CONNIE FISHER, the wannabe who won the lead in the West End revival of The Sound Of Music, is set to tackle Barbra Streisand's most famous musical role.
Fisher won reality TV show How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? in the U.K. last year (06) and landed the role of Maria in the Lord Lloyd-Webber revival.
She has become a theatrical force in her native England and now she's set for another major project when her Sound of Music debut ends - that of Funny Girl's Fanny Brice.
Lloyd Webber, who is among the producers of The Sound of Music, says, "Connie would love to play the role and she would make a wonderful Fanny Brice. Connie is a major star and I believe she's going to be around for a long time."
The 23-year-old entertainer's Sound of Music contract ends in October (07).
Funny Girl, which is based on the real-life story of Brice, was a theatrical and movie hit in the mid-to-late 1960s when Streisand played the lead on both stage and screen.
The part, for which Streisand won an Oscar, launched the diva's film career.