Lea Michele High School:
|Tenafly High School (2004), home-schooled, Stagedoor Manor in the Catskills.|
Lea Michele College:
Lea Michele was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey and attended Rockland Country Day School in New York as a child. She made her Broadway debut at the age of 8 in Les Misérables, continuing working on Broadway through high school. As a teenager, she attended Tenafly High School, was home-schooled for a year while working in Toronto, and went to Stagedoor Manor in the Catskills for performing arts training. After graduating from Tenafly High, the Broadway ingénue decided to forgo higher education in favor of her career, which seems to have worked in her favor: In 2008, Glee creator Ryan Murphy recruited Lea Michele from Broadway onto his new television show, writing the part of Rachel specifically for her. Overnight, Glee became a sensation, winning her about a dozen different awards for her portrayal. Presently, Michele is known as a television, film, Broadway, and pop star, leaving her fans wondering what she’s going to pull out of her sleeves next.