Darren Criss, who plays gay student Blaine on Glee, will present producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron with Oufest's Visionary Award.

Zadan and Meron, the producers of the NBC musical drama Smash, will be honored at Outfest's 8th annual Legacy Awards at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on October 13.

Other projects for the duo include the big screen adaptations of Chicago and Hairspray and Broadway's Promises, Promises and How to Succeed in Businesses Without Really Trying. Zadan and Meron will also produce the upcoming 85th annual Academy Awards.

Criss made his Broadway debut on January 1, succeeding Daniel Radcliffe in the role of corporate ladder-climbing J. Pierrepont Finch in the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

“Thanks to Craig and Neil's all-encompassing work in movies, television and on stage, they have given a loud and clear voice to LGBT characters and issues that reaches the widest possible audience,” said Kirsten Schaffer, executive director of Outfest, in a statement. “We are very proud to honor two friends and longtime supporters of Outfest and are grateful for their profound impact on the LGBT community.”

Zadan and Meron said they were “honored and humbled to receive the Visionary Award from an organization as important and crucial as Outfest. We hope we can help spread the word that the community needs to embrace and support this outstanding group, that does so much to enrich the art and the lives of LGBT people everywhere.”