IN Washington, DC
Updated 17 June 2022
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, Library of Congress, Wolf Trap, Strathmore, Baltimore Hippodrome and Opera House, Lincoln Center (NYC), PBS, and for 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, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Anastasia, Miss Saigon, My Fair Lady, Ain't Too Proud (Temptations), Beautiful (Carole King), The Prom, and Mean Girls, 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), 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), LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island), Alysha Umphress (On the Town, On A Clear Day), Megan Hilty (Smash, Wicked), 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 principal 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 (now LGBT Bar Ass'n of DC). Musical training: Juilliard (Pre-College Div.); Yale (B.A. with honors). Member, Local 161-710, Amer. Fed. of Musicians.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING
RECURRING: Suns. (1:30-4:30pm) & Weds. (7-10pm), through June 12, 2022: Rehearsal accompanist for the Friday Morning Music Club (Arioso Chorale), conducted by Paul Leavitt, an Americana concert plus the Leavitt Requiem, Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC.
RECURRING: Mons., resuming Sept. 13, 2021, 7-9pm, through May 2022: Rehearsal pianist for Potomac Fever, select a cappella ensemble of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, Nat'l City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC.
RECURRING: Sat., Oct. 9 & 30, 2021, 10am-12:30pm and other dates/times: Accompany GenOUT, LGBTQI+ youth chorus, sponsored by the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, at Mt. Vernon Pl. United Methodist Church, 900 Mass. Ave. NW, Washington, DC.
Sun., June 26, 2022, 2pm & 6pm: Accompanist for Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, "It's A GAS," a cabaret show featuring soloists from the Chorus, celebrating African-American songwriters and performers from the Great American Songbook [GAS] era (Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, and more), Capital One Hall (The Vault Black Box Theater), 7750 Capital One Tower Rd., Tysons, VA 22102 (Metrorail: McLean Sta.). (Rehearsals: Sun. afts. in May & June, and Sun. 6/26 @ 11am).
Sat., July 23, 2022, 8am-12pm: Play local auditions for American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC.
TENTATIVE--Sat., Nov. 12, 2022, 5pm: Music supervisor and accompanist, wedding ceremony and reception, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW, Washington, DC.
TENTATIVE: Tues., Dec. 6, 2022, through Sun., Jan. 22, 2023: WICKED (national tour), Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington, DC.
TENTATIVE: Wed., Feb. 1, through Mon., Feb. 6, 2023: SUNSET BOULEVARD, Broadway Center Stage Series, Kennedy Center (Eisenhower Theater), Washington, DC. (Rehearsals: 1/28-1/31/2023.)