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Multi-award-winning Elijah Ahmad Lewis (also musically known as EAL) is an internationally recognized entertainer known for his energy, spontaneity, and creativity. His music is a mix of contemporary Soul, pop, Gospel, and R&B. Growing up in the church, his influence was Gospel. Coming from an entertainment-based family, he started very early in the industry at the tender age of 7. His ears were always exposed to a variety of music, from classical to Hip-Hop and R&B. 

In 2006, Elijah became a part of and is now a founding member of Vy Higginsen's 2x Emmy® award-winning Gospel For Teens Program, where his craft was further nurtured in music, leadership, and entertainment. He completed all program levels and then stayed to give back to what was given to him. He became a vocal instructor, composer, and co-music director for the Mama Foundation for the Arts (School of the Gospel, Jazz, and R&B Arts) and the critically acclaimed group Sing Harlem.


He began recording in early 2009. He would continue to make his mark in the music industry and release and self-produce an album, creating a boy band with some close friends from high school, which became the group VIBEZ. Their album "MADE FOR YOUR RADIO" was released under his music group label, Lacoustic Records, in 2011. He continued to create and release his first EP, "YOU," in 2012 and rebranded himself as a recording artist with the name EAL. He has recently released new music, "DOWN" studio recording and live recording with his band THE 360 CRU)and a few other singles from his anticipated new album ENERGY AND LOVE.

In addition to cultivating his musical efforts, EAL has also worked with some of the most prominent artists in music, including Madonna, Mary Mary, Ariana Grande, Alessia Cara, Cissy Houston, Marc Cohn, Chance the Rapper, SZA and his uncle James "JT" Taylor (The Voice of Kool and the Gang) in arenas and events such as the Grammys, SNL, The Tonight Show, Carnage Hall, The Apollo, Madison Square Garden, and various TV shows and networks to name a few. 


Along with being a much-heralded musician, he is also a sought-after actor, appearing in shows and musicals such as, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat," "The Piano Lesson," "Guys and Dolls," "The Importance of Being Earnest," "A Lesson Before Dying" and also a number of his God-family shows, including "Sing Harlem Sing," "Let The Music Play...Gospel" and as the Minister Of Music in the longest black running Off-Broadway theater musical in the history of American theater, the gospel classic "Mama, I Want To Sing." He was recently in "POWER BOOK III: RAISIN KANAN" and Jussie Smollett's recent "B-Boy Blues" and numerous voiceovers on Netflix.


Elijah is also an ambitious entrepreneur, owning EAL360 Entertainment and a few subsidiary companies and brands. 

He has been seen as Stevie Wonder in Berry Gordy's Hit Broadway "Motown The Musical" and Principal Standby, covering the roles of David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, and Otis Williams in the record-breaking Hit Broadway Tony Award®-Winning Musical "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations" on Broadway. He recently finished a 2.5-year First National Tour starring as David Ruffin in "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations."



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