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Shanice Williams

 
Bio:
Shanice Williams starred in the lead role of Dorothy in NBC's holiday production of "The Wiz Live!" Williams was raised and trained in musical theater. She was selected out of hundreds of applicants nationwide who auditioned to portray the iconic role of a Kansas farm girl who gets swept up in a ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Shanice Williams starred in the lead role of Dorothy in NBC's holiday production of "The Wiz Live!" Williams was raised and trained in musical theater. She was selected out of hundreds of applicants nationwide who auditioned to portray the iconic role of a Kansas farm girl who gets swept up in a ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Los Angeles]
Hollywood Bowl Revival, 2019
Little Red Riding Hood
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC in association with The Sheen Center Production, 2018
Little Rockian Two
  [New York]
NBC Live Television Production, 2015
Dorothy
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2005
Ballet Girl [Replacement]

Photos

Lea DeLaria, Shanice Williams, Tiffany Mann Photo

Lea DeLaria, Shanice Williams, Tiffany Mann

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Date:
11/12/2021
President William Clinton with cast members Peter O√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘConnor, 
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President William Clinton with cast members Peter O√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘConnor, Stephanie Umoh, Anita Welch, Shanice Williams

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Date:
09/05/2018
Cast member Shanice Williams takes a selfie with President William Clinton, Secretary Photo

Cast member Shanice Williams takes a selfie with President William Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and cast

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Date:
09/05/2018
Shanice Williams Photo

Shanice Williams

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Date:
06/18/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Los Angeles]
Hollywood Bowl Revival, 2019
Little Red Riding Hood

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC in association with The Sheen Center Production, 2018
Little Rockian Two

  [New York]
NBC Live Television Production, 2015
Dorothy

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2005
Ballet Girl [Replacement]

Shanice Williams Biography

Shanice Williams starred in the lead role of Dorothy in NBC's holiday production of "The Wiz Live!"

Williams was raised and trained in musical theater. She was selected out of hundreds of applicants nationwide who auditioned to portray the iconic role of a Kansas farm girl who gets swept up in a tornado and is sent to the mysterious land of Oz.

With five years of musical training including extensive dance and piano, Williams has co-starred in several local productions, including "West Side Story," "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," "42nd Street," "Seussical" and "Pippin."

In 2014, Williams was nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Musical at the Paper Mill Playhouse's annual Rising Star Awards.




Shanice Williams News

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2022 Rising Star Award Winners Photo Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2022 Rising Star Award Winners
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater have ignited the careers of many notable performers. The 2022 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards ceremony took place at Paper Mill Playhouse on Monday, June 6, at 7:30pm, and was livestreamed. 

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2022 Rising Star Award Nominations Photo Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2022 Rising Star Award Nominations
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

The 2022 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards ceremony will take place at Paper Mill Playhouse on Monday, June 6, at 7:30pm, featuring presenters from both Broadway and beyond. See the full list of nominees.

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.  

Paper Mill Announces Auditions for 2022 Summer Professional Training Programs Photo Paper Mill Announces Auditions for 2022 Summer Professional Training Programs
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced auditions for the institution’s 2022 Summer Training Programs including the prestigious Summer Musical Theater Conservatory or the Musical Theater Intensive. Paper Mill Playhouse welcomes audition videos from students 10-18 years old.

BWW Review: HEAD OVER HEELS is a drag at the Pasadena Playhouse Photo BWW Review: HEAD OVER HEELS is a drag at the Pasadena Playhouse
by Evan Henerson - Nov 19, 2021

If you are a person who enjoys a good ‚Äúout of sync,‚ÄĚ then you belong in the turbulence-riddled realm of Arcadia by way of the Pasadena Playhouse where kings are queens, handmaids love above their station and amazons are‚Ķwell, lots of things to a lot of people.

VIDEO: Tiffany Mann Performs 'Beautiful' in HEAD OVER HEELS at Pasadena Playhouse Photo VIDEO: Tiffany Mann Performs 'Beautiful' in HEAD OVER HEELS at Pasadena Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2021

The cast stars Alaska 5000 (RuPaul's Drag Race), Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), Yurel Echezarreta (Steven Spielberg's West Side Story), Tiffany Mann (Be More Chill), George Salazar (Little Shop of Horrors), Emily Skeggs (Fun Home), and Shanice Williams ('Dorothy' in NBC's The Wiz Live!).

VIDEO: Tiffany Mann & the Company of HEAD OVER HEELS Sing 'Beautiful' Photo VIDEO: Tiffany Mann & the Company of HEAD OVER HEELS Sing 'Beautiful'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2021

Watch a clip of Tiffany Mann and the company of HEAD OVER HEELS at Pasadena Playhouse sing 'Beautiful'!

BWW Interview: George Salazar's HEAD OVER HEELS Over The Future of A Revitalized Indu Photo BWW Interview: George Salazar's HEAD OVER HEELS Over The Future of A Revitalized Industry
by Gil Kaan - Nov 13, 2021

The Pasadena Playhouse opens its 2021-2022 season on November 13, 2021 with HEAD OVER HEELS, co-directed and co-choreographed by Jenny Koons and Sam Pinkleton. For these live performances featuring the music of the iconic L.A.-based female rock band¬†The Go-Go‚Äôs, the Pasadena Playhouse had been reconfigured to include a dance floor to complement the traditional reserved theatre seats. HEAD OVER HEELS‚Äės cast is diversely comprised of: Alaska 5000, Lea DeLaria, Yurel Echezarreta, Tiffany Mann, George Salazar, Freddie, Emily Skeggs and Shanice Williams. Got the chance to catch George before their first preview for some behind-the-scenes info.

Photos: First Look at Alaska 5000, Emily Skeggs & More in Pasadena Playhouse's HEAD O Photo Photos: First Look at Alaska 5000, Emily Skeggs & More in Pasadena Playhouse's HEAD OVER HEELS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2021

Pasadena Playhouse will present for Head Over Heels, with music of The Go-Go's, which kicks off the Playhouse's 2021-2022 season.

VIDEO: Jenny Koons and Sam Pinkleton Talk HEAD OVER HEELS Photo VIDEO: Jenny Koons and Sam Pinkleton Talk HEAD OVER HEELS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2021

Pasadena Playhouse is now presenting Head Over Heels! The production is being directed, choreographed, and conceived by Jenny Koons and Sam Pinkleton and features music direction by Kris Kukul.

Shanice Williams Videos

VIDEO: Tiffany Mann Performs 'Beautiful' in HEAD OVER HEELS at Pasadena Playhouse VideoVIDEO: Tiffany Mann Performs 'Beautiful' in HEAD OVER HEELS at Pasadena Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2021

The cast stars Alaska 5000 (RuPaul's Drag Race), Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), Yurel Echezarreta (Steven Spielberg's West Side Story), Tiffany Mann (Be More Chill), George Salazar (Little Shop of Horrors), Emily Skeggs (Fun Home), and Shanice Williams ('Dorothy' in NBC's The Wiz Live!).

VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For HEAD OVER HEELS at Pasadena Playhouse VideoVIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For HEAD OVER HEELS at Pasadena Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2021

The cast stars Alaska 5000 (RuPaul's Drag Race), Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), Yurel Echezarreta (Steven Spielberg's West Side Story), Tiffany Mann (Be More Chill), George Salazar (Little Shop of Horrors), Emily Skeggs (Fun Home), and Shanice Williams ('Dorothy' in NBC's The Wiz Live!).

VIDEO: Winners Announced For The 2021 Rising Star Awards At Paper Mill Playhouse VideoVIDEO: Winners Announced For The 2021 Rising Star Awards At Paper Mill Playhouse
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2021

Watch the entire ceremony and performance highlights from the 2021 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award, featuring performances from schools representing all corners of the state of New Jersey.

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!

Broadway Rewind: Encores! Eases Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009 VideoBroadway Rewind: Encores! Eases Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2020

Today we rewind to 2009, when Encores! presented the musical starring  James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Ashanti and more. Watch as we take you inside rehearsals with the cast!

Broadway Rewind: Shanice Williams Takes Center Stage for THE WIZ LIVE! VideoBroadway Rewind: Shanice Williams Takes Center Stage for THE WIZ LIVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2020

Today we rewind to summer 2015, just after Williams learned that she got the part. Watch as she gets ready to take center stage as Dorothy.

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Rehearsal Clips From INTO THE WOODS at the Hollywood Bowl, Plus Interv VideoBWW EXCLUSIVE: Rehearsal Clips From INTO THE WOODS at the Hollywood Bowl, Plus Interviews With the Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2019

Michael Sterling, BroadwayWorld's LA On Air Host and Co-Producer for BWW TV and Jerry Evans of JLE Media in Los Angeles spent the day at rehearsal for Hollywood Bowl's upcoming, new production of Into the Woods.

VIDEO: Paper Mill Celebrates The 2019 Rising Star Awards VideoVIDEO: Paper Mill Celebrates The 2019 Rising Star Awards
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2019

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey.

BWW TV: First Look - Lilla Crawford, Taylor Louderman & More Lend Voices to New Nicke VideoBWW TV: First Look - Lilla Crawford, Taylor Louderman & More Lend Voices to New Nickelodeon Series
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 3, 2017

In the new animated series, Sunny, voiced by Broadway's Lilla Crawford (ANNIE), is a confident and creative natural leader who runs her own hair salon in the town of Friendly Falls.

STAGE TUBE: In the Studio for POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL Album
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2016

On September 16th, 2016 Masterworks Broadway released the World Premiere Recording of the award winning new hit Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. Written by Douglas Lyons, Melvin Tunstall, III and Greg Borowsky, Polkadots is a new musical inspired by the true events of the Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine. The album's release will be celebrated in a concert presentation on Monday October 24th at The Cutting Room, and BroadwayWorld has a look behind the scenes with the cast in the studio!


Shanice Williams Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Shanice Williams been in?
Shanice Williams has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Shanice Williams been in?
Shanice Williams has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Shanice Williams's first West End show?
Shanice Williams's first West End show was Billy Elliot which opened in 2005