David Alan Grier Boards NBC's 'The Wiz Live!' as Cowardly Lion, Newcomer Cast as Dorothy | lovebscott.com

David Alan Grier Boards NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live!’ as Cowardly Lion, Newcomer Cast as Dorothy

Actor David Alan Grier, one of the stars of the new film Peeples arrives at the film's premiere in Hollywood

David Alan Grier has joined the cast of The Wiz Live!

The veteran actor has been cast in the role of the Cowardly Lion in NBC’s live production, which airs on December 3.

He joins previously announced cast members Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and original Wiz Broadway actress Stephanie Mills.

In more Wiz casting news, the live production has found its Dorothy.

Eighteen-year-old newcomer Shanice Williams will play the coveted role of Dorothy.


The news was announced this morning on The Today Show.

Congratulations to all involved!

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