5 Things to Know About 'Hamilton' Star Brandon Victor Dixon Who Addressed Mike Pence

The Maryland-native is a Broadway veteran.

— -- After "Hamilton" star Brandon Victor Dixon took the stage Friday night to address Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who had come to see the hit Broadway musical, many are wondering just who he is.

Dixon, 35, is one of the newest members of the hip-hop musical that details the life of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton. The actor portrays Vice President Aaron Burr -- a role originated by actor Leslie Odom Jr.

Here are some things to know about Dixon:

1. He's got trophies.

2. He's outspoken about politics.

3. He's spent time across the pond.

4. He went to top schools.

5. You may spot him on TV.