Members of the Broadway community took to social media November 9 to express their reactions to the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States.
Today a voter told me Trump would fix everything. When I asked her what he'd fix and how, she didn't know or care. Which explains everything— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) November 9, 2016
What is happening in my country?— Judy Kuhn (@JudyKuhn1) November 9, 2016
Donald Trump has given me, who is 94, the deep desire & will to live to 98 so I can vote for whoever runs against him.— carl reiner (@carlreiner) November 9, 2016
WE MUST STAND TOGETHER NOW MORE THEN EVER BEFORE. DO NOT GIVE IN .. WE CAN SURVIVE THIS . WE ARE AMERICAN... https://t.co/t1jXdszVSu— Ben Vereen (@BenVereen) November 9, 2016
I do not concede.
Read: https://t.co/5KkqghPnX6— Michael Cerveris (@cerveris) November 9, 2016
I acknowledge & feel this pain..— Joshua Henry (@joshuahenry20) November 9, 2016
So much I don't understand.
Calling upon my deepest reservoirs of love.
What now? Create. Let's use words that make us proud. &let our actions be louder than our words.
Make a difference. Be the difference.— Ana Villafañe (@aanavee) November 9, 2016
I'm finding it difficult to drum up the desire to put on pants this morning— Duncan Sheik (@TheDuncanSheik) November 9, 2016
A blatant, unapologetic, racist backlash to our first black president. America's story gets dark tonight. We must find the light.— steven pasquale (@StevePasquale) November 9, 2016
Trying to find silver lining...@LauraBenanti doing more melania impressions?— James Snyder (@thejamessnyder) November 9, 2016
I don’t feel very much like Pooh today," said Pooh.
"There there," said Piglet. "I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do. pic.twitter.com/pdarjAdJy8— Cheyenne Jackson (@cheyennejackson) November 9, 2016
The unthinkable happened before, to my family in WWII. We got thru it. We held each other close. We kept our dignity and held to our ideals.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 9, 2016
We all got a new job today: love more, fight more, defend our most vulnerable neighbors more, say more, insist on more. Use your voice.— Andrew Lippa (@lippaofficial) November 9, 2016
Although shocked and disappointed by the outcome, I hope the pres-elect will work to unify our wounded country. I sincerely wish him success— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) November 9, 2016
Today is Today. Lets take care of one another.— Aaron Tveit (@AaronTveit) November 9, 2016
I'm taking tonight to grieve for minorities, women, immigrants, muslims & the LGBTQ community but tomorrow I'm waking up ready to fight.— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) November 9, 2016
The woman next to me on the train is wearing a black veil. Feels about right. #wherearewegoing— Sutton Foster (@sfosternyc) November 9, 2016
My heart is broken. But I will gather the varied pieces, like the people I support in this country, and hold on. #imwithherandyou— Kelli O'Hara (@kelliohara) November 9, 2016
It's time to rise up. It's time to get together and show them how LOVE trumps hate. Let's finish what we started. This isn't over. ��— Eden Espinosa (@EdenEspinosa) November 9, 2016
It wasn't a nightmare. Laying in bed with tears streaming down my face finally after an evening of being truly numb. I am sick to my stomach— Jenna Ushkowitz (@JennaUshkowitz) November 9, 2016
Let this be a lesson for all of us. Let this be a call for revolution, a testament to our resilience and our renewed commitment to democracy— Shakina (@Shakeenz) November 9, 2016
How does the great Noh actor, perform his famous walk the day after a brutal personal loss? "I put one foot in front of the other." #walking— Michael Mayer (@MichaelMayerDIR) November 9, 2016
In the words of the great Frank Loesser, "It all seems a horrible dream."— Ben Rimalower (@benrimalower) November 9, 2016
We stand together. We stick up for the vulnerable. We challenge bigots. We don't let hate speech become normalised. We hold the line. https://t.co/ro9AkRSc9Q— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016
Woke up feeling like I'd had a nightmare. Then started crying again. Mantra: I am not alone, we are not alone.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) November 9, 2016
Operator: 'Anything else I can do?' Me: 'Could you send someone to heal our country?' Her: 'Honey, I wish.'Then we laughed. That felt nice.— Julia Murney (@JuliaMurney) November 9, 2016
Some loving & wise people are giving this dark morning a tiny glow... Just barely, and around the edges, but it's a start.���� #hope ✌��️— Bebe Neuwirth (@BebeNeuwirth) November 9, 2016
Ain't nothin but a HumpDay. Get on with it. You can.— Christopher Jackson (@ChrisisSingin) November 9, 2016
We are more than ONE night! This great country has gone through worse! Breathe! We will get through this!— james m. iglehart (@jamesmiglehart) November 9, 2016
Not good. https://t.co/tlBAQF2jtn— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) November 9, 2016
President Trump. !Que horror! ��— Luis A. Miranda, Jr. (@Vegalteno) November 9, 2016
We just didn't do enough. Now we have to do it all. It's not over.— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) November 9, 2016
Calling all ARTISTS to help bring this country together right now— Phillipa Soo (@Phillipasoo) November 9, 2016
Go through all stages tonight.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 9, 2016
You are allowed to feel however you like.
Take stock of your heart.
See you tomorrow.
We are all still here.
Gutted.— David Lindsay-Abaire (@lindsayabaire) November 9, 2016
I am not ok. This is terrifying.— Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) November 9, 2016
Is this what Berlin in the 1930's felt like?— Andrew Rannells (@AndrewRannells) November 9, 2016
Ugly, vile, the worst of everything— Alan Cumming (@Alancumming) November 9, 2016
ORANGE IS THE NEW DICK— ALICE RIPLEY (@RIPLEYTHEBAND) November 9, 2016
Ok folk lift your heads, puff out your chests there's work to be done.— Cynthia Erivo (@CynthiaEriVo) November 9, 2016
Learn to trust the journey, even when you do not understand it.— World Changing Women (@WomenOfHistory) November 9, 2016
(1of 4) America is filled with people who believe that Big Foot, ghosts, & reality tv r real. We media had the chance 2 broaden their minds.— Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) November 9, 2016
(2 of 4) Instead our greed has us cash in on their stupidity. We gave them tv shows that fed their superstitions and misguided beliefs.— Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) November 9, 2016
3 of 3 - We discredited book learning. We told them that all they needed 2 do was have a beer 2 b happy. We r reaping what we’ve sown. .— Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) November 9, 2016
4 of 4 - But today is not tomorrow. We have an all new chance to change the world in the morning— Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) November 9, 2016
Playbill.com will continue to add to this survey throughout the day.