There have been two constants in Matthew Farmer’s life: singing and the Palm Beaches. Farmer was born and raised in Palm Beach County and attended the Palm Beach County School of the Arts (now the Dreyfoos School of the Arts) as a vocal major. After a brief stint in the boy band 5th Ring in 2000, he went on to perform in numerous productions at Walt Disney World and also as a vocalist for Celebrity and Seabourn cruises. Farmer returned to South Florida, settled in Delray Beach, and is now the artistic director at the cultural venue Old School Square. When he’s not stretching his creative muscles at work, he can be found traveling, enjoying time out on the water, or supporting Compass, an LGBTQ organization based in Lake Worth.
CURRENT FAVORITE FASHION BRAND Hugo Boss
SIGNATURE ACCESSORY A hot pair of sunglasses, preferably VonZippers
GO-TO LOCAL RESTAURANT Caffe Luna Rosa in Delray Beach
BELOVED BITE The cioppino at Couco Pazzo in Lake Worth
ALWAYS READING Men’s Health magazine
FAVORITE MUSICIANS I love music from the ’70s and ’80s, especially Michael Jackson, George Michael, and Prince, among others.
WORTH THE SPLURGE A massage at Tao Foot Spa in Boca Raton
HIDDEN TALENTS I play the piano and cello, and have also conducted an orchestra with a choir.
STRESS RELIEVER Recreational running
FOR A FUN SATURDAY NIGHT Roller skating at the Old School Square rink
FOR A LAZY SUNDAY Brunch with friends at Boheme Bistro or Deck 84, then afternoon karaoke at Coffee District in Pineapple Grove or The Mad Hatter in Lake Worth
PALM BEACH OBSESSION Attending the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the Sea for Sunday worship
ON HIS WISH LIST Own a vacation home in Mykonos
FAVORITE ESCAPE Viewing the Egyptian pyramids while riding a camel
MOST PRIZED POSSESSION My voice
IN HIS CARRY-ON My contacts, a headset, a European power converter, a bag of gummy bears, and Vitaminwater
FAVORITE HISTORICAL FIGURE Walt Disney
ON HIS BUCKET LIST Travel to Dubai
NEXT GOAL Record the singing voice in a new Disney animated film