Update 6 December 2017

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, 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), 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.



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Music Projects/Activities:

Current and upcoming


  • RECURRING:  Suns., Nov. 5, 2017, through Jan. 7, 2018 (except Nov. 5, 19, 26, and Dec. 3, 24, 31), 1:30pm-4pm:  Rehearsal accompanist for spring concert (Mozart et al.), Friday Morning Music Club Chorale, Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20003 (Metrorail:  Capitol Hill South (Orange/Blue Line) or Union Station (Red Line)).  

  • Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 7pm:  Accompany Broadway's Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy, Chicago, Chorus Line, Finding Neverland, On The Town (Tony Award)) and others for Artspeak!, a lecture and performance series for students, Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS, 4301 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814.  Free admission.


  • Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 8pm:  Keyboard 1 sub, The Pajama Game, Arena Stage (Fichandler Stage), 1101 Sixth St. SW, Washington, DC 20024 (Metrorail:  Waterfront/SEU (Green Line)).


  • Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 2pm:  Keyboard 1 sub, The Pajama Game, Arena Stage (Fichandler Stage), 1101 Sixth St. SW, Washington, DC 20024 (Metrorail:  Waterfront/SEU (Green Line)).


  • Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 7-9pm:  Private gig, cocktail piano for a house party in Georgetown. 


  • Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 7:30pm:  Keyboard 1 sub, The Pajama Game, Arena Stage (Fichandler Stage), 1101 Sixth St. SW, Washington, DC 20024 (Metrorail:  Waterfront/SEU (Green Line)).  

  • Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 6-7pm:  Pianist for Family Week musical theater sing-along, Shakespeare Theatre, Sidney Harman Hall, Forum (basement level), 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Yellow, Green Lines)).  Free admission with online reservation.


  • Thurs., Dec. 14, 2017, 8pm:  Keyboard 1 sub, The Pajama Game, Arena Stage (Fichandler Stage), 1101 Sixth St. SW, Washington, DC 20024 (Metrorail:  Waterfront/SEU (Green Line)). 


  • Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 8pm:  Keyboard 1 sub, The Pajama Game, Arena Stage (Fichandler Stage), 1101 Sixth St. SW, Washington, DC 20024 (Metrorail:  Waterfront/SEU (Green Line)).


  • Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 7:30pm:  Keyboard 1 sub, The Pajama Game, Arena Stage (Fichandler Stage), 1101 Sixth St. SW, Washington, DC 20024 (Metrorail:  Waterfront/SEU (Green Line)). 


  • Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 2pm:  Keyboard 1 sub, The Pajama Game, Arena Stage (Fichandler Stage), 1101 Sixth St. SW, Washington, DC 20024 (Metrorail:  Waterfront/SEU (Green Line)). 


  • Sat. Dec. 23, 2017, 7-11pm:  Play piano for a private holiday party, Alexandria, VA.


2018



  • Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 2pm & 5pm:  American Pops Orchestra, Around the World In 80 Days, Kogod Theatre, Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)).  (Rehearsals:  Fri. 1/5, 2:30-5 & 6:30-9:30pm).



  • Fri., Jan. 19, 2017, 9:30pm-12:30am:  Pianist for open mic, Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro, 1118 King Street (@ Fayette), 2nd Fl., Old Town, Alexandria, VA (Metrorail:  King Street (Blue/Yellow Lines)).  No cover.




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


  • Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 9:30pm-12:30am:  Pianist for open mic, Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro, 1118 King Street (@ Fayette), 2nd Fl., Old Town, Alexandria, VA (Metrorail:  King Street (Blue/Yellow Lines)).  No cover.




  • Fri., Mar. 30, or Sat., Mar. 31, 2018, 9:30pm-12:30am:  Pianist for open mic, Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro, 1118 King Street (@ Fayette), 2nd Fl., Old Town, Alexandria, VA (Metrorail:  King Street (Blue/Yellow Lines)).  No cover.


  • Fri., May 4, 2018, 9:30pm-12:30am:  Pianist for open mic, Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro, 1118 King Street (@ Fayette), 2nd Fl., Old Town, Alexandria, VA (Metrorail:  King Street (Blue/Yellow Lines)).  No cover.


  • Sat., May 19, 2018, 8pm:  American Pops Orchestra, Let's Misbehave: Cole Porter After Dark, with Broadway's Liz Calloway, Mary Michael Patterson et al., 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).


  • Fri., June 6, or Sat., June 9, 2018, 9:30pm-12:30am:  Pianist for open mic, Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro, 1118 King Street (@ Fayette), 2nd Fl., Old Town, Alexandria, VA (Metrorail:  King Street (Blue/Yellow Lines)).  No cover.

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