Alex Tang in Washington, DC
Updated 19 December 2018
Lawyer; musician (piano and other keyboards). Contact me at the following e-mail address (remove "NO" and "SPAM" from address before sending): atang_dcNO@aya.yale.eduSPAM.
Pianist ALEX TANG has performed at the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, National Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Warner Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Source Theatre, National Gallery of Art, Wolf Trap, Strathmore, and with numerous other orchestral, opera, chamber, and cabaret groups and artists. He has played locally for the national tours of Mamma Mia!, Cats, Cabaret (w/Teri Hatcher and Norbert Leo Butz), Big River, Hairspray, The Lion King, Legally Blonde, Wicked, Disney's Beauty & The Beast, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Matilda, Something Rotten!, Les Misérables, the upcoming Anastasia, Miss Saigon, and Disney's Aladdin, for world premieres of works by Broadway composers Kander & Ebb (Over & Over), Michael John LaChiusa (The Highest Yellow, Giant), Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey (If/Then, w/Idina Menzel), for TV/Broadway performers and Tony winners including Debbie Allen (Fame, Sweet Charity), Michael Rupert (Falsettos), Laura Osnes (Cinderella), Elaine Paige (London's West End), John Raitt (Carousel), Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Sound of Music, She Loves Me), Anthony Rapp (Rent), Heidi Blickenstaff (Little Mermaid, [title of show]), Nicholas Rodriguez (Tarzan, One Life to Live), Ali Stroker (Glee Project, Spring Awakening), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu, Glee), Tony Yazbeck (On The Town), Erika Henningsen & Kyle Selig (Mean Girls), Il Divo (feat. Lea Salonga) and for the pre-Broadway tryouts of Kander & Ebb's The Visit (Signature, w/Chita Rivera, George Hearn) and the revival of Gigi (Kennedy Center). He was the music director of the Smithsonian's gala concert for the centenary of Broadway composer Richard Rodgers, and a staff accompanist and member of the Opera House Orchestra (Passion, with Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn) for the Kennedy Center's acclaimed Sondheim Celebration. He was a pianist-conductor for the area premieres of Last Five Years (Metrostage), the Helen Hayes Award-winning production of Urinetown (Signature), and Adding Machine: A Musical and Passing Strange (Studio). For nearly eight seasons, he served as accompanist for the Lesbian & Gay Chorus of Washington, also producing their premiere CD. He also regularly plays open mics and performances with the D.C. Cabaret Network, La-Ti-Do (musical theater and spoken word cabaret), and the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, whom he accompanied on their historic concert tour of Cuba. In addition, he is staff pianist for the American Pops Orchestra. In his other life, he is a full-time lawyer who has served on the advisory boards of the Thomas Circle Singers (Washingtonians of the Year), Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (MacArthur Foundation Award), and GAYLAW. Musical training: Juilliard (Pre-College Div.); Yale (B.A. with honors). Member, Local 161-710, Amer. Fed. of Musicians.
- SongSpeak: Blog of the DC Cabaret Network
- Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC
- The American Pops Orchestra
Current and upcoming
- RECURRING: Mons., starting Sept. 10, 2018, 7-9pm: Rehearsal pianist for Potomac Fever, an ensemble of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington,DC, Music Suite, National Capital City Church, Thomas Circle, Washington, DC.
- Tues., Dec. 11, 2018 through Sun., Jan. 13, 2019 (playing Sun. 12/16, 7:30pm; Sun. 12/23, 7:30pm; Wed. 12/26, 1:30pm; Sun. 1/6, 7:30pm; Sat. 1/12, 1:30pm): Substitute for Keyboard 2 book, national Broadway tour of MISS SAIGON, Kennedy Center, Opera House, Washington, DC. (Rehearsal: Tues., 12/11, 10a-7pm. Sound check: Wed., 12/12, 5-6:30pm.)
- RECURRING: Mons., starting Jan. 7, 2019, 7-9pm: Rehearsal pianist for Potomac Fever, an ensemble of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington,DC, Music Suite, National Capital City Church, Thomas Circle, Washington, DC.
- RECURRING: Suns., Nov. 11-Dec. 16, 2018 & Jan. 6-23, 2019, 1:30-4pm: Rehearsal pianist, Friday Morning Music Club Chorale (Poulenc Stabat Mater, Mozart Davidde Penitente), Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC.
- Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 9am: Pianist for student auditions, American Musical & Dramatic Academy, location TBD.
- Thurs., Jan. 24, 2019, 7pm: Accompany Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School of Rock) for Artspeak! educational program (also featuring Linda Eder, who will sing to tracks), Watkins Mill H.S., 10301 Apple Ridge Rd., Gaithersburg, MD. Free, open to the public, no tickets required.
- Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 5 & 8pm: Pianist for a reprise of The Best Worst Thing, a cabaret featuring soloists from the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, to benefit Camp Rehoboth (LGBT Community Center), 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE, (302) 227-5620. Tickets: $25.
- RECURRING: Suns., Feb. 3-Apr. 7, 2019, 1:30-4pm: Rehearsal pianist, Friday Morning Music Club Chorale (Opera Meets Broadway), Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC.
- Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 8pm: Music director/pianist for annual Valentine's Day cabaret, "Hearts & Darts," Maggie's Cabaret Series, St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1830 Conn. Ave. NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Dupont Circle (Red Line)).
- RECURRING: Tues., Feb. 12, through Sat., Apr. 27, 2019: Weekly piano rehearsals (Tues. 7-10pm, Sat. 10am-1pm), SIDE SHOW, Theatre Lab (see below).
- Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm: Orchestra read, MAMMA MIA!, Madeira School (see below).
- Mon., Feb., 18, 2019, 1:30-6pm: Orchestra tech rehearsal, MAMMA MIA!, Madeira School (see below).
- Tues.-Wed., Feb. 19-20, 2019, 6-9:30pm: Dress rehearsals, MAMMA MIA!, Madeira School (see below).
- Thurs.-Fri., Feb. 21-22, 2019, 7:30pm & Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 1pm: Keyboards, MAMMA MIA!, Madeira School, 8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia 22102. Tickets (cash only): $10 ($5 students).
- Sat., Mar. 9, 2019, 8pm: Pianist for "NextGen: Finding The Voices of Tomorrow," vocal competition sponsored by the American Pops Orchestra and the National Society of Arts & Letters, at Arena Stage (Kreeger Theater), 1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)). (Rehearsals: 10am-1:30pm, 3-6pm.)
- Thurs., Mar. 14-Sun., Mar. 24, 2019: Keyboards, "The Watsons Go To Birmingham" (Theater for Young Audiences), Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue/Orange/Silver Lines)). (Rehearsals: Fri. 1/4 @ 1-4p; Mon. 3/11 @ 10:30-1:30p; Wed. 3/13 @ 2-5, 7-10p; Th. 3/14 @ 3-6p).
- Sat., Apr. 6, 2019, 8pm: American Pops Orchestra, Music of Luther Vandross, THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus), 1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020, (Metrorail: Southern Ave. (Green Line)). (Rehearsal: Sat. 4/6 @ 2-6pm.)
- Thurs.-Sun., Apr. 25-28, 2019 (tentative): Keyboards for Kennedy Center concert musical production.
- Wed. eve., May 1, 2019: Dress rehearsal, SIDE SHOW (see below).
- Thurs.-Sat., May 2-4 & 9-11, 2019: Pianist-conductor, SIDE SHOW, Theatre Lab, Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Yellow, Green Lines)). (Rehearsals: Feb.-May @ Tues. 7-10pm & Sats. 10a-1pm; dress Wed. eve., 5/1, & brush-up Wed. 5/8.)
- Sat., May 18, 2019, 8pm: American Pops Orchestra, I Am What I Am: Music of Jerry Herman, Fichandler Theatre, Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)). (Rehearsals: Thurs. 5/16 @ 7-9:30p, Fri. 5/17 @ 7-10pm, Sat. 5/18 @ 3-6pm.)
- TENTATIVE: Thurs., July 18, through Sat., Sept. 7, 2019 (specific peformance dates/times TBD): Keyboard sub, national Broadway tour of Disney's ALADDIN, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
- Sat. & Sun. eves., Sept. 7-8, 2019: Accompany cabaret performance by Will Stevenson, Creative Cauldron, 410 South Maple Avenue, #116, Falls Church, VA 22046, 703-436-9948.