Justin Vivian Bond
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Justin Vivian Bond

Justin Vivian Bond

Recently described as "The greatest cabaret artist of (v's) generation" by Hilton Als in the New Yorker, singer, songwriter and Tony-nominated performance artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond, is an Obie, Bessie and Ethyl Eichelberger Award winner. V's debut EP Pink Slip was released in July 2009. Justin has won rave reviews for writing, directing and starring in Christmas Spells (one of the top 5 theatrical experiences of 2009 -The New Yorker), Re:Galli Blonde (A Sissy Fix) at The Kitchen in New York City, and Lustre which premiered at PS122 in the East Village and toured the UK culminating in a critically acclaimed run at London's Soho Theatre ('Justin Bond is a trans-atlantic cabaret messiah' ***** Time Out London). In 2008 Mx Bond appeared at The Southbank Center in London in the title roll of Sinderella an original musical written by Martyn Jacques of The Tiger Lillies. In 2007 v premiered Justin Bond is Close To You, a reinterpretation of the Carpenter's classic album Close To You performed in its entirety in Central Park and subsequently presented by The Sydney Opera House in Australia and San Francisco's fabled Castro Theater. In 2005 V's show, Glamour Damage, had its world premiere at London's Soho Theatre and was hailed by the Evening Standard as "A glittering walk on the wild side." V regularly Emcees the performance series Weimar New York which has played in such varied locations as the SFMOMA, The Speigeltent, and Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in New York. As a featured vocalist on the London Readers Wifes' single Nostalgia, v had a top 20 hit on the UK alternative chart. Mx Bond also toured internationally with the avant-garde noise/cabaret band Pantychrist. As one-half of the Performance duo Kiki and Herb, Justin Vivian has toured the world headlining at Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House, London's Queen Elizabeth Hall and has starred in a Tony nominated run on Broadway, Kiki and Herb Alive on Broadway (The Helen Hayes Theatre) and Off-Broadway Coup de Theatre (The Cherry Lane Theatre). Kiki and Herb have released two cds Do You Hear What We Hear?, Kiki and Herb Will Die For You at Carnegie Hall and a DVD Kiki and Herb Live at the Knitting Factory. Film credits include a starring role in John Cameron Mitchell's feature Shortbus, Charles Hermann-Wurmfeld's Fancy's Persuasion as well as Imaginary Heroes and Jon Moritsugu's Mod F@*k Explosion. Television appearances include Ugly Betty and Late Night With Conan O'Brian.


glossary of terms:
full name: Mx Justin Vivian Bond
prefix: mx
pronoun: v
gender: trans
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