Man who disrupted Chicago ‘Hamilton’ performance banned from some theaters
CHICAGO — A man charged with disrupting a Chicago performance of the musical “Hamilton” has pleaded guilty and is temporarily banned from some theaters.
John Palmer entered the plea Monday to a charge of misdemeanor trespassing and was sentenced to six months of court supervision. As part of his plea agreement, the 56-year-old can’t attend Broadway in Chicago productions for six months.
In court, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Lindsay Hicks told the judge that Palmer was “yelling,” ”cursing” and “making actresses fearful.”
Palmer’s attorney Jonathan Feldman had blamed the Nov. 19 incident on a “hostile” and “partisan” audience that was clearly against President-elect Donald Trump, whom Palmer supported.
After Monday’s hearing, Feldman said Palmer “regrets the incident.”
This incident in Chicago happened just a day after the New York cast of “Hamilton” delivered a prepared statement to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence, who was in the audience.