Thorgy Thor

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Thorgy Thor
Born Shane Galligan
May 25, 1984 (age 34)
Ronkonkoma, New York, U.S.[citation needed]
Nationality American
Occupation Drag queen, Violinist
Years active 2003–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 was born in May 25, 1984. He studied music at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. There he learned how to play the violin, viola and cello.[2] His first drag performance was as Frank N. Furter from The Rocky Horror Show. He also was Marvel Ann in the theater version of Psycho Beach Party.[3]



Galligan (as Thorgy Thor) was announced to be competing on the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on February 1, 2016.[4] He placed sixth out of twelve overall, losing to Chi Chi Devayne.[5]

He was brought back for the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars, revealed on October 20, 2017.[6][7] Thorgy got eliminated in ninth place by season 2 and 3 queen Shangela, losing to Kennedy Davenport.[8] Her response to being eliminated, "Oh Jesus, gross" was turned into a 3 second video clip and became a meme that went viral.[9] During the finale of the show, it was noted that Thorgy was the only queen to vote for Shangela, the front-runner, despite a previously rocky relationship.[9]

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


Thorgy contributed to the albums Christmas Queens 2 (2016) and Christmas Queens 3 (2017).[10][11]

He has performed with string instruments at the Le Poisson Rouge, the Lincoln Center and the Carnegie Hall.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Thorgy Thor moved to Brooklyn in 2006 and considers herself a Brooklyn queen. She's said Brooklyn's drag style has contributed to her aesthetic.[3][6][5]


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