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(1983 Video)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Susan Simmons

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

L. Frank Baum ... (novel)
William F. Brown ... (play)
Donna Cribari

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Tasha Thomas Tasha Thomas ... Aunt Em
Stephanie Mills Stephanie Mills ... Dorothy
Ralph Wilcox Ralph Wilcox ... Uncle Henry / Crow / Field Mouse / Lord High Underling
Evelyn Thomas Evelyn Thomas ... Tornado / Kalidah / Emerald City Citizen
Phylicia Rashad ... Munchkin / Field Mouse (as Phylicia Ayres Allen)
Pi Douglass Pi Douglass ... Munchkin / Kalidah / Field Mouse
Joni Palmer Joni Palmer ... Munchkin / Poppy / Emerald City Citizen
Andy Torres Andy Torres ... Munchkin / Kalidah / Emerald City Citizen / Winged Monkey
Carl Weaver Carl Weaver ... Munchkin / Field Mouse / Soldier Messenger
Clarice Taylor ... Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North
Ron Dunham Ron Dunham ... Yellow Brick Road / Emerald City Citizen (as Ronald Dunham)
Eugene Little Eugene Little ... Yellow Brick Road / Emerald City Citizen
John Parks John Parks ... Yellow Brick Road / Emerald City Citizen
Kenneth Scott Kenneth Scott ... Yellow Brick Road / Emerald City Citizen
Hinton Battle ... Scarecrow
Wendy Edmead Wendy Edmead ... Crow / Emerald City Citizen
Frances Morgan Frances Morgan ... Crow / Poppy
Tiger Haynes Tiger Haynes ... Tin Man
Ted Ross ... Lion
Phillip Bond Phillip Bond ... Kalidah / Emerald City Citizen
Rodney Green Rodney Green ... Kalidah / Emerald City Citizen
Lettie Battle Lettie Battle ... Poppy / Emerald City Citizen
Leslie Butler Leslie Butler ... Poppy / Emerald City Citizen
Eleanor McCoy Eleanor McCoy ... Poppy / Emerald City Citizen
Danny Beard Danny Beard ... Gatekeeper
André De Shields ... The Wiz
Mabel King ... Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West
Dee Dee Bridgewater ... Glinda, the Good Witch of the South
Frank Floyd Frank Floyd ... Background Voice (voice)
Sam Harkness Sam Harkness ... Background Voice (voice)
Jozella Reed Jozella Reed ... Background Voice (voice)
Shari Alfaro Shari Alfaro ... Chorus
Ben Harney Ben Harney ... Chorus
Otis Sallid Otis Sallid ... Chorus
Arnetia Walker ... Chorus
James Wigfall James Wigfall ... Chorus

Music by 

Charlie Smalls

Cinematography by 

Martha Swope

Film Editing by 

Donna Cribari

Production Design by 

Tom H. John

Costume Design by 

Geoffrey Holder

Sound Department 

Phil Ramone ... sound recording engineer

Camera and Electrical Department 

Tharon Musser ... lighting designer

Music Department 

Julien Barber ... concert master
Gerald Beal ... musician: violin
Raymond Beckenstein ... musician: woodwinds
Steve Blum ... musician: guitar
Norman Carr ... musician: violin
Robert Carten ... musician: woodwinds
Charles H. Coleman ... music arranger: vocals
Harry Cykman ... musician: violin
Dave Dutemple ... musician: bass
Julius Ehrenwerth ... musician: cello
George Faison ... stager: musical numbers
Harold Feldman ... musician: woodwinds
Dave Friedman ... musician: percussion
Jerry Friedman ... musician: guitar
Stephen Furtado ... musician: trumpet
Janet Hamilton ... musician: cello
Cheryl Hardwick ... musician: keyboards
Richard Harris ... musician: trombone
Leon Kahn ... musician: violin
Isidora Kohon ... musician: violin
Bob McCoy ... musician: trumpet
Tony Miranda ... musician: french horn
Sharon Moe ... musician: french horn
Frank Perwosky ... musician: woodwinds
Pat Rebillot ... musician: keyboards
Alvin Rogers ... musician: violin
Alan Rubin ... musician: trumpet
Earl Shendell ... orchestra personnel manager (as Eric Shendell)
Charles Simons ... musician: percussion
Herbert Sorkin ... musician: violin
Charles Sullivan ... musician: trumpet
Grady Tate ... musician: drums
Rogelio Teran ... musician: percussion
David Tofani ... musician: woodwinds
John Tropea ... musician: guitar
Edith Went ... musician: cello
Jerry Wexler ... music producer
Harold Wheeler ... musician: keyboards / orchestrator
Claudia Wigent ... musician: harp
Richard Williams ... musician: trumpet

Additional Crew 

George Faison ... choreographer
Geoffrey Holder ... director: play
Jack Jeffers ... bass trombone
Burt Szerlip ... associate engineer

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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