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Nigel Lythgoe was born on 9 July 1949, in The Wirral, England, and is a film and television director and producer, a television dance competition judge, as well as a former dancer in the Young Generation, and a choreographer. He has produced such projects as ‘American Idol’ and ‘Pop Idol’, and created the competition shows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘Superstars od Dance’.

So just how rich is Nigel Lythgoe? Authoritative sources estimate that the total amount of Nigel Lythgoe’s net worth reaches over $110 million, accumulated from his varied involvement in the entertainment industry during a career now spanning almost 50 years.

Nigel Lythgoe Net Worth $110 Million

Nigel Lythgoe was 10 years old when he became interested in dancing, beginning with began tap dancing, and studying at the Hylton-Bromley School of Dance and Drama, followed by the Perry Cowell School of Dance both on Merseyside, which included classical ballet, ballroom, modern jazz,  and national dance from several countries. Nigel Lythgoe opened his net worth account as a professional choreographer in the late 1960s, and in the 1970’s he worked with such dancers as Cyd Charisse, Shirley Bassey, Gene Kelly and Ben Vereen, which activities provided a solid basis to his net worth.

Nigel became the only person to be a dancer, choreographer, producer and director of the Royal Variety Performance, and then Nigel became interested in using choreography on television. It was a very perspective area and Nigel has added much to his net worth as up to date he has choreographed more than 500 shows on the small screen, so much so that in addition, in 1995 Lythgoe became the Head of Entertainment and Comedy at London Weekend Television, which saw a significant boost to his net worth over the coming years.

In 2000, Lythgoe judged the talent show series ‘Popstars’, on which he earned the nickname Nasty Nigel because of his sharp remarks to the contestants.

As a producer, Lythgoe has increased his net worth after his successfully produced projects such as ‘The Next Great American Band’, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘All American Girl’, ‘American Juniors’, ‘American Idol’, ‘Pop Idol’, ‘The Brian Conley Show’, ‘Superstars of Dance’, ‘Idol Gives Back’, ‘CMT’s Next Superstar’ and many other shows.

In addition to being a world-leading choreographer and producer, Lythgoe has proven to be a successful director too, including the following directorial works which undoubtedly made Nigel Lythgoe’s net worth rise,  including reality television shows such as ‘Superstars of Dance’, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘All American Girl’, ‘American Idol’, ‘Survivor’ and ‘Popstars’, and other shows ‘Animals Do The Funniest Things’, ‘TV Weekly’, ‘Gladiators’ and ‘The Brian Conley Show’.

Lythgoe is a multiple nominee for Emmy Awards for the Outstanding Reality or Competition Programs and a nominee of a Grammy Award for the Album of the Year. Moreover, he is a winner of The Governor’s Award in 2007, the International Emmy Founders Award in 2011 and the Ellis Island International Medal of Honor in 2014.

Aside from entertainment, Nigel is also the owner of a vineyard in Paso Robles, California.

In his personal life, Nigel Lythgoe married Bonita Shawe in 1974, and the couple had two children, but divorced in 2010. In 2003, Lythgoe had a heart attack, after which he stopped smoking, but he almost died from a burst appendix later that year! Latest reports are that he is is good health as of 2016.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 9, 1949
Birth place: Wirral Peninsula, United Kingdom
Profession:Choreographer, Television Director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Film director, Film Producer, Actor, Dancer, TV Personality
Nationality:British
Spouse:Bonnie Lythgoe (m. 1974–2010)
Children:Simon Lythgoe, Kris Lythgoe
Parents:Gertrude Emily Lythgoe, George Percival Lythgoe
Movies:Carrie Underwood
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the performing arts, education and charity. He is a television producer.
2A one-time dancer and choreographer, he later became an English television and film director and producer, who crashed onto the Hollywood scene, producing the shows American Idol (2002) as well as creating, executive producing and being a regular judge on So You Think You Can Dance (2005).
3Has choreographed for Ben Vereen, Shirley Bassey and the Muppets.
4Held the post of Head of Entertainment and Comedy at London Weekend Television, where he commissioned and produced shows including "Gladiators" and "Blind Date".
5He met former wife, Bonnie Lythgoe, while he was choreographer for the BBC's "Young Generation" dance troupe. They married in 1974 and divorced in 2007. Bonnie was also an audition judge on the first season of So You Think You Can Dance (2005) and is a judge on the Australian version of the show, So You Think You Can Dance Australia (2008). The couple have two sons: Simon Lythgoe and Kristopher Lythgoe.
6Father, with Bonnie Lythgoe of sons Kristopher Lythgoe and Simon Lythgoe. Grandfather of George Lythgoe.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramSo You Think You Can Dance (2005)· Allen Shapiro (executive producer)
· Barry Adelman (executive producer)
· Simon Fuller (executive producer)
· Jeff Thacker (executive producer)
· James Breen (executive producer)
· Zoe Brown (co-executive producer)
· Mike Deffina (supervising producer)
· Colleen Childe (supervising producer)
· Jensen Oliver Moon (senior producer)
· Melanie Oberman (senior producer)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramSo You Think You Can Dance (2005)· Barry Adelman (executive producer)
· Allen Shapiro (executive producer)
· Simon Fuller (executive producer)
· Jeff Thacker (co-executive producer)
· James Breen (co-executive producer)
· Zoe Brown (senior supervising producer)
· Dan Sacks (senior supervising producer)
· Adam Cooper (supervising producer)
· Mike Deffina (senior producer)
· Colleen Childe (senior producer)
· Matt Kinsey (producer)
· Jensen Oliver Moon (producer)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramSo You Think You Can Dance (2005)· Barry Adelman (executive producer)
· Simon Fuller (executive producer)
· Jeff Thacker (co-executive producer)
· James Breen (co-executive producer)
· Zoe Brown (senior supervising producer)
· Dan Sacks (senior supervising producer)
· Adam Cooper (supervising producer)
· Mike Deffina (senior producer)
· Hope Wilson (senior producer)
· Matt Kinsey (producer)
· Jensen Oliver Moon (producer)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramSo You Think You Can Dance (2005)· Zoe Brown (senior supervising producer)
· Colleen Childe (senior producer)
· James Breen (co-executive producer)
· Dan Sacks (co-supervising producer)
· Hope Wilson (senior producer)
· Barry Adelman (executive producer)
· Simon Fuller (executive producer)
· Mike Yurchuk (co-supervising producer)
· Jeff Thacker (co-executive producer)
· Adam Cooper (senior producer)
· Mike Deffina (senior producer)
2012PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Competition TelevisionAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)· Charles Boyd
· Cécile Frot-Coutaz
· Simon Fuller
· Patrick Lynn
· Megan Michaels
· Ken Warwick
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality - Competition ProgramAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)· Ken Warwick (executive producer)
· Simon Fuller (executive producer)
· Cécile Frot-Coutaz (executive producer)
· Charles Boyd (co-executive producer)
· Patrick Lynn (supervising producer)
· Megan Michaels (supervising producer)
· Ron De Shay (senior producer)
· Norm Betts (senior producer)
· Theo Dimitriou (producer)
· Katie Fennelly (producer)
· Melanie Oberman (producer)
· Brian Robinson (producer)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality - Competition ProgramSo You Think You Can Dance (2005)· Barry Adelman (executive producer)
· Simon Fuller (executive producer)
· James Breen (co-executive producer)
· Jeff Thacker (co-executive producer)
· Zoe Brown (supervising producer)
· Mike Yurchuk (senior producer)
· Dan Sacks (senior producer)
· Adam Cooper (producer)
· Mike Deffina (producer)
· Hope Wilson (producer)
· Brian Robinson (producer)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)· Ken Warwick (executive producer)
· Cécile Frot-Coutaz (executive producer)
· Simon Fuller (executive producer)
· Charles Boyd (supervising producer)
· James Breen (supervising producer)
· Patrick Lynn (senior producer)
· Megan Michaels (senior producer)
2008PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Competition TelevisionAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)· Ken Warwick
· Simon Fuller
· Charles Boyd
· Megan Michaels
· Cécile Frot-Coutaz
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)· Ken Warwick (executive producer)
· Cécile Frot-Coutaz (executive producer)
· Simon Fuller (executive producer)
· Richard Curtis (executive producer)
· Charles Boyd (supervising producer)
· James Breen (supervising producer)
· Patrick Lynn (senior producer)
· Megan Michaels (producer)
· Ryan Seacrest (host)
· Simon Cowell (judge)
· Randy Jackson (judge)
· Paula Abdul (judge)
2007PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Non-Fiction TelevisionAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)· Ken Warwick
· Simon Fuller
· Charles Boyd
· Simon Lythgoe
· Megan Michaels
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)· Simon Fuller (executive producer)
· Ken Warwick (executive producer)
· Cécile Frot-Coutaz (executive producer)
· Charles Boyd (supervising producer)
· James Breen (senior producer)
· Simon Lythgoe (producer)
· Megan Michaels (producer)
· Ryan Seacrest (host)
· Simon Cowell (judge)
· Paula Abdul (judge)
· Randy Jackson (judge)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)· Simon Fuller (executive producer)
· Cécile Frot-Coutaz (executive producer)
· Ken Warwick (executive producer)
· Charles Boyd (supervising producer)
· James Breen (senior producer)
· Simon Lythgoe (producer)
· Megan Michaels (producer)
· Ryan Seacrest (host)
· Simon Cowell (judge)
· Paula Abdul (judge)
· Randy Jackson (judge)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)· Simon Fuller (executive producer)
· Cécile Frot-Coutaz (executive producer)
· Ken Warwick (executive producer)
· David Goffin (supervising producer)
· Charles Boyd (senior producer)
· Beth McNamara (producer)
· Simon Cowell (judge)
· Paula Abdul (judge)
· Randy Jackson (judge)
· Ryan Seacrest (host)
2004PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Reality/Game/Informational Series TelevisionAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)· Simon Fuller
· Ken Warwick
· David Goffin
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality/Competition ProgramAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)· Simon Fuller (executive producer)
· Cécile Frot-Coutaz (executive producer)
· Simon Jones (executive producer)
· Ken Warwick (co-executive producer)
· David Goffin (supervising producer)
· Charles Boyd (senior producer)
· John Entz (producer)
· Beth McNamara (producer)
· Ryan Seacrest (host)
· Simon Cowell (judge)
· Randy Jackson (judge)
· Paula Abdul (judge)
2003PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Reality/Game/Informational Series TelevisionAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)· Simon Fuller
· Ken Warwick
· Brian Gadinsky
· David Goffin


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Easiest Game Show Ever2016TV Series executive producer
Every Single Step2015TV Series executive producer - 2015
In Kgantse & Kenny's Paradise2014TV Series associate producer
Dance School Diaries2014TV Series executive producer - 2014
American IdolTV Series executive producer - 264 episodes, 2002 - 2014 producer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2009 segment producer - 1 episode, 2008 co-executive producer - 1 episode, 2007
Dancing in Jaffa2013Documentary executive producer
The Britannia Awards2012TV Special executive producer
So You Think You Can Dance2005-2012TV Series executive producer - 165 episodes
A Chance to Dance2012TV Series executive producer
Opening Act2012TV Series executive producer
CMT's Next Superstar2011TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Secret Fortune2011TV Series executive producer
Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special2009TV Movie executive producer
So You Think You Can Dance Get Fit: Cardio Funk2009Video executive producer
Superstars of Dance2009TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
The Next Great American Band2007TV Series executive producer
American Idol: The Phenomenon2004TV Special executive producer
American Idol: Life on the Road2004TV Special executive producer
An American Idol Christmas2003TV Movie documentary co-executive producer
American Juniors2003TV Series executive producer
All American Girl2003TV Series executive producer
American Idols in Las Vegas2002TV Movie co-executive producer
Pop Idol2001TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Survivor2001TV Series series producer - 2 episodes
Popstars2001TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Don't Try This at Home!1998-2001TV Series executive producer - 35 episodes
An Audience with Des O'Connor2001TV Special executive producer
The Way They Were: Coronation Street2000TV Special executive producer
Popstars2000/ITV Series executive producer
AXN Action TV2000TV Series executive producer
GladiatorsTV Series executive producer - 66 episodes, 1995 - 1999 producer - 42 episodes, 1992 - 1994
Animals Do the Funniest Things1999TV Series documentary producer
The Thoughts of Chairman Alf1998TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Ice Warriors1998TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Dame Edna Kisses It Better1997TV Series executive producer
An Audience with Ronnie Corbett1997TV Movie executive producer
Another Audience with Freddie Starr1997TV Movie executive producer
An Audience with Elton John1997TV Special executive producer
The Big Big Talent Show1997TV Series producer - 7 episodes
An Audience with Alf Garnett1997TV Movie executive producer
An Audience with Bruce Forsyth1997TV Movie executive producer
Gladiators: The Ashes1996-1997TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
The Joe Pasquale Show1996TV Movie executive producer
The Brian Conley Show1994TV Series producer - 1 episode
Bob's Your Uncle1991-1992TV Series producer - 4 episodes
The Joe Longthorne Show1988-1991TV Series producer - 15 episodes
Sketch Pad1989TV Series producer - 4 episodes
Bobby Davro's TV Weekly1988TV Series producer - 1 episode
You Bet!1988TV Series executive producer
Beadle's About1986TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Mates and Music1984TV Series producer - 1 episode
Bud 'n' Ches1981TV Movie associate producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series 3 episodes, 2012 creator - 152 episodes, 2005 - 2015
A Chance to Dance2012TV Series creator
So You Think You Can Dance2010-2011TV Series creator - 9 episodes
Dance2010TV Series originally developed for television by
Superstars of Dance2009TV Series 5 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
So You Think You Can Dance, the Next Generation2016TV Series
American Idol2008-2012TV Series 5 episodes
So You Think You Can Dance2005-2010TV Series 37 episodes
Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special2009TV Movie
American Idol: The Phenomenon2004TV Special
Survivor2001TV Series 1 episode
Animals Do the Funniest Things1999TV Series documentary
Happy Birthday Shirley1996TV Movie
An Audience with Shirley Bassey1995TV Special
Gladiators1992TV Series 9 episodes
Bob's Your Uncle1991-1992TV Series 3 episodes
The Brian Conley Show1992TV Series
The Joe Longthorne Show1988-1991TV Series 14 episodes
Children's Royal Variety Performance1991TV Movie
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala1989TV Movie
Sketch Pad1989TV Series 4 episodes
Bobby Davro's TV Weekly1988TV Series 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Christmas Night with the Stars1972TV Series choreography - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2008TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
3-2-11986TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
Melodien für Millionen1985TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
The Morecambe & Wise Show1980-1981TV Series choreographer - 3 episodes
Grace Kennedy1981TV Series choreographer - 2 episodes
The Muppet Show1980TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
The Apple1980choreographer
The Ken Dodd Laughter Show1979TV Series choreographer - 6 episodes
Star Treatment1979TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
London Night Out1978TV Series choreography - 8 episodes
Mike Yarwood in Persons1978TV Series choreography - 1 episode
The Shirley Bassey Show1976TV Series choreography - 6 episodes
Bill Dainty, Esq.1976TV Series choreography - 6 episodes
The Two Ronnies1975TV Series special staging - 1 episode
World of Laughter1974TV Series choreography - 2 episodes
It's Cliff Richard1974TV Series choreography - 1 episode
Frost's Weekly1973TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
It's Lulu1973TV Series choreography - 10 episodes
The Harry Secombe Show1973TV Series choreography - 1 episode
The Jack Jones Show1973TV Series choreographer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Today2014TV Series
So You Think You Can Prance2013ShortNigull Lythgoe (as Nigull Lythgoe)
Melodien für Millionen1985TV SeriesBallett
Paul1978TV SeriesDancer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Through the Eyes of Faith2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Last of the Showmen2017Documentary filmingHimself
MoveDocumentary filmingHimself
GeekRockTV2016TV SeriesHimself - (A Snow White Christmas)
So You Think You Can Dance2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Judge / Himself
Home & Family2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
American Idol2004-2016TV SeriesHimself
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter2015TV SeriesHimself
The Saturday Night Story2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Executive Producer, Beadle's About / Dancer, The Young Generation / Producer & Director, Gladiators / ...
Hollywood Health Report2015TV SeriesHimself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2015 Tony Awards2015TV MovieHimself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHimself
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2014TV MovieHimself
Move TV2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Doctors2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Talk2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself (segment "Mystery Celebrity Dads")
My Beautiful Game2013TV Series documentary
100 Years of the Royal Variety Performance2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Executive Producer, 1993 Royal Variety Performance
2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys2012TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Fox and Friends2012TV SeriesHimself
Opening Act2012TV SeriesHimself - Judge
The Talent Show Story2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Buddy Holly: Listen to Me - The Ultimate Buddy Party2011TV MovieHimself
The BAFTA Britannia Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Judge, 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Loose Women2011TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHimself
So You Think You Can Dance2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Himself
The View2010TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2010TV SeriesHimself
2010 Britannia Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The 2009 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Lives2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Executive Producer, American Idol
Rachael Ray2009TV SeriesHimself
Square Off2007TV SeriesHimself
2007 Britannia Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Corkscrewed: The Wrath of Grapes2006TV SeriesHimself
The Best of the Royal Variety2006TV SeriesHimself
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006TV SeriesHimself
What Did ITV Do for Me?2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Day Live2005TV SeriesHimself
American Idol: The Phenomenon2004TV Special
Who Killed Saturday Night TV?2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself
Being Simon Cowell2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Top Ten2002TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love Muppets2002TV SpecialHimself
The Enemy Within2002TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
The Hear'Say Story2001TV SpecialHimself
Popstars2001TV SeriesHimself - Judge
The Challenge: The Making of Charlotte Church1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gladiators1993TV SeriesHimself
3-2-11985-1986TV SeriesHimself
It's Lulu1970TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TV's Nastiest Villains2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 00s2012TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHimself

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