The crowdsourced "Ratatousical" is a collaboration of original songs, lyrics and ideas from fans - including Emily Jacobsen, who wrote the original “Remy the Ratatouille” song for TikTok - as well as out-of-work theater performers to adapt the 2007 Pixar animated movie into a two-act show.
The money from the music is going to The Actors Fund, which provides a "safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan," according to its Twitter bio.
The organization thanked viewers for their contribution in a tweet Friday.
"Oh mon dieu! We can’t believe it! Thank you ALL for supporting a life in the arts!!" the organization tweeted. "And there’s still time to watch: head to http://Ratatousical.com for tickets, through Monday 1/4!"
The virtual musical was a viral oddity for those needing a musical-theater fix, yet it was Wayne Brady, sporting a pink nose and makeup whiskers, who stole the show on social media.
The show featured Titus Burgess as Remy, the rat with dreams of becoming a Parisian chef; Adam Lambert as Remy's brother Emile; Ashley Park ("Emily in Paris") as human chef Colette; and even some "Cats" jokes and dancers in Mickey Mouse ears amid the Broadway-at-home atmosphere.
— Ratatouille Musical (@ratatousical) January 2, 2021
Brady, the host of CBS' "Let's Make a Deal" who played Emile's father Django, won a ton of raves for his commitment to the bit. Burgess wore a sweater, Lambert was clad in his usual rocker glam, but Brady busted out the costume makeup and props to properly embody his garbage-rodent character.
Many on social media pointed out that Brady should get some Tony Awards love for his performance. (If streaming films can be eligible for Oscars this year, maybe a TikTok musical can storm the Tonys?)
I can’t wait for Wayne Brady to win the Tony for best supporting actor #RatatouilleMusical
— ashley hufford (she/her) (@ashleyhufford) January 2, 2021
Brady was a part of one Tony-winning Broadway show, "Kinky Boots," and he let loose some impressive vocals in his "Ratatouille" numbers - so much that one person pointed out that his "back gotta hurt from carrying the entire show."
— rachel (@macklesnore) January 2, 2021
One Twitter user argued that Brady "did NOT have to go that hard......... but he did that....... he did that for us."
Brady's climactic moment? Rocking out in the finale, of course.
— 🏳️🌈J.J. MKNZ🏳️🌈 (@JuanaCupcake) January 2, 2021
The "Ratatouille" musical is streaming until Monday at 7 p.m. ET, with tickets on sale exclusively at TodayTix.com for $5. Proceeds benefit The Actors Fund, which aids entertainment-industry workers.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'Ratatouille' musical: Wayne Brady praised, $1 million raised