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Nigel Lythgoe


Nigel Lythgoe was born on July 9, 1949 in Wirral, England. He is a producer and writer, known for American Idol (2002), Gladiators (1992) and So You Think You Can Dance (2005). He was previously married to Bonnie Lythgoe. See full bio »

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Nominated for 11 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 In Kgantse & Kenny's Paradise (TV Series) (associate producer)
  American Idol (TV Series) (executive producer - 264 episodes, 2002 - 2014) (producer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2009) (segment producer - 1 episode, 2008) (co-executive producer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Episode #13.34 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #13.33 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #13.32 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #13.31 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #13.30 (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Dancing in Jaffa (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 The Britannia Awards (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005-2012 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (executive producer - 165 episodes)
- Winners Chosen (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Top 4 Perform (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Top 6 Perform (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Top 8 Perform (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Top 10 Perform (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2012 A Chance to Dance (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2012 Opening Act (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2011 CMT's Next Superstar (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Finale Show (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.9 (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.8 (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Secret Fortune (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2009 Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009 Superstars of Dance (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Season Premiere (2009) ... (executive producer)
 2007 The Next Great American Band (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2004 American Idol: The Phenomenon (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2004 American Idol: Life on the Road (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2003 An American Idol Christmas (TV Movie documentary) (co-executive producer)
 2003 American Juniors (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2003 All American Girl (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2002 American Idols in Las Vegas (TV Movie) (co-executive producer)
 2001 Pop Idol (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Auditions 1 (2001) ... (executive producer)
 2001 Survivor (TV Series) (series producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.20 (2001) ... (series producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (series producer)
 2001 Popstars (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Live Final (2001) ... (executive producer)
 2001 An Audience with Des O'Connor (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2000 The Way They Were: Coronation Street Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2000/I Popstars (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2000 AXN Action TV (TV Series) (executive producer)
  Gladiators (TV Series) (executive producer - 66 episodes, 1995 - 1999) (producer - 42 episodes, 1992 - 1994)
- Final (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Heat 2 (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Heat 1 (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Final (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Semi Final 2 (1998) ... (executive producer)
 1999 Animals Do the Funniest Things (TV Series documentary) (producer)
 1998 The Thoughts of Chairman Alf (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... (executive producer)
 1998 Don't Try This at Home! (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1998 Ice Warriors (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 January 1998 (1998) ... (executive producer)
 1997 Dame Edna Kisses It Better (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1997 An Audience with Ronnie Corbett (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1997 Another Audience with Freddie Starr (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1997 An Audience with Elton John (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1997 The Big Big Talent Show (TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #2.8 (1997) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.7 (1997) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.6 (1997) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.5 (1997) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.3 (1997) ... (producer)
 1997 An Audience with Alf Garnett (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1997 An Audience with Bruce Forsyth (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1996-1997 Gladiators: The Ashes (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- The Ashes 2: Round 3 (1997) ... (executive producer)
- The Ashes 2: Round 2 (1997) ... (executive producer)
- The Ashes 2: Round 1 (1997) ... (executive producer)
- The Ashes: Round 2 (1996) ... (executive producer)
 1996 The Joe Pasquale Show (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1994 The Brian Conley Show (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.5 (1994) ... (producer)
 1991-1992 Bob's Your Uncle (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #2.13 (1992) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.1 (1992) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.13 (1991) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... (producer)
 1988-1991 The Joe Longthorne Show (TV Series) (producer - 15 episodes)
- Episode #3.6 (1991) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.1 (1991) ... (producer)
- Special (1990) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.6 (1989) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.5 (1989) ... (producer)
 1989 Sketch Pad (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1989) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... (producer)
 1988 Bobby Davro's TV Weekly (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Bobby Davro's TV Weekly (1988) ... (producer)
 1988 You Bet! (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1986 Beadle's About (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (executive producer)
 1984 Mates and Music (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (producer)
 1981 Bud 'n' Ches (TV Movie) (associate producer)
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Show Show Director (16 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (18 credits)
Show Show Actor (4 credits)
Show Show Self (54 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Narrated a "Star of the Month" short tribute to Ginger Rogers on the Turner Classic Movies cable channel, which debuted in March 2010. It aired several times during the month.

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Has choreographed for Ben Vereen, Shirley Bassey and the Muppets. See more »

Nickname:

Nasty Nigel

Star Sign:

Cancer

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