PHOTO CALL: 2008 Tony Award Preview — Best Leading Actress in a Musical Nominees

Tony Awards   PHOTO CALL: 2008 Tony Award Preview — Best Leading Actress in a Musical Nominees Playbill.com offers a look at the nominees for the 62nd Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards: Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Musical.

Whoopi Goldberg will host this season's Tony Awards ceremony June 15. CBS-TV will broadcast the event live from Radio City Music Hall, 8-11 PM (ET). (Click here for a full list of nominations.)

The nominees for Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Musical follow:
Kerry Butler, Xanadu
Patti LuPone, Gypsy
Kelli O'Hara, South Pacific
Faith Prince, A Catered Affair
Jenna Russell, Sunday in the Park With George

Here is a look at the nominated actresses in their productions:

Kerry Butler in Xanadu
Patti LuPone in Gypsy
Kelli O'Hara in South Pacific
Faith Prince in A Catered Affair
Jenna Russell in Sunday in the Park with George

Photos by Joan Marcus (Gypsy, South Pacific, Sunday in the Park...)‚ Paul Kolnik (Xanadu) and Jim Cox (A Catered Affair). Additional photos by Aubrey Reuben and Ernio Hernandez.