LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY, JR. is the soul- and Sinatra-singing season six winner of NBC TV’s America's Got Talent. The former car washer's Columbia Records debut album produced by Grammy®-winner Steve Tyrell spent six weeks at #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart. Landau's follow-up holiday CD, “Christmas Made For Two," raised thousands for the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia and received nationwide airplay including Sirius/XM’s “Holly” channel. Landau’s self-titled third album was recorded at the famed Capitol Records studios in Hollywood, CA, where Sinatra recorded some of his signature classics.
Landau has performed dozens of sold out concerts around the world, headlining at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the Apollo Theater in New York, The Grove in Hollywood (for Tina Sinatra), the Fountainbleu in Miami Beach, with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra, at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai China, and for U.S. troops stationed across Europe. His memoir, From Washing Cars to Hollywood Star, was an Amazon #1 bestseller in the Jazz Books category, and a Readers' Favorite Award winner. Landau has performed alongside living legends including Patti Labelle, George Benson, and former members of the Temptations, Platters and Drifters.
Landau was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the United States Jaycees and West Virginian of the Year in his home state for his assistance in raising millions for those in need. An avid basketball and classic hip-hop fan, Landau continues to proudly make his home in West Virginia when not away on tour.