With tonight’s airing of NBC’s The Wiz Live! we can’t help but feel we’re watching a new star rise! Teen singer/actress Shanice Williams won the coveted role of “Dorothy” on the live broadcast and will ease on down the road with Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah and Stephanie Mills tonight. How did she feel when she was told she’d be playing the iconic role? “I was very shocked,” Shanice told Sophisticate’s Black Hair. “I was just shocked at first, and then I just felt so grateful.” For more of our exclusive conversation with Shanice, check out the Dec./Jan. ‘15’-’16 issue of SBH on sale now!