The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls (and others) and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of modern African-American culture. It opened on October 21, 1974 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to the Majestic Theatre with a new cast on January 5, 1975.

The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It was an early example of Broadway’s mainstream acceptance of works with an all-black cast


Book: William F. Brown

Music: Charlie Smalls
Timothy Graphenreed
Harold Wheeler
George Faison
Luther Vandross

Lyrics: Charlie Smalls
Zachary Walzer
Luther Vandross


Brittany Bear
Rachel Monique Bethea
Toccarra Cash
Jason Feldman
Grace Freeman
Barbara Grant
Carter J. Gaston
Marcus Johnson
Justin Martin
Tatiana McConnico
Jordan Minter
Richard Miron

B. J. Myers
Victoria Petrosky-Silva
Stephanie Peyton
Desi Raines
Ashidah Richard
Devere Rogers
Emiliano Styles
Tye Tavaras
Tory Thurman
Jeremy Williams
MaRah Williams
Kristen Wood
Kelley Young