Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended Hamilton on Friday night and received a special message from the cast at curtain call after being booed by the audience as he walked in to the show.
Unreal scene here – Mike Pence walks in and there's a massive mix of cheers and boos. pic.twitter.com/GVZ5L67mA3
— Noah Coslov (@NoahCoslov) November 19, 2016
Said cast member Brandon Dixon to Pence as he left:
“You know, we have a guest in the audience, and Vice President-elect Mike Pence I see you walking out but I hope that you will hear us a few more moments. There’s nothing to boo here folks. There’s nothing to boo here. We’re all here sharing a story of love.”
Dixon went on:
“We have a message for you sir. We hope that you will hear us out.
“Vice President.elect Pence we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton, An American Musical, we really do. We sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us – our planet, our parents, our children – or defend us or uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us. All of us. Again we truly thank you for sharing this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men, women, of different colors, creeds, and orientations.”
— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) November 19, 2016
— G R E G O R Y (@ghaney22) November 19, 2016