The Wiz opened at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on June 16, 1976 and toured the country.

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Production Staff

Book
....
William F. Brown
Book
....
Sam Bobrick [uncredited]
Source Material
(based on novel)
....
L. Frank Baum
Music/Lyrics
....
Charlie Smalls
Music
(additional)
....
George Faison
Music
(additional)
....
Timothy Graphenreed
Music
(additional)
....
Luther Vandross
Director
....
Geoffrey Holder
Choreography
....
George Faison
Scenery
....
Tom H. John
Costumes
....
Geoffrey Holder
Lighting
....
Tharon Musser
Musical Director/Vocal Arrangements
....
Charles H. Coleman
Press
....
Merlin Group
Press
....
Sandra Manley
Stage Manager
....
Kathleen A. Sullivan
Stage Manager
....
Fred Seagraves
Stage Manager
....
Jeanne Fornadel

Original Cast

....
Dee Dee Bridgewater
....
Nancy
....
Ren Woods
....
Ken Prymus
....
Christina Kimball
....
Linda Booth
....
Kutée
....
Joni Palmer
....
Keith Simmons
....
Tony Walker
Addaperle
....
Vivian Bonnell
....
Xavier Chatman
....
Paul Hoskins
....
Leon Jackson
....
Edward Love
....
Charles Valentino
....
Eleanor McCoy
....
Charlotte Neveu
....
Roumel Reaux
....
Ben Harney
....
Ted Ross
....
Christina Kimball
....
Roumel Reaux
....
Keith Simmons
....
Lewis Whitlock
....
Ruth Ashton
....
Regina Bell
....
Eleanor McCoy
....
Charlotte Neveu
....
Joni Palmer
....
Linda Booth
....
John Valentine
....
William Valentine
....
Tony Walker
....
George Bell
Emerald City Citizen
....
Ruth Ashton
Emerald City Citizen
....
Regina Bell
Emerald City Citizen
....
Paul Hoskins
Emerald City Citizen
....
Leon Jackson
Emerald City Citizen
....
Christina Kimball
Emerald City Citizen
....
Edward Love
Emerald City Citizen
....
Eleanor McCoy
Emerald City Citizen
....
Charlotte Neveu
Emerald City Citizen
....
Joni Palmer
Emerald City Citizen
....
Roumel Reaux
Emerald City Citizen
....
Keith Simmons
Emerald City Citizen
....
Lewis Whitlock
....
André De Shields
....
Ella Mitchell
....
Ken Prymus
....
Tony Walker
Winged Monkey
....
Paul Hoskins
Glinda
....
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Pit Singer
....
Marcy Thomas
Pit Singer
....
Carolyn Dennis
Pit Singer
....
John Valentine
Pit Singer
....
William Valentine