Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances

The cast and crew of NBC's acclaimed production of THE WIZ LIVE! reunited Wednesday, June 1 at Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles for a panel discussion and live musical performances. Check out photos below!

The panel, presented for Emmy voters and fans, included cast members Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, NE-YO, Shanice Williams, Elijah Kelley and Amber Riley. Moderated by Holly Robinson Peete, the panel also featured executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, director Kenny Leon, choreographer Fatima Robinson, music producer Harvey Mason, Jr. and live television director Matthew Diamond.

NBC's holiday production of THE WIZ LIVE! aired Thursday, Dec. 3. The production starred newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy alongside Grammy and Golden Globe-winner Queen Latifah as the Wizard, nine-time Grammy-winner Mary J. Blige as Evillene, original Dorothy,Stephanie Mills, as Auntie Em and David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion.

"The Wiz Live!" is adapted from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum, with a book by William F. Brown, and music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls. The production opened on Broadway in 1975 at the Majestic Theatre, starring Mills. It won seven Tonys, including best musical. As previously announced, Mills is set to return to the show on NBC, this time in the role of 'Auntie Em'.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("The Sound of Music Live!," "Peter Pan Live!") served as executive producers. Tony winner Kenny Leon directed with Harvey Fierstein providing new written material. Fatima Robinson served as choreographer.

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Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Holly Robinson Peete, Moderator; Harvey Mason, Jr., Composer; Fatima Robinson, Choregorapher; Amber Riley, David Alan Grier, Kenny Leon, Director; Shanice Williams, Queen Latifah, Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Mary J. Blige, NE-YO, Elijah Kelley, Matthew Diamond, Live TV Director -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Criag Zadan, Executive Producer -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
NE-YO -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
NE-YO -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
David Alan Grier, Shanice Williams, NE-YO, Elijah Kelley -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
David Alan Grier, Shanice Williams, NE-YO, Elijah Kelley -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
David Alan Grier -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Shanice Williams -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
NE-YO -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Elijah Kelley -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Amber Riley, David Alan Grier, Kenny Leon, Director -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Mary J. Blige, NE-YO, Elijah Kelley -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Fatima Robinson, Choreographer -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
David Alan Grier, Kenny Leon, Director -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Amber Riley -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Matthew Diamond, Live TV Director -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Kenny Leon, Director; Shanice Williams -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Queen Latifah -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Kenny Leon, Director -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Shanice Williams, NE-YO, Elijah Kelley -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Harvey Mason, Jr. -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Mary J. Blige -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Queen Latifah, NE-YO, Shanice Williams, David Alan Grier, Amber Riley, Elijah Kelley -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Amber Riley -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Holly Robinson Peete, Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment; Queen Latifah -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Amber Riley, Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Queen Latifah -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment; Queen Latifah -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Holly Robinson Peete, Craig Zadan, Executive Producer -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
Queen Latifah, Shanice Williams, David Alan Grier; Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment; Amber Riley, NE-YO, Elijah Kelley -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)



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