Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed on Friday night as he attended the Broadway musical “Hamilton” in New York.
The cast had a message for Pence after the show as he was walking out saying, “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, sir.”
Some audience members took to twitter to report that the show was paused several times as the crowd booed Pence at certain lines of the show.
Cast member Brandon Dixon delivered the statement on behalf of the cast encouraging the audience to tweet and record the message.
Dixon added, “We truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us.”
Dixon continued to say the show was “told by a diverse group of men, women of different colors, creeds and orientations.”
The remarks were met with cheers from the audience in response.
Outside, many protesters jeered, including one woman who held up a sign with a line from the musical that always gets a cheer: “Immigrants, we get the job done.”
Dixon’s speech ended with a plea to donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Lead producer Jeffrey Seller said he hopes Pence would share the show’s message of empathy saying, “I hope that maybe it inspires him to feel for those not like him.”