Happy Birthday Lea Michele!: Her 5 Best Performances

As Rachel Berry on the hit Fox show Glee, Lea Michele‘s character gives herself gold stars. Rachel rationalizes giving herself the gold stars with this: “You might laugh because every time I sign my name I put a gold star after it, but it’s a metaphor, and metaphors are important. My gold stars a metaphor for me being a star.” You definitely are a star Lea!

In honor of Lea Michele’s birthday, here are her top 5 best performances:

“The Only Exception”

“Don’t Rain on My Parade”

“Get It Right”

“Total Eclipse of the Heart”

“I Dreamed a Dream”

Which of Lea’s performances is your favorite that isn’t on this list? Post your faves in the comments!