Haven't heard of Shanice Williams? That's about to change. The newcomer is taking on the role of Dorothy in NBC's The Wiz Live, a role that has been played by the likes of Stephanie Mills, Diana Ross and Ashanti.
"She is amazing. This kid is unbelievable," Queen Latifah told E! News. "So talented and so sweet, down to earth, and she is nailing it. I really just see her as Dorothy now. She has reeled me in…I'm there."
Williams, an 18-year-old New Jersey native, was cast in the role in August after an open casting call. Director Kenny Leon happened to be there when she came in and immediately informed the show's producers.