Updated 17 October 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), 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.


Music Projects/Activities:

Current and upcoming

  • Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 2-4pm:  Accompany voice students of Sally Martin O'Briant.

  • Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 8pm-midnight:  Pianist for private singalong party, Alexandria, VA.

  • Fri., Oct. 28, 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., Nov. 4, 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.

  • Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 8pm:  American Pops Orchestra concert, I'll Be Seeing You: A WWII Love Story, Lisner Auditorium, GWU, 730  21st Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue/Orange Line)).  (Rehearsals: Sun., Nov. 6, 7-9:30pm; Thurs., Nov. 10, 7:30-10pm; Fri., Nov. 11, 3-5:30pm.)

  • Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 5pm (ASL interpreted) & 8pm:  Pianist for Let's Misbehave, 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).  (Rehearsal:  2:30pm.)  Tickets:  $39, $35 seniors.

  • Thurs., Nov. 17, 2016, 7:30pm:  Pianist for Broadway's Santino Fontana (Billy Elliott, Sunday in the Park with George, Cinderella, voice of Prince Hans in Frozen, TV: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and possibly Jessica (Hershberg) Fontana (Cinderella, Baby It's You), performing and answering student and audience questions for ArtSpeak!, an educational program sponsored by Shugoll Research, Winston Churchill HS, 11300 Gainsborough Rd., Potomac, MD.  Free. 

  • Fri., Nov. 18, 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; dinner and drinks available for purchase on-site.

  • Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 8pm:  American Pops Orchestra concert, Don't Rain On My Parade:  75 Years of Streisand, Lisner Auditorium, GWU, 730  21st Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue/Orange Line)).  (Rehearsals:  Wed., Jan. 11, 7:30-10pm; Thurs., Jan. 12, 3-10pm.)

  • Sat., March 11, 2017, 2pm:  American Pops Orchestra concert, Cinderella, Lisner Auditorium, GWU, 730  21st Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue/Orange Line)). (Rehearsals:  Fri., Mar. 10, 7-9:30pm; Sat., Mar. 11, 10-12:30pm.) 

  • Fri., April 7, 2017, 9pm:  American Pops Orchestra concert, You Spin Me 'Round:  An 80's Dance Party, Lisner Auditorium, GWU, 730  21st Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue/Orange Line)). (Rehearsals: Thurs., Apr. 6, 7-9:30pm; Fri., Apr. 7, 5-7:30pm.)

  • Sat., May 6, 2016, 6:30pm (tentative):  Pianist for Gay Men's Chorus of Washington annual fundraiser, 2017 Spring Affair ("Moulin Rouge")The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Conn. Ave. NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Farragut North (Red Line) or Farragut West (Blue/Orange Line)).)  $175-350.