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In this image made from a video provided by Hamilton LLC, actor Brandon Victor Dixon who plays Aaron Burr, the nation’s third vice president, in "Hamilton" speaks from the stage after the curtain call in New York, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Vice President-elect Mike Pence is the latest celebrity to attend the Broadway hit "Hamilton," but the first to get a sharp message from a cast member from the stage. (Hamilton LLC via AP)

The 'Hamilton' star who read that speech to Pence said there's 'nothing to apologize for'

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Brandon Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr in the Broadway smash hit musical "Hamilton," drew national attention after reading a speech to Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Friday, expressing the cast's anxiety over the Trump administration after the show.

Now, Dixon said there's "nothing to apologize for," despite President-elect Donald Trump demanding an apology. 

Instead, he said Trump should see the show that he called "highly overrated."

Here's Dixon on "CBS This Morning."

That's certainly not the first time, nor will it be the last, that somebody went into the theater and began to... stand up and [interrupt] a show.
Brandon Dixon

The speech to Pence sparked heated reactions. A member of the audience at a Chicago show yelled "We won. You lost. Get over it. F--k you," in response to the line "Immigrants, we get the job done," The Washington Post reported. But Dixon wasn't concerned.

Here's Dixon's speech in its entirety.

Pence said he was "not offended" by the speech and called the musical "incredible."

Trump has not backed down from his harsher stance.

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