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The Wiz is a musical retelling of L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, as portrayed by an all-African American cast. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1975, was later adapted to film in 1978, and aired as a live broadcast on NBC in 2015.

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  • Ashanti reprised her role of Dorothy in the City Center's production of The Wiz (2009)
  • Common played the Bouncer in The Wiz Live (2015)
  • André De Shields originated the Wiz in the Broadway production of The Wiz (1975)
  • Carol Dennis played a Munchkin, sunflower, stranger, and Emerald City citizen in the 1984 Broadway revival
  • Roberta Flack sang as part of the adult choir in The Wiz (1978 film)
  • Babi Floyd sang as part of the adult choir in The Wiz (1978 film)
  • David Alan Grier played the Cowardly Lion in The Wiz Live (2015)
  • Ben Harney was a replacement for the Tinman in the original Broadway production of The Wiz
  • Cheryl Hardwick played keyboards in the original Broadway production of The Wiz (1975)
  • Geoffrey Holder directed and costume designed the original Broadway production of The Wiz (1975)
  • Lena Horne played Glinda in The Wiz (1978 film)
  • James Monroe Iglehart played the Cowardly Lion in the City Center production of The Wiz (2009)
  • Michael Jackson played the Scarecrow in The Wiz (1978 film)
  • Queen Latifah played The Wiz in The Wiz Live (2015)
  • Jesse Levy played cello on the soundtrack for The Wiz (1978 film)
  • Theresa Merritt was a replacement for Evillene on Broadway (ca. 1976) and played Aunt Em in The Wiz (1978 film)
  • Noel MacNeal puppeteered the giant head of The Wiz in The Wiz Live (2015)
  • Paul McGinnis puppeteered the giant head of The Wiz in The Wiz Live (2015)
  • Ella Mitchell played Evillene as a replacement in the original Broadway production (ca. 1977) and in the 1984 revival
  • Ne-Yo played the Tin Man in The Wiz Live! (2015)
  • Fred Nihda built the Tin Man costume for the original Broadway production of The Wiz (1975)
  • Richard Pryor played The Wiz in The Wiz (1978 film)
  • Diana Ross played Dorothy Gale in The Wiz (1978 film)
  • Ted Ross played the lion in The Wiz (1975, Broadway) and the film (1978)
  • Clarice Taylor originated Addaperle in the Broadway production of The Wiz (1975)
  • Toots Thielemans played harmonica on the soundtrack for The Wiz (1978 film)
  • Luther Vandross wrote the song "Everybody Rejoice" for The Wiz (1975)
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