This article will answer every question you have about Michael Bolton. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.
- What does Bolton do for a living?
- Who are Bolton’s parents and siblings?
- What are Bolton’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Bolton married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Bolton have any children?
- Where is Bolton now?
- How tall is Bolton?
- How much money does Bolton earn?
- What is Bolton’s net worth?
N/B: Please read the entire post to have all your questions answered.
Who is Michael Bolton?
Michael Bolotin professionally known as Michael Bolton is a famous American singer and songwriter. From the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, he originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres. Both on his early solo albums and those he recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack.
Michael became better known for his series of pop-rock ballads recorded after a stylistic change in the late 1980s. His achievements include selling more than 75 million records, recording eight top 10 albums, and two number-one singles on the Billboard charts. He also has won six American Music Awards and two Grammy Awards.
How Old is Michael Bolton?
He is 69 years old as of March 2022, having been born on February 26, 1953, in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. Bolton shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Hannah Meloche, Luca Schaefer-Charlton, Duke Dennis, Eva Cudmore, Aisha Mian, and many more.
Michael Bolton Family
Who are Michael Bolton’s Parents?
He was born to Goerge Bolotin (Father), and Helen Bolotin (Mother).
Does Michael Bolotin have Siblings?
He has a brother by the name of Orrin Bolotin and a sister by the name of Sandra Bolotin.
Michael Bolton Education
He dropped out of school at 16 with his parents’ permission to pursue music full-time.
Michael Bolton Marital Status
He is possibly single. However, he was previously married to Maureen Bolton from 1975 to 1990. Moreover, he has been engaged to Nicollete Sheridan from March 2006 to August 2008.
Michael Bolton Kids
He has three daughters with his ex-wife. Namely; Isa Bolton, Taryn Bolton, and Holly Bolton.
Michael Bolton Music Career
In 1975, Bolton began recording at The Church Studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His first album was self-titled using his original family name “Bolotin”. In his early musical career with his band Blackjack, he focused on hard rock. Bolton gained his first major hit as a songwriter co-writing “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” for Laura Branigan. Laura took the song to No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 1983 for three weeks after narrowly missing the Top 10 on the US pop chart.
Bolton and Laura sought to work with each other again and their next collaboration was in 1985 when Bolton co-wrote ” I Found Someone” for Laura. In 1988, Michael wrote his own rendition of “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” which reached No. 1 on the Hot 100. His greatest success came in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a singer on the adult contemporary/easy listening charts. In 1987, was one of his major hits an interpretation of the Otis Redding classic “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay”. Michael released the album Time, Love & Tenderness in 1991 which featured his Grammy Award-winning cover version of “When a Man Loves a Woman”.
Music Career Continuation
He has performed with other artists as a singer, including; Lucia Aliberti, Patti LaBelle, José Carreras, Tony Cetinski, Ray Charles, Celine Dion, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Wynonna Judd, BB King, The Lonely Island, Luciano Pavarotti, Percy Sledge, and Zucchero. As well as being a songwriter, he has written and collaborated on several songs for other artists as well.
His last Top 40 single in the US in his own right was the 1997 hit “Go the Distance” (featured in the Disney animated motion picture Hercules). It peaked at No. 1 on the US adult contemporary chart. For his 2001 tour, Bolton hired conductor Larry Baid (an orchestral musical director/conductor/arranger for The Moody Blues, Three Dog Night, Al Jarreau, etc.) Michael and his fiancee at the time Nicollette Sheridan sang a duet in 2006, titled “The Second Time Around”, for the album Bolton Swings Sinatra.
Music Career Continuation
For the first time, he toured South Africa in March 2007. He was the headline act at Jacaranda 94.2 FM’s two-day concert. He recorded the song “New York City” which also was on his Bolton Swings Sinatra album. At the Sanremo Music Festival 2008, Bolton with Italian singer Anna Tatangelo performed a duet entitled “II Mio Amico”. In 2001, he released the album Only a Woman Like You. On September 21, 2009, in the UK, Michael released his album One World One Love. And one week earlier, the first single “Just One Love” was released. He was then featured as a guest vocalist in 2011, in The Lonely Island’s song “Jack Sparrow” on their Turtleneck & Chain album. Michael as of February 2015 was working on the recording of a new studio album.
For a song that was recorded in February 2011, he has collaborated with Indian musician A.R. Rahman for Gems-The Duets Collection. He released the album Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute to Hitsville U.S.A. The album features duets with Orianthi, Melanie Fiona, and Kelly Rowland. Bolton appeared in Honda commercials in 2013 and 2014, in which he sings. And in 2015, sang on John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight episode concerning the IRS. On July 27, 2018, Michael contributed “Upbeat Inspirational Song About Life” and its reprise to Teens Titans GO! To the Movies. Also, he voices as the Tiger that sings the song in the film. Bolton competes in the American Song Contest representing Connecticut with his first performance in the first week on March 21, 2022.
An Acting Career
Michael has made a number of cameo appearances usually as himself in feature films and television. Such as in Two and a Half Men, The Nany, and Meet Wally Sparks. Bolton was one of Lucy Lawless’s duet partners in August 2006, on the Fox network’s program Celebrity Duets. Which Simon Cowell’s Syco Productions Company produced for the network. On the 11th season of Dancing with the Stars, Bolton was a contestant. And his dance partner Chelsie Hightower on September 28, 2010, was the second couple to be eliminated. He has starred in a Pizza Hut commercial in 2015, as himself singing Jingle Bells while the family opens up their pizza order.
A Directing Career
It was announced on May 10, 2018, that American Dream: Detroit (Exclusive), Michael Bolton film would premiere on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Redford Theater. Bolton fell in love with the city of Detroit despite being born in Connecticut and wanted to highlight its recent economic comeback. This documentary features interviews with several Detroit natives, business moguls, and singers including; Christopher Ilitch, Jerry Bruckheimer, Francis Ford Coppola, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, and Alice Cooper.
The Michael Bolton Foundation
He established The Michael Bolton Foundation in 1993 and was later renamed The Michael Bolton Charities. The foundation assists women and children at risk from the effects of poverty as well as emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. He and the foundation have had a long-running relationship with the former Governor of Connecticut John G. Rowland. With Rowland steering state funding to the organization.
Other Charity Work
Michael serves as the honorary chairman of Prevent Child Abuse America. The national chairman for This Close for Cancer Research, board member for the National Mentoring Partnership, and the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Bolton played against Michael Jordan on July 25, 1993, in a televised charity softball game at the Chicago White Sox stadium, Comiskey Park. In 2003, he joined Lifetime Television, Verizon Wireless, and others to lobby on behalf of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
He urges legislation to provide more assistance for victims of domestic violence, such as affordable housing options. Michael has received the Lewis Hine Award from the National Child Labor Committee, the Martin Luther King Award from the Congress of Racial Equality. And the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. He has also been recognized by The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his musical and charitable contributions.
Michael Bolton Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 9inches (1.76m), and a weight of 75kg (165lbs).
Michael Bolton Salary and Net Worth
He has an estimated annual salary of $10.1 million and a net worth of $80 million.