The search is over, as NBC’s casting directors have finally filled the iconic red slippers of Dorothy, with a theater newbie, 18 yo. Shanice Williams. After announcing their plans to cast a ‘fresh face’, the 5 year theater major lands the iconic role as Dorothy in NBC’s The Wiz: Live, which airs on Dec 3rd.
This news comes just a few hours after NBC revealed that comedian David Alan Grier had swiped the role of the Cowardly Lion.
Peep the behind-the-scenes footage of the audition process, and New Jersey native’s emotional call to her mother to reveal the exciting news below. Let us know what you think!
Here is the list of the cast so far …
Mary J Blige – Evillene, ‘The Wicked Witch of The West’