They didn’t actually ridicule him though. Some audience members booed him when they saw him (some actually cheered) and the audience cheered at the lines “do you know how hard it is to lead, when people say they hate you don’t come crawling back to me.” And “immigrants we get the jobs done”, but those lines have always been in the show and the audience is not the cast- and the cast of the show insisted that there was “nothing to boo here.” After the show ended the cast addressed him in a statement:
“I see you walking out but I hope you will hear us,” Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, said. He told the audience, “There’s nothing to boo here, we’re all sharing a story of love.”
“We welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton: An American Musical — we really do,” he continued. “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. We truly thank you for sharing this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations.”
And to the audience:
“We don’t have to fight one another. The beautiful part of this country is … we don’t have to agree, but we gotta live here, baby, and share with one another.”
The cast was polite. Some audience members were not. Unfortunately there is only so much you can do about the audience.