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Amber Riley as Addaperle – He’s The Wiz (The Wiz Live!) Part 2
Amber Riley as Addaperle – He’s The Wiz (The Wiz Live!) Part 1
Every time I thought I’d seen my favorite performance, another actor marched onstage and made an incredible case for themselves. And I’m not just talking about the main cast; even the chorus lines and the Cirque de Soleil performers who sporadically twisted across the stage were excellent.
This started when Stephanie Mills, Broadway’s original Dorothy, crooned a heartfelt but powerful ballad as the practical Auntie Em. It continued with The Wiz: Live’s Dorothy (Shanice Williams), and exploded with Glee’s Amber Riley as feisty witch Addaperle. Riley, who was so badly underserved on Ryan Murphy’s musical dramedy, glowed with joy throughout her number (“He’s the Wiz”), and her enormous voice never came close to wavering.
“No one who had even a passing familiarity with GLEE during its six-year run will be surprised by the chops Amber Riley displayed as Addaperle. She provided a wonderful introduction to the Land of Oz; and, on a side note, it’s about time for a producer to find a fitting role for her on Broadway.”