Updated 9 June 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, 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) 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 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
 

  • Fri., June 9, 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.

  • Sun., June 11, 2017, 5pm:  Play studio recital with voice students of Cindy Hutchins.


  • Mon., June 12, 2017, 8-10pm:  Pianist for monthly open mic sponsored by the DC Cabaret Network, at Black Squirrel Bar, 2427 18th St. NW (ground level), Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Woodley Park/Zoo or Dupont Circle (Red Line)), (202) 232-1011.



  • Wed., June 21, 2017, 7pm:  Pianist and music director for the DC Cabaret Network 2017 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: 6/10, 6/13, 6/20.)



  • Mon., July 10, 2017, 8-10pm:  Pianist for monthly open mic sponsored by the DC Cabaret Network, at Black Squirrel Bar, 2427 18th St. NW (ground level), Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Woodley Park/Zoo or Dupont Circle (Red Line)), (202) 232-1011.



  • Fri., July 14, 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.


  • Thurs.-Sun., July 20-22, 2017:  Play and conduct new musical written by Buzz Mauro and Renee Colarco for the Theatre Lab's Musical Institute for Teens, 733 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Metrorail:  Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Yellow/Green Lines)).  (Rehearsals:  Wed., July 19 @ 7pm, plus others.)





  • Sat., Oct. 7, 2017 eve. (tentative):  Season opening concert, American Pops Orchestra, Lisner Auditorium, GWU, 730 21st St NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue/Orange lines)).  (Rehearsals:  Thurs./Fri. eves., Oct. 5-6.) 


  • Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 2:30pm (dress rehearsal), shows @ 5pm (ASL interpreted), 8pm:  Pianist a cabaret performance featuring soloists from the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Union Station (Red Line), then take H Street trolley east).  (Rehearsals:  Suns., 2-5pm, Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29; Thurs. eve., Nov. 2.)


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