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Hamilton' actor who singled out VP-elect Pence in viral Broadway moment responds to criticism

"Hamilton" actor Brandon Victor Dixon (image source: YouTube/CBS News)

The Broadway actor under scrutiny for "harassing" Vice President-elect Mike Pence at the popular musical "Hamilton" on Friday night is speaking out for the first time since the incident went viral.

Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr in the hit musical, was asked on "CBS This Morning" Monday about the decision to deliver a political message, which prompted President-elect Donald Trump to take to Twitter.

"The president-elect is demanding an apology," CBS anchor Charlie Rose said to Dixon during the Monday morning interview.

"I heard," Dixon responded with a laugh, followed by a few seconds of awkward silence.

"We assume that no apology is forthcoming?" Rose asked.

"There is nothing to apologize for," Dixon said, sternly.

Dixon added it was "certainly not the first time, nor will it be the last, that somebody went into a theater and began to act inappropriately or stand up and interrupt the show."

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