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

Tony Awards   PHOTO CALL: 2008 Tony Award Preview — Best Leading Actress in a Play 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 Play.

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 Play follow:
Eve Best, The Homecoming
Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County
Kate Fleetwood, Macbeth
S. Epatha Merkerson, Come Back, Little Sheba
Amy Morton, August: Osage County

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

Eve Best in The Homecoming
Deanna Dunagan in August: Osage County
Kate Fleetwood in Macbeth
S. Epatha Merkerson in Come Back, Little Sheba
Amy Morton in August: Osage County

Photos by Joan Marcus (August: Osage County and Come Back, Little Sheba)‚ Scott Landis (The Homecoming) and Manuel Harlan (Macbeth). Additional photos by Aubrey Reuben and Ernio Hernandez.