Friday, July 11, 2014
Spotlight On...Matt Farcher
Hometown: Saugerties NY
Education: BFA Musical Theater Pace University
Select Credits: Beauty and the Beast (tour, Gaston) Seth Rudetsky's Disaster! (Off Broadway, Chad)
Why theater?: It's fun. It's hard work and dedication, but when you get to do it, it's just "playing" with friends and singing. It's something we've been doing since we were kids and now the scale is just grander. So WHY NOT THEATER.
Who do you play in This Will All Be Yours?: Glenn Price
Tell us about This Will All Be Yours: It's the story of a small town farm family dealing with aspirations that take then away from the only life they know. As well as Coping with the idea that success sometimes means letting go first.
What is it like being a part of This Will All Be Yours?: It's a unique experience. It's all new material (music and book) and it's HUGELY collaborative.
What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I don't know that any ONE kind of theater speaks to me. I've never done a straight play (would love to) nor an experimental piece. So my experience is limited but I rarely see something and don't enjoy it or take something good away from it. Stephen Pasquale, Brian D'arcy James, Adam Guettel, Jason Robert Brown, Ramin Karimloo I mean the list goes on hahah. Honestly just people that know who they are and what they do and seem to LOVE IT!
Any roles you’re dying to play?: Um I have a few favorites but I've been really lucky and done a few original pieces and that's definitely more interesting to me. To create from scratch. Otherwise I'm a huge fan of Phantom of the Opera, Les Miz, Jekyll and Hyde, so I'd be thrilled to get a shot at something in those.
What’s your favorite showtune?: "How Glory Goes"
If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Jason Robert Brown, or Ramin Karimloo (he just seems so fun)
Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: My friend Charlie Franklin (whose way more talented than I so it wouldn't be accurate) but it would be a straight to Netflix movie hahah (not cuz of Charlie)
What show have you recommended to your friends?: I told EVERYONE to see Bridges of Madison County. It was beautiful, and emotional, with music/ performances that won't be heard/ seen now and it was just everything I love about this world.
What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: Eric Hutchinson- “Basement”
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: CHIPOTLE!!!!!!!!!!!
What’s up next?: Not sure haha but something I hope