‘Hamilton’ Cast Delivers Powerful Message to VP-Elect Mike Pence: ‘We Hope You Will Work On Behalf of All of Us’

Chris Azzopardi
Entertainment Tonight

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.

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"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.

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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.

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!"

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.

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