“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 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 current work for an administration that has advocated for the deportation of illegal immigrants and history of gay rights opposition. Two actors in the musical are openly gay, including Rory O’Malley, who plays King George, and Javier Muñoz, who replaced Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hamilton.
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.
Trump responded to Pence's booed appearance at "Hamilton" on Saturday, writing, "Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing. This should not happen!"
The President-elect also demanded an apology from the cast.
Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!