Meet the Cast of THE WIZ, Beginning Previews Tonight on Broadway

The musical will officially open on April 17 at the Marquis Theatre.

By: Mar. 29, 2024
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The curtain rises tonight at the Marquis Theatre, where previews begin for The Wiz. This groundbreaking twist on The Wizard of Oz changed the face of Broadway—from its iconic score packed with soul, gospel, rock, and 70s funk to its stirring tale of Dorothy’s journey to find her place in a contemporary world. A dynamite infusion of ballet, jazz, and modern pop brings a whole new groove to easing on down the road.

The cast of The Wiz on Broadway features 30 performers and 14 Broadway debuts.

The Wiz takes up residence at the Marquis Theatre following Once Upon a One More Time, which closed on September 3, 2023. This will be the first musial revival to play in this space since 2013's Jekyll and Hyde, which also starred Deborah Cox.

Meet the cast of The Wiz below!

The WizDeborah Cox - Glinda

Deborah Cox (Glinda) is an award-winning recording artist, Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, and international talent spanning the worlds of music, Broadway, television, film, and fashion. An established songstress, Cox has scaled the R&B and Pop charts with six Top 20 Billboard R&B singles and an impressive thirteen No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play Chart. Her sophomore album spawned two No. 1 R&B songs including the record-breaking “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” that spent 14 weeks at the top (the longest in history at the time) and “We Can’t Be Friends.” In addition to her illustrious musical catalog, the Canadian-born star has been recognized for her undying commitment to various social justice initiatives. In 2020, Deborah was honored with Black Music Honors’ Entertainer Icon Award in recognition of her twenty-five groundbreaking years in the music industry. A seasoned entertainer, both on-screen and off, Deborah is currently winning rave reviews for her roles on BET’s First Wives Club and Emmy-nominated HBO MAX series, Station Eleven. In May 2022, Deborah reached a pinnacle career milestone when she made history as the first Black woman inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In the same year, Deborah was given the Key to the City and had September 23rd declared as Deborah Cox Day. She also received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, rounding off an incredible year. As Deborah continues to perform on stages and screens internationally, she’s also working on her seventh career studio album and just launched her new wine, Kazaisu. For more information on Deborah visit

The WizMelody A. Betts - Aunt Em

Melody A. Betts (Aunt Em, Evillene) is a Chicago-based actress, singer/songwriter, writer and director. Last seen as Chantel in the sold-out World Premiere of The Factotum at the Lyric Opera of Chicago where she also played Grandma Tzeital/Fruma Sarah in the most recent production of Fiddler on the Roof. Melody grew up singing in the church but spent years in classical voice training. She has refined a voice that possesses versatility and conviction which has the power to stir the soul. You can hear her mellifluous vocals on projects of worldwide favorites such as Arrested Development, Joshua Generation, The Conan O’Brien Show, I Can See Your Voice and the Broadway Inspirational Voices. Chicago credits include Fannie, The Nativity (Goodman Theatre); Ragtime, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boys from Syracuse, Seussical the Musical, ELF (Drury Lane Oakbrook); Once on This Island, Nunsense, All Shook Up, The Drowsy Chaperone (Marriott Lincolnshire); Comedy of Errors, Pinocchio (Chicago Shakes); Motherhood the Musical (Royal George); The Secret of My Success, Rock of Ages (Paramount Theater). Broadway/Off Broadway: Waitress (Brooks Atkinson); Invisible Thread (Second Stage). National Tours: The Sound of Music; Waitress. Regional Theater: The Color Purple, A Christmas Carol, Nunsense (Milwaukee Rep); Smokey Joe’s Café, Hairspray (New Theater); Witness Uganda, Extraordinary (A.R.T.). TV: Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire (NBC); I Can See Your Voice, Chicago Code (FOX); Power (STARZ); Southside (HBOMax). IG: @melodybettspage Unions: AEA, SAG-AFTRA, BMI.

The WizWayne Brady - The Wiz

Multiple Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated Wayne Brady has made his mark on stage and screen as an actor, producer, singer, dancer, songwriter, and television personality. A true multi-hyphenate, Brady’s career path and personal life journey have helped him see the world in a unique way. His aspirations have always gone beyond solely starring in various entertainment projects, and under his Makin’ It Up Productions banner, he’s set out to create new content across different platforms that showcase innovation and inclusivity in fun and powerful ways. A five-time Emmy winner (the first to win Daytime and Primetime awards in two consecutive years), Brady has an impressive TV resume including Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Masked Singer, Dancing With The Stars, Black Lightning, The Good Fight, and Showtime’s American Gigolo– each spotlighting different aspects of his immense talent. In addition to being a force in front of the camera, Brady is heavily active behind the scenes wearing the hats of host & executive producer for Let’s Make A Deal, Game of Talents, and Comedy IQ, which he also co-created. All of this follows on the heels of the success of his award-winning daytime talk show The Wayne Brady Show. Long an accomplished singer and performer, Brady’s musical acumen has always been a personal passion and he used that as fuel to help win the second season of The Masked Singer. Off his victory, Brady dropped a brand-new original single, entitled “Flirtin’ w/ Forever,” which quickly climbed the streaming charts, as well as an accompanying music video. This follows the success of his debut album which was headlined by a version of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” which earned him a Grammy Award nomination in the Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance category. Brady has also triumphed onstage starting with his Broadway debut starring as legal showman Billy Flynn in the long-running hit musical, Chicago. Soon after Brady starred as the ground-breaking character Lola in Kinky Boots, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein. Brady would later assume his biggest theatrical role to date headlining as Aaron Burr in the Chicago production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning juggernaut Hamilton. Recently Brady returned to Broadway as part of Freestyle Love Supreme working with the production team of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale. The unique show combines the fusion of hip hop, improv, and comedy which won it a special Tony Award for its innovation and contributions to the world of theater. Earlier this year he announced he will again partner with the Freestyle Love Supreme team as well as Speechless to create FLS+, a new company committed to making improv globally accessible. Brady’s career evolution has also expanded to TikTok, amassing a stellar following in a short period of time. Whether utilizing social media to raise awareness of important social issues or collaborating with his extended family, the medium has helped him continue to reach and interact with new fans in surprising and innovative ways. Wayne Brady currently resides in Los Angeles.

The WizKyle Ramar Freeman - Lion

Kyle Ramar Freeman (Lion) is a Miami native who has been singing and acting from an early age. Now based in Harlem, Kyle made his New York debut in the original Broadway cast of A Strange Loop, a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Best Musical. Kyle is currently leading the cast of A Strange Loop in London. Other credits include: 1st national tour of Once on This Island (Asaka), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Calypso). Kyle is a graduate of AMDA. IG: @iamkylefreeman

The WizPhillip Johnson Richardson - Tinman

Phillip Johnson Richardson (Tinman) is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Phillip can be seen in the A24 feature film Sharper starring Julianne Moore, Sebastian Stan and John Lithgow streaming now on Apple+. He was a series regular in the Apple+ series Little Voices. His first job out of school was with the Chicago company of Hamilton. His television appearances were guest appearances on The Last O.G., Chicago PD, Proven Innocent and The Other Two. Phillip has released several of his own singles on Apple Music and all streaming platforms under the moniker of Phil.

The WizAvery Wilson - Scarecrow

The New Haven, Connecticut, native spent his entire life working towards this moment. Encouraged by his family, he went from singing at McDonald’s every Wednesday to dropping a series of independent releases, culminating with On Top of the World in 2012. A year later, music legend Clive Davis personally signed him. Throughout 2015, he made headlines, performing at the BET Awards, and dropping “Change My Mind” (feat. Migos). The latter impressively racked up 7.7 million Spotify streams and cemented a fervent fan base around him. Going independent, he maintained his momentum on 2018’s FYI EP before dropping the 8:34 EP in 2019. The latter received acclaim from Rap-Up, Soul Bounce, and more right out of the gate. Along the way, he continued to cross paths with super producers and songwriters, Grammy Award-winning Claude Kelly, Damon Thomas and James Fauntleroy to work on his upcoming music he will be releasing in 2023. IG: @AveryWilson

The WizNichelle Lewis - Dorothy

Nichelle Lewis is a 24 year old native of Virginia, and thrilled to portray Dorothy in the revival of The Wiz, marking her Broadway debut. The New York-based singer-songwriter has performed in the national tour of Hairspray (Dynamite/Cindy Watkins); Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon/Crystal); Bare: A Pop Opera (Ivy); and most recently Labelless, a new musical. Nichelle always felt she had a calling much bigger than herself. It wasn’t until she was asked to sing a solo tribute to her late father at age 10 that she realized what that calling was. She mustered up as much courage as she could to sing, “My Help,” and by the end of the song the whole church was crying, not tears of sadness but of love and joy. In that moment, she knew she was called to inspire others through song. Nichelle truly believes that the voice she sang with that day could have only been a gift. A gift she continues to hone and discover new things about over the years. She started her career singing in church and show choir, and booking gigs at weddings before “American Idol” reached out to her on Instagram to audition her on the show last summer. Nichelle says all of this to say that she is unbelievably grateful for the amazing opportunity to portray Dorothy. A character, who much like herself and others, overcomes many trials and tribulations in life that only help to make her stronger, wiser, and more determined. Nichelle is grateful to her mother who raised her children with a will like no other and encouraged Nichelle to stay on the path, to remain hardworking and kind, and to never stop listening to her heart. And finally, she would like to thank her friends and family, both present and looking down from above, for their love and immense support. TikTok & IG @iamnichellelewis.

The WizMaya Bowles - Ensemble

The New Haven, Connecticut, native spent his entire life working towards this moment. Encouraged by his family, he went from singing at McDonald’s every Wednesday to dropping a series of independent releases, culminating with On Top of the World in 2012. A year later, music legend Clive Davis personally signed him. Throughout 2015, he made headlines, performing at the BET Awards, and dropping “Change My Mind” (feat. Migos). The latter impressively racked up 7.7 million Spotify streams and cemented a fervent fan base around him. Going independent, he maintained his momentum on 2018’s FYI EP before dropping the 8:34 EP in 2019. The latter received acclaim from Rap-Up, Soul Bounce, and more right out of the gate. Along the way, he continued to cross paths with super producers and songwriters, Grammy Award-winning Claude Kelly, Damon Thomas and James Fauntleroy to work on his upcoming music he will be releasing in 2023. IG: @AveryWilson

The WizShayla Alayre Caldwell - Ensemble

Shayla Caldwell (Ensemble) is a third generation native of New Haven, Connecticut. She began dancing at a very young age after being introduced to Guinean culture by her parents and dance mentor. She was accepted into the B.F.A. program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, in 2007. A few highlights of her dance career include representing the USA at the International Festival of Ballet held in Cali, Colombia, performing at the infamous Joyce Theater, the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and being featured in The New York Times. She is overjoyed to premiere in her Broadway debut amongst so many talented people with the revival of The Wiz! IG: @salayre_jet.

The WizJay Copeland - Ensemble

Jay Copeland (Ensemble) is excited to be part of the original revival cast for The Wiz! Recent stage credits include: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Andre) Geva and Westport Theatres, Hairspray (Seaweed), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), and the opening act for Patti LaBelle in Concert 2022. In 2022, Jay was a contestant on ABC’s American Idol and was the first ever contestant to receive a Platinum Ticket (awarded to the top contestant in each of the 3 cities where American Idol held auditions). Jay appeared in over 20 episodes and finished Top 7. IG: @theejaycopeland and TikTok: theejaycopeland.

The WizAllyson Kaye Daniel - Ensemble

Allyson Kaye Daniel (Ensemble) is a former Public School Music Teacher. Big thanks to Tara Rubin Casting. And of course the entire Wiz creative team!!! Broadway credits: 1776. National tours: Elf, The Color Purple. TV credits: Manifest, Law & Order: SVU, Search Party, High Maintenance, and Living With Yourself. IG: @akayedanie

The WizJudith Franklin - Ensemble

Judith Franklin is honored and ecstatic to take this trip along the yellow brick road, a road she first traveled as a young girl from her living room as she watched her first musical, The Wiz! Judith is a graduate of Houston’s Grammy Award-winning High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Vocal/Dance) and Clark Atlanta University (B.A. Theatre). Her Broadway credits include Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. National Tours: Motown The Musical, Straight Outta Oz, Madea On The Run. Off Broadway: TILL. Regional: Ain’t Misbehavin’, Dreamgirls, Memphis The Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Company. TV/Film: Blue Bloods, Dynasty, Sesame Street, Superintelligence, and more. She has performed throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and South America. Apart from stage and screen, as a proud member of Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV), she spends her time giving back as Coordinator of the Arts & Education Program through BIV in collaboration with Covenant House New York. Special thanks to Tara Rubin Casting, the creative team, DGRW, EntLab, Family, and Friends. Matthew 5:16 IG @judithfranklin and TikTok @iamjudithfranklin

The WizMichael Samarie George - Performer

Michael Samarie George (Swing) is thrilled to be a part of this iconic show and talented team! Previously in Hamilton (Chicago), The Devil Wears Prada and other major stage productions, including professional choreography. She loves performing, producing and is truly passionate about making change through art. Michael wishes to thank her family, friends, and reps for their support. IG: @michaelsamarie

The WizCollin Heyward - Ensemble

Collin Heyward is a Newport News, VA native and is elated to be joining The Wiz! Broadway: Disney’s The Lion King. Regional: Memphis (NCT). TV/Film: The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert, American Music Awards, Black Nativity. Dance: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Immense gratitude to God, family, friends, Paul Lincoln, Tara Rubin Casting, and the team at The Mine Agency! For Evan. IG: @collinheyward

The WizAmber Jackson - Ensemble

Amber Jackson (Ensemble) is a multifaceted artist from Decatur, GA, and is thrilled to be joining the cast of The Wiz. Broadway: Wicked, Hamilton, The Devil Wears Prada. Off-Broadway: A Transparent Musical (CTG LA). TV/Film: Power Book III, Soundtrack, A Jazzman’s Blues, So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol, Good Morning America, The Talk, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Video Music Awards. IG: @ambertiara

The WizOlivia Jackson - Ensemble

Olivia “Melio J.” Jackson (Ensemble) was born in Columbus, Mississippi, in 1996. She grew up the middle child, raised by her amazing mother with a strong foundation rooted in their love for God. Olivia or “O.J.” as some friends call her, has always been a performer since the day she was born. When her mom moved the family to Atlanta, GA, in the early 2000s is when she fell more in love with the arts and knew that she could truly thrive. Through hard work paired with her family’s support she has been able to make great accomplishments and she is now a professional dancer who graces stages across the world with amazing artists such as the iconic girl group Xscape, BBD, City Girls, Lecrae, and so many more. She’s an actress on the hit Starz Network series, PValley as Toy. She is now making her big Broadway debut! IG: @therealmelo.j

The WizChristina Jones - Ensemble

Christina Jones (Ensemble) will be making her Broadway debut! A proud poet, solo artist, and recent graduate of Boston Conservatory, Christina’s early career consisted of various vocal competitions (American Idol and Amateur Night at the Apollo in Harlem, NY). Theatre: Cabaret (Ensemble), Shrek The Musical (Dragon), For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf (Lady in Yellow), The Rocky Horror Show (Janet Weiss), Once on This Island (Erzulie), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Charlaine Woodard), and Sister Act (Michelle/Deloris understudy). IG: @ChristinaJonesOfficial

The WizKolby Kindle - Ensemble

Kolby Kindle (Ensemble) appeared Off-Broadway: The Play That Goes Wrong (Trevor); Harmony. Original Australian cast of Come From Away (Bob and Others). National Tours: Waitress, The Book of Mormon, Sister Act, Dreamgirls, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, The Old Globe, MTW, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Arrow Rock Lyceum. Voiceover: South Park: The Fractured but Whole video game. IG: @kolbykin

The WizMariah Lyttle - Ensemble

Mariah Lyttle (Ensemble, Dorothy U/S). Broadway: Bad Cinderella (Ensemble/Cinderella U/S). National Tour: The Color Purple (Celie). Regional: Dreamgirls (Lorrell) at Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL; Smokey Joe’s Café (BJ) at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA; Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Armelia) at Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, UT; The Wiz (Dorothy) at Virginia Repertory Theatre; Ragtime (Sarah) and Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Self) at Park Playhouse in Albany, NY. Ithaca College ‘19, BFA in Musical Theatre. DGRW. For God, my family, my friends, and my students. Esther 4:14. IG: @mariahlyttle

The WizKareem Marsh - Ensemble

Kareem Marsh (Ensemble) is a Philadelphia native who began his vocal and dance training at the age of 13. He has trained at various institutions in the state of Pennsylvania, under the tutelage of arts cultivators such as Joan Myers Brown, Dara Meredith, Shawn-Lamere Williams and Lucinda McCann. Kareem began his professional career dancing and touring with international dance companies such as Eleone Dance Theater, Waheed Works, and Philadanco, The Philadelphia Dance Company. He has traveled and performed in over 13 countries including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand with Holland America Cruise Lines. In 2017 Kareem was featured in Dance Magazine highlighting his professional experience performing abroad. In 2021 he was also featured in the popular film adaptation of the musical In The Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Kareem is also an esteemed arts educator within the Tri-State area. Since 2012 he has taught within the Philadelphia and New Jersey public school systems choreographing various musicals, and curating many programs for the empowerment of our youth. IG: @Kareemdances

The WizAnthony Murphy - Ensemble

Anthony Murphy (Ensemble) was most recently seen in the Lucille Lortel award-winning Off-Broadway musical Titanique. Anthony was also a part of the World Premiere of The Devil Wears Prada, the musical written by Elton John. Before that Anthony was featured as Paul Burrell in Diana: The Musical on Broadway! Tour: Aladdin (Genie, OTC). Off-Broadway: The Pirate La Dee Da (Atlantic Theatre Company), Blue Plate Special (Ars Nova). IG: @stanthonysings

The WizChristina Rae - Ensemble

Cristina Raė (Ensemble) was born and raised in Nashville, TN. Heidi Klum’s Golden Buzzer and Top 3 on America’s Got Talent Season 15. She has been performing since the age of 7, performing on many platforms like Amateur Night at the Apollo (two-time 1st place winner), CMA Fest, CMT Awards, The Stellar Awards amongst others. Numerous Off-Broadway productions such as Dreamgirls, Porgy and Bess, The Color Purple, Fame, The Wiz, Little Shop of Horrors as Crystal and so many more. She’s not just a performer, she’s a mother as well, to an amazing little boy named Jeremiah. She’s not just pursuing her dreams for herself and her son but for every child as well as every adult that needs proof, that needs proof that dreams really come true! Leaving her legacy is one of her biggest goals! The Wiz will not only be her debut on a national tour but also her Broadway debut! THIS IS BLACK EXCELLENCE! IG: @CristinaRaeSing

The WizMatthew Sims Jr - Performer

Matthew Sims Jr. (Swing) hails from the great state of Louisiana but has lived in Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta. Matthew’s thrilled to have moved to OZ to meet this Wiz and make his Broadway debut! His recent credits include the national tours of The Book of Mormon and Motown: The Musical. Matthew is a performer to the core and is passionate about making the day of everyone he meets a little bit brighter. IG: @matthewsimsjr

The WizAvilon Trust Tate - Ensemble

Avilon Trust Tate (Ensemble) is extremely thankful to be making his Broadway debut! National Tours: Mean Girls (Ensemble, U/S Duvall). Regional: R+H Cinderella (NSMT), Chess (MUNY). IG: @avilon.tate

The WizKeenan D. Washington - Ensemble

Keenan D. Washington (Ensemble), also known as singer/songwriter Little Town, is making his Broadway debut in The Wiz. The Miami, FL, native began his theatrical training with Mrs. Tanisha Cidel and received his formal dance training in The Young Contemporary Dance Theater, under the direction of Mrs. Traci Young-Byron. He then went on to receive his B.F.A from The University of the Arts and is an alumnus of New World School of the Arts, The School at Jacob’s Pillow and Springboard Danse Montreal. Awards: Honorary Webby Award winner for Hercules Muses Medley (YouTube) and NAACP ACT-SO gold medalist and national finalist. Tour: First National Tour of Hamilton (Angelica OG & Philip). Film/TV: Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple (2023) and Praise This (Peacock), SuperBowl LVI (Kendrick Lamar) & LIV (Shakira), Dancing with the Stars, The Masked Singer, NBC’s Peter Pan Live! and Hairspray. Live Background Singing and Dancing: Mariah Carey, Brandy, Lil Nas X, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande & more. IG:

The WizTimothy Wilson - Performer

Timothy is thrilled to join this production of The Wiz. Credits include: Tokyo Disney, Hairspray (Hollywood Bowl), The Jay Leno Show, Glee, The Jungle Book (Goodman Theatre), The Grammy Awards, “Diggy Simmons” (music video), “A Jazz Man’s Blues” (Tyler Perry), Cleopatra (Off Broadway) and Malvolio (Classical Theatre of Harlem).

The WizDustin Praylow - Performer

Dustin Praylow (Swing) is thrilled to make his Broadway debut with The Wiz! Dustin is a Pamplico, South Carolina, native and graduate of the University of South Carolina. His credits include Step Afrika!, After Midnight (NCL), and American Music Theatre. IG: @dustinpraylow

The WizPolanco Jones, Jr. - Ensemble

Polanco Jones Jr. (Ensemble) is overjoyed to be making his Broadway debut in a show that aligns with his mission as a lifelong storyteller. He is an award-winning international theatre artist with a passion for creating contemporary sociopolitical work that heightens Black visibility. A New Orleans native, and 2020’s Big Easy Theatre Person of the Year, Polanco is thrilled to be a part of this adventure of heritage and innovation which continues to allow him to stand on the shoulders of his ancestors. He would like to thank his family, friends, UMT, NOJM, CMWC and SAKS& management for their endless support. To God be the glory. Past credits include: Black No More (Off-Broadway) IG: @imizpolancojonesjr

The WizAlan Mingo Jr. - The Wiz

Alan Mingo Jr., best known for his award-winning performance as Lola in the Canadian and Broadway productions of Kinky Boots (Dora Award Winner, Best Leading Actor). Audiences may know Alan as Maura Lee Karupt in DC’s Doom Patrol on HBO MAX. He is currently starring in a newly released film as Maxi in I’m Not Gay: A Musical, available on all major streaming platforms. Mr. Mingo’s other Broadway credits include: Sebastian in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and Tom Collins in Rent. Alan’s Broadway National Tour credits include: Donkey in Shrek The Musical, Seaweed in Hairspray, and Simba in Disney’s The Lion King. His other TV credits are: Honey in The Deuce (HBO MAX), The Queen in Tales of the City (Netflix), Benjamin Carter Judges in Ray Donovan (Showtime), Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Netflix), Frasier (NBC) and Law & Order (NBC). Regional credits: Zaza/Albin in La Cage aux Folles and The Wiz in The Wiz (Sacramento Music Circus), Sergeant in Pirates! or Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder’d (The MUNY), Papa Ge in Once On This Island (Paper Mill Playhouse), A Christmas Story: The Musical (Kansas City Repertory Theatre) and The Wiz (La Jolla Playhouse). Proud alumnus of University of Maryland, B.A. and UC Irvine, M.F.A. IG: @AlanMingoJr

The WizLauryn Adams - Performer

Lauryn Adams (Swing). Broadway debut! A proud native of Atlanta, Georgia, and a graduate of Spelman College (‘23). Lauryn thanks her family, friends, and agents for their support! Recent: The Great Gatsby (Paper Mill Playhouse). TV: The First Lady (SHOWTIME). @laurynadams_

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