Alex Tang in Washington, DC

Updated 23 January 2020

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 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, Wolf Trap, Strathmore, and 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), 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, 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), 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. Musical training: Juilliard (Pre-College Div.); Yale (B.A. with honors). Member, Local 161-710, Amer. Fed. of Musicians.


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Music Projects/Activities:

Current and upcoming



  • RECURRING: Mons., Jan. 6-Jun. 1, 2020, 7-9pm: Rehearsal pianist, Potomac Fever, select a cappella ensemble of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, National City Christian Church (Thomas Circle), Washington, DC.


  • Thurs., Jan. 23, 2020, 7pm: Accompany Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Ragtime, Dreamgirls, Once On This Island, If/Then, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical) and Alysha Umphress (Smokey Joe's Cafe, Beaches, On A Clear Day, On the Town) for Artspeak! (educational arts program), Watkins Mill H.S., 10301 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20879. Free.



  • Sun., Jan. 26, 2020, 1-3pm: Accompany recording sessions for Hal Leonard student vocal competition, vocal studio of Cara Transtrom, United Baptist Church annex, 7100 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA.

  • Mon., Feb. 3, 2020, 6:30pm: Play private event, produced by Nouveau Productions, New York, NY. (Rehearsals: 2/2, 3pm.; 2/3 aft.)




  • Tues., Feb. 11-Sun., Mar. 8, 2020 (selected performances): Substitute player, Keyboard 2, Broadway national tour of WICKED, Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201. (Rehearsals/audit: 2/11, 2/12.)


  • Sat., Feb. 15, 2020, 12pm: Accompany Megan Hilty (Smash!, 9 to 5, Wicked) and Cheyenne Jackson (Altar Boyz, Xanadu, All Shook Up) for Artspeak! (educational arts program), Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Mill Rd, Kensington, MD 20895. Free. (Metrorail: Red Line (Friendship Heights), L8 bus.)





  • Sat., March 28, 2020, 8pm: Pianist/conductor, American Pops Orchestra, 3rd Annual NextGen Vocal Competition, Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater, 1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Waterfront (Green Line)). (Rehearsals: Fri. aft. 3/27, Sat. morn. & aft. 3/28.)





  • Sat., May 30, 2020, 3pm & 8pm: Pianist, American Pops Orchestra, Comedy Tonight, Arena Stage, Fichandler Stage, 1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Waterfront (Green Line)). (Rehearsals: Thurs. 5/28 aft., Fri. 5/29 aft./eve.)


  • TENTATIVE: Thurs., June 25 - Sun., July 5, 2020: Keyboards, MAMMA MIA!, produced by Signature Theatre at The Anthem, 901 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024 (Metrorail: Waterfront (Green Line) or L'Enfant Plaza (Yellow/Green/Blue/Orange/Silver Lines)). Performances: Tues.-Wed. @ 7:30p, Thurs.-Sat. @ 8pm, Sun. @ 7pm, matinees Sat./Sun. & Fri. 7/3 @ 2pm; no performances Mon. 6/29, Sat. 7/4.


  • Sun., Sept. 27, 2020, 1pm (brunch performance) & 6pm: Pianist and music director, annual cabaret, Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, at City Winery, 1350 Okie St. NE (Ivy City), Washington, DC (Metrorail: Rhode Isl. Ave.-Brentwood (Red Line), then 1.3 mile walk), (202) 250-2531. (Auditions: 8/16 @ 2-5pm, 8/17, @ 7-9pm; Rehearsals: 8/24, 25 & 31 & 9/1 @ 7-9pm, Suns., 8/13 & 20 @ 2-5pm.)


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