Updated 28 July 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 CubaIn 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

  • Fri., July 29, 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., Aug. 19, 9:30pm-12:30am (tentative):  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.

  • Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 2pm:  Pianist with National Gallery Orchestra accompanying vintage silent film to be announced. East Wing Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th & Penn. Ave. NW, Washington, DC (Metroail: Judiciary Square (Red Line) or Archives-Navy Memorial (Yellow/Green Line)).   (Rehearsals:  Thurs., Sept. 1 (5-10pm), Fri., Sept 2 (10am-12:30pm).)

  • Sun. aft., Sept. 11, 2016:  Pianist for Cabaret by the Bay, a DC Cabaret Network fundraiser at a private waterside home on Kent Island, Maryland. 

  • Thurs., Sept. 22, 2016, 8pm:  American Pops Orchestra, appearing at the Hispanic Heritage Awards, Warner Theater, 513 13th Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Metro Center (Red/Blue/Orange/Silver Lines)). 

  • Fri. or Sat. eve., Sept. 23 or 24, 2016:  Pianist for private house party in Alexandria, VA.

  • 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)). 

  • 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)).

  • 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)).