Vice President-elect Mike Pence received a powerful message from the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical "Hamilton" on Friday night.
At the end of the evening's performance, Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr in the production, asked Pence to stick around to hear their concerns as the VP was making his way to the exit.
"We, sir – we – are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights," Dixon said. "We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf all of us."
Before delivering his moving speech, Dixon asked patrons to cease their sneers, informing Pence that the Tony Award-winning show is "told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations."
Theatergoers pointed out the irony of the VP's appearance at a show that celebrates diversity considering Pence's history of gay rights opposition and his current work for an administration that has advocated for the deportation of illegal immigrants.
Reminder that the current star of Hamilton is the incomparable Javier Muñoz, an openly gay, openly HIV-positive actor. Pay attention, Pence.— Marc Snetiker (@MarcSnetiker) November 19, 2016
I'm at #Hamilton and so is Mike Pence. Crowd booed him like crazy, and gave a standing O at the line "immigrants we get the job done" 1/2— Christy Colburn (@christymoose) November 19, 2016
2/2 Crowd went NUTS at King George's lines "when people say they hate you" & "do you know how hard it is to lead?" He had to stop the song.— Christy Colburn (@christymoose) November 19, 2016
Pence's social and political beliefs, which contrast greatly with the show's message, drew him loud jeers from the audience during both the beginning and end of the performance.
Here's Pence getting booed as he gets to his seats at Hamilton pic.twitter.com/IRQG68x1sB— David K (@dkipke12) November 19, 2016
On Saturday, Donald Trump took to Twitter and demanded an apology from the Hamilton cast for confronting Pence.
"Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing," he tweeted. "This should not happen!"
The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2016
Shortly after, Dixon took to Twitter himself to dispute Trump’s claim that he had “harassed” Pence.
In May, President Obama freestyled with "Hamilton" star Lin Manuel Miranda. See the video below.