Steven Van Zandt and Frankie Valli, who are both in the New Jersey Hall of Fame, will be honored again this year.
Van Zandt, who earned induction as a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band in 2013, will be inducted this time under his own name. And Valli, who was honored under his own name in 2011, will be inducted as a member of The Four Seasons (Four Seasons members Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Joe Long will also be inducted).
Other inductees in the Performing Arts category will include Meryl Streep, Gloria Gaynor and Deborah Harry.
Arts & Letter inductees will be Harlan Coben and Anna Quindlen.
Enterprise inductees will be Jon Hanson, Steve Forbes, Joe Buckelew and Buddy “The Cake Boss” Valastro.
Public Service inductees will be astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, nurse Clara Maass and politician Millicent Fenwick.
Sports inductees will be baseball player Al Leiter and runner Mary Decker.
The Unsung Hero inductee will be announced in April
The ceremony is scheduled to take place May 6 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park.
(March 15 Update: Tickets will go on sale March 22 at 10 a.m. atnjhalloffame.org.)
The following are among those who were nominated but will NOT be inducted:Charles Addams,Stephen Crane,Janet Evanovich,Joyce Kilmer,Fran Lebowitz,Anthony Bourdain,Fairleigh S. Dickinson,Paul Volcker,George Benson,Stephen Colbert,Tom Cruise,Nathan Lane,Louis Freeh,William Paterson,Antonin Scalia,Richard Stockton,Harry Carson,Monte Irvin,Carli Lloyd,Willis Reed andPhil Simms.