It was such an amazing 3-hour performance of The Wiz Live on NBC on Thursday night. Shanice Williams, who played the girl Dorothy, was a great revelation! Her rendition of the popular song “Home” was perfect! A star was born tonight!
Winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the original massive Wizard of Oz Broadway hit spawned a feature film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.
Watch the song performances of The Wiz Live below.
Addaperle (Amber Riley) and the Munchkins tell Dorothy (Shanice Williams) all about the one person who can do it all – The Wiz! – in this song from The Wiz Live!
Dorothy (Shanice Williams), Scarecrow (Elijah Kelley), Tin Man (Ne-Yo) and the Cowardly Lion (David Alan Grier) head on down the yellow brick road to Oz with this song “Ease on Down the Road”
The Wiz (Queen Latifah) introduces herself to Dorothy (Shanice Williams), Scarecrow (Elijah Kelley), Tin Man (Ne-Yo) and the Cowardly Lion (David Alan Grier) in this song “So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard”
Wicked Witch of the West Evillene (Mary J. Blige) tells her people what they better not bring her in this song “No Bad News”
The Winkies celebrate their liberation from Wicked Witch of the West Evillene with Dorothy (Shanice Williams) and her friends in this song “Brand New Day”
Dorothy (Shanice Williams) says goodbye to all her friends in Oz, then clicks her heels three times in this song “Home.”