Danny DeVito to Host the New Jersey Hall of Fame Ceremony at NJPAC
New Jersey native Danny DeVito will act as the master of ceremonies for the 15th iteration of The New Jersey Hall of Fame Ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center this Sunday (October 29).
Additionally, Anna Diaz-White and Michael Fux will be honored as this year’s Unsung Heroes, an award which recognizes game-changers in the state of New Jersey that are not typically recognized for their work in bettering their communities.
“The Unsung Heroes award offers us the unique opportunity to show our gratitude and put a spotlight on the people who often work behind the scenes to make invaluable contributions to their community,” said First Lady Tammy Murphy. “It brings me great joy to join Gloria Gaynor to bestow this honor on Anna and Michael for their tireless work and dedication to such important causes.”
Anna Diaz-White serves as the Executive Director of 180 Turning Lives Around, the Monmouth County non-profit providing survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families with free and confidential programs and resources to process and heal from their experiences. Michael Fux migrated to Newark, NJ, from Cuba in 1958 with his mother and his brother at just 15 years old and didn’t speak a word of English. He is now CEO of Imaginarium and Co.
The previously announced Hall of Fame class of 2023 includes Tiki Barber, Sue Wicks, David Chase, Tony Orlando, Patti Scialfa, Finn Wentworth, Josh Weston, Steve Adubato, Sr., Charles Edison, George Shultz, George Segal, and Dorothy Porter Wesley. The October 29th event will also feature notable presenters and surprise musical performances, including Jim Babjak and Dennis Diken of The Smithereens with guests Marshall Crenshaw and Graham Maby.