NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump and other celebrities took to Twitter to comment on the "Hamilton" cast calling on Vice president-elect Mike Pence to "uphold our American Values."
"Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!" Trump wrote in a tweet Saturday morning.
He followed up with a second tweet:
"The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!"
Pence attended Friday's performance of "Hamilton" in New York. As he entered the theater, several audience members booed at him while others applauded.
But during the curtain call, cast member Brandon Dixon, who portrays Aaron Burr in the play, urged the audience not to boo Pence. Dixon then delivered a statement to the vice president-elect just as he was leaving the theater.
"Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at 'Hamilton: An American Musical.' We really do," Dixon said.
"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 work on behalf of all of us. All of us."
The crowd loudly cheered after Dixon's remarks.
Pence has not responded to Dixon's statement.
The actor did respond to Trump's harassment accusation on Twitter saying: "@realDonaldTrump conversation is not harassment sir. And I appreciate @mike_pence for stopping to listen."
Some agreed with Trump and said the audience disrupted Pence's time at the theater. The remarks sparked so much outrage from Trump supporters that #BoycottHamilton was a trending topic on Twitter Saturday morning.
"The arrogance and hostility of the Hamilton cast to the Vice President elect ( a guest at the theater) is a reminder the left still fights," Newt Gingrich tweeted.
Dixon and "Hamilton" received praise and support from others, including from creator Lin-Manual Miranda.
"Proud of @HamiltonMusical. Proud of @BrandonVDixon, for leading with love. And proud to remind you that ALL are welcome at the theater," Miranda wrote.
Bill de Blasio's office and other celebrities also joined in and commented on Dixon's remarks.
Pence has been in New York with President-elect Donald Trump as the team works on presidential transition efforts.
CNN contributed to this report.