Shanice Williams -Dorothy- The Wiz Live
Credit: Linzi Silverman

Jersey stand up!

Shanice Williams will star as Dorothy in NBC’s musical event, “The Wiz Live!

The 19-year-old New Jersey native, who beat out hundreds of hopefuls for the role, still can’t believe her dream has become a reality.

This has been my dream forever, but I never thought it would be a reality!

I still can’t believe it. Of course I’ve been a big fan. I had the movie and my dad had the soundtrack and we would listen to it in the car. I also saw the original with Stephanie Mills.

I’ve just been thanking God.

See the moment Shanice learned she got the part on page 2.