Updated 2 December 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 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.



LINKS

Music Projects/Activities:

Current and upcoming


  • Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 9:30pm-12:30am:  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.




  • Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 6-7pm:  Pianist for Family Week musical theater sing-along, Shakespeare Theatre, Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Yellow, Green Lines)).  Free admission with online reservation using above link.


  • Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 7-10pm:  Accompany private studio recital, vocal students of Cindy Hutchins.  (Rehearsal:  Tues., 11/13, 7:30-10:10pm.)



  • Sat., Jan. 7, 2017 aft.:  Play vocal auditions for Setnor School of Music, Syracuse University, at Greenberg House, 2301 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Woodley Park-Zoo (Red 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)).  (Rehearsals:  Wed., Jan. 11, 7:30-10pm; Thurs., Jan. 12, 3-10pm.)





  • Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 7:30pm:  Pianist for Let's Misbehave, a cabaret featuring soloists from the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, at Germano's, 300 S. High St., Baltimore, MD 21202, (410) 752-4515.  Cover charge.  Tickets online through InstantSeats; dinner and drinks available for purchase on-site.  (Rehearsal:  4pm.)


  • Sat., March 11, 2017, 2pm:  American Pops Orchestra concert, Cinderella, Lisner Auditorium, GWU, 730  21st Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue/Orange Line)). (Rehearsals:  Fri., Mar. 10, 7-9:30pm; Sat., Mar. 11, 10-12:30pm.) 


  • 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)). (Rehearsals: Thurs., Apr. 6, 7-9:30pm; Fri., Apr. 7, 5-7:30pm.)


  • Sat., May 6, 2016, 6:30pm (tentative):  Pianist for Gay Men's Chorus of Washington annual fundraiser, 2017 Spring Affair ("Moulin Rouge")The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Conn. Ave. NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail:  Farragut North (Red Line) or Farragut West (Blue/Orange Line)).)  $175-350.  

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