When Donald Trump was elected, those of us who are not Straight White Christian Men became afraid. We are afraid that his administration that is anti Women and Same-Sex rights and Freedom of Religion will create an unsafe environment for those of us who don’t look and act like the Vice President Elect.
Yesterday that man, Mike Pence, attended a Hamilton performance and the musical’s star had a message for him. Brandon Victor Dixon implored him to listen to what he has to say, “We have a message for you, sir. We hope that you will hear us out…Vice President-Elect Pence, we welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton: An American Musical. We really do. 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. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us, all of us. We truly thank you for sharing this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men, women, of different colors, creeds, and orientations.”
Pence came into our house, and as a guest I hope he heard what we have to say. We want to America to keep moving forward and not backwards into a time where people of different colors, races, religions, sex and sexual preference were not allowed to be free. That is not asking for too much.
If you can’t handle what a man so eloquently had to say to you, then maybe you should not be a heartbeat away from being President.
Don’t send your goon, I mean President Elect Donald Trump, to do your dirty work. Do it yourself.
As we say in NYC, grow a pair! Because what Brandon Victor Dixon said is how most Americans feel and he did not say anything offensive or threatening or anything that warrants an apology. He spoke from the heart, something I don’t think you or your goon have.
And with that my tricorn is off to the cast of Hamilton!
UPDATE: Lin-Miranda Manuel Tweeted this response to his casts’ peaceful and inspirational message, “Proud of @HamiltonMusical. Proud of @BrandonVDixon, for leading with love. And proud to remind you that ALL are welcome at the theater.”
UPDATE 2: Brandon Victor Dixon had this to say to Donald Trump who told him to apologize to Pence, “@realDonaldTrump conversation is not harassment sir. And I appreciate @mike_pence for stopping to listen.” Amen!
Trump has a lot of nerve to ask anyone to apologize when he can’t do it himself.
Lin-Manuel Miranda posed for GQ magazine and all I could look at was the Heights of his Hamilton. Seriously, I can’t be the only looking at his Tony winner. Aren’t you staring at it too?
If you can look up, then you will be like when did he get so hot? He looks like Robert Downey Jr in a way. That is not how he looked when he was in his little Broadway Musical. I approve of the change. He definitely made my Jabba Flow!
Lin-Manuel Miranda took his final bow as Hamilton yesterday. As soon as he was done, he separated himself from a big part of what made him Alexander Hamilton. Gone is the shoulder length hair. Without the ponytail, there is no going back. For now…
Before Lin-Manuel Miranda was singing and dancing to packed audiences on Broadway in his Tony Award winning musical In The Heights, he was singing and dancing to a videocamera in his bedroom located in the Heights. You could totally tell the 12 year old was going to be a star back in 1992 when rocked out to Go West’s King of Wishful Thinking!
James Corden is in NYC prepping for the Tony Awards and he asked some friends to help him navigate 42nd Street. As we know Manhattan can be a Little Shop of Horrors with all of those Cats and Grease, so the more the merrier. He filled up his car with some Guys and Dolls and together Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jane Krakowski turned his trip into a Starlight Express. As they drove down A Chorus Line, they belted out tunes from Hamilton, Rent and Les Miz making The Late Late Show‘s road to the Tonys anything but Les Misérables.