PHOTO CALL: 2009 Tony Award Preview — Leading Actor in a Play/Musical Nominees

Tony Awards   PHOTO CALL: 2009 Tony Award Preview — Leading Actor in a Play/Musical Nominees Playbill.com offers a look at the nominees for the 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards in the categories of Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play and Musical.

Neil Patrick Harris will host this season's Tony Awards ceremony June 7. CBS-TV will broadcast the event live from Radio City Music Hall. The nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play follow:
Jeff Daniels, God of Carnage
Raúl Esparza, Speed-the-Plow
James Gandolfini, God of Carnage
Geoffrey Rush, Exit the King
Thomas Sadoski, Reasons to Be Pretty


The nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical follow:
David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish‚ Billy Elliot, The Musical
Gavin Creel, Hair
Brian d'Arcy James, Shrek The Musical
Constantine Maroulis, Rock of Ages
J. Robert Spencer, Next to Normal


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

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Click here for a full list of nominations.


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