Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$110 million
Date Of BirthJuly 9, 1949
SpouseBonnie Lythgoe
FactHe 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.


Nigel Lythgoe is a British television and film director and producer, television dance competition judge, former dancer in the Young Generation and choreographer. He was Executive Producer and a judge on So You Think You Can Dance in the US, and is the creator and Executive Producer of the UK version of the show. He also created the Got to Dance competition in the UK.

Lythgoe was born in Wirral, Merseyside, England, the son of an electrician. He started dancing at the age of 11, and attended the London School of Contemporary Dance. He joined the BBC as a dancer in 1969, before moving into choreography and directing.

Lythgoe’s first major success as a director was with the musical Starlight Express, which opened in 1984. He has also directed episodes of popular TV shows such as The X Factor, American Idol and Pop Idol.

Lythgoe has been married twice, first to Bonnie Lythgoe and then to Sheila Ryan. He has three sons, Simon, Kristopher and Jason.

Lythgoe’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million.

General Info

Full NameNigel Lythgoe
Net Worth$110 million
Date Of BirthJuly 9, 1949
ProfessionScreenwriter, TV Personality, Television producer, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Dancer, Choreographer, Television Director
NationalityBritish

Family

SpouseBonnie Lythgoe
ChildrenSimon Lythgoe, Kris Lythgoe
ParentsGertrude Emily Lythgoe, George Percival Lythgoe

Accomplishments

AwardsInternational Emmy Founders Award
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, PGA Producer of the Year Award in Non-Fiction Television, Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical, PGA Producer of the Year Award in Live Entertainment...
MoviesCarrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special, Happy Birthday Shirley
TV ShowsSo You Think You Can Dance, Superstars of Dance, You Can Dance: Po prostu tancz!, So You Think You Can Dance Australia, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, Tu gali šokti, Can You Duet, Dansefeber, Corkscrewed: The Wrath of Grapes

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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.

Pictures

Movies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramSo You Think You Can Dance (2005)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramSo You Think You Can Dance (2005)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramSo You Think You Can Dance (2005)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramSo You Think You Can Dance (2005)
2012PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Competition TelevisionAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality - Competition ProgramAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality - Competition ProgramSo You Think You Can Dance (2005)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)
2008PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Competition TelevisionAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)
2007PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Non-Fiction TelevisionAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)
2004PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Reality/Game/Informational Series TelevisionAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality/Competition ProgramAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)
2003PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Reality/Game/Informational Series TelevisionAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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