IN Washington, DC
Updated 15 Sept. 2021
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 played for productions at the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, National Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Warner Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Source Theatre, National Gallery of Art, Library of Congress, Wolf Trap, Strathmore, Baltimore Hippodrome and Opera House, PBS, and for many 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, Something Rotten!, Les Misérables, Anastasia, Miss Saigon, and My Fair Lady, 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), 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, Oklahoma!), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu, Glee), Santino Fontana (Frozen, Tootsie), Tony Yazbeck (On The Town), Erika Henningsen, Kyle Selig & Ashley Park (Mean Girls), Corey Cott (Newsies), Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School of Rock), Beth Malone (Fun Home), LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island), Alysha Umphress (On the Town, On A Clear Day), Megan Hilty (Smash, Wicked), 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 has served as staff pianist for the American Pops Orchestra and on the faculty of The Theatre Lab. 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 (now LGBT Bar Ass'n of DC). Musical training: Juilliard (Pre-College Div.); Yale (B.A. with honors). Member, Local 161-710, Amer. Fed. of Musicians.
Current and upcoming
RECURRING: Suns., starting Aug. 29, 2021, 1:30-4pm: Accompanist for the Friday Morning Music Club (Arioso Chorale), conducted by Paul Leavitt, Handel Messiah, Bach St. Matthew Passion, Brahms Requiem, Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC.
Sun., Aug. 29, 2021, 9pm ET (check local listings), available on-demand at www.pbs.org/show/wicked-concert until 9/12/21: PBS broadcast, WICKED IN CONCERT, with the American Pops Orchestra, taped at the Warner Theatre. Hosted by original stars Idina Menzel (Frozen) and Kristin Chenoweth, with Gavin Creel, Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Ariana DuBose (Donna Summer Musical), Mario Cantone, Ali Stroker (Oklahoma!), Amber Reilly & Alex Newell (Glee), Gabrielle Ruiz (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), country star Jennifer Nettles, Rita Moreno (original West Side Story), Isaac Powell (West Side Story revival), Stephanie Hsu (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Spongebob The Musical), dir. Baayork Lee (A Chorus Line).
Fri., Sept. 3, 2021, 8pm: Signature Theatre and Wolf Trap present Broadway in the Park, starring Broadway's Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime, Kiss Me, Kate) and Renee Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton), with Christian Douglas, Rayshun LaMarr (TV's The Voice), Katie Mariko Murray, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton, Bobby Smith. Filene Center, Wolf Trap Nat'l Park for the Perf. Arts, Vienna, VA. Tickets starting at $32. (Rehearsals: Wed. eve.-Fri. aft., Sept. 1-3.)
Mon., Sept. 13, 2021, 6:30pm: Perform with rhythm section and featured singers from American Pops Orchestra in a private porch concert, 2230 S St NW, Washington, DC.
RECURRING: Mons., resuming Sept. 13, 2021, 7:30-9pm: Rehearsal pianist for Potomac Fever, select a cappella ensemble of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, Nat'l City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC.
Fri., Sept. 17 (7-10pm) & Sat., Sept. 18 (6-10pm), 2021: Play piano rehearsals for National Philharmonic's Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly, conducted by Luke Frazier (American Pops Orchestra), to be performed Sun., Sept. 19, 2021 (2 & 3:30pm), Strathmore Hall, Bethesda, MD. Rehearsals at Georgetown Lutheran Church, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007.
Sun., Sept. 19, 2021, 11am: Play church service, Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW, Washington, DC 20007.
Mon.-Tues., Oct. 4-5, 2021: PBS taping, American Pops Orchestra, New Year's Eve special, with Midori and others, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA.
TENTATIVE: Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 14-17, 2021: Recording Roberta Flack PBS Special (American Pops Orchestra), Washington, DC
TENTATIVE: Mon.-Thurs., Nov. 1-4, 2021: My Fair Lady (American Pops Orchestra concert special), Meridian Int'l Center, Washington, DC.
TENTATIVE: Wed., Dec. 15, 2021 through Sun., Jan. 16, 2022: Substitute keyboards, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations (national tour), Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington, DC.
Sun., Feb. 3, 2022, 1pm & 6pm performances: Accompanist for Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, "It's A GAS," a cabaret show featuring soloists from the Chorus, celebrating African-American songwriters and performers from the Great American Songbook [GAS] era (Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, and more), City Winery DC, 1350 Okie St. NE, Washington, DC 20002.
TENTATIVE: Tues., Apr. 5, through Sun., April 24, 2022: Substitute keyboards, Mean Girls (national tour), Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington, DC.