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The answer is "yes!" If you ask Tony-award winning actor John Gallagher, Jr., anyway. John starred opposite Lea Michele in Broadway's Spring Awakening back in 2006, and he says it was apparent even then that she was destined for great things.

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"I think she was just born a star," he told E! Online. "She was about 17 or 18 when I first met her at the first workshop I did for Spring Awakening. She absolutely walked into that room and she was like, you know, Barbra Streisand. I said, 'Oh, yes, absolutely it's going to happen for this girl — and very quickly.' I'm very happy for her."

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Whoa! A Babs comparison is pretty serious stuff.

Great things are continuing to happen for John, too — you can catch him The Newsroom, the new HBO series about a controversial news anchor played by Jeff Daniels.

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