Today, the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 announced that six-time Grammy and Latin Grammy award winner Marc Anthony will be honored and presented with the 2019 Order of the Golden Sphinx award at the 7th Annual Order of the Golden Sphinx Gala at the Pierre in New York City on April 15, 2019.
The Order of the Golden Sphinx, named for a traditional symbol of the Hasty Pudding Institute, is the highest honor bestowed by the Institute, and recognizes individuals in the entertainment industry for their extraordinary contributions to the performing arts. The recipient represents the Institute’s mission to support and foster the performing arts within its membership at Harvard and the community at large.
Previous recipients of the Order of the Golden Sphinx award include Michael Lynton, Chairman of Snap, Inc. and former CEO of Sony Entertainment; David Heyman, producer of Gravity and the Harry Potter film universe; Clive Davis, legendary music producer and Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music; Daryl Roth, ten-time Tony Award-winning Broadway producer; Paris Barclay, two-time Emmy Award-winner and two-term President of the Director’s Guild of America; and Derek McLane, Tony and two-time Emmy-Award winning designer of over 350 productions.
“It is our privilege to present Marc Anthony with the 2019 Order of The Golden Sphinx, as his contributions to the world of the performing arts are renowned,” said Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 Chairman Andrew L. Farkas. “Marc is extraordinarily talented, and has inspired people, young and old, around the world with his music and his generous spirit, and continues to elevate all of those around him while celebrating all that is good in this world.”
“I am honored to receive the Order of the Golden Sphinx Award this year,” replied Marc Anthony. “Growing up in New York City, I benefited from performing arts programs in our community. The cultivation of new talent around the world is the future of generations everywhere.”
MARC ANTHONY is one of the most influential artists of his time and a true ambassador of Latin music and culture. He has received countless gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and has been credited with over 30 Billboard chart hits and over 4.7 Billion views on YouTube. His latest album, Marc Anthony 3.0, released July 23, 2013, has received an American Music Award; a GRAMMY® Award nomination; five Premios Lo Nuestro; two Premios Juventud; ten Billboard Latin Music Awards; three Billboard Awards; and a special recognition from the Univision television network.
Anthony has also established a highly credible acting résumé. Besides his music and acting accomplishments, in 2012, the six-time GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Award winner launched the Maestro Cares Foundation, hosting a series of fundraisers throughout the year to benefit the non-profit organization and build orphanages in Latin America. He also has his own clothing and accessories line for Kohl’s, and he is a minority owner of The Miami Dolphins. His entertainment and sports venture, Magnus Media, is the leading Latin artist and athlete representation company in the nation and focuses on developing new ventures that bridge content creation and commerce.
On November 16th, Anthony received the prestigious “Person of the Year” honor from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In September of 2017, Marc Anthony and Magnus created the alliance of artists and athletes, Somos Una Voz, to help provide humanitarian relief to areas affected by natural disasters throughout the southern United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico and other affected areas in the Caribbean.
Most recently, his new tour “Legacy” was included in the Pollstar “Global Top Grossing Concert Tours List of 2019.”
The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770’s philanthropic mission is to provide educational and developmental support in all aspects of the performing arts for the underprivileged, to encourage satire and comedy, and to cultivate young talent around the world. The Institute is comprises the Hasty Pudding Club (the oldest social club in the United States), the Hasty Pudding Theatricals (the third oldest theater group in the world, after the Comédie-Française and the Oberammergau Passion Players) and the Harvard Krokodiloes (the foremost collegiate a cappella group in the United States). Over the last two centuries, it has grown into a premiere performing arts organization, a patron of the arts and comedy, and an advocate for satire and discourse as tools for change worldwide.