14-year-old Elijah J. is already an entertainment veteran, having starred as Simba in the national tour of The Lion King. For over two years in sixteen cities, including a run on Broadway and the production in his current hometown of Las Vegas, Elijah J. is no stranger to the standing ovation. His performance at a Michael Jackson Celebrity Tribute concert created the same electric excitement Michael himself brought as a teenager. Elijah J. blew the roof off of P-Diddy’s 2011 Joy to the World Festival in Philadelphia, the Parti Program Charity in Los Angeles, and General Motors’ Black History Month black tie event.
Elijah J. is fast becoming a television and Internet sensation, as one of the new lead singers in the musical group Kidz Bop, also the leading social network for kids aged 5-12. And his own 2010 solo debut single and video, “Let Me Do My Thang,” received over 100,000 YouTube views. His latest JWE Productions video release, “Meet Me on the Dance Floor” featuring Chaz Marcus, showcases Elijah J.’s ever-evolving, gravity-defying dance skills — and has, as of this moment, received nearly half a million hits.Elijah J. doesn’t save his powerful presence for performance; he sets an inspiring example for his young fans by serving as the national spokesperson for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Reach Out & Read.