Photos

Alex on the podium before the start of Titanic, May 2013. Photo by Matthew Knippel

Alex on the podium before the start of Titanic, May 2013. Photo by Matthew Knippel

Alex leading the orchestra of Jesus Christ Superstar, March 2013. Photo Courtesy of Elana Lorance.

Alex leading the orchestra of Jesus Christ Superstar, March 2013. Photo Courtesy of Elana Lorance.

Alex after recieving Best Musical Direction for [Title of Show] at the Motif Magazine Theatre Awards, August 2015. Photo by Ashley Arnold.

Alex after recieving Best Musical Direction for [Title of Show] at the Motif Magazine Theatre Awards, August 2015. Photo by Ashley Arnold.

Alex with Laura Osnes in May 2015.

Alex with Laura Osnes in May 2015.

Alex and GHAA faculty members with Barbara Cook, May 2015. Photo Courtesy of Eric Larivee.

Alex and GHAA faculty members with Barbara Cook, May 2015. Photo Courtesy of Eric Larivee.

Alex and GHAA faculty members with Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway, April 2015. Photo Courtesy of Eric Larivee.

Alex and GHAA faculty members with Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway, April 2015. Photo Courtesy of Eric Larivee.

Alex at the piano and gong for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine in December 2014.

Alex at the piano and gong for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine in December 2014.

Alex leading an orchestra rehearsal for Les Miserables in October, 2014. Photo by Mary St. Laurent Sheehan.

Alex leading an orchestra rehearsal for Les Miserables in October, 2014. Photo by Mary St. Laurent Sheehan.

Alex in solo performance at The Mediator Stage in Providence, RI in July 2014. Photo by Don Tassone.

Alex in solo performance at The Mediator Stage in Providence, RI in July 2014. Photo by Don Tassone.

Alex with Marissa Perry in November 2012.

Alex with Marissa Perry in November 2012.

Alex appearing as bandleader Wallace Hartley in Titanic the Musical, May 2013.

Alex appearing as bandleader Wallace Hartley in Titanic the Musical, May 2013.

Alex at the piano for the masterclass with Ben Vereen in March 2014.

Alex at the piano for the masterclass with Ben Vereen in March 2014.

Alex with Ben Vereen in March 2014.

Alex with Ben Vereen in March 2014.

Alex at the helm of Spamalot, May 2014. Photo by Shawn Baptista.

Alex at the helm of Spamalot, May 2014. Photo by Shawn Baptista.

Alex with orchestra members in the recording studio for MMAS's production of Nine, April 2014. Photo by Elana Lorance.

Alex with orchestra members in the recording studio for MMAS’s production of Nine, April 2014. Photo by Elana Lorance.

Alex and GHAA faculty members with Ben Vereen in March 2014.

Alex and GHAA faculty members with Ben Vereen in March 2014.

Alex with Joy Franz in February 2014.

Alex with Joy Franz in February 2014.

Alex and the orchestra of Titanic, May 2013. Photo by Greg Washburn.

Alex and the orchestra of Titanic, May 2013. Photo by Greg Washburn.

Alex and the orchestra of Jesus Christ Superstar, March 2013. Photo by Kathryne Lee Tirrell.

Alex and the orchestra of Jesus Christ Superstar, March 2013. Photo by Kathryne Lee Tirrell.

Alex with orchestra members (and Bruiser!) from Legally Blonde, October 2012. Photo Courtesy of Elana Lorance.

Alex with orchestra members (and Bruiser!) from Legally Blonde, October 2012. Photo Courtesy of Elana Lorance.

Alex with the cast and crew of Nightsong, November 2009. Photo Courtesy of Kari Tieger.

Alex with the cast and crew of Nightsong, November 2009. Photo Courtesy of Kari Tieger.

(L-R) Anthony Mattera, Jon Brennan, and Alex Tirrell of Shryne after winning Motif Magazine's Break Through Band of the Year in 2010.

(L-R) Anthony Mattera, Jon Brennan, and Alex Tirrell of Shryne after winning Motif Magazine’s Break Through Band of the Year in 2010.

Alex (music director/piano/conductor) in an unspoken scene with Jaselyn Blanchard in Trinity Rep/Brown University's production of The Threepeny Opera in May 2011. Photo Courtesy of Mark Turck Photography.

Alex (music director/piano/conductor) in an unspoken scene with Jaselyn Blanchard in Trinity Rep/Brown University’s production of The Threepeny Opera in May 2011. Photo Courtesy of Mark Turck Photography.

Alex leading the student orchestra of Cinderella at Exeter-West Greenwich High School in April 2011.

Alex leading the student orchestra of Cinderella at Exeter-West Greenwich High School in April 2011.

Shryne (L-R Jeff Cruz, Alex Tirrell, Jon Brennan, Andrew Sharp, Anthony Mattera) accepting their award for Band of the Year from Limelight Magazine in March 2011. Photo by Kari Tieger.

Shryne (L-R Jeff Cruz, Alex Tirrell, Jon Brennan, Andrew Sharp, Anthony Mattera) accepting their award for Album of the Year for ‘Here and Now’ from Limelight Magazine in March 2011. Photo by Kari Tieger.

Alex piano/conducting the Cats orchestra in February 2011. Photo by Sharon Perrino.

Alex piano/conducting the Cats orchestra in February 2011. Photo by Sharon Perrino.

Alex at Rhode Island College Commencement, May 2010. Photo courtesy of Gene St. Pierre.

Alex at Rhode Island College Commencement, May 2010. Photo courtesy of Gene St. Pierre.

Alex and the orchestra of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown in May 2010. Photo by Kari Tieger.

Alex and the orchestra of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown in May 2010. Photo by Kari Tieger.

Alex with the cast and band of 13 in April 2010. Photo Courtesy of Mara Wilson.

Alex with the cast and band of 13 in April 2010. Photo Courtesy of Mara Wilson.

Alex and Lindsay Zaroogian in March 2010.

Alex and Lindsay Zaroogian in March 2010.

Alex with the band and cast of RENT in February 2010. Photo Courtesy of Lindsay Zaroogian.

Alex with the band and cast of RENT in February 2010. Photo Courtesy of Lindsay Zaroogian.

Shryne (L-R Alex Tirrell, Jon Brennan, Anthony Mattera, Jeff Cruz) after winning Band of the Year from Limelight Magazine in January 2010.

Shryne (L-R Alex Tirrell, Jon Brennan, Anthony Mattera, Jeff Cruz) after winning Band of the Year from Limelight Magazine in January 2010. Photo by Kari Tieger.

Shryne (L-R Alex Tirrell, Jeff Cruz, Jon Brennan, Anthony Mattera, Andrew Sharp) teaser photo on the set of The Rhode Show/FOX Providence, in January 2010.

Shryne (L-R Alex Tirrell, Jeff Cruz, Jon Brennan, Anthony Mattera, Andrew Sharp) teaser photo on the set of The Rhode Show/FOX Providence, in January 2010.

Alex rehearsing the orchestra of Into the Woods in August 2009. Photo by Sara Brennan.

Alex rehearsing the orchestra of Into the Woods in August 2009. Photo by Sara Brennan.

Alex conducting the Into the Woods orchestra in August 2009. Photo by Kari Tieger.

Alex conducting the Into the Woods orchestra in August 2009. Photo by Kari Tieger.

Alex conducting Broadway in Concert in June 2009. Photo by Kari Tieger.

Alex conducting Broadway in Concert in June 2009. Photo by Kari Tieger.

Shryne (L-R, Alex Tirrell, Anthony Mattera, Jon Brennan, Erin Boucher (manager), Andrew Sharp, Jeff Cruz) performed at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston in May 2009. Photo by Kari Tieger.

Shryne (L-R, Alex Tirrell, Anthony Mattera, Jon Brennan, Erin Boucher (manager), Andrew Sharp, Jeff Cruz) performed at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston in May 2009. Photo by Kari Tieger.

Shryne (L-R, Jon Brennan, Jeff Cruz, Alex Tirrell, Anthony Mattera, Andrew Sharp) prior to their show at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA in May 2009. Photo by Kari Tieger.

Shryne (L-R, Jon Brennan, Jeff Cruz, Alex Tirrell, Anthony Mattera, Andrew Sharp) prior to their show at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA in May 2009. Photo by Kari Tieger.

Alex conducting his arrangement of Ray Charles' "Hit the Road, Jack" with the RIC Women's Choir in May 2009. Photo Courtesy of Tiffany Hervieux.

Alex conducting his arrangement of Ray Charles’ “Hit the Road, Jack” with the RIC Women’s Choir in May 2009. Photo Courtesy of Tiffany Hervieux.

Shryne (L-R, Jon Brennan, Alex Tirrell, Jeff Cruz, Andrew Sharp, Anthony Mattera) accepting the award for Best Live Act - Indie from Limelight Magazine in January 2009. Photo by Kari Tieger.

Shryne (L-R, Jon Brennan, Alex Tirrell, Jeff Cruz, Andrew Sharp, Anthony Mattera) accepting the award for Best Indie Live Act from Limelight Magazine in January 2009. Photo by Kari Tieger.

In the studio with Shryne recording 'Here and Now' in February 2008. Photo Courtesy of Jon Brennan.

In the studio with Shryne recording ‘Here and Now’ in February 2008. Photo Courtesy of Jon Brennan.

Alex conducting the student orchestra of Beauty and the Beast at St. Andrew's School (HS) in November 2007. Photo Courtesy of Kaitlyn Rosen.

Alex conducting the student orchestra of Beauty and the Beast at St. Andrew’s School (HS) in November 2007. Photo Courtesy of Kaitlyn Rosen.

Alex in tech rehearsal with the band for the world premiere of The Clockwork Waltz - The Dresden Dolls Musical in August 2006. Photo by Kari Tieger.

Alex in tech rehearsal with the band for the world premiere of The Clockwork Waltz – The Dresden Dolls Musical in August 2006. Photo by Kari Tieger.