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Shanice Williams Cast As Dorthy For The Wiz Live!

Shanice Williams

The Wiz Live has found its Dorthy, and she is 18-year old Shanice Williams. The announcement was made on the Today show. Williams in no new comer to acting, singing and dancing on stage. She has been in several musical productions, but this is her first television role. Williams is joining the cast of Queen Latifah as the Wiz, May J Blige as Evillene, David Allen Greir as the cowardly lion, and Stephanie Mills as Aunt Em. Mills played the part of Dorthy for the Broadway production of The Wiz. Look for the Live production of the The Wiz on December 3rd on NBC. Here’s a look at her auditioning and receiving the news about her getting the part.

NBC The Wiz Live!

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