The Wiz Live!

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The Wiz Live! is a television special that aired live on NBC on December 3, 2015. Produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, it is a performance of a new adaptation of the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz, a soul/R&B reinterpretation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. read more

The Wiz Live! is a television special that aired live on NBC on December 3, 2015. Produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, it is a performance of a new adaptation of the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz, a soul/R&B reinterpretation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The broadcast is performed live from Grumman Studios in Bethpage, New York. This adaptation of the musical combines aspects of both the Broadway play and its 1978 film adaptation.

Original Release

12/03/2015

US Release

12/03/2015

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Cast

Mary J. Blige Evillene
Uzo Aduba Glinda the Good Witch of the South / Glinda the Good
Queen Latifah The Wiz
Amber Riley Addapearle / Addaperle
David Alan Grier The Cowardly Lion
Ne-Yo Tin-Man
Common The Bouncer
Shanice Williams Dorothy Gale / Dorthy Gale
Stephanie Mills Auntie Em
Elijah Kelley Scarecrow
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Kenny Leon, Matthew Diamond

Writers

William F. Brown, Harvey Fierstein, Tina Tippit

Cast

Mary J. Blige Evillene
Uzo Aduba Glinda the Good Witch of the South / Glinda the Good
Queen Latifah The Wiz
Amber Riley Addapearle / Addaperle
David Alan Grier The Cowardly Lion
Ne-Yo Tin-Man
Common The Bouncer
Shanice Williams Dorothy Gale / Dorthy Gale
Stephanie Mills Auntie Em
Elijah Kelley Scarecrow
Chris Borrero Ensemble / Cirque
Olutayo Bosede Ensemble
James Brown III Crow
Ilia Jessica Castro Ensemble
Kacie Noel Garland Ensemble
Asmeret Ghebremichael Munchkin
Frankie Gordils Ensemble
Khadija Griffith Ensemble
Walter Holloway III Ensemble
Carlos Irizarry Ensemble

Producers

Craig Zadan Executive Producer
Neil Meron Executive Producer
Barclay DeVeau Producer
Greg Lettieri Producer
Donna Suchan Producer
Javier Winnik Producer

Editors

Bill DeRonde, Michael Polito, Alix Saline

2016EmmyOutstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special Nominated
2016EmmyOutstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic) Nominated
2016EmmyOutstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special Nominated
2016EmmyOutstanding Costumes for a Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Program Won
2016EmmyOutstanding Production Design for Variety, Nonfiction, Event or Award Special Nominated
2016EmmyOutstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special Nominated
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