The actor was feted for his work in theater both on and off-Broadway at a November 10 event.
The future Broadway stars will compete on October 11 at New World Stages.
Susan Blackwell will host the event, which will be held on November 10 at the Hudson Theatre.
The eighth annual competition will take place at New World Stages.
Dan Markley Replaces Isaac Hurwitz as Executive Director and Producer of the New York Musical Theatre Festival