Elijah Rock

Elijah Rock is covering huge ground as a triple threat talent. He co-stars in the family friendly movie “3 BLIND SAINTS” with veteran stars Richard Speigth Jr, Irma P. Hall and Barry Corbin due out for DVD National Release on Nov. 20th.
 
The stage has been the foundation for Elijah's career. He studied drama, improvisational and sketch comedy in his native Cleveland at the Karamu House Theatre - the oldest long-running African American theatre in the country. In New York he has played roles in several shows whose original productions won numerous Tony Awards. He played the iconic lead role of ‘Coalhouse Walker Jr,’ in the multi-award winning musical “Ragtime,” and ‘Adrian’ in “Smokey Joe's Cafe.” Other notable theatrical credits include the musicals “Baby It's You,” “Sophisticated Ladies” and “Jacques Brel.” Plays include “Fences,” “Jitney,” “Vaudeville” (a play with music) and “To Be Young Gifted and Black.” In May of 2012, Elijah co-stared in the west coast premier of “Hoodoo Love” (a play with music) as Ace of Spades written by Broadway playwright, Katori Hall. In the spring of 2013, Elijah is slated to play jazz trumpeter, Lee Morris in the west coast premier of “Don’t Explain” (a play with music) based on the story of legendary jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan, to be directed by veteran actor Bill Cobbs.
 
Elijah is also a classical and jazz trained vocalist and tap dancer- a throw back entertainer who can swing and hoof with the best of them.  With the new releases of his debut Jazz vocal Single, ‘That First Time’ and his debut Jazz Vocal EP and EPK, ‘Elijah Rock LIVE in Hollywood,’ now available on Itunes and Amazon, He is the classic crooner for but for a new generation. He calls his sound, ‘Sway Music.” 

 

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