Updated 13 May 2016

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, 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) and for the pre-Broadway tryouts of Kander & Ebb's The Visit (Signature) 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 CubaIn 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


  • Fri., Nov. 13, 2016, 7:30-10:30pm:  Substitute pianist, Number 9 Bar/Lounge, 1435 P Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Dupont (Red Line) or Macpherson Sq. (Blue/Orange Line)).  No cover.



  • Wed. and Fri., June 1 and 3, 2016, 7pm:  Rehearsal (run show), Get Used To It! (see June 10-July 2 listing below).

  • Sat., June 4, 2016, 9:30pm-12:30am (tentative):  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.


  • Thurs. and Sun., June 2 and 5, 2016, 6:30pm:  Accompany master class for voice students of Cindy Hutchins, St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1830 Conn. Ave. NW, Washington, DC.


  • Tues. eve., June 7, 2016:  Tech rehearsal, Get Used To It! (see June 10-July 2 listing below).



  • Thurs. eve., June 9, 2016:  Final dress rehearsal, Get Used To It! (see June 10-July 2 listing below).


  • Fri., June 10, through Sat., July 2, 2016 (opens Tues., June 14, no performances 6/12, 6/15, 6/21, 6/22, 6/28, 6/29), all @ 8pm, except Suns. @ 3pm:  Pianist for Get Used To It!, a 90-minute musical revue by Tom Wilson Weinberg, Rainbow Theatre Project, Mead Theatre Lab @ Flashpoint, 915 G Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red/Yellow/Green Lines) or Metro Center (Red Line)).  Tickets:  $10 ($1.34 service fee), purchased online.


  • Fri., July 8, 2016, 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., July 15, 2016, 7:30-10:30pm:  Substitute pianist, Number 9 Bar/Lounge, 1435 P Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Dupont (Red Line) or Macpherson Sq. (Blue/Orange Line)).  No cover.



  • Sat., July 23, 2016, 6pm:  Accompany cabaret singer Maureen Kerrigan, in a reprise of her one-woman show, "A Woman's Worth," at Germano's, 300 S. High St., Baltimore, MD 21202, (410) 752-4515.  $15.  Tickets online through InstantSeats.


  • Fri., July 29, 2016, 7:30-10:30pm:  Substitute pianist, Number 9 Bar/Lounge, 1435 P Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Dupont (Red Line) or Macpherson Sq. (Blue/Orange Line)).  No cover.


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