The money raised goes toward emergency financial assistance for arts workers. According to Variety, in 2020, the Fund awarded a total of $18 million in direct financial assistance to some 15,000 people. Money raised by the Fund also supports programs that offer health insurance counseling and career guidance to current and former workers in the industry.
The musical was presented by Seaview Productions digitally on January 1 and was co-produced and co-created by Broadway pros including Lucy Moss (“Six”), Jeremy O. Harris (“Slave Play”), Tituss Burgess and Ashley Park. Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical starred Wayne Brady (Django), Tituss Burgess (Remy), Kevin Chamberlin (Gusteau), Tony Award winner André De Shields (Ego), Andrew Barth Feldman (Linguini), Grammy Award nominee Adam Lambert (Emile), Tony winner Priscilla Lopez (Mabel), Tony nominee Ashley Park (Colette), Owen Tabaka (Young Ego), and three-time Tony nominee Mary Testa (Skinner), with Cori Jaskier, Talia Suskauer, Nikisha Williams, JJ Niemann, John Michael Lyles, Raymond J. Lee, and Joy Woods as the ensemble.