Toronto decorator Peter Nigrini wins Tony Award nomination


Toronto set designer Peter Nigrini has been nominated for a Tony Award for the Broadway musical GM.

Along with American set designer Derek McLane, Nigrini was shortlisted for Best Scenic Design for a Musical.

The nominations were announced early Monday morning, with A strange loop leading the pack with 11 nominations, closely followed by GM and place of paradise with 10 nominations each.

GM tells the story of legendary American singer Michael Jackson and focuses on the making of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour, featuring his music.

The production was directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon, with a book by Lynn Nottage.

Nigrini is known for his work on the 2016s Dear Evan Hansenand he has already received nominations for his work on the 2019 productions Ain’t too proud and beetle juice.