BIOGRAPHY

Alvin is currently the Associate Music Director at Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. His other Broadway credits include the recent revivals of Once On This Island (Music Director) and The Color Purple (Associate MD), as well as Motown (Assistant MD) and Scandalous (Associate MD). Alvin was also the MD of the 1st National Tour of Memphis and has subbed on numerous other shows from Bette Midler's "Hello, Dolly!" to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Alvin started playing piano when he was 5 years old. Classically trained, Alvin has performed at the Kennedy Center, at the Capitol for Mother Teresa’s Congressional Medal of Honor Ceremony and at the White House for the Clintons while growing up in Washington, DC. Also, via the DC Boys’ Choir, he has both played and sung in Austrian opera houses and Parisian cathedrals. But when he turned 13, his piano teacher humbly realized her limitations and introduced him to colleagues who could expand his musical horizons. She strong-armed his church into letting him play during Sunday morning services, thereby allowing him to be influenced by gospel music. She also opened Alvin’s eyes to the world of musical theatre as he was introduced to The Who's Tommy in a summer theatre camp.

 

Believe it or not, Alvin’s musical training does not extend to conservatory. One of the more important things he likes to pass on is that there is no special formula to end up on Broadway. As proof, even though he's currently not using them, Alvin has a Bachelor’s from Harvard College in Earth and Planetary Sciences and a Master’s in Meteorology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His passion for music pulled him away from Atlanta and up to New York, where he has now lived since 2009. He sends love to his wife Rebecca and their two young children, Samuel and Camille.

© 2020 Alvin Hough Jr

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