Elijah Caldwell hails from "The Tar-Heel State," where he was born and bred. His parents always remember him being a musical child, whether it was singing around the house or imitating the dance moves of Michael Jackson, music was always in his bones. At the age of five, he began playing piano, which later led Elijah to learn how to play the Alto Saxophone. These two instruments moved Elijah to become a Drum Major at East Burke HS as well as UNC. Elijah suspects the theatrics of being a Drum Major, along with the musical background led him to the stage.
The first musical Elijah attended was The Wiz. Granted, he was about 2 years old, so he doesn't remember much about it. The first musical he remembers seeing is Porgy and Bess at the CoMMA auditorium in his hometown of Morganton, NC. when he was about 5 or 6 years old. Elijah always remember being inspired by this and strove to one day perform on a stage in some fashion. This ambition was renewed when he saw Rent and Hairspray on Broadway senior year of high-school.
Throughout elementary, middle, high-school, and college, Elijah always found himself performing on a stage, whether it was Voice, Piano, or Alto Saxophone, or Drum Majoring. Thus, upon graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Elijah auditioned and was admitted to New York University, in the School of Steinhardt. Elijah graduated with his Masters in Vocal Performance in Musical Theatre. Many opportunities have arisen since Elijah's graduation, including three shows Off-Broadways, many concerts, readings, galas, and finally joining Actors Equity Association!
The scope of Elijah's work has been a focus on Pop/Rock/RnB scores, as well as contemporary book musicals. Elijah is excited to move into the realm of Leading man/Character leading man.