Paul Williams (b. 1940) is a prolific composer, lyricist, singer and actor.
Some of his most famous compositions include "We've Only Just Begun," "An Old Fashioned Love Song," "I Won't Last a Day Without You," "Nice to Be Around," "You and Me Against the World," "Evergreen" (which earned Williams an Academy Award), "Rainy Days and Mondays", and "The Rainbow Connection."
- Songs and Score:
- The Muppet Christmas Carol
- Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas stage production
- A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
Appearances with the Muppets
- The Muppet Show: guest star on episode 108
- The Muppet Movie: piano player
- The Muppets Go Hollywood: performed "The Rainbow Connection" with co-composer Kenny Ascher
- The Muppet Show Live: leads a sing-along medley
- MuppetFest: panelist
- A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa: Chief Elf
- Gonzo appears on his 2005 DVD/dualdisc release I'm Going Back There Someday.
- He is one of a small group of Muppet Show guests to have had a Muppet made in his likeness.
- Judy Collins and Kermit the Frog presented Williams into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.