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.
Current and upcoming
- Sat., Apr. 19, 2014, 4pm: Pianist for cabaret recital, Henian Boone, Howard University. (Rehearsals 4/14, 4/17.)
- Mon., April 21, 2014, 8-10pm: Substitute pianist for La-Ti-Do, spoken word and musical theatre cabaret series, Black Fox Lounge, 1723 Conn. Ave. NW (between R & S Sts.), Washington, DC (Metrorail: Dupont Circle (Red Line)).
- Sat., Apr. 26, 2014, 5pm: Accompany a singer and provide reception music at a wedding in Silver Spring, MD.
- Thurs., Fri. & Sat., May 1, 2 & 3, 2014: Pianist for Beauty and the Beast Jr., Sheridan School, 4400 36th Street NW, Washington, DC (Van Ness Metro (Red Line)). (Rehearsals April 21-26, 28-30.)
- Thurs., May 8, 2014, 8-11pm: Pianist for monthly open mic sponsored by Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW), basement level at Black Fox Lounge, 1723 Conn. Ave. NW (between R & S Sts.), Washington, DC (Metrorail: Dupont Circle (Red Line)), no cover. Free drink for the first song you sing!
- Fri. eve., May 9, 2014: Pianist for Shakespeare's Women, featuring actress Cam Magee and vocalist Bev Cosham, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue/Orange Line)). Cocktails @ 6:30pm, program @ 7:30pm, followed by club members' dinner.
- Mon., May 12, 2014, 8-9:30pm: Pianist for monthly open mic sponsored by the DC Cabaret Network, at the Warehouse Theater, 7th St. & NY Avenue NW, Washington, DC (enter through the Passenger Bar, opp. east side of DC Convention Center). Metrorail: Mt. Vernon Sq. (Yellow/Green Line). Cover: $10 (+$5 for singers).
- Sun., May 18, 2014, 4pm: Pianist for Laura Benanti (Sound of Music (TV/Broadway), Gypsy, Nine), appearing with the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, in "A Gay Man's Guide to Broadway," Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, Washington, DC. (Rehearsal: May 16, 17.)
- Thurs., June 12, 2014, 8-11pm: Pianist for monthly open mic sponsored by Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW), basement level at Black Fox Lounge, 1723 Conn. Ave. NW (between R & S Sts.), Washington, DC (Metrorail: Dupont Circle (Red Line)), no cover. Free drink for the first song you sing!
- Sat., June 14, 2014 (tentative): Pianist for vocal master class (3pm), The Singing Voice: A Celebration, an all-day seminar (9:30am-4:15pm), led by tenor Doug Bowles and soprano Karin Paludan, produced by Smithsonian Associates, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC(Metrorail: Smithsonian (Blue/Orange)).
- Tues., Jun. 17, through Sun., Aug. 17, 2014: Keyboards for the national tour of Disney's THE LION KING, Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington, DC.