Michael Bolton (b. 1953) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter.
He appeared with Elmo and Kevin Clash on the red carpet for the 18th Annual Toys R' Us Children's Fund Benefit Dinner in 2003, and also was photographed with Elmo at a Sesame Workshop event in 1998.
Bolton has written songs for Kenny Rogers, Barbra Streisand, Patti LaBelle, and has performed with Celine Dion, Plácido Domingo, Ray Charles, and José Carreras.
Other credits include performing on A Capitol Fourth, appearing as himself in Snow Dogs, owning half of Randall Park's restaurant on Fresh Off the Boat (to the envy of an unseen Kenny Rogers), and has been the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
Michael Bolton with Elmo at the Sesame on Seventh benefit in 1998