Sahara graced our stage at Therapy while hosting RuPaul's Drag Race season 2 during her weekly appearance as a contestant. Pegged as "The Dancer" when in the first episode she had to "lip-sync for your life" against her former college classmate, Shangela Laquifa Wadley.
Sahara was eliminated in the sixth episode for not conveying enough of a "rock 'n' roll" attitude and being too much of a lady.
Davenport unfortunately passed away from heart failure on October 1, 2012 at age 27. She is missed by all of us at Therapy and the entire New York community.
Alway outrageous, Mimi Imfurst was a hit at our weekly Midtown Monday variety show Psycho Babble. Teamed up with glitz and glitter Eve Starr they brought down Therapy's house with their madcap antics and theatre prowess.
Mimi Imfurst auditioned three times before becoming a contestant on the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race. She placed high in the first two challenges but was eliminated in the episode "Totally Leotarded" after lifting fellow contestant India Ferrah over her head during their lip-sync. Imfurst was among 12 former contestants brought back for RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars.
Mimi was also a founding member of Xelle, an American pop "girl group", originally consisting of fellow members JC Cassis, and Rony G.
Season 6 finally saw one of Therapy's favorite queens take home the tiara on RuPauls Drag Race. As the hostess of the wildly popular Testosterone, Bianca's amazingly quick wit put more junk in the trunks of the handsome men performing for the crowds.
Bianca quickly became a front-runner among the contestants and a fan favorite, eventually reaching the top three. On May 19, 2014, Del Rio was crowned the winner of the sixth season over runners-up Adore Delano and Courtney Act. She reached the finale without ever having to lip sync for her life, and is the first contestant in the history of the series to make it through the entire competition without ever placing low or in the bottom of a challenge.
Following her success on Drag Race, Bianca Del Rio has written and toured several stand-up shows, including The Rolodex of Hate (2014), Not Today Satan (2015–16), Blame It On Bianca Del Rio (2017–2018) and now, It's Jester Joke (2019), which also made her the first drag queen to headline Wembley Arena and a sold out show at Carnegie Hall.
Therapy was thrilled when another of its resident queens rose to the top to win a RuPauls Drag Race title.
Teaming up with Pixie Aventura, the two of them developed our long running Wednesday show, The Help. Bob's comic timing teamed so well with Pixie's quick barbs and LatinX charm. Bob is the drag mother of Miz Cracker and drag sister to Monét X Change.
In 2016, shortly after winning Drag Race, Bob released the single "Purse First" featuring DJ Mitch Ferrino. Bob's first comedy special, Bob The Drag Queen: Crazy Black Lady, will air on OutTV in Canada in October 2019.
Peppermint has hosted more shows at Therapy than any other queen in our 16 year history. As the long time host of Cattle Call, she wrangled up many amazing performers to entertain on our stage. Sherry Vine then teamed up with Peppermint for a long run hosting BiPolar which featured only live singing, a rarity in the New York drag community.
Peppermint was announced as one of the fourteen contestants on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Ultimately, she finished in second place losing to winner Sasha Velour, after they both lip synced to Whitney Houston's "It's Not Right But It's OK"
Peppermint made her Broadway debut in The Go'Go's-inspired musical Head Over Heels featuring the Go'Go's music.
Alexis Michelle hosted a new Thursday night drag show at Therapy which featured a competition between our guests having to perform crazy antics which ultimately, in drag queen tradition, got them to strip off their clothes.
Alexis auditioned for Drag Race eight times before being selected for season nine. In episode eleven, she was in the bottom two with Peppermint, and lost a lip sync to the Village People's "Macho Man", placing Michelle in fifth.
Alexis trained as an actor and singer and she frequently performs at the Feinstein/54 Below cabaret with her Broadway show "Alexis, I Am!"
Thursday's at Therapy have seen many transformations over the years. In another Hell's Kitchen attempt, Miz Cracker hosted as Ring Mistress in our over-the-top show featuring some of NYC's best Boylesque acts.
Miz Cracker was announced as one of fourteen contestants competing on the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. She won the episode ten main challenge after doing a makeover on Chester See. She was eliminated an episode later after losing a lip sync to "Nasty Girl" by Vanity 6 to eventual runner-up Kameron Michaels.
In early 2019, she finished her one-woman show called "It's Time", which she performed across the UK. Miz Cracker was added to the Drag Race "Haters Roast: The Shady Tour" comedy tour with other alumnae in 2019.
Following Bob the Drag Queen's victory on Drag Race, Bob's drag sister Monét X Change joined up with Pixie Aventura to continue it's Wednesday night dominance in NYC's drag show universe.
Monét X Change was announced as one of fourteen contestants competing on the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. She was eliminated in episode ten, placing sixth overall. She was named Miss Congeniality during the season's finale, and is the first holder of the title to have been voted by her fellow contestants. During episode one of Drag Race, Monét X Change made a dress decorated with kitchen sponges for the first runway challenge, which became a running joke throughout the rest of the series and inspired a number of internet memes amongst fans online.
On February 15, 2019, Monét was inducted into the RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Hall of Fame alongside Trinity the Tuck.