Alex Tang in Washington, DC
Updated 20 June 2019
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!, Les Misérables, Anastasia, and Miss Saigon, 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 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
- Sun., June 23, 2019, 10am rehearsal, 11am service: Pianist, Unity Center of Washington, DC, 3655 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC. Featured singer: Gary Stevens.
- Mon., June 24, 2019, 8pm: Pianist/music director, 2019 DC Cabaret Network Summer Solstice Members' Showcase, at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: U Street-Cardozo (Yellow/Green Lines)). (Group rehearsal: Sat. 6/1. Individual rehearsals: Th. 6/13; Th. 6/20; Sat. 6/22.) Suggested donation: $20 ($15 Network members).
- Suns., July 7, 14, & 21, 2019, 10am rehearsal, 11am service: Pianist, Unity Center of Washington, DC, 3655 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC.
- Sun., July 14, 2019, 6:30pm: Open mic pianist, La Trattoria Restaurant (upstairs), 305 S. Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Metrorail: King Street-Old Town (Blue/Yellow Lines)).
- Mon., July 15, 2019, 8-10pm: Open mic pianist, DC Cabaret Network, at Seasons and Sessions, 2427 18th Street NW (formerly the Black Squirrel), Washington, DC 20009 (Metrorail: Woodley Park-Adams Morgan (Red Line) or U Street-Cardozo (Yellow/Green Lines)).
- Thurs., July 25 (8pm), Wed., July 31 (7:30pm), & Sun., Aug. 4 (7pm), 2019: Pianist for Helen Hayes Award- winning actress Erin Gardiner, Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series, Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Shirlington (Arlington), VA. Tickets: $35.
- Sun., July 28, 2019, 9:30am rehearsal, 11am service: Pianist, Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th Street NW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red/Yellow/Green Lines)).
- Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 10am rehearsal, 11am service: Pianist, Unity Center of Washington, DC, 3655 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC.
- Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 8-10pm: Open mic pianist, DC Cabaret Network, at Seasons and Sessions, 2427 18th Street NW (formerly the Black Squirrel), Washington, DC 20009 (Metrorail: Woodley Park-Adams Morgan (Red Line) or U Street-Cardozo (Yellow/Green Lines)).
- Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 8pm: Accompany Katherine Riddle (winner, Marc Blitzstein Award, 2019 Lotte Lenya Vocal Competition) in a solo cabaret ("Tell Me A Story"), Creative Cauldron, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church, VA 22046. Tickets: $22 (discounts for seniors, students), special pricing for cabaret tables w/wine. (Rehearsals: Fr. 7/19, Th. 8/15.)
- Sun., Aug. 19, 2019: Accompany for the 2019 Annual Open House, Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington (Shirlington), VA. Tentatively scheduled to play the Leading Men cabarets (12:15-1pm, 5-5:45pm), Composer's Songbook #3 (3-3:30pm). (Rehearsals: 10:45-11:45am; 2:30-3pm.)
- Tues., Sept. 17-Sun., Oct. 6, 2019: Keyboard sub, CATS, Kennedy Center (Opera House), 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC.
- Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 8pm: Pianist, American Pops Orchestra, Coat of Many Colors: Music of Dolly Parton, Arena Stage, Fichandler Stage, 1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Waterfront (Green Line)).
- Tues., Oct. 1, 2019, 8:30pm: Pianist, American Pops Orchestra, taping for PBS broadcast, 32nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, location TBD. (Rehearsals: Mon. eve., 9/30, and Tues. aft. 10/1.)
- Sat. eve., November 9, 2019: Musical director-pianist, annual cabaret featuring soloists from the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC (this year's theme: "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda"), at Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St NW, Washington, DC 20036 (Metrorail: Dupont Circle (Red Line)).
- Sat., January 25, 2020, 4pm & 8pm: Musical director-pianist, annual cabaret featuring soloists from the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC (this year's theme: "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda"), at CAMP Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
- Sun., March 29, 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. 3/28, Sat. aft. 3/29.)
- Sat., May 23, 2020, 8pm: Pianist, American Pops Orchestra, Comedy Tonight, Arena Stage, Fichandler Stage, 1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC (Metrorail: Waterfront (Green Line)). (Rehearsals: Fri. 5/22, Sat. 5/23.)