Alex Tang

Alex Tang

ACCOMPANIST
Pianist Alex Tang has played for GMCW’s popular open mics and cabarets, as well as weekly rehearsals for GMCW’s Potomac Fever, and accompanied GMCW’s Rock Creek Singers on their historic concert tour of Cuba. He frequently plays for productions at the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, National Theatre, Warner Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Wolf Trap, Strathmore, the National Gallery of Art, Library of Congress and PBS, and for numerous other area orchestral, opera, chamber, and cabaret groups and artists. He has been on keyboards for national Broadway tours, including Mamma Mia!, Cats, Cabaret, Hairspray, The Lion King, Legally Blonde, Wicked, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, and My Fair Lady. He has played for world premieres of works by Broadway composers John Lander and Fred Ebb, Michael John LaChuisa, and Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey (If/Then with Idina Menzel), and has accompanied Broadway/TV performers including Debbie Allen, Laura Osnes, Elaine Page, John Raitt, Laura Benanti, Anthony Rapp, Heidi Blickenstaff, Nicholas Rodriguez, Ali Stroker, Cheyenne Jackson, Santino Fontana, Tony Yazbeck, Beth Malone, LaChanze, Megan Hilty, and Il Divo (featuring Lea Salonga). He has conduced the professional area premieres of several works, including The Last Five Years (Metrostage), Urinetown (Signature), Adding Machine and Passing Strange (Studio Theatre) and was a staff accompanist and member of the Opera House Orchestra for the Kennedy Center’s acclaimed Sondheim Celebration. For nearly eight season, he was the accompanist for the Lesbian & Gay Chorus of Washington (LGCW), also producing their first album. He currently serves as the principal accompanist for the American Pops Orchestra, and on the faculty of Theatre Lab. In his other life, he is a full-time lawyer who has also been an advisor to several performing arts and legal organizations, including as a founding board member of GAYLAW (now the LGBT Bar Association of DC.) Musical training: Juilliard (Pre-College Div.); Yale (BA with honors.) Member, Local 161-710, American Federation of Musicians.
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