Justin Vivian Bond (born 1963) is an American singer-songwriter, author, painter, performance artist, and actor. Described as “the best cabaret artist of his generation”, and a “tornado of art and activism”, Bond first achieved prominence under the pseudonym of Kiki Durane in the stage duo known as Kiki and Herb, an act born out of a collaboration with long-time co-star Kenny Mellman. With a musical voice, self-described as “kind of woody and full with a lot of vibration.” Bond is a Tony-nominated performer, who has received GLAAD, Obie, Bessie, Ethyl, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award. Bond is transgender and prefers the gender-inclusive honorific Mx. and pronoun v, a reference to the artist’s middle name.
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