Lin-Manuel Miranda Changes ‘Hamilton’ Lyric To Call Out Woman Filming Show

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton, Puerto Rico

Hamilton writer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda had a sassy moment during a performance in Puerto Rico, tweaking one of the lyrics in order to call out an audience member who was filming the production on her phone.

Miranda, who played the role of founding father Alexander Hamilton in the original Broadway cast of the show, has reprised it for a run of the show in Puerto Rico, to raise money for arts organisations struggling after Hurricane Maria.

During a performance on January 16, he noticed a woman filming during the song ‘My Shot‘. The original lyrics to the song go:

“I’m a get a scholarship to King’s College/ I probably shouldn’t brag, but dag, I amaze and astonish. The problem is I got a lot of brains but no polish.”

Instead of rapping the last line, he switched it out and exclaimed:

“Lady filming in the fourth row, please stop it.”

He later Tweeted that, other than the one rogue audience member, the crowds in Puerto Rico are the best he’s ever had, and he went on to implore fans to please just enjoy the show.

In an amusing twist, someone claiming to be the woman filming in the fourth row later reached out to Lin-Manuel Miranda to apologise, and he shared a screengrab of her email on Twitter: