Uzo Aduba & Amber Riley Join Cast of NBC's 'The Wiz Live'!
“We look forward to showcasing the amazing musical talents of Amber, and we are eager to introduce Uzo’s remarkable singing voice for those who know her solely as an extraordinary dramatic actress,” Wiz executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement to Essence, who broke the news.
Uzo will be playing the role of Glinda, the Good Witch of the South. Amber will take on the role of Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North.
Beyonce was reportedly courted for the role of Glinda at one point.