WATCH: ‘Hamilton’ Cast Speaks Directly to Mike Pence At Performance, Donald Trump Demands Apology

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Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended a performance of Hamilton in New York City Friday night (Nov. 18, 2016) and actor Brandon Victor Dixon had a message prepared, according to Entertainment Tonight.

When Pence arrived at the theater, he was met by a chorus of cheers and boos from the rest of the audience.

The jeers continued throughout the show, particularly after lines like “immigrants, we get the job done” and “do you know how hard it is to lead?” Rory O’Malley, who plays King George, reportedly had to pause the song after that line.

Pence headed for the exit during the curtain call when Dixon addressed him directly, asking him to stay a moment longer.

“Vice President-elect Pence, I see you’re walking out, but I hope you will hear just a few more minutes,” Dixon said. “We are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our friends, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”

Hamilton-creator Lin Manuel Miranda reportedly wrote the speech along with the show’s director, producer and cast when they learned that Pence would be attending that night’s performance.

President-elect Donald Trump responded to the news on Twitter, demanding an apology from the cast, and saying the theater “must always be a safe and special place.”

Dixon responded in his own tweet, reminding the president elect that conversation isn’t harassment.

Watch Dixon’s entire speech in the video above.