Updated 15 February 2015

About me:

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"), and for Broadway performers and Tony winners including Debbie Allen, Michael Rupert, John Raitt, Laura Benanti, Anthony Rapp, and Heidi Blickenstaff.  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, and produced their premiere CD, and regularly plays open mics and singers' showcases for 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 also 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


 

  • Tues., Feb. 17, through Sun., Mar. 22, 2015:  Keyboard 2 (orchestra) for Kid Victory, a world premiere musical by John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and Greg Pierce, Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington (Shirlington), VA.  Tickets:  $29-70.  (Rehearsals Feb. 10-16, 2015.)

 

  • Mon., Feb. 23, 2015, 8-10pm: Substitute pianist for 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)).  Theme is Oscar Night:  Hollywood's Oscar-Winning Songs.


  • Sat., March 14, 2015, 11am:  Pianist for benefit fundraiser featuring Lauren Byrne and others from Signature Theatre, Takoma Park Family Concert, for the Takoma Park Child Develop. Ctr., Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, Takoma Park, MD, 310 Tulip Ave., Takoma Park, MD (Metrorail:  Takoma Park (Red Line)).  Tickets: $8. 


  • Mon., Mar. 16, 2015, 8-10pm: Substitute pianist for 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)).



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