Paige Turner

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Paige Turner
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Paige Turner
Daniel Frank Kelley
OccupationDrag performer, singer-songwriter, actor

Daniel Frank Kelley, also known by the stage names Paige Turner and Showbiz Spitfire, is an American drag queen, comedian, and singer who lives in New York City. A legitimate actor of the stage, Kelley created the character Paige Turner in 2006 at East of Eighth restaurant in New York City. Turner's fictitious parents are said to be Pee Wee Herman and Barbie.[1] Turner sings live and lip synchs during her over the top comedic performances.[2]


Drag queen[edit]

Paige Turner is one the original creators, producers, and host of So You Think You Can Drag at New World Stages in midtown New York City. Billed as NYC's live drag reality show, SYTYCD completed its 5th season Fall 2014 with celebrity judges including Adam Lambert, Charles Busch, Zach Booth, and Jackie Hoffman.[3][4]

Turner also performs parodies on YouTube which have included parodies of Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe,[5] One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful and the Grindr Connection a parody of the Muppet's Rainbow Connection.[6][7]

Grindr Connection won a 2015 GLAM AWARD for Best Music Video. She recently made her Provincetown debut at the legendary "Crown & Anchor" with her one woman show and will return there summer of 2015.[8]

Turner is usually referred to as "Showbiz Spitfire Paige Turner" and is known as the Holly Golightly of drag.[9]

Turner coined the catch-phrase Slurp![10] Which is her term for cute sexy thangs and is the name of her long running show in NYC [11] and also has spawned a line of merchandise.

Turner was the official host of the original LGBT Expo 2015.[12] and will headline at the 1st Annual Austin International Drag Festival in May 2015.[13]


  1. ^ Carlos Aguayo (June 28, 2012). "Paige Turner!". Get Out Magazine. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  2. ^ Eric Piepenburg (July 4, 2010). "The Showboats Must Go on". The New York Times. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  3. ^ Rachel Lee Harris (March 22, 2012). "Time Out New York Lounge at New World Stages". Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  4. ^ Walter McBride (October 23, 2010). "So You Think You Can Drag!". Broadway World. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  5. ^ Dan Avery (July 12, 2012). "Drag Princess Paige Turner Defiles "Call Me Maybe"". Queerty. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  6. ^ Dan Avery (September 9, 2013). "Paige Turner Sings Muppet Parody "Grindr Connection"". New Now Next. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  7. ^ Jonathan Higbee (September 10, 2013). "Paige Turner Wants To Be Your Grindr Fairy Godmother". Instinct Magazine. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  8. ^ Steve Desroches (August 14, 2013). "Paging Paige Turner". Province Town Magazine. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  9. ^ Michael Musto (March 31, 2011). "Paige Turner Will Fuck For A Cosmo". The Village Voice. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  10. ^ Justin Luke Zirilli (July 22, 2012). "Meet Paige Turner". Justin Plussix. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  11. ^ Dan Avery (June 27, 2011). "Blonds Have More Fun at Paige Turner's Slurp Show". Next Magazine. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  12. ^ L G B T Expo 2015 (February 9, 2015). "Stage Host: Paige Turner". L G B T EXPO. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  13. ^ Austin. "Annual Austin International Drag Festival". Austin Drag Fest. Retrieved February 25, 2015.

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