A producer nominated at the upcoming Tony Awards has been injured in a road traffic accident just days before the big ceremony.

S.D. Wagner, the brains behind Tony-nominated show A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, was on her way to a store in New York City to pick up some jewellery for the big event when she was struck by a car.

The driver allegedly sped away, leaving her injured on the street, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.

Wagner was not seriously hurt and is expected to attend the Tony Awards on 8 June (14) as scheduled.

A representative for the show joked about the incident, saying, "We didn't get a look at the driver, but we aren't counting out the possibility it was a producer from a competing show... Tony season can be murder!"

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is nominated for 10 awards, including the coveted Best Musical prize.