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The Wiz Live! (TV Movie 2015) Poster

(2015 TV Movie)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Matthew Diamond
Kenny Leon

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

William F. Brown ... (book)
Harvey Fierstein
Tina Tippit ... (additional material for the musical "The Wiz")

Cast (in credits order)  

Common ... The Bouncer
Amber Riley ... Addapearle
Uzo Aduba ... Glinda the Good Witch of the South
Stephanie Mills Stephanie Mills ... Auntie Em
Elijah Kelley ... Scarecrow
Ne-Yo ... Tin-Man
David Alan Grier ... The Cowardly Lion
Mary J. Blige ... Evillene
Shanice Williams ... Dorothy Gale
Queen Latifah ... The Wiz
Chris Borrero ... Ensemble / Cirque
Olutayo Bosede ... Ensemble
James Brown III ... Crow
Ilia Jessica Castro ... Ensemble
Kacie Noel Garland Kacie Noel Garland ... Ensemble
Asmeret Ghebremichael ... Munchkin
Frankie Gordils Frankie Gordils ... Ensemble
Khadija Griffith Khadija Griffith ... Ensemble
Walter Holloway III Walter Holloway III ... Ensemble
Carlos Irizarry Carlos Irizarry ... Ensemble (as Carlos Irizzary)
Marcus Paul James ... Winkie, Messenger
Frederic Jean ... Ensemble / Acrobat
Capathia Jenkins ... Dorothy's mother
Charm La'Donna ... Ensemble (as Charmaine Jordan)
Mykal Kilgore Mykal Kilgore ... Ensemble
Tamika Lawrence ... Deputy Munchkin
India McGee ... Ensemble (as India R. McGee)
Maurice Murphy Maurice Murphy ... Ensemble
Antonio Moore ... Acrobat / dancer
Danielle Polanco ... Ensemble
Malaiyka Reid Malaiyka Reid ... Ensemble
Eric Sanchez Eric Sanchez ... Ensemble
Chris Silcox ... Ensemble / Cirque
Sherisse Springer Sherisse Springer ... Ensemble
Raphael Thomas Raphael Thomas ... Ensemble
Ahmahd Thomas Ahmahd Thomas ... Ensemble
Elon Van Buckley Elon Van Buckley ... Ensemble
Aleksandr Wade Aleksandr Wade ... Ensemble
Donald Webber Jr. ... Lord High Underling
Dashaun Wesley ... Ensemble
Xavier Joe Wilcher Xavier Joe Wilcher ... Ensemble (as Xavier 'X' Wilcher)
Natasha Yvette Williams ... U / S Wiz / U / S Glinda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hayhay Hayhay ... Lion
Paul McGinnis ... Puppeteer

Produced by 

Barclay DeVeau ... associate producer
Greg Lettieri ... producer
Neil Meron ... executive producer
Donna Suchan ... producer (produced by)
Javier Winnik ... supervising producer
Craig Zadan ... executive producer

Film Editing by 

Bill DeRonde
Michael Polito
Alix Saline ... junior editor

Casting By 

Abbie Brady-Dalton
Bernard Telsey

Production Design by 

Derek McLane

Art Direction by 

Antje Ellermann ... asst art director
Erica Hemminger
Brian Ireland ... asst art director

Set Decoration by 

Michael Pilipski

Costume Design by 

Paul Tazewell

Makeup Department 

Matiki Anoff ... department head makeup artist / makeup department head
Tamara Delbridge ... makeup artist
Christine Domaniecki ... makeup artist
Christen Edwards ... hair stylist
Dave Elsey ... special makeup effects designer
Lou Elsey ... special makeup effects designer
Amanda Duffy Evans ... key hair stylist (as Amanda Duffy)
Rob Harmon ... hair stylist
Tim Harvey ... hair stylist: Personal hairstylist to Amber Riley
Cookie Jordan ... department head makeup artist
Steve Koch ... prosthetics sculptor: Ne-Yo and David Alan Grier, Igor Studios
Rich Krusell ... special makeup effects artist
Charles G. LaPointe ... department head hairstylist
Angela Maldone ... makeup artist
Stephanie Glover McGee ... makeup artist / makeup artist: Addaperle
Jill Oshry ... makeup artist
Amy Porter ... makeup artist
Liz Printz ... hair stylist (as Elizabeth Printz)
Björn Rehbein ... makeup artist / makeup artist: Queen Latifah
Vincent Schicchi ... special makeup effects artist
Jeremy Selenfriend ... special makeup effects artist
Andrew Sotomayor ... makeup artist
Danny Wagner ... special makeup effects artist
Elizabeth Yoon ... makeup artist
Debi Young ... makeup artist / makeup artist: Mary J. Blige

Production Management 

Rebecca Ikler ... Sr. Production Manager
Steven H. Kaplan ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Robin Abraham ... associate director
Rae Kraus ... associate director
Adam Mishler ... associate director

Art Department 

Claire Bretschneider ... charge artist
Jeremy W. Foil ... assistant art director
Joe Forbes ... scenic artist
Jeff Hinchee ... assistant art director
Alyssa Motschwiller ... art department coordinator
Diane Rich ... scenic artist
Elise M. VanderKley ... dresser
Monica Wille ... scenic artist

Sound Department 

Heather Beson ... A2
Tom Davis ... production mixer/sound design
Hardi Kamsani ... audio maintenance: All Mobile Video
Reece Nunez ... A2
Dan Smith ... additional sound re-recording mixer

Special Effects by 

Bohdan Bushell ... pyrotechnician
Jeremy Chernick ... special effects supervisor
George Fernandez ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by 

Rachel Gerbehy ... shot supervisor
Dorothy Yang ... shot supervisor

Stunts 

Chris Silcox ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department 

Miguel Armstrong ... camera operator
Rob Balton ... techno jib operator
Ryan Balton ... utility
Allen Branton ... lighting designer
JC Castro ... video control
Darryl Coleman ... engineer-in-charge: All Mobile Video
Dan Denitto ... techno jib assistant
Manny Gutierrez ... camera operator
Shaun Harkins ... camera operator
Collin Hermes ... Camera Technician
Darren Langer ... lighting director
Jeff Latonero ... steadicam operator
Kevin Lawson ... lighting director
Eric Marchwinski ... lighting programmer
Jay Millard ... camera operator
Kirk J. Miller ... lighting programmer (as Kirk Miller)
Johnathan Mont ... electrician
Jimmy O'Donnell ... camera operator
Jimmy O'Donnell ... camera operator
Felix Peralta ... lighting director
David Smith ... camera operator
Billy Steinberg ... video control
Claus Stuhlweissenburg ... steadicam operator
Jim Tomlinson ... utility camera
Roger Ulbrich ... rf camera technician
Jim Washburn ... head utility
Ron Washburn ... camera operator (as Ronnie Washburn)
Dylan Whitman ... assistant camera
Mark Whitman ... camera operator

Animation Department 

J.T. Rooney ... Technical Integrator
Ash Wagers ... animator

Casting Department 

Jessica Abarca ... casting production assistant
Scott Galina ... casting assistant
Pat Goodwin ... casting associate
Kristi Oken ... casting coordinator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Courtney R. Alfrey ... costumer
Rachel Attridge ... assistant costume designer
Dana Burkart ... assistant costume designer
Brandon Michael Currie ... costumer
Annette Lovece ... assistant wardrobe supervisor
Rory Powers ... wardrobe supervisor
Elise M. VanderKley ... tailor

Editorial Department 

Josh Cregg ... assistant editor
Hannah Ford ... post-production coordinator
Anthony Granata ... post-production engineer

Music Department 

Harvey Mason Jr. ... music producer & co-orchestrator
Stephen Oremus ... music director: Music Co-Producer & Co-Orchestrator
Peter Rotter ... Los Angeles Music Contractor

Script and Continuity Department 

Sabrina Rufo Mishler ... script supervisor (as Sabrina Rufo)

Transportation Department 

Scott Roth ... transportation co-captain

Additional Crew 

William Berloni ... head animal trainer
Jenna Boswell ... assistant production office coordinator
Paul Brinkman ... video maintenance: All Mobile Video
Tanya DiFrancesco ... set physician
Joaquin Giraud ... b-unit supervisor: All Mobile Video
Andrew Gottlieb ... stage manager
Sean Harkins ... jib operator
Carla Hoade ... production safety manager
Brian Michael Hoffman ... Assistant Animal Trainer
Tre Holloway ... assistant choreographer
Charm La'Donna ... associate choreographer (as Charmaine Jordan)
Noah Levine ... technical consultant: magic
Ian Liuzzi-Fedun ... video maintenance: All Mobile Video
Lee Lodge ... lead screen producer
Emmett Loughran ... technical director
Jeffrey M. Markowitz ... stage manager
Bob Muller ... technical director
Ryan Needham ... assistant: Neil Meron & Craig Zadan
Grant Okita ... marketing and promotions / title designer
Cyndi Owgang ... stage manager
Annette Powlis ... stage manager
Cody Renard Richard ... stage manager
Emily Riedy ... second assistant accountant
Fatima Robinson ... choreographer
Paul Sambrowski ... video maintenance: All Mobile Video
Eric Sanchez ... assistant choreographer
Chase Simonds ... screen producer
Jeffrey Small ... site coordinator
Jason Stant ... production accountant
Sarah Testerman ... stage manager

See also

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