Q&A with Matthew Farmer

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.


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

BINGE WATCHES The Carbonaro Effect

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

GUILTY PLEASURE Chocolate milk, especially Borden’s

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


IN HIS CARRY-ON My contacts, a headset, a European power converter, a bag of gummy bears, and Vitaminwater

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT Singing as a guest soloist for a wedding at the Vatican


ON HIS BUCKET LIST Travel to Dubai

NEXT GOAL Record the singing voice in a new Disney animated film

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