Video: ‘Hamilton’ Actor Brandon Victor Dixon on ‘The View’ Discusses Controversy over Cast’s Message to VP-Elect Mike Pence

Here’s the video of ‘Hamilton’ actor Brandon Victor Dixon on ‘The View.’ He spoke with the co-hosts about the controversy that has arisen after he recited a statement from the stage on behalf of the cast to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence who was among the attendees in the audience for the Broadway musical. The full replay video is below.





The video is above. Marking his second morning television appearance (he also appeared on CBS This Morning’) Brandon Victor Dixon, who portrays Aaron Burr in the 11-time Tony winning musical ‘Hamilton’ defended the cast and producers’ decision to address VP-Elect Mike Pence from the stage during the curtain call. In the statement, the cast described themselves as the “diverse America” that are “alarmed and anxious” that the incoming Trump administration “will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights.”

Brandon Victor Dixon defended the controversial action saying in part, “We decided it was important for us to take the stage and let our message be heard. I’m glad we did and I’m very grateful for Vice President-elect Mike Pence staying there and hearing what we had to say.”

It has, nonetheless sparked a firestorm, and among the critics, President-Elect Donald Trump who took to Twitter (see below) to demand an apology. For his part VP-Elect Mike Pence said in interview on Face the Nation that he was not offended and Dixon said he was encouraged by that response.

He added, “I wholly believed that he will take our show he will take the group of individuals that that gave him that message and as leans forward and as he encounters policies and as he has to make decisions for all of us and America. He’ll remember us or he will not throw away our shot.”

The interview was broadcast originally on Monday, November 21, 2016.

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Video: ‘Hamilton’ Actor Brandon Victor Dixon on ‘The View’ Discusses Controversy over Cast’s Message to VP-Elect Mike Pence


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