Watch Footage From The Wiz at the Muny
Nathan Lee Graham stars in the new production in St. Louis.
The Muny has released video of its new production of The Wiz, running June 19-25.
Starring in the show are Nathan Lee Graham (The Wiz), Jared Grimes (Scarecrow), and James T. Lane (Tinman), Danyel Fulton (Dorothy), Darius de Haas (Lion), E. Faye Butler (Addaperle/Evillene), Demetria McKinney (Glinda), and Nessa (Toto). Rounding out the ensemble are Akilah Ayanna, Rhaamell Burke-Missouri, Kevin Curtis, Chloé Davis, Timothy L. Edwards, Chavon Hampton, Cameron Anika Hill, Karma Jenkins, Amber Pickens, Malaiyka Amiyna Reid, Allysa Shorte, Donald Shorter, Voltaire Wade-Greene, Sir Brock Warren, Nathaniel J. Washington, and Brion Marquis Watson. The company will also be joined by the Muny Kid and Teen Youth Ensembles.
The production includes scenic design by Edward E. Haynes Jr., costume design by Leon Dobkowski, lighting design by Rob Denton, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge, video design by Greg Emetaz, wig design by Leah J. Loukas, and animals trained by William Berloni Theatrical Animals, Inc. and production stage manager Nancy Uffner.
The Wiz is directed by Denis Jones and choreographed by Camille A. Brown, with music direction by Darryl Archibald. Based on L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz features a book by William F. Brown, with additional material by Tina Tippit, and music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls. Additional material for the Muny production is by Amber Ruffin.