Michael Harrison Sweet (born 4 July 1963) is a Christian rock singer from the United States. Sweet is best known as co-founder, writer and frontman of Christian metal band Stryper.
His voice has a range of about 3 and a half octaves. He began his musical career at age 5 playing guitar and at age 12 he began to sing. Michael also plays drums, piano and bass guitar and produces and writes for other artists as well.
After 11 years as frontman of Stryper, Sweet decided to leave the band in 1992 in order to pursue a solo career. His self-titled debut album was released in 1994 and sold over 250,000 copies, followed by Real in 1996 and Truth in 2000 released on Restless Records. Michael and his band (The Michael Sweet Band), have been touring on and off since 1994 through 2001. In 2001, Michael reunited with the other members of Stryper to play the Stryper Expo in Parsippany New Jersey.
In 2003, Stryper reunited after the release of Seven and performed to sellout crowds on The 2003 Reunion Tour and, as of 2005, are still touring. Reborn, Strypers latest, was released in 2005 and a 38 city, US tour followed. A new DVD is soon to be released....