Thorgy Thor

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Thorgy Thor
Shane Galligan

May 25, 1984 (age 34)
ResidenceBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Years active2003–present
Known for

Thorgy Thor is the stage name of Shane Galligan,[1] an American drag queen and musician most known for competing on the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and for returning on the third season of All Stars.

Early life[edit]

Galligan studied music at the University of Hartford Hartt School in Connecticut before graduating from the State University of New York, Purchase with a Bachelor of Music in both viola and violin performance in 2006. He also knows how to play the cello.[2]



Thorgy Thor moved to Brooklyn in 2006 and considers herself a Brooklyn queen. She has said Brooklyn's drag style has contributed to her aesthetic.[3][4][5]

Galligan's first drag performance was as Frank N. Furter from The Rocky Horror Show. He was also Marvel Ann in the theater version of Psycho Beach Party.[3] His original drag name was Shananigans, and he auditioned for Drag Race since season one.[6]

Thorgy Thor won the LEGEND award at the 2014 Brooklyn Nightlife Awards.[3]

Galligan (as Thorgy Thor) was announced to be competing on the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on February 1, 2016.[7] He placed sixth out of twelve overall, losing to Chi Chi Devayne.[5] She was brought back for the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars, revealed on October 20, 2017.[4][8] Thorgy got eliminated in ninth place by season 2 and 3 queen Shangela. Her response to being eliminated, "Oh Jesus, gross" was turned into a three-second video clip and became a viral meme.[9] During the show's finale, Thorgy Thor was the only queen to vote for Shangela, despite a previously rocky relationship.[9]

Thorgy Thor appears with BeBe Zahara Benet, Jujubee and Alexis Michelle in the TLC show Drag Me Down the Aisle, which aired on March 9, 2019.[10][11][12]


Thorgy Thor contributed to the albums Christmas Queens 2 (2016) and Christmas Queens 3 (2017).[13][14]

She has performed with string instruments at the Le Poisson Rouge, the Lincoln Center and the Carnegie Hall.[4]

In 2018, Thorgy Thor started her own symphony orchestra, "Thorchestra", and conducted for the first time in Halifax.[15][16]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Mozart in the Jungle Herself Season 3, Episode 9[17][18]
2016 RuPaul's Drag Race (season 8) Contestant (6th place)
2016 RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked
2018–19 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (season 3) Contestant (10th place)
2019 Drag Me Down the Aisle


  1. ^ "All Stars | The Changing Face of Drag". Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  2. ^ "The Queen of Classical Music Plays n' Slays on Violin, Viola & Cello | On WFMT". On WFMT. 2016-08-23. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  3. ^ a b c Nichols, JamesMichael (2014-04-13). "Queer New World: Meet Brooklyn's Thorgy Thor". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  4. ^ a b c "'Drag Race' star Thorgy Thor wants you to support local queens". Newsweek. 2018-02-01. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  5. ^ a b Nichols, James Michael (20 April 2016). "Last Words: Thorgy Thor Reflects On Her Time On 'RuPaul's Drag Race'" – via Huff Post.
  6. ^ "Five Facts About Thorgy Thor". QWEERIST. 2018-01-16. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  7. ^ "The Cast Of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8 Will Be Announced At New Now Next Honors". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  8. ^ "'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' eliminee 'bitter' after exit, teases 'dramatic' twist ahead".
  9. ^ a b "Thorgy Thor Takes Us Behind the Scenes of the Shocking 'All Stars 3' Finale". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  10. ^ "'Drag Me Down The Aisle' Is The New Drag Queen Wedding Show We All Need". scarymommy. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  11. ^ "Your Favorite Drag Queens Are Starring in a New TLC Wedding Special". 2019-02-12. Retrieved 2019-05-10.
  12. ^ "Thorgy Thor: Wedding special to be 'catalyst' for equal rights". UPI. Retrieved 2019-05-10.
  13. ^ ""Christmas Queens 2" Is Sliding Down Your Chimney With Alaska, Ginger Minj, Katya, Thorgy, And More".
  14. ^ "Get Ready For "Christmas Queens 3" To Come Down Your Chimney".
  15. ^ "Thorgy Thor Fulfills the Longheld Dream of Performing Alongside an Orchestra in Drag". Hornet Stories. 2018-07-30. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  16. ^ "Drag Race All-Star Thorgy Thor makes her Thor-chestral dream come true". Gay Star News. 2018-07-30. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  17. ^ "Watch Thorgy Thor Make Sweet Music On Amazon's "Mozart In The Jungle" | NewNowNext". Retrieved 2019-05-10.
  18. ^ Channel, The Violin (2017-01-10). "New York Drag Queen-Violinist to Join Cast of 'Mozart in the Jungle'". The World's Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009. Retrieved 2019-05-10.

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