The upcoming Broadway revival of “The Wiz” is set to welcome a fresh face to the stage. Nichelle Lewis, a rising talent discovered through TikTok, has been chosen for the coveted role of Dorothy in the production.
Beating out over 2,000 hopefuls, Lewis will not only grace the Broadway stage but also take on the iconic role in the show’s national tour, marking a significant step in her budding career.
Meet the Multitalented Lewis: From Virginia to Broadway, A Rising Star
Lewis, hailing from Virginia, is not just a singer-songwriter but a true performer. Having graced the stages of national tours like Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors, Bare: A Pop Opera, and the latest sensation Labelless, she’s been a sensation on the rise.
Her talents have not gone unnoticed; she clinched the top spot in the young adult popular vote at the 2021 Music International Grand Prix.
Reviving The Wiz: New Stars and Producers Inject Freshness
Exciting updates surround The Wiz revival, as Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker step in as producers. With new material from Amber Ruffin, the revival is set to hit the stage next spring.
The production features Wayne Brady in the title role, alongside Kyle Ramar Freeman as the Lion, Phillip Johnson Richardson as the Tinman, and Avery Wilson as the Scarecrow.
Director Schele Williams and choreographer JaQuel Knight ensure a vibrant revival of this Tony Award-winning classic.