Broadway’s new revival of The Wiz announces cast album

The Wiz on Broadway

Broadway’s new revival of The Wiz is getting a cast recording released July 12, 2024 via Immersive/Interscope Records.

The Wiz, with music by Charlie Smalls and script by William F. Brown, made its Broadway debut in 1975, reimagining L. Frank Baum’s beloved children’s novel into an all-Black “super soul musical,” as originally promoted.

The musical transitioned to film in 1978 with a cast that included Diana Ross, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Michael Jackson and Ted Ross. The latest revival includes new contributions from 2023 Tony Award nominee Amber Ruffin.

Cast List

  • Nichelle Lewis as Dorothy
  • Wayne Brady as The Wiz
  • Deborah Cox as Glinda
  • Melody A. Betts as Aunt Em and Evillene
  • Kyle Ramar Freeman as the Lion
  • Phillip Johnson Richardson as the Tinman
  • Avery Wilson as the Scarecrow
  • Allyson Kaye Daniel as Addaperle
  • Anthony Murphy as Lord High Underling


  • Maya Bowles
  • Shayla Caldwell
  • Jay Copeland
  • Collin Heyward
  • Judith Franklin
  • Amber Jackson
  • Olivia Jackson
  • Christina Jones
  • Cristina Raé
  • Polanco Jones, Jr.
  • Kolby Kindle
  • Kareem Marsh
  • Avilon Trust Tate
  • Keenan D. Washington

Standby and Swings

  • Alan Mingo, Jr. as the standby for The Wiz
  • Lauryn Adams, swing
  • Michael Samarie George, swing
  • Mariah Lyttle, swing
  • Dustin Praylow, swing
  • Matthew Sims, Jr., swing
  • Timothy Wilson, swing
About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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