After the show finished, the cast, led by actor Brandon Dixon, welcomed him to the show by reading an open letter where they also pleaded with him and his new government to protect, respect and “work on behalf of” the “diverse America” the actors represent.
On Saturday, the President-elect called the speech “harassment” on Twitter and said the “theatre must always be a safe and special place” branding the cast of the award-winning musical “very rude”.
Dixon rejected the claims, replying: “Conversation is not harassment sir. And I appreciate Mike Pence for stopping to listen”.
The show’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who bowed out of the lead role of Alexander Hamilton in July after a year long stint, supported his cast saying he was proud of the musical and Dixon “for leading with love and proud to remind you that ALL are welcome at the theatre”.
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