Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr in Hamilton on Broadway, was not the only vice president in the house Friday night. The actor is the one who delivered the now-notorious statement to vice president-elect Mike Pence after learning that he was in the audience.

Though Donald Trump considered Dixon's call to uphold American values to be "harassment," Pence has since said was cool with it. Dixon went on CBS This Morning to discuss the Hamilcontroversy.

"There's nothing to apologize for," Dixon told the hosts, including Gayle King, who attempted to sing, "Talk less, smile more."


"It was important for us, we wanted it," he explained. "Art is meant to bring people together, it's meant to raise consciousness. And when you have a platform...I told [Hamilton producer] Jeffrey Seller after the show, I said, 'I applaud you all for not throwing away your shot, for taking a moment to spread your message of love and unity."

When they go low, we RISE UP!

Dixon also invited Trump to come see the show. "I think the power of our show and the way we tell it is undeniable," he said. "I think it's important for everyone to see a show like ours." (If only there were tickets!)

In case you haven't watched it a million times already, here's the "harassment" heard 'round the world as recorded by an audience member: