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.
Then I turned back to the Sons of Liberty, who were like…@rubenjcarbajal
Anyway, having to think that fast within My Shot takes a year off my life, please just enjoy the show.
Otherwise you were the best crowd we ever had! pic.twitter.com/DV51Y998ZV
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 16, 2019
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:
In a million years, I never…
Gracias. Thanks for your apology and thanks for coming to the show. Y saludos a mami. pic.twitter.com/sBY4lYjORv
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 17, 2019