Interview: Cherelle Williams, Dorothy in The Wiz

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Cherelle recently recreated the role of Dorothy in the Hope Mill Theatre’s major UK revival of The Wiz.


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As a child, Cherelle attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School and made her West End debut as Young Nala in The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. 

After venturing into the music world, Cherelle returned to theatre as an adult to star as Mary Wilson in the original West End cast of Motown The Musical. Cherelle was with the show for the entirety of its three year run. In addition to playing Mary, Cherelle covered the role of Diana Ross and played the role on numerous occasions. 

Alongside her theatre work, Cherelle works in fashion and regularly gigs.

Cherelle won rave reviews for her performance as Dorothy in The Wiz. Directed by Matthew Xia, The Wiz is a joyous retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s novel ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ reflecting contemporary African-American culture.

You can follow Cherelle on Instagram: @cherellewilliamsxo

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