William F. Brown

William F. Brown


William F. Brown, the Tony Award-nominated playwright and librettist best known for writing the book to the 1975 Broadway hit The Wiz, died June 23 in Westport, Connecticut, at age 91. The news was confirmed by his wife and longtime collaborator, Tina Tippit.

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  • Also known as: William Ferdinand Brown
  • Born: Apr 16, 1928 in Jersey City, NJ
  • Death: Jun 23, 2019 in Westport, CT


Tony Award
1975 Best Book of a Musical The Wiz Nominee