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The Wiz, an African-American adaptation of The Wizard of Oz was released in 1978, now nearly 40 years later NBC is launching The Wiz musical TV special.

Our Top Choices for ‘The Wiz’ Musical Cast was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Bruno Mars as “Scarecrow”

Bruno Mars as “Scarecrow”

2. RUNNER UP: Usher as “Scarecrow”

RUNNER UP: Usher as “Scarecrow”

3. KeKe Palmer as “Dorothy”

KeKe Palmer as “Dorothy”

4. RUNNER UP: Zendaya as “Dorothy”

RUNNER UP: Zendaya as “Dorothy”

5. Jennifer Hudson as “Glinda the Good”

Jennifer Hudson as “Glinda the Good”

6. RUNNER UP: Beyonce as “Glinda the Good”

RUNNER UP: Beyonce as “Glinda the Good”

7. Mike Epps as the “Tin Man”

Mike Epps as the “Tin Man”

8. RUNNER UP: Marlon Wayans as the “Tin Man”

RUNNER UP: Marlon Wayans as the “Tin Man”

9. RUNNER UP: Ving Rhames “The Lion”

RUNNER UP: Ving Rhames “The Lion”

10. Patti Labelle as “Evilene”

Patti Labelle as “Evilene”

11. RUNNER UP: Gabourey Sidibe as “Evilene”

RUNNER UP: Gabourey Sidibe as “Evilene”

12. Eddie Murphy as “The Wiz”

Eddie Murphy as “The Wiz”

13. RUNNER UP: Jamie Foxx as “The Wiz”

RUNNER UP: Jamie Foxx as “The Wiz”
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