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The Wiz (1978) Poster

(1978)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Sidney Lumet

Writing Credits  

L. Frank Baum ... (novel)
 
William F. Brown ... (book)
 
Joel Schumacher ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Diana Ross ... Dorothy
Michael Jackson ... Scarecrow
Nipsey Russell ... Tinman
Ted Ross ... Lion / Fleetwood Coupe de Ville
Mabel King ... Evillene
Theresa Merritt ... Aunt Em
Thelma Carpenter Thelma Carpenter ... Miss One
Lena Horne ... Glinda the Good
Richard Pryor ... The Wiz (Herman Smith)
Stanley Greene Stanley Greene ... Uncle Henry
Clyde J. Barrett Clyde J. Barrett ... Subway Peddler
Derrick Bell Derrick Bell ... The Four Crows
Roderick-Spencer Sibert Roderick-Spencer Sibert ... The Four Crows
Kashka Banjoko Kashka Banjoko ... The Four Crows
Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens ... The Four Crows
Toney Brealond Toney Brealond ... Gold Footman (as Tony Brealond)
Joe Lynn Joe Lynn ... Gold Footman
Clinton Jackson ... Green Footman
Charles Rodriguez Charles Rodriguez ... Green Footman
Carlton Johnson Carlton Johnson ... Head Winkie
Ted Williams Ted Williams ... Munchkin #1
Mabel Robinson Mabel Robinson ... Munchkin #2 / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir
Damon Pearce Damon Pearce ... Munchkin #3
Donna Patrice Ingram Donna Patrice Ingram ... Munchkin #4
Harry Madsen Harry Madsen ... Cheetah, Head of the Flying Monkeys
Glory Van Scott Glory Van Scott ... Rolls Royce Lady
Vicki Baltimore Vicki Baltimore ... Green Lady
Carlos Cleveland Carlos Cleveland ... Aunt Em's Party
Mariann Aalda ... Aunt Em's Party
Aaron Boddie Aaron Boddie ... Aunt Em's Party
Gay Faulkner Gay Faulkner ... Guest at Aunt Emma's Party
Ted Butler Ted Butler ... Aunt Em's Party
T.B. Skinner T.B. Skinner ... Aunt Em's Party
Jamie Perry Jamie Perry ... Aunt Em's Party
Daphne McWilliams Daphne McWilliams ... Aunt Em's Party
H. Douglas Berring H. Douglas Berring ... Aunt Em's Party (as Douglas Berring)
James Shaw James Shaw ... Aunt Em's Party
Johnny Brown ... Aunt Em's Party
Gyle Waddy Gyle Waddy ... Aunt Em's Party
Dorothi Fox Dorothi Fox ... Aunt Em's Party (as Dorothy Fox)
Frances Salisbury Frances Salisbury ... Aunt Em's Party
Beatrice Dunmore Beatrice Dunmore ... Aunt Em's Party
Traci Core Traci Core ... Aunt Em's Party
Donald King Donald King ... Aunt Em's Party
Claude Brooks Claude Brooks ... Aunt Em's Party
Billie Allen Billie Allen ... Aunt Em's Party
Willie C. Carpenter ... Aunt Em's Party (as Willie Carpenter)
Denice De Jon Nortez ... Aunt Em's Party (as Denice Dejon)
Kevin Stockton Kevin Stockton ... Aunt Em's Party
Alvin Alexis Alvin Alexis ... Aunt Em's Party
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adrienne Albert Adrienne Albert ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Alfa K. Anderson Alfa K. Anderson ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Joshie Armstead 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 Clare Janice Bathe ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Claude Brooke Claude Brooke ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Eric Butler Eric Butler ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Tom Bähler ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Vivian Cherry Vivian Cherry ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Kacey Cisyk Kacey Cisyk ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Steve Clayton Steve Clayton ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Kay Coleman Kay Coleman ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Charles Collins ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Jenny Cooke Jenny Cooke ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
T.J. Cooke T.J. Cooke ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Ron Dante ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Davis ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Darrell Davis ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Jules S. Davis Jules S. Davis ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Sharon Davis Sharon Davis ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Christopher Dean Christopher Dean ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
William Eaton William Eaton ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Melvin W. Edmondson Melvin W. Edmondson ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Camille Farrell Camille Farrell ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Mike Farrell Mike Farrell ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Steve Feldman Steve Feldman ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Roberta Flack ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Bobby Floyd Bobby Floyd ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Floyd Frank Floyd ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Antonia French Antonia French ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur French Arthur French ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Nancy Gilliam Nancy Gilliam ... Vocalist (uncredited)
Robin Givens ... Guest at Aunt Emma's Party (uncredited)
Bryon Gray Bryon Gray ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Diva Gray Diva Gray ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Mike Gray Mike Gray ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Milt Grayson Milt Grayson ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Gordon Grody Gordon Grody ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Lani Groves Lani Groves ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Gwen Guthrie Gwen Guthrie ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Susan Hamilton Susan Hamilton ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Mike Hayes ... Citizen of Oz (uncredited)
Julio Herrara Julio Herrara ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Jake Holmes Jake Holmes ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Cissy Houston ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Rhetta Hughes Rhetta Hughes ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Petra Johnson Petra Johnson ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Martina Jones Martina Jones ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Quincy Jones ... Emerald City Gold Pianist (uncredited)
Kenny Karen Kenny Karen ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Jerry Keller Jerry Keller ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Christine Langner Christine Langner ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
David Lasley David Lasley ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Yvonne Lewis Yvonne Lewis ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Mary Lombardi Mary Lombardi ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Kim Magloire Kim Magloire ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Tommy Malcolm Tommy Malcolm ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Marine Bill Marine ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Barbara Massey Barbara Massey ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Ullanda McCullough Ullanda McCullough ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Debbie McDuffie Debbie McDuffie ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Chuck McGruder Chuck McGruder ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
June McGruder June McGruder ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Helen Miles Helen Miles ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Leslie Miller Leslie Miller ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Melanie Moore Melanie Moore ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Janice Papalos Janice Papalos ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Janice Pendarvis ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Leon Pendarvis Leon Pendarvis ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Dennis Perren Dennis Perren ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Randy Peyton Randy Peyton ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Curtis Price Curtis Price ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (uncredited)
Neil Raber Neil Raber ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Gerrard Randall Gerrard Randall ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
David Reed David Reed ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Claudia Ricks Claudia Ricks ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Ermundo Russell Ermundo Russell ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Annette Sanders Annette Sanders ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Zachary Sanders Zachary Sanders ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Ray Simpson ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Tamy Smith Tamy Smith ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Renel Stafford Renel Stafford ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Fred Stark Fred Stark ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Susan Stephenson Susan Stephenson ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Maeretha Stewart Maeretha Stewart ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Grady Tate ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Jean Thomas Jean Thomas ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Mariama Thomas Mariama Thomas ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Mia Thomas Mia Thomas ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Duke Thorbs Duke Thorbs ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Alfonzo Thornton ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Luther Vandross ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Táta Vega ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Walker ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Dawn Walker Dawn Walker ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Joey Ward Joey Ward ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Brenda White Brenda White ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Beurice Whitehead Beurice Whitehead ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Kenny Williams Kenny Williams ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Mollena Williams ... The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)
Janet Wright ... The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)

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)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Robert Hart ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
John Kasarda ... assistant art director (uncredited)
John Thomas Kennedy ... construction grip (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
O.D. Wells ... stunt performer (Uncredited)
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
Tom Prate ... bestboy grip
Jack Priestley ... photographer: second unit
Michael Fidanza ... electrician (uncredited)
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)

Location Management 

Tom Razzano ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department 

Mendel Balitz ... orchestrator
Chris Boardman ... orchestrator
Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
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)
Craig Huxley ... Blaster Beam
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)
George Maniere ... musician: trumpet soloist (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)
Lynda Van Damm ... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
George Walker ... technician (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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