+ F u l l - N a m e; Felix Matthews
+ F C; Aaron Tveit
+ A g e; 25
+ B i r t h d a y; June 12th
+ S t a t u s; Straight, single
+ N i c k n a m e s; None
+ L i k e s;
+ D i s l i k e s;
- Talking aloud
- Speaking in front of crowds
- Reading aloud
- Being asked if he is drunk or “are you feeling okay?” whenever he stutters
+ B i o;
Like most toddlers, Felix babbled on and on. He formed simple sentences and was able to communicate with his parents about what he wanted. But something went wrong somewhere on his language journey and the young boy started to stutter around age four. At first, his parents thought it was just a cute little phase. They’d giggle and grab the videotape – thinking it sounded so cute. But as he grew older and it didn’t go away, they grew concerned.
At the age of seven, they signed Felix up for speech therapy. Nothing seemed to work. But then in middle school, Felix decided to take a chance and try out for the school choir. Sure he had sung quietly to himself in his room and loved music, but he had always thought with his stuttering – no one would take him seriously. At first they didn’t. The teacher had already made up her mind about him before he even opened his mouth. But once Felix started to sing, something magical happened. There was no stuttering. From that moment forward, Felix lived for music and singing. All the way through high school he sang with the school choir, until his senior year when he was signed with his first label.
Now, a few years later he is still singing. After releasing three albums, Felix is currently working on his fourth one. Felix’s stuttering disappears magically when he starts to sing but doing acceptance speeches or interviews for television and radio (or even talking in his everyday life), he still stutters. Some critics claim it’s just a ploy to get people to feel for him and pity him so they buy his records. But after two of his albums went platinum even some of the critics agree, he has the talent whether the stutter is real or not – there is no denying how wonderful his voice is.
+ J o b; Singer