US President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday demanded an apology from the cast member of Hamilton who gave Vice President-elect Mike Pence an onstage earful about equality.
After the curtain call on Friday evening, actor Brandon Victor Dixon told Pence that the multiracial and multicultural cast was concerned about the Trump administration.
Pence, a Republican, ducked out before Dixon finished the unprecedented message but heard the full remarks from the hallway outside the auditorium.
"Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theatre by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing," Trump tweeted on Saturday. "The theatre must always be a safe and special place. The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologise!"
The atmosphere was tense from the time the vice president-elect arrived at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, triggering both cheers and boos as he slipped into row F in the prime orchestra seats. After the curtain-call, Dixon called Pence out from the stage, with the cast behind him.
"Hamilton", which has won 11 Tony Awards, has been praised by politicians and rap stars alike.
The first family has been big boosters of the show. US President Barack Obama took daughters Sasha and Malia to see it last year after first lady Michelle Obama caught it last spring. Pence's predecessor, Vice President Joe Biden, has also seen it.