- Mike Pence (Vice President Elect) was at the November 18 performance of Hamilton and was booed by the crowd. Pence has been heavily criticized for his anti-gay policies. Javier Munoz, who currently plays Alexander Hamilton in the musical, is an openly gay actor and HIV positive.
- Pence was apparently booed when he took his seat. The crowd was partiulalry rowdy during scenes with King George III. They even had to pause the show after the lines "when people say they hate you" and "do you know how hard it is to lead?" The show had to be paused again during the reprise of "You'll Be Back," as the crowd booed Pence at every line
- The show ended with the cast directly addressing Pence, introducing themselves as diverse America and asking him to work on behalf of "all of us."
more of the speech:
Founding fathers like Hamilton, gave us freedom of expression, right to protest our leaders. I suspect Hamilton would be ok with the booing. https://t.co/YTjtYVprrd— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) November 19, 2016
I'm at #Hamilton and so is Mike Pence. Crowd booed him like crazy, and gave a standing O at the line "immigrants we get the job done" 1/2— Christy Colburn (@christymoose) November 19, 2016
Here's Pence getting booed as he gets to his seats at Hamilton pic.twitter.com/IRQG68x1sB— David K (@dkipke12) November 19, 2016
There was a full 3 minute standing ovation @HamiltonMusical when the King sang "On Your Own" directly at Mike Pence. This is catharsis.— Phillip Atiba Goff☔️ (@DrPhilGoff) November 19, 2016
Source + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
edited to add some different videos.
also if twitter is anything to go by pence did indeed leave during the speech :(