THE TIKTOK MUSICAL Raises $1.9 Million to Assist Arts Staff

Variety reported that Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical raised $ 1.9 million for The Actors Fund. Ratatouille premiered virtually on January 1, 2021 and presented an encore on TikTok on Sunday, January 10 at 5 p.m.

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The cast of Ratatouille includes Wayne Brady (Django), Tituss Burgess (Remy), Kevin Chamberlin (Gusteau), Tony Award winner André De Shields (Ego), Andrew Barth Feldman (Linguini), Grammy nominees Adam Lambert (Emile) and Tony winner Priscilla Lopez (Mabel), Tony nominees Ashley Park (Colette), Owen Tabaka (Young Ego) and three-time Tony nominees Mary Testa (Skinner) with Cori Jaskier, Talia Suskauer, Nikisha Williams, JJ Niemann and John Michael Lyles, Raymond J. Lee and Joy Woods as an ensemble.

The money raised for the Actors Fund goes into emergency financial aid for artists, not only through the Actors Fund’s own funding program, but also through a further 16 programs administered by The Actors Fund for industrial organizations such as SAG / AFTRA, IATSE and the Producers Guild of America.

The funds raised by the fund also help advance programs that provide health insurance advice and career guidance to current and former workers in the industry.

Contributions to the Actors Fund support the services (including assisted living, skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, and memory maintenance) available at the Actors Fund Home in Englewood, New Jersey, as well as affordable accommodations available at the fund facilities in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Brooklyn are available from West Hollywood. The funds raised also help keep the fund’s nearly 280 employees.

In the first nine months of 2020, 30,000 people were supported by the fund’s grants and services.

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