IN Washington, DC
Updated 13 January 2021
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 played for productions 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, Library of Congress, Wolf Trap, Strathmore, Baltimore Hippodrome and Opera House, PBS, and for many 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, Anastasia, Miss Saigon, and My Fair Lady, 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, Oklahoma!), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu, Glee), Santino Fontana (Frozen, Tootsie), Tony Yazbeck (On The Town), Erika Henningsen, Kyle Selig & Ashley Park (Mean Girls), Corey Cott (Newsies), Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School of Rock), Beth Malone (Fun Home), LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island), Alysha Umphress (On the Town, On A Clear Day), Megan Hilty (Smash, Wicked), 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 has served as staff pianist for the American Pops Orchestra and on the faculty of The Theatre Lab. 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 (now LGBT Bar Ass'n of DC). Musical training: Juilliard (Pre-College Div.); Yale (B.A. with honors). Member, Local 161-710, Amer. Fed. of Musicians.
Current and upcoming
RECURRING, Sats., Jan. 6-Feb. 20, 2021: Recording piano tracks for Performing Contemporary Musical Theater (taught by Evan Casey), Theatre Lab, Washington, DC
RECURRING, beginning Mons., Jan. 11, 2021, 7:30-8:30pm: Accompany online sectional rehearsals for Potomac Fever (select a cappella group), Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC.
Tues., Dec. 15, 2020, 8pm ET (check local listings for additional dates/times) and available on-demand using the PBS app on a smart TV or device: PBS broadcast, Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas, with the American Pops Orchestra, recreating Ella Fitzgerald's 1960 hit recording, authorized by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation. Hosted by Vanessa Williams, also featuring Norm Lewis (Les Misérables, Phantom), Dee Dee Bridgewater, Carmen Ruby Floyd (Hello Dolly!, Chicago), Morgan James (Postmodern Jukebox, Addams Family), Nova Payton et al. Taped before a live audience outdoors at the Meridan Int'l Center, Washington, DC. Preview (trailer and three selections) can be viewed here at pbs.org. Also available on-demand with the PBS app through Dec. 31, with your smart TV/device.
Sat., Dec. 19, 2020, 9pm-10pm: Online broadcast (YouTube), American Pops Orchestra holiday special: Drag Out the Holly! Featuring Alexis Michelle, Jujubee, Peppermint (RuPaul's Drag Race), NYC drag diva Lagoona Bloo, Pa. Rep. Brian Sims et al. Taped before a live audience outdoors at the Meridian Int'l Center, Washington, DC. Visit www.theamericanpops.org and register to view. Free; 50% of all donations to benefit LGTBQ+ organizations. Available for viewing on YouTube until Sat. 12/26.
Thurs., Dec. 31, 2020 (8pm ET, check local listings for additional broadcast time(s)): PBS broadcast, United In Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America, a hosted by Renee Fleming and the American Pops Orchestra, featuring Patti LaBelle, Audra MacDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Denyce Graves, Garth Brooks, Juanes, Joshua Bell, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, and more. Taped outdoors before a live audience at George Washington's Estate (Mount Vernon), Alexandria, VA. PBS preview (trailer and three selections) can be viewed here at pbs.org.
March 13-28, 2021 (concert streaming online): Recorded instrumental tracks for Genderosity, "a glam rock spectacle celebrating self expression," visit Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, for tickets ($25).
Thurs., June 24 - Sat., July 3, 2021: Keyboards, MAMMA MIA!, produced by Signature Theatre at The Anthem, 901 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024 (Metrorail: Waterfront (Green Line) or L'Enfant Plaza (Yellow/Green/Blue/Orange/Silver Lines)). Performances: Tues.-Wed. @ 7:30p, Thurs.-Sat. @ 8pm, Sun. @ 7pm, matinees Sat./Sun. @ 2pm.