It’s never a bad day when we get to reminisce on the glory that was the original Broadway cast of Spring Awakening, including Glee star Lea Michele (Rachel) as Wendla. And Lea is apparently doing a little reminiscing of her own!
On May 16, Lea posted a “Throwback Thursday” pic to Twitter of herself hanging out back in the Spring Awakening days with co-star John Gallagher Jr., who won a Tony award for his role as Moritz. If you can look at this photo of a young Lea without making even the tiniest squeal, you’re a stronger person than we are.
“#throwbackthursday Me and @JohnGallagherJr circa 2006 :),” Lea captioned the photo, indicating she was probably about 19 at the time. There are many things to love about the shot — including her gorgeous eyes! — but we especially appreciate how calm and collected Lea is as she nonchalantly sips her beverage. That’s our Lea.
Both Lea and John have gone on to amazing success since this photo was snapped. John later starred as Johnny in American Idiot on Broadway and currently plays Jim on HBO’s The Newsroom. Our favorite fun fact about John: He dated Parks & Rec star Aubrey Plaza when they were both around 13. Small world, right?
If you don’t mind, we’re going to go back to looking at and squealing about Lea’s pic. Keep the old photos coming, Lea!
Source: Lea Michele’s Twitter, Nerve