After a long and strenuous search for their leading lady, NBC has finally revealed who the lucky gal is that will star in their upcoming remake of The Wiz.
The role of Dorothy will be played by newbie actress, Shanice Williams. The New Jersey native will be joining the likes of Queen Latifah, Mary J Blige and David Alan Grier.
Until this role, which is sure to be a big break for her, she had only appeared in local productions of West Side Story, 42nd Street and other Broadway classics.
You can catch her in her television debut on December 3, when ABC airs The Wiz Live!
Congrats Shanice on beating out hundreds of other actresses and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for you next!