Broadway phenomenon Hamilton prides itself on its bipartisan take on the Founding Fathers.
So it’s intriguing to see that Phillipa Soo, who played Eliza Hamilton for the first year the show was on Broadway, has nailed her political colors to the mast in support of constitutional mutiny.
Soo, who will next appear on Broadway in the musical version of Amélie, is one of nearly 4.5 million people to back the Change.org petition to have members of the Electoral College reverse the election result and make Hillary Clinton President.
— Phillipa Soo (@Phillipasoo) November 17, 2016
Lady Gaga and Sia have signed the petition that declares, “We are calling on the Electors to ignore their states’ votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton.”
The petition adds: “Secretary Clinton WON THE POPULAR VOTE and should be President.
“Hillary won the popular vote. The only reason Trump “won” is because of the Electoral College.”
Yet most of the celebrity supporters of the petition had their heyday in the 1990s when Bill Clinton was President.
Signatories include Melrose Place actress Alyssa Milano:
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 14, 2016
And Mädchen Amick, best known for playing Shelly in Twin Peaks:
— Mädchen Amick (@madchenamick) November 13, 2016
Singer Alannah “Black Velvet” Myles:
A glimpse of hope still remains.
For al it’s worth.
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— Alannah Myles (@AlannahMyles) November 13, 2016
Jane Pratt, who edits online magazine xoJane, but who was most influential when she was a Generation X media trailblazer as editor of Jane in the 90s:
— Jane Pratt (@JanePratt) November 13, 2016
For all the current sound and fury, we doubt Soo, or anyone else for that matter, will ever be in the “Room Where It Happens” to witness Hillary Clinton being inaugurated President.