Wayne Brady, Tituss Burgess and more to star in 'Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical'
The viral musical sensation will receive a full virtual production on Jan. 1, 2021.
All the layers of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical are almost complete! The full cast of the virtual production, which will benefit The Actors Fund, was announced on Monday, and the show will star Tituss Burgess, Wayne Brady, Andre DeShields, Ashley Park, Adam Lambert, Mary Testa, and more Broadway stars.
The musical adaptation of the Disney/PIxar film started organically on the social video-sharing platform TikTok, and the full production will include the works of those young creators alongside Broadway talent. The one-night production will begin streaming on Jan. 1, 2021 at 7pm EST with tickets available exclusively on TodayTix.
Tituss Burgess will star as the titular rat Remy, alongside Wayne Brady as Remy's father Django, Andre de Shields as the miserly food critic Ego, Kevin Chamberlain as the esteemed chef Gusteau, Andrew Barth Feldman as Remy's accomplice Linguini, Adam Lambert as Remy's brother Emile, Priscilla Lopez as Mabel, Ashley Park as the cook Colette, Owen Tabaka as young Ego, and Mary Testa as the antagonizing chef Skinner. The ensemble will include Cori Jaskier, Talia Suskauer, Nikisha Williams, JJ Niemann, John Michael Lyles, Raymond J. Lee, and Joy Woods.
Co-presented with TikTok and TodayTix Presents, Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical features a creative team including Daniel Mertzlufft (Music Supervisor, Arranger, Original Music & Lyrics, @DanielMertzlufft), Macy Schmidt (Orchestrator & Music Coordinator), David Bengali (Video Design and Production), Chris Routh (Set Design, @ShoeboxMusicals), Emily Marshall (Music Director & Coordinator), Jeffrey Gugliotti (Associate Choreographer), Tilly Grimes (Costume Consultant), Jessie Rosso (@JessieRosso) and Geoffrey Ko (Music Copying), Kate Leonard (Additional Lyrics), Michael J. Mortiz, Jr. (Audio Producer, Mixer, Master), Angie Teo (Audio Mixer), Cody Renard Richard (Stage Manager), Amy Jo Jackson (Dialect Coach), and Taylor Williams, CSA (Casting). The musical will be played by the 20-piece Broadway Sinfonietta orchestra, an all-female-identifying, primarily women of color group of musicians.