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Composer
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Writing
Composer
Lyricist

Charlie Smalls Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Music & Lyrics Gold Star
Charlie Smalls, The Wiz
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Charlie Smalls, The Wiz

Charlie Smalls News

Teatro San Diego Releases Casting For THE WIZ Photo Teatro San Diego Releases Casting For THE WIZ
by Grace Cutler - Aug 6, 2022

Chadae Nichol will helm the production as director.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

Find out this year's nominees and winners for Drama League Awards. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List! Photo 2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 2022

The Drama League today announced the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominees and we've got all the nominations for for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

Merola Opera Company Kicks Off 2022 Summer Festival Photo Merola Opera Company Kicks Off 2022 Summer Festival
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 9, 2022

San Francisco’s acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, kicks off its historic 2022 Summer Festival with A Celebration of American Song, an exuberant recital curated by Grammy Award winner Craig Terry. Featuring familiar and time-tested songs from America’s Golden Age that were created for Broadway, musical theatre, and Hollywood film, this joyous tribute celebrates the music of composers that include Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, Leon Carr, Lerner and Loewe, Frank Loesser, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Charlie Smalls, and many more.

TCT Presents The World-Premiere Adaptation of THE WIZ JR. At the Taft Theatre this  Photo TCT Presents The World-Premiere Adaptation of THE WIZ JR. At the Taft Theatre this April 
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2022

Audiences are invited to 'Ease On Down The Road' to the Taft Theatre when The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents the world-premiere adaptation of THE WIZ JR., April 2-11, 2022. This fresh 60-minute version rounds out the company's 21-22 MainStage Season. Tickets are on sale now.  

THE FOUR PHANTOMS IN CONCERT Album Available Tomorrow Photo THE FOUR PHANTOMS IN CONCERT Album Available Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2022

Broadway Records announced today the release of “The Four Phantoms In Concert”.  The digital album is available Friday, January 14th wherever digital music is sold. Preorders are now available for the physical CD to be released late this winter. 

Open Auditions Announced for The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's Production of THE Photo Open Auditions Announced for The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's Production of THE WIZ JR.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2021

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is holding online auditions for a brand-new adaptation of THE WIZ JR., opening at the Taft Theatre in April 2022. Whether you see yourself as a beginner who only sings in the shower and dances in the kitchen, or you’ve performed with them before, everyone is welcome on their stage.

Photos: The Grand Prairie Arts Council Presents THE WIZ Photo Photos: The Grand Prairie Arts Council Presents THE WIZ
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021

The Grand Prairie Arts Council will present The Wiz, written by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, and directed by Eric Criner. The show runs Sept 17 - 26, 2021, at the Uptown Theater located at 120 E Main St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050.

The Grand Prairie Arts Council Presents THE WIZ Photo The Grand Prairie Arts Council Presents THE WIZ
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2021

The Grand Prairie Arts Council presents The Wiz, written by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, and directed by Eric Criner. The show runs Sept 17 - 26, 2021, at the Uptown Theater located at 120 E Main St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050.

Liz Callaway Releases New Single- 'Be a Lion' from THE WIZ Photo Liz Callaway Releases New Single- 'Be a Lion' from THE WIZ
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 2, 2021

Working Girl Records announced today that Tony nominee and Emmy winner Liz Callaway has released her latest single “Be a Lion” on Friday, July 2, 2021, on all digital platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Music. The song is also available for downloading at her website, https://lizcallaway.com

Charlie Smalls Videos

Celebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009 VideoCelebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2021

Today we're celebrating Black History Month by taking a closer look at the 2009 Encores! production of The Wiz, which starred James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Ashanti and more. Watch as we take you inside rehearsals with the cast!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE WIZ At Broadway at Music Cricus VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At THE WIZ At Broadway at Music Cricus
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2019

The 2019 season continues with the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of The Wiz, a multiple Tony Award-winning Best Musical retelling of L. Frank Baum's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, running Tuesday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento. Get a first look at the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At TUTS' THE WIZ VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At TUTS' THE WIZ
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 24, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Theatre Under The Stars' upcoming production of The Wiz! Leading off the cast is Salome B. Smith in the role of 'Dorothy'. Smith is a recent graduate of Alabama State University where she performed in many theatrical productions including The Color Purple, Rent and Carousel. Marva Hicks is playing the role of 'The Wiz'. Hicks has appeared on Broadway in Motown The Musical, Caroline or Change, and The Lion King. Yvette Clark will play the roles of 'Evilene', 'Glinda', and 'Aunt Em'. Clark has appeared in numerous regional productions including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Showboat, Chicago, and Hairspray. Simone Gundy will play the role of 'Addaperle'. Gundy returns to TUTS after starring in the 2017 production of Memphis. Paris Nix is playing 'Tin Man'. Nix was last seen on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Allyson Kaye Daniel is 'Lion'. Daniel most recently appeared at TUTS as 'Miss Jones' in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Her other credits include Newsies, Ghost, and We Will Rock You. Christopher Campbell, who just appeared in the TUTS production of Oklahoma! as Will Parker, will play the role of Scarecrow

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For TUTS' THE WIZ VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For TUTS' THE WIZ
by Alan Henry - Oct 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to introduce the cast of its upcoming production of The Wiz!

VIDEO: The Cast of The Muny's THE WIZ Performs 'Y'all Got It' VideoVIDEO: The Cast of The Muny's THE WIZ Performs 'Y'all Got It'
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2018

The Wiz is rocking its way down the Yellow Brick Road to The Muny's stage, through tonight, June 25. Watch a video of the cast performing 'Y'all Got It' below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's THE WIZ! VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's THE WIZ!
by Alan Henry - Jun 20, 2018

The Wiz is rocking its way down the Yellow Brick Road to The Muny's stage, and BroadwayWorld has a first look! Check out the video below!

VIDEO: Get a Preview of The Muny's THE WIZ VideoVIDEO: Get a Preview of The Muny's THE WIZ
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2018

The Wiz is rocking its way down the Yellow Brick Road to The Muny's stage, get a preview of the upcoming production below!

STAGE TUBE: Cast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! Reunites for Performance & Panel Discussion!
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2016

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

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/24/16- THE WIZ
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016

Today 1985, the first Broadway revival of The Wiz opened at the Lunt-Fontanne THeatre, where it ran for 13 performances. The Wiz is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of African American culture. It opened on October 21, 1974 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to the Majestic Theatre. The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

VIDEO: It's East vs. West Oz in SNL's Hilarious Spoof of THE WIZ LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 7, 2015

Saturday's episode of NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE featured a spoof on last week's live broadcat of THE WIZ LIVE! In the sketch, West Oz's Scarecrow (host Ryan Gosling) mistakenly ends up in East Oz with Dorothy (Sasheer Zamata), Cowardly Lion (Kenan Thompson), Tin Man (Jay Pharoah), Scarecrow (Michael Che) and The Wiz (Leslie Jones).


Charlie Smalls Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Charlie Smalls written?
Charlie Smalls has written 1 shows including The Wiz (Composer).

What awards has Charlie Smalls been nominated for?
Outstanding Music & Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for The Wiz and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Wiz .

What awards has Charlie Smalls won?
Outstanding Music & Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for The Wizand Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Wiz.