The multiple Tony nominee turned to Twitter May 10 after an unusual number of audience members were seen recording the hit show.
He responds to people who say they worked hard to get the tickets and deserve to photograph it by saying, “I worked too hard to finish this show.”
He also warned that he will send ushers out to make people erase pictures from their phones:
Our illegal photographers tonight: white guy black cap, 3 rows back, 3 seats in.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 11, 2016
Older woman 9 rows back, 7 seats in.
We. Can. See. You.
...it's gutting. It sucks. I block you out. I'm sorry. Too many people are working too hard. You forfeit.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 11, 2016
You worked too hard to get those tix.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 11, 2016
I worked too hard to finish this show.
So when I see your phone instead of your face...