18-year-old Shanice Williams celebrates being cast as Dorothy for ‘The Wiz Live,’ belts out lyrics from ‘Home’

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By Chris Witherspoon

Rising star Shanice Williams, an 18-year-old New Jersey native, has just landed the role of a lifetime as Dorothy in NBC’s upcoming holiday production of The Wiz Live!

Williams beat out hundreds of applicants nationwide who had auditioned to portray Dorothy in The Wiz Live!, a role previously played by Stephanie Mills on Broadway and Diana Ross on the big screen.

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Via:: The Grio