Updated 20 April 2018

About me:

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, Warner Theatre, Ford's 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!, 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 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.

Music Projects/Activities:

Current and upcoming

  • RECURRING:  Mons., starting Jan. 8, 2018, 7-9pm: Rehearsal pianist for Potomac Fever, an ensemble of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, National Capital City Church, Thomas Circle, Washington, DC (temporary location).

  • RECURRING:  Suns., Feb. 11 through Apr. 22, 2018, 1:30pm-4pm:  Rehearsal accompanist for spring concert rehearsals (Rachmaninoff Vespers and other Russian music), Friday Morning Music Club ChoraleChurch of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20003 (Metrorail:  Capitol Hill South (Orange/Blue Line) or Union Station (Red Line)).

  • NEW VENUE:  Sat., May 5, 2018, 8:30pm-11:30am:  Pianist for open mic, La Trattoria, 2nd Fl., 305 S. Washington St., Old Town, Alexandria, VA (Metrorail:  King Street (Blue/Yellow Lines)).  No cover.

  • TENTATIVE:  Sun., May 6, 1-2pm:  Playing in jazz trio with vocalist Patricia K. Anderson and guest for a set at Alice's Jazz and Cultural Society, 2813 12th Street NE, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Brookland-CUA or Rhode Island Ave.-Brentwood Stas. (Red Line)).  Sound check/rehearsal @ 11am.

  • Sat., May 19, 2018, 8pm:  American Pops Orchestra, Let's Misbehave: Cole Porter After Dark, with Betty Who, Liz Calloway (Cats, Baby, Merrily We Roll Along), Bobby Smith (Signature Theatre), Ali Ewoldt (Phantom), and Vishal Vaidya (Groundhog Day), and tapper Luke Hawkins (Xanadu, City Center Encores), Fichandler Theatre, Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)).  (Rehearsals:  Sun. 5/13, 7-9:30pm; Fri. 5/18, 7-10pm; Sat. 5/19, 3-6pm).

  • Tues., May 22-Sun., July 1, 2018 (with possible extension to Sun., July 15, 2018):  Keyboards in orchestra, CAMELOT, Shakespeare Theatre Co., Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Gallery Place/Chinatown (Yellow/Green/Red Lines)).  (Rehearsals:  Tues., 5/8 @ 7:30pm; Wed., 5/9 @ 8pm; Fri., 5/11 @ 7:30pm; Sun. 5/13 @ 3pm.  Added performances: Wed. 5/31 @ 10am; Thurs. 6/27 @ 12pm.)

  • Mon., June 25, 2018, 7pm:  Pianist and music director for the DC Cabaret Network 2018 Annual Members' Only Showcase, at Busboy & Poets, 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (Metrorail:  U Street/Cardozo (Yellow/Green Lines)).  Tickets:  $20, $15 (DCCN members), $10 (16 or under).  (Rehearsals  Sat., 6/2, and other dates/times TBD.))

  • Thurs., July 19, 2018, 7pm:  Pianist for reprise of  It Takes Two, a cabaret featuring soloists from the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, as part of the 2018 Sizzlin' Summer Cabaret Series at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave (Shirlington Village), Arlington, VA.  (Rehearsal: 5pm.)  Tickets:  $50.

  • Sat. eve., July 21, 2018:  Accompany vocalist at private house concert on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.