Sammie Ware ‘affected’ after Lea Michele cast in ‘Funny Girl’

Former “Glee” star Sammie Ware is not happy about Lea Michele being cast as the new lead in Broadway’s “Funny Girl.”

Yes, I’m online today. Yes, I see y’all. Yes, I care,” the actress, 30, tweeted on Monday. “Yes, I’m affected. Yes, I’m human. Yes, I’m Black. Yes, I was abused. Yes, my dreams were tainted.”

Ware — who previously called out Michele for mistreatment on the Ryan Murphy series — concluded, “Yes, Broadway upholds whiteness. Yes, Hollywood does the same. Yes, silence is complicity. Yes, I’m loud. Yes, I’d do it again.”

A rep for Michele, 35, did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

She was chosen to take over the role of Fanny Brice after Beanie Feldstein announced her early departure from the production on Sunday.

“Playing Fanny Brice on Broadway has been a lifelong dream of mine and doing so for the last few months has been a great joy and true honor,” Feldstein, 29, wrote on social media of her Broadway run, which began in April.

Lea Michele poses at an event
Michele is taking over the role of Fanny Brice after Beanie Feldstein announced her early departure from the production.
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“Once the production decided to take the show in a different direction, I made the extremely difficult decision to step away sooner than anticipated.”

Feldstein was previously set to exit “Funny Girl” in September. Her last show will now be July 31. Performer Julie Benko will play Fanny in August before Michele assumes the role on Sept. 6.

“I’m so incredibly honored to join this amazing cast and production and return to the stage playing Fanny Brice on Broadway,” the “Spring Awakening” alum tweeted Monday. See you September 6th. @funnygirlbwy #FUNNYGIRL.”

Michele’s casting comes more than two years after she was exposed for allegedly treating actors poorly on the set of “Glee” — namely, Ware.

Jared Grimes, Ramin Karimloo, Beanie Feldstein and Jane Lynch during the opening night curtain call for the musical "Funny Girl" on Broadway at The August Wilson Theater on April 24, 2022 in New York City.
Feldstein is leaving the show eight weeks early.
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Ware claimed in June 2020 that Michele made her tenure on the Fox show a “living hell” after the latter expressed their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

“She waited until the scene was over and she stopped in the middle of the stage and did a ‘come here’ gesture, like how a mother does to their child,” she alleged to Variety, also claiming that Michele threatened her job when she refused to come over.

Ware memorably alleged that Michele said she would “s—t in my wig,” among other “traumatic microaggressions.”

Michele later apologized to Ware and more co-stars who claimed they fell victim to her alleged mistreatment.

“What matters is that I clearly acted in ways which hurt other people,” Michele wrote via an Instagram statement, insisting that her Black Lives Matter message was meant to “show of support for our friends and neighbors and communities of color during this really difficult time.”

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