Hot Clip of the Day: Nichelle Lewis Stars as Dorothy in The Wiz Revival

Last updated August 14th, 2023 by BroadwayBox Staff
Hot Clip of the Day: Nichelle Lewis Stars as Dorothy in The…

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Ulterior Motives:: The Broadway bound national tour of The Wiz has found its Dorothy! Following 2,000 video submissions, the revival's star was found via a TikTok video! Nichelle Lewis will be playing the iconic role in the musical revival as it embarks on its national tour this fall. She has appeared in the national tour as a Dynamite in Hairspray, Chiffon and Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors, Ivy in Bare: A Pop Opera as well as Labelless, a new musical. Lewis joins Deborah Cox as Glinda, Melody A. Betts as Aunt Em/Evillene, Kyle Ramar Freeman as the Lion, Phillip Johnson Richardson as the Tinman and Avery Wilson as the Scarecow. Wayne Brady will portray the Wiz on Broadway in Spring of 2024, San Francisco, and Los Angeles while Alan Mingo, Jr. will portray The Wiz when the tour kicks off in Baltimore.

Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: This clip of Nichelle is beyond and basically a greatest hits of Broadway with clips from Once On This Island and The Color Purple. Our ultimate moment is OBVIOUSLY at 0:24 when viewers get a GORGEOUS preview of her singing "Home" from The Wiz. The vocals, the acting. Point us toward that yellow brick road to where the tour is starting!