I'm allergic to water! It makes me melt!
~ Evillene's fate.
Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West, is the main antagonist of the 1975 broadway musical, The Wiz and the 1978 film version of the same name.

Her enemies are Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion. She wants to avenge the death of her sister Evermean.

Evillene's hence men are the Winkies and the Flying Monkeys. The Flying Monkeys capture dorothy and her friends. Evillene tries to take back the silver shoes but her powers are worthless against Dorothy. She decides to torture her friends. Dorothy gives up but turns on the sprinklers. Evillene's fate is getting flushed down the toliet after her allegeric reaction to water.


  • In the original broadway musical and the 1978 film adaptation, she was portrayed by the late Mabel King.
  • In the 1984 broadway revival, she was portrayed by Ella Mitchell.
  • At the 2009 City Center Encores!, she was portrayed by Tichina Arnold, who also played Rochelle Rock in Everybody Hates Chris.
  • In the 2015 NBC live musical telecast, she was portrayed by Mary J. Blige, who would later play Cha Cha in The Umbrella Academy.



The Wiz (5 8) Movie CLIP - No Bad News (1978) HD

The Wiz (5 8) Movie CLIP - No Bad News (1978) HD

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