National Tour (1976)


Company

The Wiz opened at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on June 16, 1976 and toured the country.

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Production Staff

Director ...
  • Geoffrey Holder
Choreography ...
  • George Faison
Scenery ...
  • Tom H. John
Costumes ...
  • Geoffrey Holder
Lighting ...
  • Tharon Musser
Musical Director/Vocal Arrangements ...
  • Charles H. Coleman
Press ...
  • Merlin Group
  • Sandra Manley
Stage Manager ...
  • Kathleen A. Sullivan
Stage Manager ...
  • Fred Seagraves
Stage Manager ...
  • Jeanne Fornadel

Original Cast

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater
Toto ...
  • Nancy
Dorothy ...
  • Ren Woods
  • Ken Prymus
Tornado ...
  • Christina Kimball
  • Linda Booth
  • Kutée
  • Joni Palmer
  • Keith Simmons
  • Tony Walker
Addaperle ...
  • Vivian Bonnell
  • Xavier Chatman
  • Paul Hoskins
  • Leon Jackson
  • Edward Love
  • Charles Valentino
Crows ...
  • Eleanor McCoy
  • Charlotte Neveu
  • Roumel Reaux
Tinman ...
  • Ben Harney
Lion ...
  • Ted Ross
  • Christina Kimball
  • Roumel Reaux
  • Keith Simmons
  • Lewis Whitlock
Poppy ...
  • Ruth Ashton
  • Regina Bell
  • Eleanor McCoy
  • Charlotte Neveu
  • Joni Palmer
  • Linda Booth
  • John Valentine
  • William Valentine
  • Tony Walker
  • George Bell
Emerald City Citizens ...
  • Ruth Ashton
  • Regina Bell
  • Paul Hoskins
  • Leon Jackson
  • Christina Kimball
  • Edward Love
  • Eleanor McCoy
  • Charlotte Neveu
  • Joni Palmer
  • Roumel Reaux
  • Keith Simmons
  • Lewis Whitlock
The Wiz ...
  • André De Shields
  • Ella Mitchell
  • Ken Prymus
  • Tony Walker
Winged Monkey ...
  • Paul Hoskins
Pit Singers ...
  • Marcy Thomas
  • Carolyn Dennis
  • John Valentine
  • William Valentine

Understudies

Dorothy ...
  • Kutée
Lion ...
  • Ken Prymus
Scarecrow ...
  • Tony Walker
Tinman ...
  • Edward Love
Addaperle ...
  • Carolyn Dennis
Evillene ...
  • Linda Booth
Wiz ...
  • Xavier Chatman
Glinda/Aunt Em ...
  • Marcy Thomas
Tornado ...
  • Regina Bell
Swing Dancer ...
  • Jamilah Hunter