Alex Tang in Washington, DC
Updated 19 September 2018
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, Shakespeare Theatre, Warner Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Source Theatre, National Gallery of Art, Wolf Trap, Strathmore, 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, Something Rotten!, 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), Tony Yazbeck (On The Town), Erika Henningsen & Kyle Selig (Mean Girls), 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 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.
- SongSpeak: Blog of the DC Cabaret Network
- Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC
- The American Pops Orchestra
Current and upcoming
- RECURRING: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 1:30-4pm; Suns., Sept. 16 & 23, 2018, 5-7pm; Suns., Sept. 30-Oct. 28, 2018, 1:30-4pm: Rehearsal pianist, Friday Morning Music Club Chorale (Rachmaninoff, Chesnikoff, Faure Requiem & Cantique de Jean Racine), Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC.
- RECURRING: Mons., starting Sept. 10, 2018, 7-9pm: Rehearsal pianist for Potomac Fever, an ensemble of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington,DC, Music Suite, National Capital City Church, Thomas Circle, Washington, DC.
- RECURRING: Wed., Sept. 19, through Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 7-10pm: Accompanist for class (Singing for Actors) with Helen Hayes Award-winning actress Tracy Lynn Olivera, Theatre Lab, 733 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red/Yellow/Green Lines)). Tuition: $340 (first class is Wed., Sept. 12).
- Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 8pm: American Pops Orchestra,You’ve Got A Friend: A Singer Songwriter Celebration, Fichandler Theatre, Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)). (Rehearsals: Fri. 9/21 @ 2:30-5:30pm & 7-10pm, Sat. 9/22 @ 3-6pm.)
- Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 6-10pm: Substitute rehearsal piano for HAIR, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD.
- TENTATIVE: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 8pm: Keyboards for American Pops Orchestra, "In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert--The Hologram Tour," MGM National Harbor, 101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Tickets starting at $83. (Rehearsals: TBD.)
- Thurs. eve., Oct. 4 (Canadian Embassy) & Sat. eve, Oct. 6 (Kennedy Center), 2018: Piano in orchestra for the annual Horatio Alger Society Awards. (Rehearsals: Wed.-Sat. 10/3-10/6.)
- Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 9:15am rehearsal, 11am service: Substitute pianist, Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red/Yellow/Green Lines)).
- Suns., Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4 & 11, 2018, 2-5pm: Rehearsal pianist, The Best Worst Thing, a cabaret performance featuring soloists from the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, see Sat. 11/17/2018 below.
- Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 11am-12pm: Substitute keyboards, promo taping, BILLY ELLIOT, Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA.
- TENTATIVE: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 8:30pm-11:30pm: Pianist for open mic, La Trattoria, 2nd Fl., 305 S. Washington St., Old Town, Alexandria, VA (Metrorail: King Street (Blue/Yellow Lines)). No cover.
- RECURRING: Suns., Nov. 11-Dec. 16, 2018 & Jan. 6-23, 2019, 1:30-4pm: Rehearsal pianist, Friday Morning Music Club Chorale (Poulenc Stabat Mater, Mozart Davide Penitente), Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC.
- Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 5pm (ASL interp.) & 8pm: Pianist for The Best Worst Thing, a cabaret performance featuring soloists from the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Union Station (Red Line), then take H Street trolley east). Description: "Every bad experience has a silver lining. Hear our cabaret cast reveals the best worst thing to ever happen to them through story and song."
- TENTATIVE: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 4:30pm: Piano four-hands (primo or secondo TBD), Where Dreams Fly by William Averitt, performed on the concert program, "Poets, Painters & Dreams," Congressional Chorus, Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street, NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Metro Center). Tickets: $19 (students), $32 (general seating), $39 (preferred seating). (Rehearsals: 10/5, 10/13, 10/14, 10/16 @ 7pm.)
- Sat., January 26, 2019, 5 & 8pm: Pianist for a reprise of The Best Worst Thing, a cabaret featuring soloists from the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, to benefit Camp Rehoboth (LGBT Community Center), 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE, (302) 227-5620. Tickets: $25.
- RECURRING: Feb. 3-Apr. 7, 2019, 1:30-4pm: Rehearsal pianist, Friday Morning Music Club Chorale (Opera Meets Broadway), Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC.
- Sat., Mar. 9, 2019, 8pm: Pianist for "NextGen: Finding The Voices of Tomorrow," vocal competition sponsored by the American Pops Orchestra and the National Society of Arts & Letters, at Arena Stage (Kreeger Theater), 1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)). (Rehearsals: 10am-1:30pm, 3-6pm.)
- Sat., Apr. 6, 2019, 8pm: American Pops Orchestra, Music of Luther Vandross, THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus), 1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020, (Metrorail: Southern Ave. (Green Line)). (Rehearsal: Sat. 4/6 @ 2-6pm.)
- Sat., May 18, 2019, 8pm: American Pops Orchestra, I Am What I Am: Music of Jerry Herman, Fichandler Theatre, Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)). (Rehearsals: Thurs. 5/16 @ 7-9:30p, Fri. 5/17 @ 7-10pm, Sat. 5/18 @ 3-6pm.)