Mikhail Zakharovich Shufutinsky (April 13, 1948, Moscow) is a Russian pop singer, now a citizen of the United States. He is the pre-eminent current singer of Russian chanson music.
Majoring in the accordion, Shufutinsky graduated from the music college named after Ippolitova-Ivanova with specialization coryphaeus.
He appeared with different bands in Moscow's and Magadan's restaurants (performing Alexander Vertinsky's and Petr Leschenko's songs), and later became leader of the instrumental band "Leisia Pesnia", which usually played Viacheslav Dobrynin's songs.
In 1981 he and his family immigrated to the USA. Over a span of 10 years he had appeared with different bands in different restaurants, and created his own show -- band "Ataman-band" (named after the restaurant Ataman). He also goes to Russia with tours regularly. In 1990, he accepted an invitation to visit Russia and sang at 75 packed stadium concerts.
In 1998 he wrote an autobiography called I vot stoiu ia na puti... ("And so, I'm standing on the path...")