Thorgy Thor is a NYC drag performance artist, event host and professional musician. After spending his early years studying violin, viola, and cello, this fashion clown earned a dual degree in Violin and Viola Performance. While studying at Hart School of Music and Purchase Conservatory, Thorgy also earned an honorary degree in Drag Ridiculousness, performing her original works of art entitled Maitri and Pocket to Pocket.
Thor also starred in theater productions of Bad Splices and Psycho Beach Party.
Moving to Brooklyn in 2006, Thorgy Thor exploded in nightclubs, theatre projects, street performances, and photo series throughout Brooklyn and NYC. A lover of vintage clothing, Thorgy co-created the first and only live drag auction called Alotta Stuff and has worked as a wardrobe stylist and prop stylist.
Being featured in Next magazine as a break-out drag artist helped Thorgy work for almost every promoter, club, and on every stage in NYC over the next few years. Thorgy Thor has been shot by Santiago Felipe for Village Voice, Magnus Hastings for Dragged Around the World, and Steven Klein for Susanne Bartsch’s Vouge Italia feature.
Over the last few years, Thorgy Thor has had the pleasure of playing violin with many recording artists including NYC legend Joey Arias, as well as performing with over 6 major orchestras, gracing the stages of Town Hall NYC, Le Poisson Rouge, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall.
Thor uses unconventional recording materials and music to create unique performances for theatre, video, cabaret, and for nightlife entertainment. An explosive performer who loves to lip-sync just as much as create collaborative performance art that mashes together drag, music and comedy. Original productions such as Thorgy In Love and Thorgy Does Christmas are two of Thor’s 90-minute traveling theatre shows.
Thorgy Thor has been nominated for over 13 awards presented by the Glam Awards, Get Out Awards, and Odyssey magazine Awards.
Awards won include 1st Runner-up MISS G TRAIN Pageant, Best Host of the Year NYC Glam Award, Best Brooklyn Drag Performer of the Year Odyssey Awards, Best Drag Performer of the Year Get Out Awards, Best Group Show of the Year Glam Award, and LEGEND Award at the Brooklyn Nightlife Awards.
Thorgy Thor was a contestant on Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 8 on LOGO TV.