15 Ultimate "My Man" Fanny Brice (and Barbra Streisand) Covers In Honor of Ms. Brice's Birthday!

Last updated October 29th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff
15 Ultimate "My Man" Fanny Brice (and Barbra Streisand) Cov…

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Happy Birthday to Funny Girl, Fanny Brice!

The Ziegfeld Follies Principal performed "My Man" in the 1921 incarnation of the Follies singing against a lampost.

The life of vaudevillian Fanny Brice, star of film, radio, and the stage was musicalized for Broadway with Funny Girl. At the end of the original 1964 Broadway production of Funny Girl, the musical typically ended (before the "Don't Rain On My Parade (Reprise)") with the character of Fanny Brice singing "The Music That Makes Me Dance" as part of the brassy Jule Styne/Bob Merrill score. When it came time for Barbra Streisand to reprise her role as the funny girl herself in the 1968 film adaptation, "My Man" synonymous with Fanny Brice replaced "The Music That Makes Me Dance."

Phenomenal Barbra took the song to brand new excellent Streisand heights during the song's key change. Barbra reprised "My Man" on her "Live At The Forum" concert in 1972 as well as in future concerts for years to come. Around the time of the release of the Funny Girl film sequel Funny Lady, Barbra performed an out of this world "My Man" as part of the television special Funny Girl to Funny Lady. She also revisited "My Man" her outdoor concert event in Hyde Park.

Follow along as we say "Hello, Gorgeous!" to fourteen fantastic covers of the Fanny Brice anthem from the worlds of Broadway, pop music, jazz and some stars-to-be!

Kaye Ballard

More traditional Fanny Brice than Barbra and a total Broadway belter performance

Stephanie J. Block

Buckle up for belting you can only dream of from this Tony winner. The cover starts at 3:18 as part of this terrific Funny Girl medley.

Jasmine Cephas Jones

Absolutely stunning, jazzy cover by original Broadway Peggy in Hamilton

Kelly Clarkson


Hannah DeFlumeri (Cruz)

Can we talk about that option up at the end!?

Emilee Estoya

Wow, what powerhouse vocals! Effortless! We had to rewind the key change section immediately to listen to it again!

Billie Holiday

Wow. How special to hear Billie's legendary voice on this heartfelt song.

Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer

Oh how we wish we saw Leslie's Fanny Brice during her memorable Paper Mill Playhouse run!

Kate McManus

Serving you acting, serving you vocals from the very beginning to the very end.

Emily Robinson

Can you get over this performance!? What a sensational rendition - that key change!

Diana Ross

Absolute beauty. The tear! The flowers in her hair. The honesty. Diana Ross reminds us why she is the superstar she is in this gorgeous performance.

Allison Semmes

The irony is not lost on how amazing it is that Allison played previous "My Man" cover artist Diana Ross in Broadway's Motown. Allison's cover is outstanding and the ending is other worldly!

Jade Talbot

So simple, so powerful, so honest.

Maddy Trumble

Acting, acting, acting with such beautiful vocals! She absolutely nails the key change hitting those final lyrics with such power!