Viktor Devonne, photographed by CB Summers for the NeoBurlesque Deck, 2022, holding the crown he won for Mr Hollywood Burlesque 2019
|Born||September 1, 1983 (age 39, Virgo)|
New Haven, CT, U.S.
|Occupations||burlesque entertainer, podcaster, producer, writer|
|Years active||2006-present [Rocky Horror (2001-2007)]|
|Tagline||“The Whitefaced Tornado” as dubbed by Tigger!|
|Affiliations||White Elephant Burlesque (since 2006), The Silver Tusk Awards (since 2017)|
|Awards/Titles|| • Mr Hollywood Burlesque, 2019 Hollywood Burlesque Festival|
• Master of Comedy (for “Digital Get Down”), 2017 PA Burlypicks
• 1st runner-up/audience vote; honored as NJ Legend: 2016 New Jersey Burlesque Festival
• Too Fucking Funny (for “Digital Get Down”), 2016 Fucking Burlesque Awards NYC
|Signature Look||clown white (brand: Mehron), red lipstick, multi-color eyeshadow; occasionally: painted-on 5 o’clock shadow; tattered patchwork pants, suspenders, pearls|
|Styles||Vaudeville, Clown, Dramatic, Weimar, Cabaret|
|Signature Acts||Laptop/Love in the 90s (“Digital Get Down,”) “Paper Moon,” “Pirate Jenny,” Mouse (“Cheap Thrills,” “Brother Can You Spare a Dime”)|
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Viktor Devonne has been performing somewhat naked on stage since 2003 with a formal burlesque debut in 2006 as emcee for the first White Elephant Burlesque show. As director, WEBurlesque made marks across the eastern seaboard and a five years residency in New York City.
Named Mr Hollywood Burlesque in 2019, Viktor made the move to west coast, where he produces the WEBurlesque podcast (now in its 7th season) and has appeared in multiple regional and national events. He is also behind the Silver Tusk Burlesque Awards, which honors entertainers with glorious and silly titles, voted on by the industry and its audience. He is the King of Hearts in the neoburlesquedeck card deck by Lili VonSchtupp and CB Summers.
He has been dubbed the Whitefaced Tornado by the godfather of neoburlesque Tigger!
2023: Hollywood Burlesque Festival, Salt City Burlesque Festival held in Syracuse, NY; Colorado Burlesque Festival
2022: Seattle Boylesque Festival, Ohio Burlesque Festival, Tulsa Burlesque Festival,
2021: Fierce! Queer Performing Arts Festival (Cyber Edition)
2020: Digital Boylesque Festival
2019: Ohio Burlesque Festival, Nerdlesque Festival held at Coney Island, NY
2018: Ohio Burlesque Festival; Empire Burlesque Festival held in Ithaca, NY; New Jersey Burlesque Festival (performer/host)
2017: Empire Burlesque Festival held in Ithaca, NY; Fierce Burlesque Festival held in Pittsburgh, PA; New York Burlesque Festival; Philadelphia Burlesque Festival; Bagel Burlesque Festival held in Montreal
2016: Fierce Burlesque Festival held in Denver, CO; New York Boylesque Festival; New Jersey Burlesque Festival; Philadelphia Burlesque Festival; Alternatease held in Boston, MA