Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, who has sold more than 60 million records worldwide. Bolton remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through theMichael Bolton Charities, now in its 22nd year. In recognition of his artistic achievements, Michael won 2 Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), 6 American Music Awards, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, 9 Million-Air awards, and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Bolton has written with some of the greatest and most diverse talent of our time, including Bob Dylan, Paul Stanley, Lady Gaga, Diane Warren, Desmond Child, David Foster, Walter Afanasieff, and “Mutt” Lange. Bolton’s songs have been recorded by the likes of KISS, Marc Anthony, Barbra Streisand,Cher, Kanye West and Jay Z. Michael’s songs and performances have been featured in numerous television and film soundtracks, including the Oscar-nominated theme song “Go the Distance” from Walt Disney’s blockbuster animated film Hercules and the forthcoming Russell Crowe film Fathers & Daughters. Continuing to tour the world each year, Michael has performed with legacies such as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Renee Fleming and BB King.
Recently, Michael became a viral sensation in The Lonely Island’s Emmy nominated video, “Captain Jack Sparrow” that launched on Saturday Night Live and has racked up over 140 million views on YouTube. Bolton has continued his comedic appearances in several episodes of CBS’s hit series Two and a half Men as well as the hit Fox network show Glee, HBO’s hit series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and ABC’s brand new series Repeat After Me, executive produced by Ellen Degeneres. He has also featured in TV campaigns for Honda, Starburst, FiberOne and Optimum and has ongoing campaigns with American Greetings. Michael is currently in development on a scripted comedy with ABC and has Executive Produced a feature-length documentary Gotta Keep Dreamin about the 21st Century Renaissance of Detroit.