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The Wiz (1978) Poster

(1978)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Sidney Lumet

Writing Credits  

L. Frank Baum ... (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
 
William F. Brown ... (book of the musical "The Wiz")
 
Joel Schumacher ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Lion / Fleetwood Coupe de Ville
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Thelma Carpenter ...
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Stanley Greene ...
Clyde J. Barrett ...
Subway Peddler
Derrick Bell ...
The Four Crows
Roderick-Spencer Sibert ...
The Four Crows
Kashka Banjoko ...
The Four Crows
Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens ...
The Four Crows
Tony Brealord ...
Gold Footman (as Tony Brealond)
Joe Lynn ...
Gold Footman
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Green Footman
Charles Rodriguez ...
Green Footman
Carlton Johnson ...
Head Winkie
Ted Williams ...
Munchkin #1
Mabel Robinson ...
Damon Pearce ...
Munchkin #3
Donna Patrice Ingram ...
Munchkin #4
Harry Madsen ...
Cheetah, Head of the Flying Monkeys
Glory Van Scott ...
Rolls Royce Lady
Vicki Baltimore ...
Green Lady
Carlos Cleveland ...
Aunt Em's Party
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Aunt Em's Party
Aaron Boddie ...
Aunt Em's Party
Gay Faulkner ...
Guest at Aunt Emma's Party
Ted Butler ...
Aunt Em's Party
T.B. Skinner ...
Aunt Em's Party
Jamie Perry ...
Aunt Em's Party
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Aunt Em's Party
H. Douglas Berring ...
Aunt Em's Party (as Douglas Berring)
James Shaw ...
Aunt Em's Party
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Aunt Em's Party
Gyle Waddy ...
Aunt Em's Party
Dorothi Fox ...
Aunt Em's Party (as Dorothy Fox)
Frances Salisbury ...
Aunt Em's Party
Beatrice Dunmore ...
Aunt Em's Party
Traci Core ...
Aunt Em's Party
Donald King ...
Aunt Em's Party
Claude Brooks ...
Aunt Em's Party
Billie Allen ...
Aunt Em's Party
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Aunt Em's Party (as Willie Carpenter)
Denice Dejon ...
Aunt Em's Party
Kevin Stockton ...
Aunt Em's Party
Alvin Alexis ...
Aunt Em's Party
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adrienne Albert ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Alfa K. Anderson ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Joshie Armstead ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Patti Austin ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Clare Janice Bathe ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Claude Brooke ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Eric Butler ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
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The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Vivian Cherry ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Kacey Cisyk ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Steve Clayton ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Kay Coleman ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Charles Collins ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Jenny Cooke ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
T.J. Cooke ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
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The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Davis ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
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The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Jules S. Davis ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Sharon Davis ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Christopher Dean ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
William Eaton ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Melvin W. Edmondson ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Camille Farrell ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Mike Farrell ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Steve Feldman ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
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The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Bobby Floyd ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Floyd ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Antonia French ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur French ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
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Vocalist (uncredited)
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Guest at Aunt Emma's Party (uncredited)
Bryon Gray ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Diva Gray ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Mike Gray ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Milt Grayson ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Gordon Grody ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Lani Groves ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Gwen Guthrie ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Susan Hamilton ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Julio Herrara ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Jake Holmes ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
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The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Rhetta Hughes ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Petra Johnson ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Martina Jones ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
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Emerald City Gold Pianist (uncredited)
Kenny Karen ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Jerry Keller ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Christine Langner ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
David Lasley ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Yvonne Lewis ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Mary Lombardi ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Kim Magloire ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Tommy Malcolm ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Marine ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Barbara Massey ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Ullanda McCullough ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Debbie McDuffie ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Chuck McGruder ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
June McGruder ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Helen Miles ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Leslie Miller ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Melanie Moore ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Janice Papalos ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
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The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Leon Pendarvis ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Dennis Perren ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Randy Peyton ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Curtis Price ...
Neil Raber ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Gerrard Randall ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
David Reed ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Claudia Ricks ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Ermundo Russell ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Annette Sanders ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Zachary Sanders ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Ray Simpson ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Raymond Simpson ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Tamy Smith ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Renel Stafford ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Fred Stark ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Susan Stephenson ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Maeretha Stewart ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Grady Tate ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Jean Thomas ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Mariama Thomas ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Mia Thomas ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Duke Thorbs ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
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The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
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The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Walker ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Dawn Walker ...
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Joey Ward ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Brenda White ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Beurice Whitehead ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Kenny Williams ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
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The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Janet Wright ...
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Rob Cohen ... producer
Kenneth Harper ... executive producer (as Ken Harper)
Burtt Harris ... associate producer
Berry Gordy ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by 

Charlie Smalls

Cinematography by 

Oswald Morris

Film Editing by 

Dede Allen

Production Design by 

Tony Walton

Art Direction by 

Philip Rosenberg

Set Decoration by 

Robert Drumheller
Edward Stewart
Justin Scoppa Jr. ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by 

Tony Walton

Makeup Department 

Scott Cunningham ... makeup artist
William A. Farley ... hair stylist (as William Farley)
Carl Fullerton ... makeup artist
Robert Laden ... makeup supervisor
Ted Long ... hair stylist
Michael R. Thomas ... makeup artist
Allen Weisinger ... makeup artist
Stan Winston ... special makeup designer

Production Management 

Kenneth Utt ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Burtt Harris ... first assistant director
Alan Hopkins ... second assistant director
Lewis Gould ... dga trainee (uncredited)

Art Department 

Connie Brink ... property master
Glen Engels ... construction grip
Edward Garzero ... chief scenic artist
John Jay Moore ... assistant art director
Eugene Powell ... chief scenic artist
Carlos Quiles ... carpenter
Robert Shepherd ... sets and props
Eoin Sprott ... fantasy props
Richard Tautkus ... fantasy props
Walter Way ... construction chief
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)
Jacques Godbout ... carpenter (uncredited)
Robert Hart ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
John Kasarda ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Lawrence Miller ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Dave Weinman ... lead man (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Stan Bochner ... sound editor
Guy Costa ... special sound consultant
Jack Fitzstephens ... supervising sound editor
Marc Laub ... sound editor (as Mark M. Laub)
Hal Levinsohn ... sound editor
Al Nahmias ... sound editor
Ronald Roose ... sound editor
James Sabat ... sound mixer (as James T. Sabat)
Dick Vorisek ... sound re-recording supervisor
Louis Cerborino ... sound editor (uncredited)
Ollie Cotton ... assistant sound engineer (uncredited)
Kevin Lee ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Dennis C. Salcedo ... optical sound recordist (uncredited)
Skip Saylor ... recording engineer: horns on "Ease on Down the Road" #1 (uncredited)
William S. Scharf ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Al Griswold ... special effects

Visual Effects by 

Dennis Glouner ... matte photographer
Bill Taylor ... matte photographer
Albert Whitlock ... special visual effects
Syd Dutton ... assistant matte painter (uncredited)
Henry Schoessler ... matte crew (uncredited)
Mark Whitlock ... matte camera loader (uncredited)

Stunts 

Everett Creach ... stunt coordinator
Steve James ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

James A. Contner ... camera operator (as J.A. Contner)
Kenneth Goss ... key grip
Norman Leigh ... gaffer
Hank Muller ... first assistant camera
Jack Priestley ... photographer: second unit
Gary Muller ... co-first assistant camera (uncredited)
Lance Shepherd ... electrician (uncredited)
Tom Volpe ... grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Dona Granata ... assistant costume designer
Gloria Gresham ... costume coordinator
Anna Hill Johnstone ... costume coordinator
Barbara Matera ... principal costume execution
George Newman ... wardrober
Marilyn Putnam ... wardrober

Editorial Department 

Angelo Corrao ... assistant film editor
Marlayna Franklin ... assistant film editor
Hal Levinsohn ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Music Department 

Mendel Balitz ... orchestrator
Chris Boardman ... orchestrator
Tom Bähler ... choir arranger (as Tom Bahler)
Ralph Ferraro ... orchestrator
Jack Fitzstephens ... supervising music editor
Bob Florence ... orchestrator
Bob Freedman ... orchestrator
Richard Hazard ... orchestrator (as Dick Hazard)
Quincy Jones ... associate conductor / music arranger / music supervisor / orchestrator
Greig McRitchie ... orchestrator
Peter T. Myers ... orchestrator (as Pete Meyers)
Frank Owens ... associate conductor / music arranger: dance arrangements
Wayne Robinson ... orchestrator
Charlie Smalls ... music and lyrics by
Bruce Swedien ... music recording engineer
Robert N. Tucker Jr. ... conductor
Patti Austin ... choral coordinator (uncredited)
John Beal ... musician: bass (uncredited)
David Foster ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Steve Gadd ... musician: drums (uncredited)
Dave Grusin ... pre-record musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Jerry Hey ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dick Hyman ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Anthony Jackson ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Grady Tate ... musician: drums (uncredited)
Toots Thielemans ... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Jeffrey Wolf ... assistant music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Raymond Hartwick ... transportation chief (as Ray Hartwick)

Other crew 

Grace Blake ... production office coordinator
Robert F. Colesberry ... assistant production coordinator (as Robert Colesberry)
Peter Foy ... flying rigs
Sam Goldrich ... auditor
Kenneth Harper ... stage producer: New York (as Ken Harper)
Carlton Johnson ... assistant choreographer
Louis Johnson ... choreographer
Mabel Robinson ... assistant choreographer
Lynne Twentyman ... script supervisor (as Lynn T. Ward)
Aaron J. Baron ... technical coordinator (uncredited)
Saul Cooper ... unit publicist (uncredited)
P. Larry Dahlstrom ... technical engineer (uncredited)
Bernie Grundman ... original mastering (uncredited)
Peter Maiorino ... technician (uncredited)
Mitchell Plotkin ... technician (uncredited)
Tom Razzano ... location manager (uncredited)
Lynda Van Damm ... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
George Walker ... technician (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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