The 53rd annual Antoinette Perry Awards, a presentation of the American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theatres and Producers, will air Sunday at 9 on CBS from the Gershwin Theatre in New York.

"Parade" leads with nine Tony nominations, followed by "Fosse" with eight.

The Tony Award for regional theater will be given to the Crossroads Theatre Company of New Brunswick, N.J.

Tonys for Lifetime Achievements will go to Uta Hagen, who has previously won two; playwright Arthur Miller, who has three; and Isabelle Stevenson, chairman of the American Theatre Wing.

A special Tony for a live theatrical event will go to the production of "Fool Moon."

In addition, PBS stations will carry "Broadway 99: Launching the Tonys," airing Sunday at 8 on PBS, a special from WNET that will include the presentation of 10 awards.

The nominees:

BEST PLAY

"Closer" by Patrick Marber

"The Lonesome West" by Martin McDonagh

"Not About Nightingales" by Tennessee Williams

"Side Man" by Warren Leight

BEST MUSICAL

"The Civil War"

"Fosse"

"It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues"

"Parade"

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL

"Footloose"

"It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues"

"Marlene"

"Parade"

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (FOR THE THEATER)

"Footloose"

"Parade"

"The Civil War"

"Twelfth Night"

BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Brian Dennehy in "Death of a Salesman"

Brian O'Bryne in "The Lonesome West"

Corin Redgrave in "Not About Nightingales"

Kevin Spacey in "The Iceman Cometh"

BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Stockard Channing in "The Lion in Winter"

Judi Dench in "Amy's View"

Marian Seldes in "Ring Round the Moon"

Zoe Wanamaker in "Electra"

BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Brent Carver in "Parade"

"Adam Cooper in "Swan Lake"

Martin Short in "Little Me"

Tom Wopat in "Annie Get Your Gun"

BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Carolee Carmello in "Parade"

Dee Hoty in "Footloose"

Bernadette Peters in "Annie Get Your Gun"

Sian Phillips in "Marlene"

BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Kevin Anderson in "Death of a Salesman"

Finbar Lynch in "Not About Nightingales"

Howard Witt in "Death of a Salesman"

Frank Wood in "Side Man"

BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Claire Bloom in "Electra"

Samantha Bond in "Amy's View"

Dawn Bradfield in "The Lonesome West"

Elizabeth Franz in "Death of a Salesman"

BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Roger Bart in "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"

Desmond Richardson in "Fosse"

Ron Taylor in "It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues"

Scott Wise in "Fosse"

BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Gretha Boston in "It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues"

Kristin Chenoweth in "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"

Valarie Pettiford in "Fosse"

Mary Testa in "On the Town"

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY

Howard Davies for "The Iceman Cometh"

Robert Falls for "Death of a Salesman"

Garry Hynes for "The Lonesome West"

Trevor Nunn for "Not About Nightingales"

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

Matthew Bourne for "Swan Lake"

Richard Maltby Jr. and Ann Reinking for "Fosse"

Michael Mayer for "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"

Harold Prince for "Parade"

BEST SCENIC DESIGN

Bob Crowley for "The Iceman Cometh"

Bob Crowley for "Twelfth Night"

Riccardo Hernandez for "Parade"

Richard Hoover for "Not About Nightingales"

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Lez Brotherston for "Swan Lake"

Santo Loquasto for "Fosse"

John David Ridge for "Ring Round the Moon"

Catherine Zuber for "Twelfth Night"

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN

Andrew Bridge for "Fosse"

Mark Henderson for "The Iceman Cometh"

Natasha Kartz for "Twelfth Night"

Chris Parry for "Not About Nightingales"

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Patricia Birch for "Parade"

Matthew Bourne for "Swan Lake"

C. Ciulla for "Footloose"

Rob Marshall for "Little Me"

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

"Death of a Salesman"

"Electra"

"The Iceman Cometh"

"Twelfth Night"

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

"Annie Get Your Gun"

"Little Me"

"Peter Pan"

"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"

CAPTION: "Fosse," featuring Brad Musgrove among a cast of 32 dancers, is nominated for eight Tony Awards. The presentation will be shown Sunday on CBS.