Some members of the cast of Hamilton, who delivered a message to Vice President-elect Mike Pence about their fears of the new administration, have abstained from voting for years, records show.
There are no records available for this year, so it’s unclear if the cast members voted in 2016, but years prior show many were absent on Election Day.
The Broadway smash hit players caused a controversy after Brandon Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, read the message to Pence, who arrived on Friday to taken in the show with his family.
Even though there are no records yet from this year, some of the cast members from the Broadway hit Hamilton haven’t voted in years
message to Mike Pence, who arrived on Friday to taken in the show with his family
Audience members booed Pence as he entered the theater and after the cast’s curtain call, the statement was read.
Dixon’s message was written by show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, director, Thomas Kail and lead producer, Jeffrey Seller, according to the New York Times.
‘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. We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us,’ Dixon said, reading the message aloud.
Javier Munoz,who plays Hamilton, hasn’t voted since the 2006 midterm elections. Dixon’s records show he didn’t vote in 2012
Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan, who players James Madison and Hercules Mulligan, registered to vote in 2005 but hasn’t been on record voting since. Seth Stewart, who plays Thomas Jefferson, voted in 2008 but not in 2012
But cast members were able to give input. RadarOnline investigated whether or not the actors had voted and revealed many leads hadn’t in years.
Dixon’s records show he didn’t vote during president Obama’s reelection bid in 2012.
Javier Munoz, playing the titular role of Hamilton, registered to vote in 2006 and voted in the mid-term elections, but hasn’t been on record as voting since.
(via: Daily Mail)