LuPone and Benanti have both been similarly honored by the theatre-district eatery, the latter receiving her portrait this past June.
Gaines is a four-time Tony Award winner for his performances in The Heidi Chronicles, She Loves Me, Contact and the Gypsy revival currently playing Broadway's St. James Theatre. Other Broadway credits include Company, Cabaret, Twelve Angry Men, Pygmalion and Journey's End, for which he received an additional Tony nomination and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play.
Friends, family and a number of Gaines' many former castmates were on hand to toast the actor:
Photos by Aubrey Reuben