon Groff perform on the CBS Early Show.

http://youtu.be/In3qztKt3AE

Lea Timeline circa: June 2007 Lea performs at  the Tony’s for the third time with the company of Spring Awakening which is nominated for 11 awards. It wins 8 awards including Best Musical. Lea however is overlooked for a nomination, being put in the wrong category. on not getting nomination: http://www.broadway.com/buzz/141771/qa-lea-michele/ Tony performance http://youtu.be/L_Bl9NIBvY8

Lea Timeline

circa: June 2007 (6/10/07)

Lea performs at  the Tony’s for the third time with the company of Spring Awakening which is nominated for 11 awards.

It wins 8 awards including Best Musical.

Lea however is overlooked for a nomination, being put in the wrong category.

on not getting nomination: http://www.broadway.com/buzz/141771/qa-lea-michele/

Tony performance http://youtu.be/L_Bl9NIBvY8

Lea Timeline

circa: June 2007  (6/15/07)

Lea Michele (Wendla) Jonathan Groff (Melchior), John Gallagher Jr, (Moritz) and Duncan Sheik (Composer) appear on Seth Rudetsky’s Studio Cabaret.

Lea Timeline

circa: June 2007 (6/27/07)

Spring Awakening Unveils New Billboard.

Lea Timeline

circa: July 2007 (7/14/07)

Lea takes part in Broadway Barks. A event to help animals get adopted.

Lea Timeline

circa: Aug. 2007 (8/3/07)

Lea attends the unveiling the Spring Awakening painting that is now a part of the Wall of Fame at Tony’s Di Napoli Restaurant.

Lea Timeline

circa: Aug 2007

Lea and the company of Spring Awakening do Broadway in Bryant Park.

http://youtu.be/7zIa-2iqIBY

http://youtu.be/jFWg3t52ppA

Lea Timeline

circa: August 2007

Lea celebrates her 21st birthday (8/29) with friends, such as Jon Groff, John Gallagher, Remy Zaken, Krysta Rodriguez and Matt Morrison. 

Lea Timeline

circa: Sept. 2007

Lea Michele on Seth’s Rudetsky Chatterbox in September 2007.

audio:  http://youtu.be/u9NL7_oEVGk

Lea Timeline

circa: Sept 2007 (9/23/07)

Lea attends the 21st Annual Broadway Flea Market a charity event.

Lea Timeline circa: Sept 2007 “The After Party,” billed as “an informal social gathering for the theatrically inclined,” will welcome Spring Awakening’s Lea Michele Sept. 21. http://www.playbill.com/news/article/111201-The-After-Party-Will-Welcome-Spring-Awakenings-Michele-Sept-21 http://youtu.be/HmYBM6lEaKY

Lea Timeline

circa: Sept 2007

“The After Party,” billed as “an informal social gathering for the theatrically inclined,” will welcome Spring Awakening’s Lea Michele Sept. 21.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/111201-The-After-Party-Will-Welcome-Spring-Awakenings-Michele-Sept-21

http://youtu.be/HmYBM6lEaKY

Lea Timeline circa: Oct 2007 Lea Michele of Broadway’s Spring Awakening kicked-off Broadway Artists Alliance’s season of one-day master classes on Monday, October 8. Michele lent her talents and expertise by teaching a song interpretation class focusing on pop and contemporary musical theatre to a group of eager young stars to be, ages 12-20 Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/Photo_Flash_Lea_Michele_Teaches_BAA_Master_Class_20071011#ixzz1R4n5rqO4

Lea Timeline

circa: Oct 2007  (10/8/07)

Lea Michele of Broadway’s Spring Awakening kicked-off Broadway Artists Alliance’s season of one-day master classes on Monday, October 8.

Michele lent her talents and expertise by teaching a song interpretation class focusing on pop and contemporary musical theater to a group of eager young stars to be, ages 12-20


Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/Photo_Flash_Lea_Michele_Teaches_BAA_Master_Class_20071011#ixzz1R4n5rqO4

Lea Timeline

Oct. 2007 (10/7&8/07)

Lea performs  a reading of a new musical  called The Gypsy King for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre.   Lea plays Anisette.

http://www.broadway.com/buzz/96819/ana-gasteyer-lea-michele-kelli-ohara-more-sign-on-for-namt-festival/

Lea Timeline circa: Nov. 2007 Lea performs at Broadway loves the 80’s.  She sings I Love Rock and Roll. http://youtu.be/beZGjyW6eeE

Lea Timeline

circa: Nov. 2007

Lea performs at Broadway loves the 80’s.  She sings I Love Rock and Roll.

http://youtu.be/beZGjyW6eeE

Lea Timeline circa: Nov. 2007 Lea and Jon perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. They perform Give my Regards to Broadway. http://youtu.be/KUk5fZ5D7Ok

Lea Timeline

circa: Nov. 2007 (11/22/07)

Lea and Jon perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. They perform Give my Regards to Broadway.

http://youtu.be/KUk5fZ5D7Ok

Timeline Nov: 2007 Lea and Jon perform in Broadway is Back to celebrate the end of a strike.  ***Little did Lea know how much this strike would change her life.   Jon Groff was on leave from Spring Awakening when the strike began.  He was in LA to film a pilot for Ryan Murphy.  Lea got bored while on strike and went to visit Jon in LA.  While there Lea met Ryan and producer Dante Di LiLorento.   They had dinner and discussed Barbra, musicals and glee.   Ryan was interested in doing glee if his pilot Pretty Handsome did not work out.  Lea does not see Ryan until Aug. 2008, at a glee audition.  Lea later learns Ryan had her in mind when he wrote Rachel Berry.

Timeline

Nov: 2007 (11/20/07)

Lea and Jon perform in Broadway is Back to celebrate the end of a strike. 

Lea Timeline

circa: Nov. 2007

Lea visits Jon in LA.   Jon Groff was on leave from Spring Awakening when the strike began.  He was in LA to film a pilot for Ryan Murphy.  Lea got bored while on strike and went to visit Jon.  While there Lea mets Ryan and producer Dante Di Lorento.   They had dinner and discussed Barbra, musicals and glee.   Ryan was interested in doing glee if his pilot Pretty Handsome did not work out.  Lea does not see Ryan until Aug. 2008, at a glee audition.  Lea later learns Ryan had her in mind when he wrote Rachel Berry.

http://youtu.be/fTBCCFzbv3s

Lea Timeline

circa: Nov 2007

Lea and the company of Spring Awakening appear in The Gap’s Holiday ads including a  Billboard in Times Square.  Lea’s first Billboard.

Lea Timeline

circa: Dec 2007 (12/3/07)

Lea and SA friends attend the opening of Sweeney Todd on Broadway.  Pictured, Phoebe Strole, Jon Groff, John Gallagher Jr..

Lea Timeline

circa: Dec. 2007

Spring Awakening Stars Party on First Anniversary.

Lea Timeline

circa: Dec 2007

Lea, Jon and John participate in a round table discussion group.

http://youtu.be/oF4bQ_OoITs

Lea Timeline circa: Jan 2008 In 2008, Michele performed at a benefit concert, “Alive in the World”,  to aid the Twin Tower Orphan Fund. Radio interview with Lea about Alive in the World http://www.myspace.com/aliveintheworld/music/songs/lea-michele-and-psg-interview-21643064 http://cabaret.broadwayworld.com/printcolumn.php?id=24333

Lea Timeline

circa: Jan 2008

In 2008, Michele performed at a benefit concert, “Alive in the World”,  to aid the Twin Tower Orphan Fund.

Radio interview with Lea about Alive in the World

http://www.myspace.com/aliveintheworld/music/songs/lea-michele-and-psg-interview-21643064

http://cabaret.broadwayworld.com/printcolumn.php?id=24333

Lea Timeline

circa: Jan 2008 (1/28/08)

Lea attends a parody program called of Spring Awakening call Rude Awakenings.

Lea Timeline

circa; Feb 2008

Lea talks Valentine Day with Broadway.com    Video:  http://youtu.be/7629GT5tYBE

Lea Timeline circa: Feb. 25th,  April 7th, June 16, 2008 Lea does a one woman show at Feinstein’s at the Regency. http://youtu.be/E92nSkIokow http://youtu.be/E92nSkIokow http://www.broadway.com/photos/spring-awakening-star-lea-michele-shines-at-feinsteins/66597/lea-michele-at-feinsteins-lea-michele-performing-2/ http://grooveshark.com/#/album/6+16+08+At+Feinstein+s/3102376

Lea Timeline

circa: Feb. 25th,  April 7th, June 16, 2008

Lea does a one woman show Once upon a Dream at Feinstein’s at the Regency.

http://harvesthome.blogspot.com/2008/02/six-degrees-of-lea-michele.html

http://youtu.be/E92nSkIokow

http://youtu.be/E92nSkIokow

http://www.broadway.com/photos/spring-awakening-star-lea-michele-shines-at-feinsteins/66597/lea-michele-at-feinsteins-lea-michele-performing-2/

http://grooveshark.com/#/album/6+16+08+At+Feinstein+s/3102376

Lea Timeline circa: April 2008 Lea performs with then boyfriend Landon Beard at FLOPZ n CUTZ 4 a showcase where singers perform songs from more obscure musicals  Proceeds to benefit Animal Haven, A No-Kill Animal Shelter, Adoption Center, and Sanctuary.  http://youtu.be/2QOSoMing_8 .

Lea Timeline

circa: April 2008

Lea performs with then boyfriend Landon Beard at FLOPZ n’ CUTZ 4 a showcase where singers perform songs from more obscure musicals  Proceeds to benefit Animal Haven, A No-Kill Animal Shelter, Adoption Center, and Sanctuary.

http://youtu.be/2QOSoMing_8

Lea Timeline circa: April  2008 Lea performs with the cast of Spring Awakening/Grease in the Easter Bonnet competition for the charity Broadway Cares. http://youtu.be/7ClGq-HH4Xg

Lea Timeline

circa: April  2008

Lea performs with the cast of Spring Awakening/Grease in the Easter Bonnet competition for the charity Broadway Cares.

http://youtu.be/7ClGq-HH4Xg

Lea and Jon introduce the company of RENT at the Easter Bonnet Competition

Lea Timeline

circa: April 2008

Lea and the company of Spring Awakening perform at Macy’s for Prom Fashions.

http://youtu.be/sNExgCa-IRo

http://youtu.be/5W93NrEW72E

Lea Timeline

circa: May 2008

Lea Michele speak out against Horse drawn carriages.

Lea Timeline circa: May 18, 2008 After nine years, 2 workshops, 1 canceled production, 1 concert, a 3 month off Broadway run and 18 months on Broadway Lea performs her last show for Spring Awakening. estimated 650+ performances. http://youtu.be/B07gidkp1eI

Lea Timeline

circa: May 18, 2008

After nine years, 2 workshops, 1 canceled production, 1 concert, a 2 1/2 month off Broadway run and 18 months on Broadway Lea performs her last show for Spring Awakening.

estimated 650+ performances.

http://youtu.be/B07gidkp1eI

Jon gives Lea’s hand a little kiss and they leave the stage for the last time.

Lea Timeline

June 2008  (6/6/08)

Lea speaks as ArtSpeak!   A program that brings Broadway actor to Poe Middle School in DC,  to discuss theater.

http://dctheatrescene.com/2008/06/06/artspeak-closes-the-season-with-spring-awakening-star/

Lea Timeline circa: July 2008 Lea is cast in a workshop of a new musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik The musical exploration of the Roman emperor with a flair for the theatrical casts Taboo’s Jeffrey Carlson in the title role with Spring Awakening veteran Lea Michele as Nero’s mute wife and step-sister Octavia, and  Tony-Award winning actress Idina Menzel as his lover, Poppea.  Performances continue through July 11-13. Lea sings Beauty Boy http://youtu.be/UIel_gWkick http://www.broadway.com/photos/idina-menzel-and-lea-michele-bring-nero-to-vassar/71035/nero-at-vassar-lea-michele-idina-menzel/ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/118924-Carlson-Menzel-Michele-and-Arden-Sing-Sheik-Saters-Nero-July-11-13

Lea Timeline

circa: July 2008

Lea is cast in a workshop of a new musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik

The musical exploration of the Roman emperor with a flair for the theatrical casts Taboo’s Jeffrey Carlson in the title role with Spring Awakening veteran Lea Michele as Nero’s mute wife and step-sister Octavia, and Tony-Award winning actress Idina Menzel as his lover, Poppea. Performances continue through July 11-13.

Lea sings Beauty Boy

http://123what.tumblr.com/post/30391189265

http://www.broadway.com/photos/idina-menzel-and-lea-michele-bring-nero-to-vassar/71035/nero-at-vassar-lea-michele-idina-menzel/

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/118924-Carlson-Menzel-Michele-and-Arden-Sing-Sheik-Saters-Nero-July-11-13

Lea as Octavia, mute girl in a loveless marriage.

Lea Timeline circa: 2008 Lea narrated a documentary type show on traveling in your own city.   The pilot is called Around the Block.  Lea wins the New York Television Award  for Non scripted Host. Description: Transported to another world through one city block, blogger and  travel  junkie, Lea Michele prepares to attend a traditional Indian  wedding. A  Dolcefilms TV pilot and award winner at the New York  Television Festival  2009. I think Lea probably did this in 2008 and it was presented to the film festive in 2009. http://youtu.be/G3HABWq0f8Y

Lea Timeline

circa: 2008

Lea narrated a documentary type show on traveling in your own city.  The pilot is called Around the Block.  Lea wins the New York Television Award for Non scripted Host.

Description:

“Transported to another world through one city block, blogger and travel junkie, Lea Michele prepares to attend a traditional Indian wedding. A Dolce films TV pilot and award winner at the New York Television Festival 2009.”

I think Lea probably did this in 2008 and it was presented to the film festive in 2009.

http://youtu.be/G3HABWq0f8Y

More pictures for the documentary.

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