Stephanie Mills Joins Cast of NBC’s 'The Wiz'

NBC’s upcoming live rendition of the musical The Wiz will feature Stephanie Mills in the role of Auntie Em. Mills performed the lead role of Dorothy in the original Broadway production.

The 1975 production of the musical received seven Tony awards and was pivotal in launching Mills’ career which has spanned some 40 years and includes such notable successes as a 1980 Grammy win for "Never Knew Love Like This Before", and a 1981 AMA win for Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist

The Wiz
airs live on Thursday, December 3 on NBC.

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