Lawyer; musician (piano and other keyboards). Contact me at the following e-mail address (remove "NO" and "SPAM" from address before sending): atangNO@aya.yale.eduSPAM
Pianist ALEX TANG has performed at the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, National Theatre, Warner Theatre, Ford's Theatre, 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, White Christmas, and Les Misérables, 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 Broadway performers and Tony winners including Debbie Allen, Michael Rupert, John Raitt, Laura Benanti, Anthony Rapp, and Heidi Blickenstaff, and for The Visit (Kander & Ebb) and Gigi (Kennedy Center), both currently running on Broadway. 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 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, and regularly plays open mics and concerts with the D.C. Cabaret Network and Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC. 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.
Current and upcoming
- Tuesdays, Jan. 13 through June 2015, 7-9pm: Rehearsal pianist for Rock Creek Singers, an ensemble of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, Wonder Bread Factory, 641 S St. NW, Washington, DC (Metro: Shaw-Howard U. (Green/Yellow Line)). During Feb.-Mar., playing Monday eve. rehearsals (except Feb. 23 and Mar. 16) in lieu of Tues. eves. for GMCW's Potomac Fever.
- Sat., May 30, 2015, 7pm: Accompany Rock Creek Singers concert, an ensemble of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling, 22135 Davis Drive, Suite #104, Sterling, VA 20164, (703) 406-3068.
- Sun., May 31, 2015, 2-4pm: Rehearsal for Mon., June 1, 2015, performance (see below), Katzen Arts Center, Amer. U.
- Mon., June 1, 2015, 8-10pm: Substitute pianist for Whitney Houston night, at La-Ti-Do, spoken word and musical theatre cabaret series, James Hoban's Restaurant and Bar, 1 Dupont Circle, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Dupont Circle (Red Line)).
- Tues., June 2, 2015, eve.: Accompany Rock Creek Singers concert, an ensemble of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, for DC Pride Day ceremonies, Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library, 9th & G Streets NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown or Metro Center (Red/Yellow/Orange/Blue/Silver Lines)).
- Wed., June 3, 2015, 8-11pm: Pianist for monthly open mic, sponsored by Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, at Cobalt Bar/Restaurant, 1639 R Street NW (@ 17th), Washington, DC (Metrorail: Dupont Circle (Red Line), U St/Cardozo (Yellow/Green Line)). 202-232-4416. No cover. Note: this is the first Wednesday of the month, instead of usual 2nd Wednesday.
- Mon., June 15, 2015, 8-10pm : Pianist for monthly open mic sponsored by DC Cabaret Network, Black Squirrel Bar, 2427 18th St. NW (ground level), Washington, DC (Metrorail: Woodley Park/Zoo or Dupont Circle (Red Line)), (202) 232-1011.
- Mon., June 22, and Wed., June 24, 2015, 7pm: Accompany vocal students of Cindy Hutchins in rehearsal and recital, St. Margaret's Church, 1830 Conn. Ave. NW, Washington, DC.
- Wed., July 1, 2015, 8-11pm: GMCW Open Mic (see above). Note: this is the first Wednesday of the month, instead of usual 2nd Wednesday.
- Fri., July 24 and 31, and Aug. 7, 2015, 9-11pm: Substitute pianist, Number 9 Bar/Lounge, 1435 P Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Dupont (Red Line); Macpherson Sq. (Blue/Orange Line)). No cover.
- Wed., August 12, 2015, 8-11pm: GMCW Open Mic (see above).
- Wed., Sept. 9, 2015, 8-11pm: GMCW Open Mic (see above).
- Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 8-11pm: GMCW Open Mic (see above).
- Wed., Nov. 11, 2015, 8-11pm: GMCW Open Mic (see above).
- Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 8-11pm: GMCW Open Mic (see above).