Michael Bolton, vocalist
From When a Man Loves a Woman to How Am I Supposed to Live Without You and more, Michael Bolton’s time, love and tenderness has created the soundtrack of our lives. Join the Grammy Award winner for an evening of timeless hits and a musical journey through pop, rock, soul, standards and even classical.
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Michael Bolton is a multi-Grammy-Award-winning singer, songwriter and humanitarian, who has sold more than 65 million records globally and continues to tour the world. Bolton remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through the Michael Bolton Charities.
Recently announced, Bolton is executive producer and host, along with Zooey Deschanel, of The Celebrity Dating Game, which premiered primetime on ABC on June 14, 2021. The reboot of the beloved gameshow is a wry wink at modern dating, featuring three contestants hoping to win a date with a celebrity guest. Bolton will offer musical clues to help the contestants guess the mystery celebrity’s identity.
Celebrating 50 years of contributions to the entertainment industry, Bolton’s most recent release, A Symphony of Hits, a No. 1 album on the Billboard Classical Chart, is a collection of his favorite greatest hits newly arranged and recorded with a full symphony orchestra. To date, Bolton has seen nine studio albums rank in the top 10, with nine No. 1 singles.
In recognition of his artistic achievements, Bolton won two Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), six American Music Awards, three Emmy nominations and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI and ASCAP awards, including Songwriter of the Year, nine 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, and David Foster. Bolton's songs have been recorded by the likes of Kiss, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Kenny Rogers and Marc Anthony. Bolton has performed with legacies such as Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Renée Fleming and B.B. King.
Bolton became a viral sensation in The Lonely Island’s Emmy-nominated Jack Sparrow video that launched on Saturday Night Live and has racked up more than 220 million views on YouTube. He earned another Emmy nod for his collaborations with the Screen Junkies YouTube channel’s popular Honest Trailers video series. He executive produced and starred in the Netflix show Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Special, which has become a seasonal cult classic.
Bolton’s songs and performances have been featured in numerous television and film soundtracks, including the Oscar-nominated theme song Go the Distance from Disney’s blockbuster animated film Hercules and the theme song in the recent Russell Crowe film Fathers and Daughters, which has become a favored wedding song and part of several viral videos. He also executive produced the documentary Terror at Home, addressing domestic violence in America, and he was nominated for an Emmy after writing the title song Tears of the Angels. Bolton also produced a feature-length documentary, American Dream: Detroit, which is his love letter to the Motor City.