Peter Larkin

Peter Larkin

Designer

Peter Larkin, a four-time Tony-winning scenic designer who worked on Broadway and in Hollywood, passed away December 16 at age 93. In his long career in the theatre, Larkin designed the sets for Dial “M” for Murder (1952), Frederick Knott’s play that inspired the Hitchcock classic; the original production of Peter Pan (1954); Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs (1970); and the 1961 musical Wildcat starring Lucille Ball in her only Broadway show.

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  • Born: Aug 26, 1926 in Boston, MA
  • Death: Dec 16, 2019 in Bridgehampton, NY

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1984 Outstanding Set Design The Rink Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
1956 Special Citation No Time for Sergeants Winner
Tony Award
1984 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) The Rink Nominee
1960 Best Scenic Design of a Musical Greenwillow Nominee
1958 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Blue Denim Nominee
1958 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Miss Isobel Nominee
1958 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Good as Gold Nominee
1958 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Compulsion Nominee
1956 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) No Time for Sergeants Winner
1956 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Inherit the Wind Winner
1954 Best Scenic Design of a Play Ondine Winner
1954 Best Scenic Design of a Play The Teahouse of the August Moon Winner